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Accountability in Nursing Practice By Edited by R. Watson

Accountability in Nursing Practice
by Edited by R. Watson

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Accountability is closely related to professionalism and professioonal autonomy. The issue of accountability in nursing is complex and multi-faceted. Nurses are defining the details of their practice in order to continue to develop nursing as a self-regulating profession.
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Accountability in Nursing Practice by Edited by R. Watson

This volume brings together a wide variety of writers, most of whom are nurses, to present their ideas on accountability as it applies to a number of different nursing situations. In addition, there are significant chapters on the historical development of accountability in nursing and its legal and ethical implications. Accountability is closely related to, yet distinct from, responsibility, autonomy and authority. Recent changes in health service funding and increasing moves towards community care bring the issue of accountability within nursing practice into sharp focus. This book provides a full consideration of how the broad concept of accountability applies to nursing and why, in the current climate, it is essential that nurses and health managers understand the implications. As nurses strive to provide excellent health care within economic guidelines, accountability is a key concept which needs further investigation. This book should be of interest to health managers, clinical managers, nurse educators, and student nurses.

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Table of Contents

Part I Background: introduction - accountability in nursing, Roger Watson; the development of nursing as an accountable profession, Susan McGann. Part II Delivery of care: accountability in nursing models and the nursing process, Helen Chalmers; standards of care, quality assurance and accountability, Lesley Duff; accountability in primary nursing, Sheila Rodgers. Part III Areas of practice: where does the buck stop? accountability in midwifery, Rosemary Mander; accounts, accounting and accountability in psychiatric nursing, Stephen Tilley; accountability in community nursing, Sarah Baggaley and Alison Bryan; working with children - accountability and paediatric nursing, Gosia Brykczynska. Part IV Legal and ethical issues: the legal accountability of the nurse, John Tingle; accountability - the ethical dimension, Kath Melia; accountability in life and death decisions, Hazel McHaffie. Part V Research and education: accountability in nursing research, Alison J. Tierney; accountability in nursing education, Diane Marks-Maran.

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Accountability in Nursing Practice by Edited by R. Watson
Edited by R. Watson
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