Books review in this article:

Behind the Mask Nurses, Their Unions and Nursing Policy by Christopher Hart

Family Partnership in Hospital Care The Co-Operative Care Concept edited by A J Grieco, M L McClure, B K Komiske & R F Menard

Health Psychology An Introduction for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals 2nd edn by Neil Niven

Clinical Handbook for Continence Care by B Roe & K Williams

Issues in Accident and Emergency edited by Lynn Baih

Nursing Practice Hospital and Home — The Adult edited by M F Alexander, J N Fawcett & P J Runciman

Reshaping Dementia Care Practice and Policy in Lang-Term Care by Miriam K Aronson

Developing Professional Knowledge and Competence by Michael Eraut

Being Human Ordinariness in Nursing by Beverley J Taylor

Psychiatric Nursing Consulting editor Christine A Grant, reviewers, Bruce P Mericle