Defining the expert ICU nurse.

  title={Defining the expert ICU nurse.},
  author={Martin Christensen and Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor},
  journal={Intensive & critical care nursing},
  volume={22 5},
This paper explores the concept of expertise in intensive care nursing practice from the perspective of its relationship to the current driving forces in healthcare. It discusses the potential barriers to acceptance of nursing expertise in a climate in which quantification of value and cost containment run high on agendas. It argues that nursing expertise which focuses on the provision of individualised, holistic care and which is based largely on intuitive decision-making cannot and should not… CONTINUE READING

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