Making visible the unseen elements of nursing

30 August 2018

Title

Making visible the unseen elements of nursing

Authors

D. Allen

Published journal

Nursing Times

Abstract

The traditional image of nurses as caregivers needs revision but this is challenging as much nursing work cannot easily be explained. This article summarises the main findings from a large-scale study of a relatively invisible, but everyday, element of nursing practice--"organising work". This has always been a component of nursing but has recently been seen as a distraction from patient care. More must be done to recognise and communicate its value and the demands it places on staff to shape education, professional development and how nurses are viewed.

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Citation

Allen, D. (2015) Making visible the unseen elements of nursing, Nursing Times, 111 (46): 17-20)
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