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.
|Title of host publication||The Discourse of hospital communication|
|Subtitle of host publication||tracing complexities in contemporary health care organizations|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Name||Palgrave studies in professional and organizational discourse|