Role discrepancy: is it a common problem among nurses?
Miyuki Takase, Phillip Maude, Elizabeth Manias
JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2006
AIM: This paper reports a study of nurses' perceptions of the differences between ideal and actual nursing roles, how these perceptions differ according to length of experience and the factors that might contribute to these perceived differences. BACKGROUND: The literature suggests that nurses tend to experience role discrepancy or a mismatch between their ideal and actual roles. Although it has been assumed that experienced nurses perceive less role discrepancy than inexperienced nurses, either because the former adjust themselves to their actual practice or because they have the expertise to improve their practice, this assumption has not been tested. METHODS: A survey design was used and ..View full abstract