Jane Mills is currently: Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition, James Cook University, Cairns Campus, Queensland, Australia.
The social world of Australian practice nurses and the influence of medical dominance: An analysis of the literature
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2009
© 2009 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume 15, Issue 6, pages 489–494, December 2009
How to Cite
Mills, J. and Hallinan, C. (2009), The social world of Australian practice nurses and the influence of medical dominance: An analysis of the literature. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15: 489–494. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2009.01772.x
Authorship Credit: (i) JM (80%) CH (20%): conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; (ii) JM (80%) CH (20%): drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (iii) JM (50%) CH (50%): final approval of the version to be published.
- Issue published online: 26 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 26 NOV 2009
- Accepted for publication May 2009
- family practice;
- general practice;
- nursing staff
In Australia, the number of practice nurses is growing at a rapid rate. On the nursing landscape, this group of nurses stand out because of their relationship with the Australian Government who both fund them, and concern themselves with their continuing professional development. This paper provides a construction of the social world of Australian practice nurses, identifying stakeholders in the business of practice nursing. Literature produced by the various social world segments is analysed for the influence of medical dominance on the role, image, power and politics of practice nurses.