Determination of the Concepts "Profession" and "Role" in Relation to "Nurse Educator"
2016 (English)In: Journal of Professional Nursing, ISSN 8755-7223, E-ISSN 1532-8481, Vol. 326, 430-438 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
The aim of this study was to clarify the meanings and dimensions of the concepts “profession” and “role.” The results from the concept determination were discussed in relation to the profession “nurse educator.” This study is based on Koort's semantic analysis methods, using select parts of Eriksson's approach for concept determination, using dictionaries published between the years 1948 and 2015. The findings underline the complexity of the professional role of nurse educators. The nurse educator profession is based on society's trust and requires integration of ability, attitudes, norms, reflection, and theoretical knowledge, along with individual, organizational, and social conditions. Nurse educators must achieve a sufficient degree of pedagogical competence, subject competence, social competence and organizational competence in order to develop their professional role. When nurse educators define their function, a professional role takes form.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 326, 430-438 p.
Concept determination, Nurse educators, Profession, Role
Research subject NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9270DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.02.003ISI: 000390639400006PubMedID: 27964813ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84960157066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9270DiVA: diva2:917760
Available online 22 February 20162016-04-072016-03-302017-01-19Bibliographically approved