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Words and actions: a study in nurse wastage. / Soothill, K. L.; Barry, J. T.; Williams, C.

In: International Journal of Nursing Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, 1992, p. 163-175.

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Soothill, KL, Barry, JT & Williams, C 1992, 'Words and actions: a study in nurse wastage.', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 163-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/0020-7489(92)90006-3

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Soothill, K. L., Barry, J. T., & Williams, C. (1992). Words and actions: a study in nurse wastage. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 29(2), 163-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/0020-7489(92)90006-3

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Soothill KL, Barry JT, Williams C. Words and actions: a study in nurse wastage. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 1992;29(2):163-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/0020-7489(92)90006-3

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Soothill, K. L. ; Barry, J. T. ; Williams, C. / Words and actions: a study in nurse wastage. In: International Journal of Nursing Studies. 1992 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 163-175.

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