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Published: 02 August 2012

262 Pages | 22 black and white line drawings


ISBN: 9780199694136

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The Modernization of the Nursing Workforce

Valuing the healthcare assistant

Ian Kessler, Paul Heron, and Sue Dopson

  • Explores how change in public policy on the reform of the health service feeds through to impact upon the management and structure of the healthcare workforce
  • Referenced extensively in the Cavendish Report, an independent review of the healthcare workforce
  • Only text of its kind to provide an evidence base for the extended and growing use of the HCA role
  • Informs the planning of the curriculum for nursing education and local trust training and development
  • Based on a three year multi-method research project exploring the role of healthcare assistants (HCA) in acute hospitals

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