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  1. Introduction
  2. The term mentor according to the English National Board
  3. The standard for communication and working relationships
  4. Factors which may affect learning
  5. The Gestalt theory
  6. The importance of the mentor's role in assessing practice
  7. Conclusion
  8. Bibliography

As nurses strive to be recognized as professionals, the expansion and application of evidence in nursing is progressively becoming vital within the nursing discipline (Achterberg et al 2006). Patients have the right to expect the best care that will promote their well-being. This essay will critically analyze whether an Integrated care pathway could improve the care of a neutropenic patient, by reducing the time between admission and receipt of antibiotics and secondly, guiding all healthcare professionals within the management of care for neutropenia. The essay will initially discuss the survival rate of for all cancers excluding non-melanoma skin cancer and what overall effect intense treatments have had on the survival rate. Unfortunately these intense treatments have many side effects, the most common being neutropenia; which leads the essay into defining neutropenia and an examination of the current care provision which may reveal opportunities to improve the standard of care.

[...] Careful preparation is needed to assist in the process of a change. Resistance to change is often apparent as they often perceive that no need for the change (Baulcomb 2003). Achieving durable and efficient change entails the collaboration and involvement of the whole team not isolated individuals (Baulcomb 2003; Davis 2005). Many authors suggest the use of Lewins (1951) normative model of change which is based on team participation, including all staff that will be affected by this change. This then increases their approval and implementation of change through a bottom-up method (Murphy 2006). [...]


[...] Journal of Nursing Management 275-280. Begat Ellefson B & Severrinson E (2005) Nurses' satisfaction with their work environment and the outcomes of clinical nursing supervision on nurses' experiences of their well being a Norwegian study. Journal of Nursing Management 13 221-230. Bennett M (2003) The Manager as agent of change. Nursing Management 10 20-23. Braine M E (2006) Clinical governance: applying theory to practice. Nursing Standard 56-65. Bratt-Wyton R (1998) Interpretation of routine blood tests. Nursing Standard 13 42-48. Bryan S (2002) The role of ICPs in improving the patient experience. [...]


[...] Higham Kang J Y & Majeed A (2002) Recent trends in admissions and mortality due to peptic ulcer in England: increasing frequency of haemorrhage among older subjects. GUT 50 460-464. Illes V & Cranfield S (2004) Managing Change in the NHS: Developing change management skills A resource for health care professionals and managers. NHS Service Delivery Organisation. London. SDO Johnson S (2000) Pathways of care. Cornwall. Blackwell Science Ltd. Jones A (1999) A modernized mental health service: the role of ICPs. [...]

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