Legitimation of nurses' knowledge through policies and protocols in clinical practice.

@article{Manias2000LegitimationON,
  title={Legitimation of nurses' knowledge through policies and protocols in clinical practice.},
  author={Elizabeth Manias and Andrew Street},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2000},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={1467-75}
}
Health care professionals use policies and protocols in varying ways to guide their clinical activities and to promote quality patient care. The critical ethnographic case study upon which this paper is based, involved a research group comprising six registered nurses who worked in a critical care setting. Research methods included professional journalling, participant observation, and focus group and individual interviews. This paper examines the power relations at play between doctors and… CONTINUE READING

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