‘I mean, obviously you're using your discretion’: Nurses Use of Discretion in Policy Implementation.
This article explores the application of Lipsky’s (1980) notion of street-level bureaucracy for nursing staff. This article aims to demonstrate the importance of discretion within the day-to-day work of front-line nursing staff, which is similar to that of other public-sector workers. The findings are from an exploratory case study, based within a Scottish inner city hospital. It specifically focuses on how nurses can be seen to be street-level bureaucrats and how front-line nursing staff interpret policy. Discretion can be seen to be a significant feature within the front-line practice of nursing staff and this may have implications for the implementation of health policy.
Hoyle, L. (2014). ‘I mean, obviously you're using your discretion’: Nurses Use of Discretion in Policy Implementation. Social Policy and Society, 13, 189-202. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746413000316
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Deposit Date||Feb 12, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Feb 12, 2015|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Discretion; Health policy; Lipsky; Nursing; Policy implementation; Street-level bureaucracy;|
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