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We began the course by introducing the key issues of stress, shortages, economics and politics, moving on to migration and professional image in Week 2.

In the final activity for the course you ‘joined the dots’ and explained the inter-relationships between key issues and shared your thoughts with the group before reflecting upon the connections that everyone made.

As we bring the course to a close, let’s take a look back at our learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

• summarise key issues influencing contemporary nursing practice

• explore international issues that define nurses’ roles

• discuss the relationship between professionalism and image; and

• explain inter-relationships between key issues.

Your task

Please share your reflections of the week with others.

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This article is from the free online course:

Nursing in Crisis? Exploring Current Challenges

Coventry University

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