Power and Conflict Between Doctors and Nurses: Breaking Through the Inner Circle in Clinical Care

1st Edition

Maureen A. Coombs

Routledge
Published February 12, 2004
Reference - 168 Pages
ISBN 9780415301930 - CAT# RU25667

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Summary

Through observations in three intensive care units, this book draws on the reality of practice to explore how nurses and doctors work in intensive care settings. It examines:

· the power held by the competing knowledge bases
· the roles of the different professions
· the decision-making process
· the sources of conflict
· the need for change.

Drawing together sociological theories and clinical practice, Power and Conflict Between Doctors and Nurses explores the role of nurses in delivering contemporary health care. It makes a strong case for interdisciplinary working and is particularly timely when health care policy is challenging work boundaries in health care.

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