Nursing through time and space: some challenges to the construct of community of practice

Christopher N. Candlin, Sally Candlin

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    Abstract

    This chapter addresses a number of issues which relate to the construction over time and space of professional discourses within the practice of nursing. Discussion of these issues draws on the now well-established construct of communities of practice, first developed by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger (Lave and Wenger, 1991; Wenger, 1998) and now extensively adopted across a range of social, educational, human and management disciplines. One objective of the chapter is to draw on the discussion of nursing practice to offer a critical perspective on this contruct.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Discourse of hospital communication
    Subtitle of host publicationtracing complexities in contemporary health care organizations
    EditorsRick Iedema
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Pages244-267
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Print)9781403998484
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NamePalgrave studies in professional and organizational discourse
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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