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Making good decisions: part 1

01 February 2008

Nursing Management


IT IS inevitable that managers in the health and social care sectors have to make decisions; doing so is, after all, part of their jobs. But they may not always...

Making good decisions: part 2

01 March 2008

Nursing Management


ANY ACCOUNT of the decision making process is incomplete unless it examines how people’s decisions are affected by their perceptions of risk.

Discussing risk with patients

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Nurses support patients to make decisions about risk on a regular basis. They aim to offer patients evidence regarding the choices available. However, it is...

Development and validation of the Children’s Competence in Decision-Making Scale

16 September 2019

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

Background Measuring competence in children’s ability to make decisions about their care is laden with conceptual problems. Although there are a variety of tools to...

Clinical decision making in the selection of analgesia

01 May 2009

Emergency Nurse


This article uses findings from a case study and an evaluation of decision-making theories to provide an evidence-based rationale for the selection outside...

Making better decisions during triage

01 October 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Interactions between nurses and patients during triage are crucial if the urgency of patient need is to be assessed accurately. This article reports on the results...

the balancing act

01 September 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) becomes fully operational from the beginning of October. It will cover all adults (16 years old and over) in England and Wales who...

The rise and fall of cot sides

19 April 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Some researchers have questioned the use of cot sides, citing evidence that the incorrect use of them might be considered dangerous and even unethical. This article...

Dealing with problems in clinical practice

18 August 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The identification of problems and how they are dealt with is affected by the individual perspectives of all parties involved. Mike Lowry discusses how groups of...

Philosophical implications of the use of advance statements (living wills)

08 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The growing prevalence of advance statements represents an important shift away from paternalistic care. Patients’ willingness to begin to take more personal...