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Seeing the big picture in nursing: a source of human and professional pride

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Seeing the big picture in nursing: a source of human and professional pride. / Sørensen, Erik E; Hall, Elisabeth.

I: Journal of Advanced Nursing, Bind 67, Nr. 10, 06.04.2011, s. 2284-91.

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Sørensen, Erik E ; Hall, Elisabeth. / Seeing the big picture in nursing: a source of human and professional pride. I: Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2011 ; Bind 67, Nr. 10. s. 2284-91.

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