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Implementing Nurse Prescribing: A Case Study In Diabetes

Karen Stenner* BSc Research Fellow, Division of Health and Social Care, University of Surrey, UK Nicola Carey, BSc MPH RN Senior Research Fellow, University of Surrey, UK Molly Courtenay, MSc, PhD, RN Professor of Clinical Practice: Prescribing and Medicines Management, University of Surrey, UK *Address for correspondence: Division of Health and Social Care Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7TE Tel: 01483 682511 E mail: [email protected] This paper has been published as: Stenner, K., Carey, N. and Courtenay, M. (2010) Implementing nurse prescribing: a case study in diabetes. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66 (3), 522-531. The definite version is available at: www.blackwell-synergy.com Aim: This paper is a report of a study exploring the views of nurses and team members on the implementation of nurse prescribing in diabetes services. Background: Nurse prescribing is adopted as a means of improving service efficiency, particularly where demand outstretches resources. Although factors that support nurse prescribing have been identified, it is not known how these function within specific contexts. This is important as its uptake and use varies a Continue reading >>

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    Quora is a play on the word "quorum". That's a word with a very specific meaning: "the minimum number of members of an assembly or society that must be present at any of its meetings to make the proceedings of that meeting valid".
    If we take that word and consider "Quora", then it is probably intended to mean a vastly huge group of quorums, which is indicative of the global reach of the site. Of course, Quora doesn't have meetings in the usual sense, but I think you can see where I'm going with this.
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    Starts with an unusual letter
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    Something that made sense for what we were working on
    Typically, because site "naming" is dependent on the Internet's domain naming rules, and each site has to have a unique name (and they're running out), websites are getting stranger and stranger names. It's just a fact of life. So, it's inevitable that sites will receive clever and unusual names, sometimes based on actual words.

    Additionally, since "quorum" is pronounced "kworum", I also insist on pronouncing the name of the site "kwora". I wonder how others say it.

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