Management for Nurses and Health Professionals

Theory Into Practice

Author: Alistair Hewison

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780632064335

Category: Medical

Page: 202

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Management for Nurses and Health Professionals examines management theory and its applications in healthcare, with an emphasis on relating theory to the organisation of patient care and effective management in everyday practice. This essential guide to health care management explores clinical governance, middle management, interprofessional working and clinical leadership as well as examining the organizational culture of the NHS, change management and management roles. It demonstrates how management theory has influenced health care and encourages the reader to become actively involved in shaping management and health care development. an essential guide for students and qualified staff examines key concepts and theories explores evidence based practice relates theory to practice

Accident & Emergency,Theory into Practice,3

Accident & Emergency

Author: Brian Dolan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204315X

Category: Medical

Page: 605

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This edition shows nurses why they are doing what they do, rather than just how, for a range of A&E conditions. It has sections that cover potential problem areas, such as paediatrics and treating the mentally ill A&E patient. A basic A&P section is included so even the most experienced nurse can refresh their knowledge.

Quality Caring in Nursing

Applying Theory to Clinical Practice, Education, and Leadership

Author: Dr. Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826121295

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award for 2009! "[This] book offers a coherent, theoretical, and research-guided framework for quality nursing caring in practice, education, and leadership; a foundational, timeless, yet transformative framework of substanceÖ." Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Denver Dedicated time spent with patients and families in clinical settings is often limited, rushed, and impersonal. How can nurses develop more positive, caring relationships with their patients, and help to improve the quality of patient care at large? This book addresses this critical question by presenting Joanne R. Duffy's Quality-Caring Model©-the result of 35 years of clinical experience and educational acumen. This values-based model will bring caring back into the foreground of nursing practice by providing revised curricula for educational programs, and outlining the core caring principles for nurse administrators. Key Features: Establishes "Relationship-Centered Caring," with discussions on how to care for the self, patients and families, each other, and communities Offers multiple case examples, and includes reflective questions and applications for use in educational programs, workshops, conferences, and clinical practice Demonstrates how the Quality-Caring Model© can be implemented in clinical practice, nursing education, research, and nursing leadership settings Includes appendices that discuss how caring can improve patient safety, outline course objectives, and explain how to assess and measure caring in your facility Written in clear, accessible language, this book will be an invaluable resource to nursing students, nursing scholars, clinical nurses, nurse educators, nurse researchers, and nurse leaders. Duffy's approach will help create a redesigned patient care delivery system focused on the primacy of caring relationships.

Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing Australian Edition

Author: Audry Berman,Shirlee J. Snyder,Barbara Kozier,Glenora Lea Erb,Tracy Levett-Jones,Trudy Dwyer,Majella Hales,Nichole Harvey,Lorna Moxham,Tanya Park,Barbara Parker,Kerry Reid-Searl,David Stanley

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 1486011454

Category: Medical

Page: 1745

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Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing prepares students for practice in a range of diverse clinical settings and help them understand what it means to be a competent professional nurse in the twenty-first century. This third Australian edition has once again undergone a rigorous review and writing process. Contemporary changes in the regulation of nursing are reflected in the chapters and the third edition continues to focus on the three core philosophies: Person-centred care, critical thinking and clinical reasoning and cultural safety. Students will develop the knowledge, critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to deliver care for their patients in ways that signify respect, acceptance, empathy, connectedness, cultural sensitivity and genuine concern.

Nursing Theories in Practice

Author: Marilyn E. Parker

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780887374975

Category: Medical

Page: 301

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This dynamic collection features Margaret Newman, Dorothy Johnson, Dor othea Orem, Myra Levine, Betty Neuman, Imogene King, Martha Rogers, an d Jean Watson.

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Applications

Concepts and Applications

Author: Cashin, Andrew

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1609600363

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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"This book provides relevant theoretical frameworks and empirical research findings in the area of nursing informatics, critiquing fundamental concepts such as evidence based practice and examining possible applications of such concepts in the contemporary context of nursing informatics"--Provided by publisher.

