Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

Author: Peter Ellis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844457486

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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The need for an evidence base for nursing practice is widely accepted. However, what evidence is and how nurses might appraise and apply it to their practice is still a matter of some debate, which can leave the novice nurse feeling confused. This book uses clear language to help the reader develop skills in the identification, appraisal and application of evidence for nursing practice. It guides the reader in the development of underpinning skills such as reflection, critical thinking and research, which allow the nurse to make sense of all the different forms of information and evidence that influence practice.

Understanding Research for Nursing Students

SAGE Publications

Author: Peter Ellis

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 144628137X

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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Right from the start of their nursing programme it is crucial for nursing students to be able to understand and evaluate current research to support their learning. This book helps students recognise what good research is by providing an introductory guide to the main research methodologies used in nursing. It simplifies complex terminology and puts research into context for nursing students, with clear examples and case studies. The second edition of this popular book includes a new chapter explaining the different ways students use research during their programme and in practice, guidance on critiquing research and literature reviews, new case studies from each field of practice, a clearer colour text design and a website with downloadable materials for lecturers to use to support their teaching.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Nurses

Author: Alec Grant,Shirley Bach

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184445438X

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Good communication and interpersonal skills remain one of the enduring and fundamental characteristics of high-quality nursing and midwifery practice. This is despite major developments in our knowledge of scientific, technological and pharmacological health treatments. However, because communication is viewed as an implicit part of everyday life, the skills required for effective communication and appropriate professional interactions are often overlooked. This book provides student nurses with the essential information on communication and interpersonal skills. It clearly explores the core concepts and evidence base and is practical and accessible, helping students to gain confidence in these skills.

Succeeding in Essays, Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students

Author: Kay Hutchfield,Mooi Standing

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 085725071X

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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The word 'assessment' can strike terror into any student. However, providing evidence of knowledge and skills for professional practice is an integral and essential part of university life as a nursing student. This book helps nursing students better understand the processes of assessment so that every student can achieve their potential in their studies. It looks at each of the major forms of assessment including essays, exams, portfolios, presentations, OSCEs and practice assessments. It specifically addresses the needs of nursing students on new degree courses and therefore gives a clear insight on how to succeed as a student nurse.

Leadership, Management and Team Working in Nursing

Author: Peter Ellis

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526448920

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 3854

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With all nurses expected to demonstrate leadership, management and team working skills it is vital that students engage with this aspect of their training as early as possible. As well as covering all of the core theory and knowledge, the authors encourage the reader to explore their own values and experiences when it comes to leadership that will help to develop emotional intelligence and a solid understanding of what good leadership and management practice looks like and why it matters to them. Key features: · Written with the needs of student nurses firmly in mind with activities and case studies that bring theory to life · Linked to the 2018 NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses · Provides practical guidance on the immediate challenges that the new nurse will face

Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students

Author: Bob Price,Anne Harrington

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967562

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 8647

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This book is a clear and practical guide to help students develop critical thinking, writing and reflection skills. It explains what critical thinking is and how students should use it throughout their nursing programme. This new edition also provides an innovative new framework that helps students appreciate different levels of critical thinking and reflection to help nursing students appreciate the requirements of degree level study. The book demonstrates the transferable nature of critical thinking and reflection from academic contexts to the real practice of nursing. Key features Clear and straightforward introduction to critical thinking directly written for nursing students, with chapters relating the subject to specific study and practice contexts Student examples and scenarios throughout, including running case studies from four nursing students and further annotated examples of student’s work on the website Each chapter is linked to the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Author: Shirley Bach,Alec Grant

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927412

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 4360

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'This is an excellent book. It has been really helpful with my communication teaching.' Mrs Sarah Young, Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of The West of England The new edition of this well regarded book will be useful to you for your entire course. It introduces the underpinning theory and concepts required for the development of first class communication and interpersonal skills. The authors have provided a simple-to-read overview of the central topics that provide a solid foundation in this crucial area of nursing practice. Through scenarios and theory summaries the book will teach you skills that you can immediately implement on your placements and regular activities break up the text and encourage critical thinking and reflection – two vital graduate skills.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844457508

