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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