5. Evaluating Practice Developments

  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. Brendan McCormack and
  2. Kim Manley

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470698884.ch5

Practice Development in Nursing

Practice Development in Nursing

How to Cite

McCormack, B. and Manley, K. (2004) Evaluating Practice Developments, in Practice Development in Nursing (eds B. McCormack, K. Manley and R. Garbett), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470698884.ch5

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



  • professional peers;
  • practice development;
  • evaluation literature;
  • valid action research;
  • stakeholders


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is evaluation?

  • Methodological approaches in common use

  • Layers of evaluation in practice development

  • An evaluation checklist for practice development

  • Conclusion