Freedom to Practise: The Development of Patient-centred Nursing

Author: Alison Binnie


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  • ISBN: 9780750640756
  • Author: Alison Binnie
  • Publ Date: 1999-11-22
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  • Pages: 268
  • Imprint: HARPER BUSINESS **
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 68760

Table of Contents :

CONTENTS: List of Stories; Foreword by Marie Manthey; Acknowledgements; PART ONE: Introduction; Background Issues; Origins and context of the study; The research strategy; PART TWO: The organizational journey; The cultural journey; The leadership journey; The practice journey; The doctor - nurse journey; PART THREE: Principles for practice development; References, Index.


Nurses are under pressure to improve the quality of patient care and to make their service more responsive to individual needs. Yet little guidance is offered on how to take action. The aim of this book is to provide tried and tested practical strategies for making step-by-step changes and improvements, no matter what the specialty. Drawing on examples and action research, the book aims to describe the pitfalls associated with change in clinical settings and show how they can be overcome. The book identifies ways in which the good and relevant "traditional" values and attitudes can still influence modern practice and it highlights the important topical issues of clinical supervision and clinical leadership. Overall, it offers insight into the nature of patient-centred practice and the context required to support it. This forms the core of many modules in educational programmes, particularly at the post-regestration level.


..". Freedom to Practise (Binnie and Titchen, 1999), the best book on nursing I have read for a long time." "Jane Salvage," Nursing Times, November 2000the context of my thirty years plus of experience in this particular field, I have never read a more thorough, more interesting, or more practical discussion of the practice development process." "Marie Manthey"there are nurses who continue to grapple with the problem of how a patient-centred service can be successfully developed and for me, the most influential is Alison Binnie. Last year Alison Binnie and Angie Titchen published the results of an action research study on the development of patient-centred care in their book "Freedom to Practice." This book motivated, inspired and excited me because it describes the logistical problems of changing nursing practice that reflect my own experiences. It tells it like it really is." "Eileen Shepherd RGN DipN, editorial advisor to the Nursing Times," Nursing Times, Vol 96, No 4., January 2000aren't many (if any) nursing books that I have read from cover to cover but this one definitely fits into the category of: 'If only this had been written sooner.' The authors provide a valuable insights into the challenging role of the ward leader and they describe and analyse the experience of developing a patient-centred approach to nursing." "Jonathan Webster," Nursing Times, Vol. 97, No.9, March 2001


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