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J Nurs Scholarsh. 2000;32(3):317-21.

Empowerment of nursing as a socially significant profession in Vietnam.

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Loma Linda University, School of Nursing, Loma Linda, CA 92350, USA. pjones@sn.llu.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe nursing education and practice in Vietnam, and strategies that support empowerment of nursing as a socially significant profession for that country.

DESIGN:

The Jones-Meleis health empowerment model was used as a framework to examine barriers and identify strategies that support empowerment.

METHODS:

Fieldwork, interviews, and participation-observation in collaborative partnerships with the Ministry of Health, the national nurses association, and schools of nursing in Vietnam.

FINDINGS:

Nurses in Vietnam are eagerly poised to make significant and essential contributions to the well-being of society.

CONCLUSIONS:

Baccalaureate and master's degree nursing curricula taught by nurses are necessary for professionalization of nursing practice in Vietnam.

PMID:
12462828
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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