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

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Acknowledgements

Ag filleadh ar do dúchais

The completion of this book, and of my Ph.D. research on which this is based would not have been possible without the support and help from many people, to whom I will always be extremely grateful.

Considerable thanks are therefore extended: to all staff in the sites who participated in this study, for their time and interest in this work; to my original supervisor, Dr Steven Ersser for his ability to guide and intellectually challenge; to Oxford Brookes University, Oxford and The King's Fund, London for their generous financial support for the original project; to colleagues who acted as critical readers and gave me encouragement; to my dear friends and family who have been there for me; and finally to those who watch over me.

The author and publisher gratefully acknowledge permission to reproduce material from the following publications: Coombs M., 2003 Power and Conflict in Intensive Care decision making, In: Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, June 19 (3) 125-35; Coombs M., 1998. Collaboration - working partnerships or sleeping with the enemy? Nursing in Critical Care; 3(4): 161-162; Coombs M., 2001. Towards collaborative and collegial caring: a comparative study. Nursing in Critical Care; 6(1): 23-27; Coombs M., 2001 Critical care: where care is critical Nursing in Critical Care; 6(3): 111-114.

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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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