Chris Bassett

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Care and caring have been identified as inherently difficult concepts to define, but many authors believe that care is the central and unifying core of nursing. It is vital that nurses understand what care is, with the current issues about measuring and justifying exactly what they do for patients in order to be clear about what good care is. If nurses are(More)
This paper examines the issue of encouraging change in nursing and focuses on how to move from task-orientated to science-based practice. Therefore, it considers the current theory on the process of change and using two clinical vignettes (one from psychiatric and one from general nursing practice) illustrates how science based practice was introduced. From(More)
Nurse education in common with all areas of health is undergoing rapid and wide-ranging change. The selection and implementation of quality assurance strategies is now very much a current issue in colleges of nursing up and down the United Kingdom. In this article the author examines one model of quality assurance and looks at possible strategies for(More)
The advent of the purchaser/provider split produced a number of challenges for a coordinated approach to supporting research. This article describes a collaboration between North Derbyshire Health Commission and Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Trust in bringing together purchaser and provider. A research interest group spanning(More)
This research project looks at nurse teachers' attitudes to research. It addresses the question of how nurse teachers view their responsibilities and abilities to promote nursing research. The requirement for nursing practice to be founded upon a firm basis of research is increasing. It may be argued that nurse teachers are highly influential and may(More)