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Nurse managers transformed or deformed ? a case study in the ideology of competence.

Reedy, P. and Learmonth, M. (2000) 'Nurse managers transformed or deformed ? a case study in the ideology of competence.', Journal of management in medicine., 14 (3). pp. 153-165.


Examines the ideological nature of competence-based approaches to the management training of nurse managers. Explores the transition required from a “clinical” identity to a managerial one. Employs Habermas’ theory of communicative action to analyse the ideological features and to provide a way of reflecting on the nature of the professional identity they are being encouraged to accept. Indicates some further avenues for research.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Competences, Continuing professional development, Management development, National vocational qualifications, Nurses.
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Date of first online publication:2000
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