Accountability and responsibility: Principle of Nursing Practice B
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Accountability and responsibility: Principle of Nursing Practice B

Ross Scrivener Programme manager, Integrated Online Resources, RCN, London
Tanis Hand Healthcare assistant adviser, RCN, London
Roz Hooper Senior legal officer, RCN, London

This is the third article in a nine-part series describing the Principles of Nursing Practice developed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in collaboration with patient and service organisations, the Department of Health, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The article discusses Principle B, the need for accountability and responsibility in the provision of nursing care.

Nursing Standard. 25, 29,35-36. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.03.25.29.35.c8400