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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Reflection enables us to make sense of, and learn from, experiences that can seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane. It is a core skill that student nurses must grasp to develop professionally, and is a requirement of the professional standards. This book introduces student nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner. It shows different ways of using reflection to learn and develop as a practitioner, including exploring personal experiences. It gives practical tips on using reflection throughout the pre-registration programme and empowers the student nurse to take ownership of their own learning by developing this important skill.

Succeeding in Research Project Plans and Literature Reviews for Nursing Students

Author: Graham R. Williamson,Andrew Whittaker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857252654

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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This book is a practical, user friendly text designed specifically for those undertaking dissertations or research projects in the final year of nursing programmes. Research forms a central part of nursing degrees, and final year dissertations are often based on literature searching and writing research project proposals. This book addresses the need for a clear and practical text to guide students from the initial stage of deciding on a research topic, completing a literature review and designing their research, through to choosing data collection and analysis methods, and finally writing up their project proposal or dissertation.

Polnisch-Deutsch für die Pflege zu Hause

Rozmówki polsko-niemieckie do opieki domowej

Author: Nina Konopinski-Klein

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662535637

Category: Medical

Page: 253

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Sprachführer für den Pflegealltag Dieses übersichtliche Wörterbuch ist ein unverzichtbarer Helfer im Gespräch. Begriffe und einfache Sätze aus dem Alltag werden in beiden Sprachen aufgeführt und erleichtern die Verständigung im Alltag. Einfache Dialoge zu Alltagsthemen wie z.B. Wohlbefinden, Krankheit, Arztbesuch, Haushalt, und Ernährung. Aber auch wichtige Fachbegriffe aus der Pflege werden elräutert. Zahlreiche Abbildungen unterstützen das Gespräch und hilfreiche Vokabellisten erleichtern das Lernen neuer Wörter. Empfehlenswert für polnische Pflegekräfte und Haushaltshilfen, die in Deutschland arbeiten; aber auch Senioren und Angehörige finden darin Hilfen zum Gespräch. Przewodnik językowy z zakresu codziennej opieki Ten przejrzyście napisany słownik językowy jest niezbędną pomocą w codziennej komunikacji. Przedstawione w dwóch językach proste słowa i powszechnie używane zdania ułatwiają obustronne porozumienie na codzień. Ważne określenia i zwroty dotyczące opieki Proste dialogi dotyczące dnia codziennego jak np. samopoczucie, choroba, wizyta u lekarza, gospodarstwo domowe czy żywienie. Ilustracje wspomagające rozmowy Zestawienie słówek i zwrotów Polecany dla opiekunek z Polski pracujących na terenie Niemiec, osób starszych i ich rodzin.

Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing

Author: Desiree Tait,Jane James,Catherine Williams,David Barton

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927501

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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This book helps adult nursing students to competently manage care of critically and acutely ill patients, and to recognize and deal with the early signs of deterioration. The book takes a practical real-life approach to care, with each chapter focusing on patients with specific problems, then interweaving the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient. New to this edition: · two new chapters focusing on the renal system and endocrine system · updates to include the latest evidence and guidelines from NICE · refreshed activities and scenarios reflecting current nursing practice.

Caring for Older People in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446296296

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 4364

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As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the health care system, and caring for older people is now every nurse's concern. This book aims to help nursing students understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on person-centred, humanised care in addition to physical care, helping students to examine attitudes towards older people in health care and combat negative stereotypes. The book takes a positive stance on ageing, celebrating the fact that in the Western world we live longer and healthier with a focus on the well-being of the individual. Key features: · Easy-to-read introduction for nursing students, with a chapter on making the most of placements with older people; · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education; · Theory is linked to practice through case studies and scenarios, emphasising the lived experiences of the older person; · Plenty of activities help build critical thinking and graduate skills; · Further resources on the book's website to help you in your teaching including additional questions and case studies, website links, and PDFs of useful resources.

