Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery / Edition 2

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Professional accountability involves 'being responsible for your actions and for the outcomes of these actions' and is a key concern for nurses and other professionals in the NHS today. Accountability is part of clinical governance, (providing quality, cost-effective, evidence-based care). In an increasingly litigious society, the ethical and legal implications of accountability are growing and it is important that nurses understand its implications.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
‘This interesting book would be an ideal reference sourceparticularly for students and post graduate/ registration nursesundertaking professional studies in nursing.’

Journal of Neonatal Nursing

'This book is enjoyable and thought provoking and would be ofuse to alI nurses, particularly those with an interest in clinicalgovernance or those who are wishing to expand their clinicalroles.'

Nursing Standard

''If you are looking for a book with opinions onaccountability, this book is for you... A great reference for thelibrary.'

Journal of Advanced Nursing

"This book has attempted successfully to address the wholeissue of accountability and clinical governance in a truly holisticway... It is a book that is neither simple nor abstruse butsucceeds in placing all the threads together in order to clarifythe truth behing accountability and clinical governance."

Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632064694
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/30/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Tilley is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing Studies at theUniversity of Edinburgh.

Roger Watson is a Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing,Social Work and Applied Health Studies at the University ofHull.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. The Development of Nursing as an Accountable Profession.

3. Accountability and Clinical Governance in Nursing: a CriticalOverview of the Topic.

4. Accountability and Clinical Governance.

5. The Legal Accountability of the Nurse.

6. Accountability & Clinical Governance: A PolicyPerspective.

7. Accountability in NHS Trusts.

8. Accountability and Clinical Governance in Nursing: aManager’s Perspective.

9. Working with Children: Accountability and PaediatricNursing.

10. Accountability and Clinical Governance in LearningDisability Nursing.

11. Where Does the Buck Stop? – Accountability inMidwifery.

12. Accountability in Community Nursing.

13. Accounts, Accounting and Accountability in PsychiatricNursing.

14. Accountability in Nursing Research

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