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The ideal and the real: some thoughts on theoretical developments in British nursing (1991)
Journal Article
Draper, P. (1991). The ideal and the real: some thoughts on theoretical developments in British nursing. Nurse education today, 11(4), (292-294). doi:10.1016/0260-6917(91)90092-o. ISSN 0260-6917

Two types of nursing theory are described: the realistic, whose purpose is to account for the complex reality of nursing; and the idealistic, whose purpose is to describe an idealised world of nursing as it ‘ought to be’. It is argued that British... Read More about The ideal and the real: some thoughts on theoretical developments in British nursing.


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