Striving for best practice: standardising New Zealand nursing procedures, 1930-1960

Pamela Wood, Katherine Nelson

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    To identify how nurses in the past determined best practice, using the context of New Zealand, 1930-1960. Background: In the current context of evidence-based practice, nurses strive to provide the best care, based on clinical research. We cannot assume that nurses in the past, prior to the evidence-based practice movement, did not also have a deliberate process for pursuing best practice. Discovering historical approaches to determining best practice will enrich our understanding of how nurses current efforts are part of a continuing commitment to ensuring quality care.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3217 - 3224
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
    Issue number21-22
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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