The challenge of effective professional practice

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After we have finished formal education we must continue to update our knowledge to remain effective practitioners. This may involve acknowledging that a treatment which previously appeared to be the most effective according to the best evidence available, is no longer recommended because of new evidence. If we are not able to change our minds, we will become fossilised practitioners, dinosaurs heading towards extinction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Wound Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 1998


  • nurse practitioners
  • nurse education and training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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