oa Southern African Journal of Critical Care - Growing our own timber : the future of nursing research in South Africa - : editorial

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-8264
  • E-ISSN: 2078-676X



'It is not necessary to be clairvoyant to know the future; it is only necessary to clearly interpret what has already happened and then project forward the likely consequences of those happenings.' Chaos theory talks about the dissolution of old patterns and the development of new and innovative ones. The nursing profession in South Africa needs to begin to recognise new trends and modalities that are emerging in health care in this country. Change theory also informs us that even an unsettled time is also an era of opportunity. This is our time of opportunity!

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