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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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CASTRILLON AGUDELO, María Consuelo. Trends and priorities in nursing research. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2004, vol.12, n.4, pp.583-588. ISSN 1518-8345.

This document initially presents an introduction to the global scenario in which nursing research is set today. Next, the main nursing research priorities are described in accordance with the agendas of international health and nursing organizations on different continents, as well as the characteristics of nursing research in Latin America until the end of the XXth century, based on studies and publications in which the main thematic tendencies are identified. Finally, the author reflects on the priority definition process in nursing knowledge production, with a view to attending the need for foundations of the subject area as well as public health needs.

Keywords : Latin American; nursing; nursing research; trends; education, nursing; public health.

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