In this sequel to their highly successful 'Nursing Rituals, Research and Rational Actions', the innovative & challenging approach adopted by the authors is pursued further. They argue that unless nurses continually think & act autonomously & creatively, new ideas introduced to improve practice could themselves be in danger of becoming ritualised. Well referenced, this accessible book is for practising nurses, managers & educationalists, as well as diploma & degree students.
Part 1 Concepts of Empowerment: Of Prophets and false messiahs: which way to the promised land?; Empowering the nurse: a feminist perspective; Empowerment, nursing and clinical practice; Nursing and change; Liberation nursing; Part 2 The Delivery of care: Questions of quality; Primary nursing; The nurse practitioner; Care plans, process and models; The nursing process: time for a change?; A case study of nursing empowerment; Reflections.