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Seizing The Opportunity Of The Moment; Nurse Education In Cameroon: a Grounded Theory Research Study

Maboh, Michel N and Martin, Peter J and Stallabrass, Susan P (2019) 'Seizing The Opportunity Of The Moment; Nurse Education In Cameroon: a Grounded Theory Research Study.' International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences. ISSN 2214-1391

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present a constructivist grounded theory of the evolution of nurse education in Cameroon based on interviews and available historical records. Cameroon became a republic in 1960 but tensions have continued over the last half century; such tensions, and some of the opportunities afforded, have shaped policy decisions around issues including nursing and nurse education. Two data sources were used to develop the theory. Semi-structured interviews were carried out by the researcher with a purposive sample of 10 informants. Informants involved in the historical and current development of nurse education policy and practice were interviewed. Historical records were also located and examined to understand the differing philosophical and pragmatic basis for decision-making in relation to nurse education in Cameroon The emergent grounded theory is entitled “Seizing the opportunity of the moment”. This theory outlines the evolution of nurse education in Cameroon since the country gained independence. The theory explores the centrality of timeliness and context on the evolution of nurse education policy. Conclusions are drawn which identify the current context in Cameroon as a critical moment for harmonisation of policy and practice for nurse education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nurse Education, Grounded Theory, Cameroon, Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2019 15:17
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26166

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