Setting the pace: new approaches in nursing practice*


  • Elizabeth N. Ngugi SRN

    1. National Chairman. National Nurses Association of Kenya and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer. Ministry of Health. Afya House. PO Box 30016. Nairobi. Kenya
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    Based on a paper read at the 17th Quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nurses on 1 July 1981 held in Los Angeles, USA.


The author discusses the health care needs and the delivery of health care in Kenya, emphasizing in particular the role and contribution of traditional health practitioners. She also identifies the knowledge and continuous education needed by professional nurses and indicates how they should relate with the community at large. The nurse, it is argued, should be clear about her identity and maintain it without depriving the community and others of their rights and privileges.