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Clinical practice development in Central Coast Health


Fitzgerald, MA and Solman, A, Clinical practice development in Central Coast Health, Collegian- Journal of the Royal Nursing College, Australia, 10, (3) pp. 8-12. ISSN 1322-7696 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60059-1


Engagement in clinical practice development may be achieved in a range of ways. In this paper we describe the formation of a strategic plan for clinical practice development for Central Coast Health. The plan specifically builds on the work that has already been achieved by clinicians and is inclusive of the multi-disciplinary team. In order to clarify the strategic direction, three levels of clinical practice development are offered as examples of increasingly intensive clinical practice development. In the strategic plan senior personnel are recruited to support area-wide developments. At the same time clinicians are supported to work on specific local projects creating a simultaneous top-down and bottom-up approach. Preparation of clinicians for the challenges of team building and change in practice ensures that people choosing to engage in clinical practice have realistic expectations of the commitment and rewards that may be expected.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:clinical practice development, clinical leadership, action learning, professional practice, professional teamwork
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fitzgerald, MA (Professor Mary Fitzgerald)
ID Code:60383
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Nurse Education Unit
Deposited On:2010-02-02
Last Modified:2011-09-30

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