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CARRILLO ALGARRA, Ana Julia et al. Review of Patricia Benner's philosophy in clinical practice. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.32, pp.346-361. ISSN 1695-6141.

In order to explore how to apply Patricia Benner's philosophy on the clinical field, a research was done about the scientific literature, initially with a five year range. However, little material was found on that field and for this reason it was decided to increase the range to a period ranging from 1984 to 2010. 90 articles were found and 52 of them were selected. This article establishes the skills that a professional nurse needs during the clinical practice, based on Patricia Benner's approach that modified the Dreyfus brothers' skill acquisition levels in order to apply them to nursery in the clinical area; additionally, it is related to the knowledge patterns described by Barbara Carper and the profile that a nurse must have in order to take care of patients who, either due to their age or clinical condition, are located on the ICU or pediatrics.

Keywords : Clinical competence; Holistic nursing; Advanced practice nursing; Ethics nursing; Philosophy nursing; Patricia Benner.

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