• Sheila Collins
  • Edith Parker
Part of the The Essentials of Nursing book series (TEON)


Nursing has been defined in many different words by nurses themselves, by historians, in government reports and by national and international organisations.


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  1. Briggs, A., Report of the Committee on Nursing, Cmnd 5115, HMSO, 1972Google Scholar
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Further reading

  1. Bryant, N. and Griffiths, G., Caught in the act, Nursing Times, Nov 6–12, 16 and 17, 1985Google Scholar
  2. Collins, S. M., Nursing, the European dimension, ICN International Nursing Review, 30, No. 6, Dec. 1983Google Scholar
  3. Collins, S. M. Nursing, the European directives, ICN International Nursing Review, 31, No. 1, Jan. 1984Google Scholar
  4. Hector, W., The Work of Mrs Bedford Fenwick and the Rise of Professional Nursing, RCN, 1970Google Scholar
  5. Hoy, R. and Robbins, J., The Profession of Nursing, McGraw-Hill, 1979Google Scholar
  6. Kershaw, B. and Salvage, J., Models for Nursing, Wiley, HM & M, 1986Google Scholar
  7. King, I. M., A Theory for Nursing: Systems Concept Process, Wiley, 1981Google Scholar
  8. McFarlane, J., The Proper Study of the Nurse, RCN, 1970Google Scholar
  9. McFarlane, J. and Castledine, G., The Practice of Nursing using the Nursing Process, Mosby, 1982Google Scholar
  10. Quinn, S., Nursing in the European Community, Croom Helm, 1980Google Scholar
  11. Riehl, J. and Roy, C., Conceptual Models for Nursing Practice, Norwalk Appleton Crofts, 1980Google Scholar
  12. Wakefield, R., The Law and the Nurse, Hodder and Stoughton, 1974Google Scholar
  13. Whincup, M. H., Legal Rights and Duties in the Medical and Nursing Service, Vol. 5, Ravenswood, 1975Google Scholar

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  • Edith Parker

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