Professional Learning in the Knowledge Society

Volume 6 of the series The Knowledge Economy and Education pp 211-228

New patterns for epistemic engagement in nursing

An exploratory study into the policy and practices of non-knowledge
  • Karen JenseAffiliated withUniversity of Oslo
  • , Bjørg Christiansen

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This chapter examines knowledge work carried out by practising nurses with a focus on their efforts to develop, validate and secure knowledge. It takes as a point of departure that the logic of science comes forward in new ways and seeks to focus attention on the safeguarding of professional knowledge as a core responsibility.