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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

£31.99

ISBN
9780723436614
IMPRINT
MOSBY
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES
STOCK FOR DELIVERY
IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
676 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
22 JAN 2013

DESCRIPTION

This second edition of Foundations of Nursing Practice has been revised and updated specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in all fields of practice The book explains how and why sensitive, safe, evidence-based holistic nursing care is carried out, including topics common to all fields of practice. Core nursing skills are emphasised to reflect the importance of clinical skills as well as the underpinning theory. Aids to learning in each chapter: Learning outcomes Interactive boxes for all age groups and fields of nursing practice Key words and phrases for literature searching Useful websites, references and further reading. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to nursing that will meet the needs of students, nurses returning to practice, mentors and other registered nurses. Relevant to all branches of nursing settings: infants, children, adults, pregnant women, older people and people with a learning disability or mental health problems Themes relevant to all stages and fields of nursing practice include safety, infection prevention and control, managing stress, communication, managing wounds and pressure ulcers, and dealing with loss Scenarios develop the skills of evidence-based practice, critical thinking, reflection and health promotion, and encourage further learning The areas of psychology, sociology, physiology and pathology are clearly related to nursing practice Key principles of health promotion, the law and ethics, the human lifespan and development are explained in earlier chapters, then applied in later chapters Cultural diversity information helps with understanding the needs of people from different backgrounds Person-centred approach encourages problem solving and application to practice Evidence-based practice is explicit throughout, and best-practice guidelines underpin exploration/explanation of nursing care.Easy-reference Glossary at the back of the book. Meets the requirements of the new pre-registration nursing curriculum including the NMC (2010) competencies and Essential Skills Clusters Greater emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable people, maternal health and first aid Self-test questions with answers available on accompanying website.

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