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International Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare

Kim Manley (Editor), Brendan McCormack (Editor), Valerie Wilson (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-5676-9
426 pages
June 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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International Practice Development in Nursing builds on Practice Development in Nursing, edited by the same editors and is the first book to develop a truly international practice development perspective.

Practice development is a key concept in developing effective nursing care which is firmly embedded in health service modernisation agendas, clinical governance strategies, team and cultural developments and in quality improvements that directly impact on patient care in the UK and internationally. Practice development acknowledges the interplay between the development of knowledge and skills, enablement strategies, facilitation and a systematic, rigorous and continuous processes of emancipatory change in order to achieve evidence-based, person-centred care.

International Practice Development in Nursing is an essential resource for all practice developers and for nurses with a remit for facilitating innovation and change in practice.

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Chapter 1: Introduction.

Chapter 2: Person-centred Systems and Processes.

Chapter 3: The ever-changing discourse of practice development: Can we all keep afloat?.

Chapter 4: A methodological walk in the forest: critical creativity and human flourishing.

Chapter 5: Evidence use and evidence generation in practice development.

Chapter 6: Learning - the Heart of Practice Development.

Chapter 7: An Exploration Of Practice Development Evaluation: Unearthing Praxis.

Chapter 8: Enabling Practice development: delving into the concept of facilitation from a practitioner perspective.

Chapter 9: Being Culturally Sensitive in Development Work.

Chapter 10: Person-centred outcomes and cultural change.

Chapter 11: Changing the culture and context of practice: Evaluating the Journey Towards Family-Centred Care.

Chapter 12: Becoming a Facilitator - the journey.

Chapter 13: Leadership Support.

Chapter 14: Becoming and Being Active Learners and Creating Active Learning Workplaces: The Value of Active Learning in Practice Development.

Chapter 15: Evidence use in practice development.

Chapter 16: Using Practice Development approaches in the development of a.

Managed Clinical Network.

Chapter 17: Accrediting Practice Development Activity: an approach for achieving person-centred and evidence-based care.

Chapter 18: The Future Contribution of Practice Development in a Changing Healthcare Context
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Professor Kim Manley is Head of Practice Development, Royal College of Nursing.


Professor Brendan McCormack is Professor of Nursing Research/Director of Nursing research and Practice Development, Nursing Research Institute, University of Ulster & Royal Hospitals Trust, Belfast. Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.


Rob Garbett is Research Fellow, Nursing Research Institute, University of Ulster & Royal Hospitals Trust, Belfast.

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• Explores the knowledge base for Practice Development work, and its practical application, and outcomes
• Sets Practice Development into an international context, demonstrating how strategies and frameworks can be transferred between cultures
• Examines the role of practice development in the modernisation of health care services
• Explores collaborative working practices, including the journey to becoming a facilitator
• Addresses principles and practices of practice development in a multi-professional context
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