An exploration of specialist nurses in Malta: a qualitative case study.

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Ward, Corinne;

The concept of specialist nursing and advanced nursing practice has been extensively debated in the literature internationally but to date no consensus exists on the preparation, titling and regulation of these nurses worldwide. The introduction of specialist nurses in ... View more
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    List of Figures Figure 1. The present nursing structure in Mater Dei Hospital, Malta 2016 ....................23 Figure 2. Cultural characteristics that need to be addressed (Fenech Adami 2001, p.39) List of Tables Table 1. Search strategy (1960-2014): Words searched, Inclusion/Exclusion criteria, Computerized databases, Other Searches .............................................................30 Nurses/Specialist Nurses' literature.....................................................................................77 Table 3. Hyett et al.'s (2014) Summary of Case Study Findings and Recommendations..78 Table 4. Objectives of this Case Study: Phases and Data Collection Methods Used ..........86 Table 5. Outline of the Case Study's Sample .........................................................................89 Table 6. Description of participants in Phase 1 - Specialist Nurses in Malta-August 2013 Table 10. Survey Findings - Profile of Specialist Nurses Malta (2013) ...........................122 Table 11. Case Study Findings: Themes, research question, and objectives ...................168 Table 12. List of Titles Found in the Maltese Nurse Register............................................196

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