Why do Norwegian nurses leave the public health service to practice CAM?
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Original versionJohannessen, B. (2009). Why do Norwegian nurses leave the public health service to practice CAM? Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 15, 147-151. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2009.02.014
This paper explores a number of issues associated with the recent increase in nurses choosing to leave the Norwegian health care system in order to become independent practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The paper suggests that in Norway, nurses perceive medical hegemony continues to persist. Nurses perceive restrictions in their ability to develop their professional roles and status. CAM would appear to offer many nurses, the opportunity to develop their clinical skills in an autonomous, egalitarian and more holistic environment.
Accepted version of an article published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 15 (2009), 147-151