Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery

Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery

By (author) Stephen Tilley , By (author) Roger Watson

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Accountability is a key concern for nurses and midwives in the NHS today. Professional accountability - being responsible for your actions and for the outcomes of these actions - is part of the framework of clinical governance, which aims to provide good quality, cost-effective, evidence-based care. The second edition of Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery addresses current issues and key concerns in accountability, focusing on accountability in the four main branches of nursing (adult, child, learning disabilities and mental health), as well as in midwifery, community nursing, and nursing management. In an increasingly litigious society, the ethical and legal implications of accountability are growing and it is important that nurses understand the implications for everyday practice.

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 172 x 240 x 14mm | 539.77g
  • 30 Jul 2004
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Blackwell Science Ltd
  • Oxford
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0632064692
  • 9780632064694
  • 1,698,040

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Stephen Tilley is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Roger Watson is a Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, Social Work and Applied Health Studies at the University of Hull.

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'This interesting book would be an ideal reference source particularly for students and post graduate/ registration nurses undertaking professional studies in nursing.' Journal of Neonatal Nursing 'This book is enjoyable and thought provoking and would be of use to alI nurses, particularly those with an interest in clinical governance or those who are wishing to expand their clinical roles.' Nursing Standard "If you are looking for a book with opinions on accountability, this book is for you... A great reference for the library.' Journal of Advanced Nursing "This book has attempted successfully to address the whole issue of accountability and clinical governance in a truly holistic way... It is a book that is neither simple nor abstruse but succeeds in placing all the threads together in order to clarify the truth behing accountability and clinical governance." Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

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Accountability is a key concern for nurses and midwives in the NHS today. Professional accountability--being responsible for your actions and for the outcomes of these actions--is part of the framework of clinical governance, which aims to provide good quality, cost-effective, evidence-based care. The second edition of "Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery" addresses current issues and key concerns in accountability, focusing on accountability in the four main branches of nursing (adult, child, learning disabilities and mental health), as well as in midwifery, community nursing, and nursing management. In an increasingly litigious society, the ethical and legal implications of accountability are growing and it is important that nurses understand the implications for everyday practice.

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