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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.
This paper reports on a small research study that explored the perceptions of staff in an intensive/coronary/high-dependency care unit on the expanded role of nurses in critical care. The research was undertaken in two phases. In the first phase, focus groups and interviews of nursing and medical staff were used as methods to explore their perceptions. Data… (More)
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)
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 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.
Martin Hind proposes that the role of the operating theatre nurse is in need of a change to a more perioperative nature that emphasizes patient-centred nursing. He explores the reasons underpinning the need for this change in role will be.
Martin Hind reviews the proposals about professional profiles with special reference to their implications for theatre nurses. He asks a number of questions to which the UKCC will give answers and one or two others which may bear thought.
BACKGROUND Increasing numbers of people living with a long-term health condition are putting personal health information online, including on discussion boards. Many discussion boards contain material of potential use to researchers; however, it is unclear how this information can and should be used by researchers. To date there has been no evaluation of… (More)