Re-defining nursing expertise in the United Kingdom

Sally Hardy, Angie Titchen, Kim Manley, Brendan McCormack

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There is now international recognition of the importance of practice expertise in modern and effective health services. The Expertise in Practice Project in the United Kingdom began in May 1998 and continued to 2004. It included nurses working in all four countries of the United Kingdom, and it covered clinical specialists from pediatrics to palliative care. The project added to the current understanding of what nursing practice expertise is, through the identification and verification of attributes and factors which enable expert practice. The proposed framework offers a language for sharing what constitutes practice expertise and offers insight into what occurs between the expert practitioner and the people that experience their care. The Expertise in Practice Project demonstrates that nurses affect change and facilitate performance and organizational development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-264
Number of pages5
JournalNursing Science Quarterly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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