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Foundations of nursing practice : fundamentals of holistic care / edited by Chris Brooker, Anne Waugh ; foreword by Roger Watson.

Brooker, Christine. (Added Author). Waugh, Anne. (Added Author).

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Cranbrook Campus RT 41 .F584 2013 (Text) 31111000151025 CRANBROOK Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780723436614 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0723436614 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xi, 663 p.,: ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Edinburgh ; Mosby/Elsevier, 2013.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
gSECTION 1 Health, nursing and healthcare systems -- 1. Understanding health and health promotion -- 2. Evolution of contemporary nursing -- 3. Health and social care delivery systems -- SECTION 2 Professional practice -- 4. Learning and teaching -- 5. Evidence-based practice and research -- 6. Legal issues that impact on nursing practice -- 7. NMC Code of conduct and applied ethical principles -- SECTION 3 Nursing and lifespan implications -- 8. Impact of lifespan on nursing interventions -- 9. Relationship, helping and communication skills -- 10. Sleep, rest and complementary and alternative medicine -- 11. Stress, anxiety and coping -- 12. Loss and bereavement -- SECTION 4 Developing person-centred nursing skills -- 13. Safety in nursing practice -- 14. nursing process, holistic assessment and baseline observations -- 15. Preventing the spread of infection -- 16. Personal care, sensory impairment and unconsciousness -- 17. Breathing and circulation -- 18. Mobility and immobility -- 19. Promoting hydration and nutrition -- 20. Elimination of urine: care and promoting continence -- 21. Elimination of faeces: care and promoting continence -- 22. Promoting the safe administration of medicines -- 23. Pain management - minimizing the pain experience -- 24. Caring for the person having surgery -- 25. Wound management -- Appendix: Abbreviations and acronyms.
Summary, etc.:
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. Key Features: 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.
Subject: Nursing > Practice.
Nursing Process.
Nursing Care.

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