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Foundations of Nursing Practice: Fundamentals of Holistic Care
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FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE: FUNDAMENTALS OF HOLISTIC CARE

PAPERBACK BY BROOKER, CHRIS; WAUGH, ANNE; BROOKER, CHRIS; WAUGH, ANNE

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ISBN
9780723433569
IMPRINT
MOSBY
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
748 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
15 FEB 2007

DESCRIPTION

This book has been written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. It is therefore relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately.

CONTENTS

SECTION 1 - Health, nursing and health care in the 21st century Chapter 1 Health as a value and a concept Chapter 2 The evolution of contemporary nursing Chapter 3 -Health and social care delivery systems SECTION 2 - Professional practice Chapter 4 Learning and teaching Chapter 5 Evidence-based practice and research Chapter 6 Legal issues that impact on nursing practice Chapter 7 NMC Code of Conduct and applied ethical principles SECTION 3 - Nursing and lifespan implications Chapter 8 The human lifespan and its effect on selecting nursing interventions Chapter 9 Relationship, helping and communication skills Chapter 10 Sleep, rest, relaxation, complementary therapies and alternative therapies Chapter 11 Stress, anxiety and coping Chapter 12 Loss and bereavement SECTION 4 - Developing nursing skills Chapter 13 Safety in nursing practice Chapter 14 The nursing process, holistic assessment and baseline observations Chapter 15 Preventing the spread of infection Chapter 16 Caring for the person with physical needs, sensory impairment and unconsciousness Chapter 17 Breathing and circulation Chapter 18 Mobility and immobility Chapter 19 Promoting hydration and nutrition Chapter 20 Elimination: urine Chapter 21 Elimination: faeces Chapter 22 Promoting the safe administration of medicines Chapter 23 Pain management: minimizing the pain experience Chapter 24 Caring for the person having surgery Chapter 25 Wound management Glossary Index