Self-Care Science, Nursing Theory and Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Katherine Renpenning, MScN,Susan Gebhardt Taylor, MSN, PhD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107796

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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"This is an excellent review of the development of self-care deficit theory and the use of self-care in nursing practice. Explanations of the various theories and theory terms are well done and written at a level that novice theorists can relate to. The authors demonstrate how self-care science can be fiscally and effectively applied to the care of patients/clients."--Doody's Medical Reviews Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Theory has been used as a foundation for nursing practice in healthcare institutions and as the basis of curricula in nursing schools for decades. This book explores the high-level theory of the application of Orem's Self-Care Theory, and how it can improve patient outcomes as well as cost-effectiveness of nursing care delivery. Written for nursing theorists, researchers, administrators, and graduate students, the text addresses the relationship of self-care theory and evidence-based care in nursing, and provides a solution to improving contemporary healthcare outcomes. The book is divided into three sections. Section one discusses the reason for the existence of the nursing profession, and identifies the performance of self-care. Section two covers three nursing practice sciences-wholly compensatory nursing, partly compensatory nursing, and supportive educative nursing. Section three offer suggestions on how health care organizations can incorporate this broadened perspective of what constitutes evidence based practice and on-going research methodology into every-day delivery of nursing services. Key Features: Includes case examples to illustrate the application of theory to nursing practice Provides a current, cost-effective resource for implementing Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory for effective evidence-based practice Builds the link between the application of Orem's Self Care Theory and improved patient and fiscal healthcare outcomes

Placement Learning in Medical Nursing,A guide for students in practice,1

Placement Learning in Medical Nursing

Author: Maggie Maxfield,Michelle Parker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702043028

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Explains how to develop medical competencies, mapping specific cancer and palliative care exercises and activities to the NMC competencies Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a medical placement to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise Focus on the essential evidence base of cancer and palliative care nursing, linking theory to practice Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you 'fit in'? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Each title provides: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites. Titles in the Placement Learning series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing

Essential Skills Clusters for Nurses

Theory for Practice

Author: Lesley Coles,Barbara Marjoram

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405183411

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This is a comprehensive, practical resource for students providing them with the core theory and knowledge underpinning nursing skills. Divided into five sections that discuss a particular area of the 'Essential Skills Clusters', the text explores care, organisational aspects of care, and much more.

The Changing Shape of Nursing Practice

The Role of Nurses in the Hospital Division of Labour

Author: Davina Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134605951

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Bringing together sociological theories and nursing practice this text develops a dynamic conceptualisation of the nursing role which is rooted in the work setting. It looks at the factors which have shaped nursing work in the past and those which are likely to shape it in the future. Nurses' work is changing in two respects: the place nursing occupies in the health care division of labour and the routine shifting of work boundaries that nurses experience in their daily work. Drawing on her detailed observations of the reality of nursing work in a district general hospital, Davina Allen explores these linked themes, focussing on five key work boundaries: *nurse:doctor *nurse:manager *nurse:support worker *nurse:patient *nurse:nurse The text provides new insight into many of the tensions and dilemmas nurses routinely face and the processes and constraints through which their work is fashioned. It offers a new way of thinking about the nursing role which is particularly relevant at a time when the scope of nursing practice is expanding and when the integrated approach to health and social care is seen as the key to provision and improved services.

The Principles and Practice of Nurse Education

Author: Francis M. Quinn

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748738953

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 581

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This book, now in its fourth edition, has been updated to include material focused on evidence-based practice. Covering the complete spectrum of education as applied to nursing and health care professions, this book maintains the blend of theoretical principles and practical applications that has proved successful over the preceding three editions. Among the important developments discussed are the replacement of UKCC and the four National Boards with a new Nursing and Midwifery Council, the initiative to establish the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the move to incorporate clinical effectiveness into the clinical governance framework. Frank Quinn brings together all the major changes that apply to educators within the National Health Service, making this essential textbook an authoritative source of guidance, up-to-date information and reference.

Management and Leadership in Nursing and Health Care

An Experiential Approach, Third Edition

Author: Elaine La Monica Rigolosi, EdD, JD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108407

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Time-tested leadership and management strategies based on experiential learning activities are at the foundation of this text for undergraduate and graduate students in nursing and health care leadership or management courses. It is grounded in theories and concepts applied to the health care environment from business, organizational psychology, health care law, and educational administration fields. The text encompasses theories of effective communication, problem analysis, conflict resolution, and time management challenges. This new edition includes three new chapters that cover current theories of creative leadership, working with diverse groups, and ethics for leaders and managers in health care, as well as new experiential learning activities throughout. These activities make theory application palpable and support the development of skills that students can use to motivate, educate, and lead those in health care to achieve the goals of a group, team, or organization. Included among the experiential learning activities are case studies, simulation, review questions, suggested assignments, and expected learning outcomes. The text will also be of value to nurse managers who wish to enhance their current leadership or managerial skills. Key Features: Provides strong direction for improving leadership and management skills in the health care environment Includes three new chapters on creative leadership, working with diverse groups, and ethics for healthcare leaders and managers Offers new learning activities throughout, including review questions and suggested assignments Features over 35 Experiential Exercises which invite the reader to experience new behaviors in a safe environment

