© 2001

Challenges in Clinical Practice

Professional developments in nursing

  • Editors
  • Veronica Bishop
  • Irene Scott
  • Covers all the hot topics and key issues currently facing the NHS, including clinical effectiveness and clinical governance
    Highly regarded editors and contributors and foreword by Sarah Mullally, the Chief Nursing Officer
    Explains complex contemporary health care issues in a highly readable way

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Veronica Bishop, Irene Scott
    Pages 1-11
  3. Irene Scott
    Pages 12-36
  4. Dawn Freshwater, Rebecca Broughton
    Pages 59-75
  5. Veronica Bishop, Irene Scott
    Pages 95-116
  6. Tom Tait, Jeanette Higginson
    Pages 117-135
  7. Denis Anthony
    Pages 136-166
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-192

About this book


Challenges in Clinical Practice aims to support nurses and other health care workers in taking the health care agenda forward. With the constant bombardment of changes in policy initiatives, and the accompanying challenges which face nurses and other health care professionals this book will be a welcome asset to a strained labour market. It addresses the key issues and critical challenges facing the health care services today such as clinical governance, managing change, supervision in practice and research based practice.

Nurses represent the fastest growing users of IT and as such the importance and simplicity of IT in supporting current challenges is also explored. The demystification of IT is brilliantly executed here and useful samplers are provided. Central to all changes are the needs of clients and patients, and partnerships in care - the power bases of service provision. The complex realities of this are probed, sometimes disconcertingly, within this important text.
Written and edited by key professionals in the field, this text is an invaluable resource for pre- and post-registration students, those in middle and senior management positions and all teaching staff within the health sector. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to accept the challenge of providing the best in health care services.


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About the authors

VERONICA BISHOP is Editor of NT Research and Professor of Nursing at the Mary Seacole Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester.

IRENE SCOTT is Regional Director of Nursing and Education at the NHS Executive West Midlands.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Challenges in Clinical Practice
  • Book Subtitle Professional developments in nursing
  • Authors Veronica Bishop
    Irene Scott
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-80231-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4039-3737-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 208
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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