9. Practice Development in Child Health Nursing a Personal Perspective

  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. Christine Caldwell

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470698884.ch9

Practice Development in Nursing

Practice Development in Nursing

How to Cite

Caldwell, C. (2004) Practice Development in Child Health Nursing a Personal Perspective, in Practice Development in Nursing (eds B. McCormack, K. Manley and R. Garbett), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470698884.ch9

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



  • practice development;
  • internal lobbying;
  • child health nursing;
  • children's nurses;
  • healthcare


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background

  • Practice development: purpose, intention and approach

  • Skilled facilitation using emancipatory processes

  • History, politics and policy in child health and the implications for nursing leadership

  • Developing leaders and promoting leadership in child health nursing

  • But is it practice development?

  • References