Name gamesThe consultation document on the future of nursing's statutory bodies notes there has been an explosion in titles such as practitioner, specialist and even consultant, but on what basis? nursing standard asked members of our readers panel for their views on the future shape of the nursing register.

Abstract

Challenge rampant tribalism RUMOUR HAS it that the passage of the 1979 Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act was nearly scuppered by wrangling about which of the professions should be placed first. Whatever the truth, the Act has not prevented the three groups from endless soul searching. I .ess attention has been paid to how the public is served. Now comes the JM Consulting document which rudely exposes the inherent conflicts between the drive for professional development and the public's right to protection.

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@article{Ettinger1998NameGC, title={Name gamesThe consultation document on the future of nursing's statutory bodies notes there has been an explosion in titles such as practitioner, specialist and even consultant, but on what basis? nursing standard asked members of our readers panel for their views on the future shape of the nursing register.}, author={F O Ettinger and Colleen Wedderburn Tate and Jimmy Nook and Chris Bassett and Christopher Humm}, journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)}, year={1998}, volume={12 22}, pages={22-23} }