Delegation: a key function of nursing
Elizabeth Curtis Lecturer, School of nursing and midwifery studies, Trinity College, University of Dublin
Honor Nicholl Lecturer, School of nursing and midwifery studies, Trinity College, University of Dublin
Delegation is not a mysterious art but a management function that can be learned and improved with practice. Elizabeth Curtis and Honor Nicholl outline six stages of effective delegation in the form of a step-by-step guide for novices and more experienced delegators, and describe some of the impediments to effective delegation
DELEGATION IS not a new function of professional nursing (Haas 1999) but it is becoming increasingly important as the profession experiences rapid change.
11, 4, 26-31.
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