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Managing risk in community practice: nursing, risk and decision-making

Alaszewski, Andy (2006) Managing risk in community practice: nursing, risk and decision-making. In: Godin, Paul, ed. Risk and Nursing Practice. Sociology in Nursing Practice . Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 24-41. ISBN 1-4039-4311-7. (doi:10.1007/978-0-230-20900-8_2) (KAR id:3578)


The development of modern nursing practice was closely linked to the development of health care institutions such as hospitals and asylums in the nineteenth century and its development outside such settings occurred more recently, mainly in the second half of the twentieth century. Since these two settings differ both in the type of risk which nurses are likely to experience and in the ways in which nurses assess and manage risk, I will compare and contrast these two settings before considering in more detail risk in community nursing practice.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-0-230-20900-8_2
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2008 16:48 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2023 04:00 UTC
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