When nurses challenge clinical decisions: how to raise concerns
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When nurses challenge clinical decisions: how to raise concerns

Erin Dean Health journalist

Nurses may find it difficult at times to question senior colleagues about patient care decisions. Find out how to speak out and get support, and why it matters so much

What should have been an innocuous fall from her bike on a family holiday left 13-year-old Martha Mills with a serious pancreatic injury, after she landed awkwardly. Her family sought medical help immediately but, following a distressing litany of failures in her care, she died in hospital five weeks later.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 22, 1, 14-16. doi: 10.7748/cnp.22.1.14.s8

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