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Legal definitions of responsibility, accountability and liability

01 April 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

General

The purpose of this article is to legally define the terms responsibility, accountability and liability. The connection between these terms for registered children’s...

Promoting public health: part 1

01 November 2006

Nursing Management

Continuing professional development

IMPROVING THE HEALTH of populations is a major concern at local, regional, national and international levels. National surveys in the UK and elsewhere, such as that...

How to ensure people with multiple diagnoses make the right decisions

01 March 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This case study describes a method of separating and clarifying the impact that a client’s concomitant learning disability, personality disorder, bipolar affective...

Delegation: a powerful tool in the right hands

05 October 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article describes the skill of delegation and its importance in providing effective nursing care. It highlights the confusion over the concept, and outlines the...

Parental rights and responsibilities in law

27 November 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

General

The term parental responsibility is used frequently in the health and social care of children but it is not always fully understood. This article discusses the legal...

Leading by example to aid personal development

28 May 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

Nursing is a stressful and challenging profession that requires good leadership. This article, the first in a series of six, highlights some of the basic principles...

Six simple steps to ensure you achieve your aims

23 July 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

Goal setting is a common method for managers and leaders to set the direction of activities. Without clear goals, activities can continue for too long or never reach...

Failure to fail: assessing nursing students’ competence during practice placements

05 December 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The aim of this article is to provide a critical overview of the issues relating to the reluctance of registered nurses or mentors to fail students in their...

How nurse leaders can foster a climate of good governance

31 August 2012

Nursing Management

Feature

This article is the first in a series of four examining the components of good corporate governance. Poor governance can result in patients receiving poor quality...

Legal responsibility and accountability

01 June 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

Shifting boundaries in healthcare roles have led to anxiety among some nurses about their legal responsibilities and accountabilities. This is partly because of a...