Assertiveness in nursing practice: an action research and reflection

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This article describes an action research project that highlighted riflective processes, so hospital nurses could work systematically through problem solving.

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temporary :.Nurse (2005) 20: 234-247.

This article describes an action research project that highlighted riflective processes, so hospital nurses could work systematically through problem solving processes to uncover constraints against tjJective nursing care; and to improve the quality

1 their care in light 1 the identified constraints and possibilities. Four

Registered Nurses (RNs) co-researched their practice with the facilitator and KEyWORDS

: action research; reflective practice; assertiveness'; i nursing practice

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over the research period identified the thematic concern

eif the

need for

assertiveness in their work. The RNs planned, implemented and evaluated an action plan and, as a direct result

1 their riflections and colly-b~e action,

t.hey improved theikr nursing practice in relation to assertIveness In wor SItuatIOns. Received 5 AUBust 2005

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