Nursing in Partnership with Patients and Carers

Author: Audrey Reed

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857253088

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Future healthcare services are changing to give patients more rights over their own healthcare. The NMC requires that nurses work in partnership with those in their care. This book provides a timely guide to enabling patient and carer participation in nursing care. It challenges the reader to see the person in the patient and explores the nature of the nurse-patient relationship. It gives practical advice on how students can promote participation on placements and in practice. The book also offers an insight into the realities of being a carer, and discusses how quality of patient experiences can be assessed.

What is Nursing? Exploring Theory and Practice

Author: Dawn Ritchie,Carol Hall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857254464

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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This book helps new nursing students, and those thinking of entering the profession, understand what it is to be a nurse in today's rapidly changing healthcare environments. The new edition includes a new first chapter on becoming a nursing student, with insights from students themselves. The book also explains the process of nursing and systems of care delivery which underpin actual practice. A chapter on international working is included for those working or studying abroad. Finally, it explores what nursing is really like when you qualify through interviews with registered nurses in each of the main nursing fields of practice.

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Author: Richard Griffith,Cassam Tengnah

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446276406

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital you have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas you will face in the course of your career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps you to understand how they apply to nursing practice. The third edition of this popular book has been fully updated with changes to the law and professional requirements, and includes new case studies, scenarios and activities from all fields of practice and a clearer colour text design. Key Features: • Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you can see what is required in order to become a registered nurse • Scenarios and case studies show how the law applies to your nursing practice • Activities help you to build core skills such as critical thinking and reflection.

Medicines Management in Adult Nursing

Author: Elizabeth Lawson,Dawn L. Hennefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844458431

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Correct medicines management for adults is a crucial skill that adult nursing students must develop in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as an adult nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Information Skills for Nursing Students

Author: Kay Hutchfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844457465

Category: Medical

Page: 112

View: 877

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It is essential for nursing students to access current and reliable information to succeed in academic assignments and nursing practice, yet there are increasingly diverse information sources available, which can raise questions about the authenticity and reliability of information provided. This book presents a practical and clear guide to mastering information skills. It shows the reader how to effectively plan and implement a search for information and make judgements on the quality of the sources found. It also gives strategies for storage and retrieval of information, helping nurses to maximise the time they have available for keeping up to date.

Nursing and Mental Health Care

An introduction for all fields of practice

Author: Steve Trenoweth,Terry Docherty,Joseph Franks,Reuben Pearce

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844457850

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Improving mental health for all is increasingly important in nursing as more people suffer from mental health issues, ranging from stress through to diagnosed illnesses. It is crucial that all nurses, not just mental health nurses, are aware of mental health problems and the impact these have on patients, families and carers. This book gives a clear overview of mental health in nursing, relevant for all fields of practice. It explains the core features of the mental health nursing field, and explores aspects of mental health that every nurse should understand in order to provide holistic care to their patients.

Dementia Care in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 085725801X

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face.

Assessment and Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker,Diane Carpenter,Yvonne Middlewick

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446294196

Category: Medical

Page: 136

View: 8466

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Assessment is an essential part of mental-health nursing and as such a core learning requirement for pre-registration nursing students. Getting assessment right is essential for the nursing student in order for them to become an effective practitioner. Many books on assessment are very theoretical. This is a practical, hands-on guide to the assessment process, underpinned by the latest evidence. The book explains the core principles through running case studies, so that readers can see how each decision they make impacts on the person in their care. Key features: Assessment principles are applied across a variety of modern nursing settings that you may find yourself working in as a registered nurse Each chapter is linked to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you know you are meeting the professional requirements Activities throughout help you to think critically and develop essential graduate skills.