Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

MARZO 1999 N° 13 Volumen 2

A new professional role for changing times

Section: Healthcare Management


Rosa María Torrens Sigalés, Beatriz Fernández Fernández


Diplomada en Enfermería. Directora de la Escola Universitària d´Infermeria Vall d´Hebron, Barcelona.

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Pg. Vall d´Hebron, 119-129. 08035 Barcelona.


The new model of organization focused on the client includes the attention process such as a continuum whole that pursuing to meet the needs of the client. It involves a cultural change involving decision - making and nursingcare at the operative units. These new organizations need expert nurses that should support the rest of nurses of the unit to achieve their goals, to practice the autonomous role and to ensure the quality of nursing care.

The purpose of this article is to present the model of clinical nurse that we consider the most appropriate to meet the requirements of these new organization systems and to point out the foundational education for this type of nurse.


new management models; clinical management; management focused on clientclinical nurse specialist

Versión en Español


Un nuevo rol profesional para tiempos de cambio