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Workforce development and effective evaluation of projects. / Dickerson, Claire; Green, Tess; Blass, Eddie.

In: British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 23, No. 12, 2014, p. 685-690.

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Dickerson, Claire ; Green, Tess ; Blass, Eddie. / Workforce development and effective evaluation of projects. In: British Journal of Nursing. 2014 ; Vol. 23, No. 12. pp. 685-690.

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