Nursing and public participation in health: an ethnographic study of a patient council.

  • Fiona M Brooks
  • Published 2008 in International journal of nursing studies


BACKGROUND Conceptualisations of the nurse-patient relationship tend to view nursing as embodying an empowering approach to patients, one that places the service user perspective at the centre of decision-making. However, the relationship of nursing to public participation in health service planning and development has been under examined. AIMS The aim is… (More)