Title

Professional Regulation Determinants and Strategies

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing and Public Health

RAS ID

901

Comments

This article was originally published as: Jones, B. (2001). Professional Regulation Determinants and strategies. Collegian, 8(2), 6-9. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper discusses the nature of nursing's social contract, in particular the way in which nursing practice is or should be regulated in order to contribute to quality health care. Given that professional autonomy is linked to regulation, registration, education requirements and institutional policy and procedure, setting the limitations of the current model of regulation of entry to practice and disciplinary action for default, are questioned. The concept of personal responsibility for practice is introduced along with possible strategies for the ongoing validation of professional practice.

DOI

10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60002-5

Access Rights

free_to_read

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60002-5