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Effective interprofessional working, which is widely considered as essential to high-quality health care, is influenced by the attitudes of health care professionals towards their own and other professional groups. Relatively little is known, however, about interprofessional attitudes, particularly of students in health care professions. This study aimed to… (More)
Getting published can be a very rewarding experience. Seeing your work in print with the knowledge that many colleagues and other health care professionals are reading it can do your self-esteem no end of good. Having your work published also enables you to communicate information to an audience that you otherwise would not reach.
Business processes are increasingly key to the success of companies in the service industry. It is important that these processes are designed and maintained to deliver the most cost effective and efficient results. Simulation is being used in conjunction with other techniques to improve the performance of BT's processes, to evaluate new ideas and to plan… (More)
This essay brings the concept of nursing research into light and in particular examines the principle of 'respect for autonomy', its relationship and limitations in the field of research on human subjects during qualitative research. This essay will also identify how ethical dilemmas, involving respect for autonomy, can develop during research and a… (More)
This study explores the issues of working and training together for nurses and operating department assistants and practitioners (ODAs/ODPs), based on experiences in an operating department. Interviews and focus groups with nurses, ODAs/ODPs and medical staff were the means of collecting data.
The 1999/2000 winter demands on the NHS have once again highlighted deficits in UK critical care provision (Daily Telegraph, 2000; London Evening Standard, 2000) Recent years have seen the development of the role of health care support workers in the NHS; some critical care units now employ health care support workers This research examined the views of… (More)
In the current climate of changing nursing and medical roles, discussions about the role of the operating theatre nurse have been rekindled, with particular emphasis being placed on the role of the nurse as 'assistant' to the surgeon. This article examines perioperative roles and identifies and discusses the factors that have stimulated their development.… (More)
The scrubbed role is highly valued amongst many theatre nurses. A survey by Roberts (1989) found that 61.9% of 147 nurses stated that they preferred the scrubbed role to an anaesthetic role (4.8%). There is more recent evidence that nursing still dominates the scrubbed role, with over 50% of 108 nurses surveyed stating that they only worked in the scrubbed… (More)