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The Social Fabric of Nursing Knowledge

Benner, Patricia PhD, RN, FAAN; Tanner, Christine A. PhD, RN, FAAN; Chesla, Catherine A. DNSc, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
Nurse Practitioner Extra

Sharing stories with your colleagues can be as educational as reading scientific reports. A six-year study convinced these nurse researchers that storytelling is a valuable way of pooling clinical wisdom and technological knowledge. Here's why.

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Patricia Benner is a professor of nursing at the University of California-San Francisco. Christine A. Tanner is a professor of nursing at the Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR, and editor of the Journal of Nursing Education. Catherine A. Chesla is an assistant professor at the University of California-San Francisco.

Adapted with permission from Expertise in Nursing Practice: Caring, Clinical Judgment, and Ethics, by Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Christine A. Tanner, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Catherine A. Chesla, DNSc, RN, with contributions by Hubert L. Dreyfus, PhD, Stuart E. Dreyfus, PhD, Jane Rubin, PhD. © 1996 by Springer Publishing Company, Inc., New York.

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