The theory behind the PDU model is outlined and the key principles underpinning it are identified. The PDU approach is clearly differentiated from the Nursing Development Unit model. Implementation of key principles is explored in depth, with reference to specific work carried out in the PDU. Issues of evaluation, potential future developments and applications of the PDU model are also discussed. The book is for nurses and other practitioners working in PDUs and NDUs, and for health professionals in any setting with an interest in clinical innovation, practice development, research and leadership of multi-professional teams.
List of contributors.
PART I: DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT OF THE PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 1. origins of the Practice Development Unit: an approach
to radical change in a multidisciplinary setting. - David Allsopp,
Debbie Lee and Hugo Mascie-Taylor
Chapter 2. The Practice Development Unit concept and structure.
- Steve Page, Debbie Lee and Hugo Mascie-Taylor
Chapter 3. Developing the model. - Steve Page
Chapter 4. Narrowing the gap between practice development and
service management. - Steve Page
Chapter 5. Practice Development Units and Nursing Development
Units: a comparison - David Allsopp
PART II: THE PDU IN PRACTICE.
Chapter 6. Multidisciplinary innovation. - David Allsopp
Chapter 7. research and the Practice Development Unit. - David
Chapter 8. Staff empowerment. - Sally Casley
Chapter 9. Patient empowerment. - David Allsopp and Mike
Chapter 10. Networking for innovation. - Steve Page
Chapter 11. Dissemination of Practice development Unit work. -
Chapter 12. The contribution of the Seacroft Practice
Development Unit. - Sally Casley, David Allsopp, Steve Page and