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Title: Why I want to be a psychiatric nurse: constructing an identity through contrasts with general nursing
Authors: Moir, James
Abraham, Charles
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social & Health Sciences
Keywords: Psychiatric nurses
Issue Date: Feb-1996
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)Wiley-Blackwell, available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.1996.tb02670.x
Citation: Moir, J. and Abraham, C. 1996. Why I want to be a psychiatric nurse: constructing an identity through contrasts with general nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 23(2): pp.295-298. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.1996.tb02670.x
Abstract: The justification of psychiatric specialization among undergraduate nursing students is examined The data highlight how students are able to produce a positive view of their initial entry into nursing and then later create a positive and distinctive specialist occupational identity through negative comparisons with general nursing Their experience in both psychiatric and general settings is drawn upon to add credibility to their claims Contrasts based on the work schedules, patient focus, professional autonomy, opportunity for professional development, and required skills are considered
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/843
ISSN: 1365-2648
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