The heresy of the 'recent' reference

Philip Burnard, Paul Gill

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It would appear that a heresy has developed in nurse education that only very recent references should be used in writing – indeed the more recent, the better. Quite where this thinking has come from is unclear; however this apparent obsession with up-to-date references is, arguably naive, limiting and just, plain wrong. Clearly, from a research point of view....
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-666
Number of pages2
JournalNurse Education Today
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


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