3. Practice Development Purpose, Methodology, Facilitation and Evaluation

  1. Brendan McCormack DPhil (Oxon.), BSc (Hons.) Nursing, PGCEA, RGN, RMN1,
  2. Kim Manley PhD, MN, BA, RGN, Dip N (Lond.), RCNT, PGCEA, CBE2 and
  3. Robert Garbett RN, BN, MSc3
  1. Kim Manley and
  2. Brendan McCormack

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470698884.ch3

Practice Development in Nursing

Practice Development in Nursing

How to Cite

Manley, K. and McCormack, B. (2004) Practice Development Purpose, Methodology, Facilitation and Evaluation, in Practice Development in Nursing (eds B. McCormack, K. Manley and R. Garbett), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470698884.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Nursing Research, University of Ulster and Director of Nursing Research and Practice Development, Royal Hospitals Trust, Belfast

  2. 2

    Head of Practice Development, RCN Institute London & Visiting Professor, Bournemouth University

  3. 3

    Research Fellow, University of Ulster and Royal Hospitals Trust, Belfast

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 AUG 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405110389

Online ISBN: 9780470698884



  • personal development;
  • quality improvement;
  • critical social science;
  • practice development;
  • medical practitioners


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Practivce development: purpose and means

  • Critical social science and practice development

  • Technical practice development

  • Emancipatory practice development

  • Conclusion

  • References