Core nursing values brought to life through stories.

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AIM: To determine what contributes to the professional fulfilment of registered nurses. METHOD: An interpretive research approach was used to gather data from a large international sample of nurses from a variety of nursing specialties. A web-based data-collection method was developed to solicit and receive submissions. FINDINGS: Nurses who believed they provided high quality care and made strong connections with patients were usually very satisfied with their careers. CONCLUSION: Nurses who become well satisfied with their career choice live out their core values and engage in interdependence. They entwine themselves in a mutually dependent way with patients, learning and growing together as they share the journey through the care trajectory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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