Editorial: lntermultidisciplinarity… a new concept for nursing research

Thompson, D. R. and Watson, R. (2004) Editorial: lntermultidisciplinarity… a new concept for nursing research. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 13 8: 911-912. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2004.01034.x

Author Thompson, D. R.
Watson, R.
Title Editorial: lntermultidisciplinarity… a new concept for nursing research
Journal name Journal of Clinical Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1365-2702
Publication date 2004-11-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2004.01034.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 13
Issue 8
Start page 911
End page 912
Total pages 2
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Blackwell Science
Language eng
Subject 1110 Nursing
Abstract This editorial arises from our frustration with the lack of recognition in the UK of nursing as an entity that can stand on its own feet. The evidence in our working lives is abundant: rarely, if ever, are we able to pursue research into nursing issues or research conducted purely by nurses without involving another discipline; rarely are we able to have book proposals accepted which are purely about nursing or which do not ‘consider the multidisciplinary perspective’ – an oxymoron in any case; we see professorial nursing colleagues with job titles which do not reflect their nursing origins or their sphere of work, for example, professor of: health studies, health sciences, evidence-based healthcare; we witness the destruction of nursing departments across the UK as they metamorphose into departments/schools of ‘health’, ‘healthcare’, ‘health and social care’, ‘health sciences’ and ‘health studies’. This seems to be uniquely a UK phenomenon; it is non-existent in North America, for example, where nursing seems to be more mature and comfortable with itself. Indeed, in North America, faculties of nursing are the norm, alongside medicine and allied health.
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