Nursing in the 21st Century - Challenging its values and roles
Keywords: 21st century, nursing, globalization, technology, robotics
AbstractThird Henrietta Stockdale Memorial Lecture, delivered by Judith Bruce, Professor and Head of the School of Therapeutic Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. In my lecture, entitled “Nursing in the 21st century – challenging its values and roles”, I present the main characteristics and changes that define the 21st century and formulate some hypotheses about their influence on the values and roles of contemporary nursing. In memory of Henrietta Stockdale, who was a steadfast advocate for nurses in practice and in training, I will attempt to address 21st century implications for both nursing practice and nursing education. I would like to start off by recapping what is already known and familiar to us as nurses and these are the core values of nursing.
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