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Nursing Professional Regulation: Rodgers’ evolutionary concept analysis

Authors: FroughRafii, FatemehOskouie, SoroorParvizy, NooredinMohammadiand RaziyehGhafouri

Int J Med Res Health Sci.436-442 | pdf PDF Full Text

Regulation is one of the concepts that has been common in nursing in recent decades. Concept analysis of nursing
regulation by providing a clear definition will promote nursing knowledge and professionalization. This study aims
to clarify the concept of nursing regulation through the use of Rodgers’s evolutionary approach. The keywords,
regulations, regulatory system, regulatory body, regulatory authorities, legislation and nursing were used from
PUBMED, Google Scholar, ProQuest, science direct electronic databases. Literature published in English between
1980- 2015 that addressed regulation was included. 30 articles, 3 statements of the WHO and ICN reports were
selected. 2 articles about legislation in Iran and a statement of health revolution in Iran were considered. Thematic
analysis was used to distinguish attributes, antecedents, and consequences of the nursing regulations. Attributes of
nursing regulation were dynamic, cyclic, purposeful, flexible, relevant, ultimate, consistent, fair, integral, efficient
and expressing an effective; its antecedents are in accordance with the need and demand of the society, influenced
by contextual conditions and governance structure, constructive engagement of regulatory agencies and members of
the profession, professional responsibility of and effective staff training and its consequences include promoted
health of the society, assurance about the provision of safe and effective services, promotion of authority and
professional independence, increased compatibility and collaboration between professionals and reduce the
challenges posed by the lack of interaction between professionals. Nursing regulation is the essential component of
care and it ensures the provision of a very high quality care which is ethical and safe.

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