Coronavirus news: As of today, there is no disruption to your University scheme and this website will continue to support home study as well as self-isolation. However there are now availability issues with some products. See below for full product and delivery updates.
Nursing Practice: Knowledge and Care



PAPERBACK by Peate, Ian; Wild, Karen; Nair, Muralitharan


New product available - 9781119237471
988 pages
01 OCT 2014


Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to support you throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first year onwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues that you need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education and the Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fields of nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and also Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. With full colour illustrations, and plenty of activities and user-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based text encompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providing students with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real life nurses, patients and their carers, and student nursesRed Flags- alerting the student to potential dangersPrimary Care Considerations- informs students about care issues in the community settingFields boxes- giving further insight into other fields of nursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursing practiceMedicines Management boxes provide key information about medicinesSelf-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at Here you ll find a range of resources for both the student and the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questionsFlashcardsGlossaryLinks to references and further readingIllustrations from the bookWorksheets


Preface xiv Acknowledgements xvi About the Editors xvii Contributors xviii How to Use Your Textbook xxii About the Companion Website xxvi Unit 1 Contextualising the Art and Science of Nursing 1 1 Nursing: Past, Present and Future 2 2 The Professional Nurse and Contemporary Health Care 25 3 Health Promotion 50 4 Public Health 72 Unit 2 The Elements of Care 91 5 Ethics, the Law and the Nurse 92 6 The Nursing Process 111 7 Models of Nursing 130 Unit 3 The Principles of Care 147 8 The Principles of Safeguarding and Dignity 148 9 The Principles of Older People s Care 172 10 The Principles of Caring for People with Learning Disabilities and Autism 194 11 The Principles of Caring for Children and Families 212 12 The Principles of Caring for People with Mental Health Problems 238 13 The Principles of Maternity Care 257 14 The Principles of Surgical Care 274 15 The Principles of Cancer Care 293 16 The Principles of Infection Control 313 17 The Principles of Nutrition 336 18 The Principles of Skin Integrity 355 19 The Principles of Medicine Administration and Pharmacology 383 20 The Principles of Death, Dying and Bereavement 409 Unit 4 The Scientific Nature of Disease 437 21 The Cell 438 22 Immunity, Inflammation and Infection 464 23 Pain Management 490 24 Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance, and Shock 516 Unit 5 The Art and Science of Nursing Care 541 25 The Person with a Cardiovascular Disorder 542 26 The Person with a Haematological Disorder 569 27 The Person with a Respiratory Disorder 595 28 The Person with a Gastrointestinal Disorder 626 29 The Person with a Urinary Disorder 653 30 The Woman with a Reproductive Disorder 677 31 The Man with a Reproductive Disorder 709 32 The Person with a Sexually Transmitted Infection 740 33 The Person with an Endocrine Disorder 763 34 The Person with a Neurological Disorder 793 35 The Person with an Ear or Eye Disorder 845 36 The Person with a Musculoskeletal Disorder 876 37 The Person with a Skin Disorder 908 Appendix A Reference Values in Venous Serum (Adults) 932 Appendix B List of Units 935 Index 936