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Nursing practice — Reality or dream

C. Searle
Curationis | Vol 7, No 4 | a921 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v7i4.921 | © 1984 C. Searle | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 1984 | Published: 28 September 1984

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C. Searle, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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For the purpose of this article, the term nursing practice excludes midwifery practice. The debate as to whether a nurse is a practitioner or not centres on the nurse and not on the midwife. Both legally and by customary practice, the midwife in South Africa has enjoyed the status of a practitioner since 1652, whilst the nurse has only been recognised as a legal practitioner since 1891.


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