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Keywords:

  • clinical practice;
  • role of clinical nurses;
  • research and nursing practice

Summary This paper aims to examine the promotion of advanced clinical practice. It addresses questions such as:

  • what is advanced clinical practice?
  • what is the relevance of knowledge to clinical practice?
  • what is the relevance of research to clinical practice?
  • what is the relevance of the culture to clinical practice?
  • what is the role of the clinical nurse?
    It does not present ready answers. Rather, it attempts to highlight difficulties and ambiguities originating from the contradictory goals and requirements of nursing education, research and practice.