Chapter 3. The Ever-Changing Discourse of Practice Development: Can We All Keep Afloat?

  1. Kim Manley Manager Head Visiting Professor Visiting Fellow4,
  2. Brendan McCormack Professor leader5 and
  3. Val Wilson Director Professor6,7
  1. Lucienne Hoogwerf PhD Head clinical nurse manager educator consultant1,
  2. Donna Frost Manager2 and
  3. Tanya McCance3

Published Online: 13 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319491.ch3

International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare

International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare

How to Cite

Hoogwerf, L., Frost, D. and McCance, T. (2007) The Ever-Changing Discourse of Practice Development: Can We All Keep Afloat?, in International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare (eds K. Manley, B. McCormack and V. Wilson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319491.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Resources for Learning and Improving, Royal College of Nursing, UK

  2. 5

    Institute of Nursing Research/School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  3. 6

    The Children's Hospital, Westmead, Australia

  4. 7

    The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fontys University of Applied Science, Faculty of Nursing, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    WZH Nieuw Berkendael Nursing Home, Den Haag, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Belfast Trust/Mona Grey Professor for Nursing R&D, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156769

Online ISBN: 9781444319491

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Keywords:

  • ever-changing discourse of practice development;
  • complex language underpinning and practice development (PD);
  • common discourse captured by ‘PD’ and improving care;
  • freedom of discourse;
  • PD and change practice based on common understandings;
  • PD project - skilled facilitation and guided critical reflection;
  • Dreyfus and Dreyfus model;
  • unsafe environment in Windmill Care;
  • people with PD knowledge and skills;
  • learning within organisations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References

  • Raising awareness of discourse

  • Developing understandings of discourse

  • A metaphorical exploration of discourse

  • Experiences from practice

  • Coming into the harbour

  • Future journeys

  • Acknowledgements

  • References