ERIC Number: ED107839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Workshop on the Environments of Nursing: Theoretical Framework, Part 1. Pathways to Practice: Volume 3.
Haase, Patricia T.; And Others
Third in a series entitled "Pathways to Practice" published by the Regional Action to Improve Curriculums in Nursing Education, the volume deals with trends in feminism, higher education, and health care and their relevance to the special needs of nursing education. Each of the working papers on these topics demonstrates the rapid transformation of traditional forms and the blurring of distinctions for organizing and perceiving reality. Working paper one, "Feminism and Nursing: How the Ethos Defines A System" explores traditional female and family roles as well as emerging role structures evolving from economic, political, and social changes. As the "insideness" of the family changes, more and more demands are placed on health care services. The second paper, "Higher Education: Trends and Tenors", focuses on the nation's nurse preparatory programs in colleges/junior colleges/universities, which comprise 65 percent of all nursing programs. Trends for diversification include: cooperative education, non-academic experience, competency-based degree programs, sub-baccalaureate programs, universities without walls, diversified graduate degrees, and more interinstitutional planning and action. The concluding paper, "The Immediate Environment of Nursing: The Changing Health Care System", examines structure-oriented and process-oriented approaches to health care within a systems theory, and changing roles of health professionals and hospitals. (10-page reference list) (EA)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Nursing Curriculum Project.
Note: For Volume 1, see ED 090 843; For Volume 2, see ED 097 849