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Power & Conflict Between Doctors and Nurses: Breaking Through the Inner Circle in Clinical Care

Опубликовано на портале: 28-11-2006
New-York: Routledge, 2004, 148 с.
Through observations in three intensive care units, this book draws on the reality of practice to explore how nurses and doctors work in intensive care settings. It examines: the power held by the competing knowledge bases; the roles of the different professions; the decision-making process; the sources of conflict; the need for change. Drawing together sociological theories and clinical practice, Power and Conflict Between Doctors and Nurses explores the role of nurses in delivering contemporary health care. It makes a strong case for interdisciplinary working and is particularly timely when health care policy is challenging work boundaries in health care.

List of illustrations

vii.

Acknowledgements

ix.

Abbreviations and glossary

xi.

Introduction

xv.

1. Nursing role developments: contemporary perspectives

1.

2. Collaboration: working partnerships or sleeping with the enemy?

11.

3. Clinical management teams: the impact of general management

25.

4. The study

37.

5. Understanding the context

52.

6. Clinical decision making and the hierarchies of knowledge

63.

7. Roles in clinical decision making: working with a historical legacy

84.

8. Power and conflict on the clinical decision-making stage

97.

9. Breaking through the inner circle: rhetoric or reality?

118.

References

127.

Index

144.