Leadership and Nursing Care Management - E-Book

Author: Diane Huber

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323266894

Category: Medical

Page: 928

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Comprehensive and easy to read, this authoritative resource features the most up-to-date, research-based blend of practice and theory related to the issues that impact nursing management and leadership today. Key topics include the nursing professional’s role in law and ethics, staffing and scheduling, delegation, cultural considerations, care management, human resources, outcomes management, safe work environments, preventing employee injury, and time and stress management. Research Notes in each chapter summarize relevant nursing leadership and management studies and show how research findings can be applied in practice. Leadership and Management Behavior boxes in each chapter highlight the performance and conduct expected of nurse leaders, managers, and executives. Leading and Managing Defined boxes in each chapter list key terminology related to leadership and management, and their definitions. Case Studies at the end of each chapter present real-world leadership and management situations and illustrate how key chapter concepts can be applied to actual practice. Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter present clinical situations followed by critical thinking questions that allow you to reflect on chapter content, critically analyze the information, and apply it to the situation. A new Patient Acuity chapter uses evidence-based tools to discuss how patient acuity measurement can be done in ways that are specific to nursing. A reader-friendly format breaks key content into easy-to-scan bulleted lists. Chapters are divided according to the AONE competencies for nurse leaders, managers, and executives. Practical Tips boxes highlight useful strategies for applying leadership and management skills to practice.

Neuroscience Nursing

Evidence-Based Theory and Practice

Author: Sue Woodward,Ann-marie Mestecky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444329186

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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“Superior… An important resource for nurses” Shanne McNamara, Vice President, British Association of Neuroscience Nurses Neuroscience Nursing is a comprehensive, practical text that reflects both the richness and the diversity of contemporary neuroscience nursing. It aims to inform the practice of neuroscience nursing through the report of current research, best available evidence, policy and education. This important new book is divided into several sections exploring anatomy and physiology of the nervous system; assessment, interpretation and management of specific problems in the neurological patient; neurological investigations and neurosurgical procedures; management of patients with intracranial disorders; and management of patients with long-term conditions. It also explores the underpinning concepts of neuroscience care, including its history and development, and legal and ethical issues. Uniquely, this text also includes patients’ perspectives of living with a variety of neurological conditions. Key features: The first evidence-based UK neuroscience textbook for nurses Extensive full colour illustrations throughout Applicable to a wide variety of settings including prevention, primary care, acute and critical care, rehabilitation and palliative care Contributions from nurse specialists, nurse consultants, academics and subject experts from throughout the UK

Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice

Author: Rob Burton,Graham Ormrod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019956843X

Category: Medical

Page: 327

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To successfully complete the transition from being a final year pre-reg nursing student to becoming a qualified staff nurse, students need to understand and practice the responsibilities and roles of the registered nurse. This book outlines the principles of professional practice and the skills of the qualified nurse.

Nursing Theories and Models

Author: Hugh McKenna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113476653X

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Nursing theory is a major part of all nursing courses and nurses are encouraged to use theories in practice, but it is not always easy for the student to make a real connection between the two. Drawing on many years' experience of teaching and research, Hugh McKenna addresses the theory needs of both students and qualified staff. He demystifies the confusing terminology associated with nursing theory and shows how all nurses can build theory from practice through reflection and analysis. This text offers step-by-step guidelines on: * how to analyse concepts * how to generate and select theory * how to apply and test theory in practice. Written in a friendly, easy to read style, Nursing Theories and Models puts forward realistic strategies for bridging the theory-practice gap.

Patterns of Nursing Theories in Practice

Author: Marilyn E. Parker

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780887376009

Category: Medical

Page: 311

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This companion to Nursing Theories in Practice presents the main tenets of each major nursing theory and its role in practice. It provides significant examples of transcultural and transpersonal nursing care.

Leadership, Management and Team Working in Nursing

Author: Peter Ellis,Shirley Bach

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473926912

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: · Affordable · Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · Focused on applying theory to practice · Full of active learning features ‘The set of books is an excellent resource for students. The series is small, easily portable and valuable. I use the whole set on a regular basis.’ Fiona Davies, Senior Nurse Lecturer, University of Derby Whatever stage you are at in your nursing career leadership, management and team working skills will be central to your role as a modern nurse. The book has been carefully crafted to equip you with these skills helping you to understand why leadership and management is so important, how it fits in with your daily practice and what the key theory and knowledge is. It will be a valuable resource for all three years of the nursing degree and a tool to help you grow into a nurse leader of the future. 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 latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration nursing education · Provides practical guidance on the immediate challenges that the new nurse will face About the Authors Peter Ellis is Nursing Director at Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, Kent. Shirley Bach is Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton.