Advocating for Perioperative Learning Through Learning Practice Communities

Andrea E. Berndt, Evelyn Swenson-Britt, Rosemary K. Rushmer

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This article considers barriers to nurses' collective learning in perioperative units and suggests the development of learning practice communities as a potential solution. Several characteristics of learning practice communities are identified and strategies to encourage their development in perioperative units are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-424
Number of pages14
JournalPerioperative Nursing Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Learning practice communities
  • Perioperative units
  • Professional practice environment
  • Research efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical


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