Power & Conflict between Doctors and Nurses: Breaking through the Inner Circle in Clinical Care

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Abbreviations and glossary

Adrenaline

Powerful drug given to stimulate/strengthen heart function

Acidosis

Acidity of blood and tissues indicating cellular dysfunction

Afterload

A haemodynamic measurement - see below

Amiodarone

Drug given to stabilise heart rhythm

Apnoeic

No breathing effort

Aspiration

Contamination of lung tissue with stomach contents

Asystolic

No heart beat

Bronchopleural fistula

Connection between lung lining and main air passage in lungs

Bronch.

Bronchoscopy - tube passed into lungs to view lungs

CABGx2

Coronary artery graft - cardiac surgery

Cardiac arrest

Patient collapse with no pulse or breathing

Cardiothoracic

Heart and lung speciality area

Cerebral infarcts

Bleeding/clot in brain that may result in brain damage

Chest drain

Tube inserted to re-expand lung

Cochrane

Evidence base medicine database

Consultant

Consultant grade medical staff; consultant nurse/other consultant practitioner grades not introduced into the NHS until after study was completed

CPR

Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation

CT scan

Computerised tomography scan - head scan

D and E grade

Staff nurse grade

Dry them out

Drugs administered to increase urine output

EBS

Emergency Bed Service - a national intensive care bed bureau

ECG

Electrocardiogram - heart tracing

Endoscoped

Procedure where flexible camera placed into body

ETT

Endotracheal tube - breathing tube

Extubation

Removal of breathing tube

Femoral pulse

Major pulse felt at top of legs

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Abbreviations and Glossary xi
  • Introduction xv
  • Chapter 1 - Nursing Role Developments 1
  • Chapter 2 - Collaboration 11
  • Chapter 3 - Clinical Management Teams 25
  • Chapter 4 - The Study 37
  • Chapter 5 - Understanding the Context 52
  • Chapter 6 - Clinical Decision Making and the Hierarchies of Knowledge 63
  • Chapter 7 - Roles in Clinical Decision Making 84
  • Chapter 8 - Power and Conflict on the Clinical Decision-Making Stage 97
  • Chapter 9 - Breaking Through the Inner Circle 118
  • References 127
  • Index 144
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