Closing the theory-practice gap: A bridge too far?

Published on Jun 1, 2019in Intensive and Critical Care Nursing1.886
· DOI :10.1016/J.ICCN.2018.11.006
Sonia Labeau16
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(UGent: Ghent University)
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