Nurses' views on challenging doctors' practice in an acute hospital.

  title={Nurses' views on challenging doctors' practice in an acute hospital.},
  author={Jackie Jane Churchman and Carole Doherty},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={24 40},
AIM To explore the extent to which nurses are willing to challenge doctors' practice in everyday situations in an acute NHS hospital. METHOD Qualitative data were collected using in-depth interviews with 12 nurses in an acute NHS hospital in England. FINDINGS Participants believed that they challenged doctors' practice and acted as patients' advocates. However, data revealed that nurses questioned doctors' practice only under specific circumstances. Nurses would not challenge doctors if… Expand

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