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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study explores the reasons nurses identify missed care and what factors account for this variance in nursing practice. Second, the study seeks to understand if the identified reasons behind missed care interact with one another and form a multidimensional construct. BACKGROUND This study draws on the results of previous research… (More)
Since last autumn NHS Direct has been recruiting nurses with less experience to take patients' calls. Its deputy chief nurse explains why.
This article describes some of the challenges that face trainers and trainees in medical education. There are ethical issues surrounding the use of real patients - particularly children and young people. How much can a young trainee "practise" on a patient? How can they best learn practical skills or gain experience of intimate examinations? The… (More)
Australia, along with other countries, has introduced New Public Management (NPM) into public sector hospitals in an effort to contain healthcare costs. NPM is associated with outsourcing of service provision, the meeting of government performance indicators, workforce flexibility and rationing of resources. This study explores the impact of rationing of… (More)