TITLE

Theory and practice: is the gap growing wider?

AUTHOR(S)
Lugina, Helen
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
African Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health;Apr-Jun2009, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the gap of theory and practice in health workforce issues in Africa. She questions how well theory and practice intertwined pertaining to health issues despite what she had learned from her fellow nurses and midwives. However, she states that closing the gap is challenging, which needs careful exploration to utilize varied resources available. She encourages educators to determine how to practice the best knowledge to translate it in education and practice.
ACCESSION #
38213670

 

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