Exploring Theory and Practice

Author: Carol Hall,Dawn Ritchie

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857259768

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This book helps new nursing students, and those applying to nursing programmes, understand what being a nurse is all about. It explores the essential issues, processes and theories of nursing practice, and is therefore an ideal introductory text as you start your nursing programme, or as pre-course reading. This revised edition includes a new first chapter on being a nursing student, with insights from students themselves, and explains what will be expected of you in the new all-degree programmes. Interviews with real nurses in each of the fields of practice gives you an important view into the real world of nursing. The revised third edition includes a new chapter on being a nursing student, with student tips and stories Updated with, and linked to, the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education Activities, case studies and scenarios helps you apply theory to practice Particularly suitable for first-year students and those applying to pre-registration programmes This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice Series , the first series of books designed to help students meet the requirements of the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for the new degree programmes. For more information on Nursing titles and promotions, please visit http://www.uk.sagepub.com/nursing.sp
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Principles, Values and Skills

Author: Wilfred McSherry,Robert MSherry,Roger Watson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199583854

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 1046

Care in Nursing addresses the fundamental caring principles, values, and skills nurses require to provide sound care to their patients and to meet the challenges of nursing in the future. Exploring essential knowledge and competencies, the authors explore research, evidence and real life practice before outlining practical skills which will empower nurses to deliver quality care. Written by nurses and health professionals from both practice and academia, Care in Nursing explores how care underpins every element of nursing including: patient centred care, cultural diversity, sociology, psychology, communication, partnership working, law and ethics, management and leadership, and more. A specific chapter also addresses how nurses can develop self-care techniques to meet the pressures and demands of a challenging yet ultimately rewarding career. Relevant to nurses in all fields and a diverse range of clinical and non-clinical settings, this is essential reading for nursing students, qualified nurses, mentors, nursing academics as well as nurse managers and leaders.
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Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967724

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 8644

Would you like to develop some strategies to manage knowledge deficits, near misses and mistakes in practice? Are you looking to improve your reflective writing for your portfolio, essays or assignments? Reflective practice enables us to make sense of, and learn from, the experiences we have each day and if nurtured properly can provide skills that will you come to rely on throughout your nursing career. Using clear language and insightful examples, scenarios and case studies the third edition of this popular and bestselling book shows you what reflection is, why it is so important and how you can use it to improve your nursing practice. Key features: · Clear and straightforward introduction to reflection directly written for nursing students and new nurses · Full of activities designed to build confidence when using reflective practice · Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters
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Author: Jane Nicol,Brian Nyatanga

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473905257

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 6451

With the number of people requiring palliative and end-of-life care set to increase by 2020, it is the responsibility of every nurse, regardless of specialism, to know how to provide high-quality care to this group of people. Yet caring for those nearing the end of life can throw up complex issues, including handling bereavement, cultural and ethical issues, delivering care in a wide variety of settings, symptom management and also ensuring your own emotional resilience. This book is specifically designed to equip nursing students and non-specialists with the essential knowledge in relation to the care and management of people nearing the end of life.
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Author: Paul Linsley,Roslyn Kane,Sara Owen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199561087

Category: Medical

Page: 289

View: 9437

Nursing for Public Health reflects the growing need for all nurses to promote the health of patients as well as treating illnesses. This textbook examines core policies, theories, and models of public health, alongside nursing skills and interventions for health issues such as obesity, smoking and sexual health.
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A Christian Vision of Nursing Practice

Author: Mary Molewyk Doornbos,Ruth Groenhout,Kendra G. Hotz,Cheryl Brandsen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802828743

Category: Medical

Page: 211

View: 6164

Nursing involves skill, judgment, compassion, and respect for human life whether or not the nurse is a Christian. Is there anything distinctive, then, about Christian nurses? The authors of Transforming Care address the question of how Christian faith molds nursing practice. Suggesting that such faith entails something more essential than evangelism or a certain position on moral dilemmas, they deal with the ordinary, everyday nature of nursing practice. The first part of the book articulates the relationship between Christian faith and nursing practice while analyzing the concepts of nursing, person, environment, and health common to nursing literature. The second part describes and evaluates nursing practice in three different health care contexts: acute care settings, mental health facilities, and community care contexts. Sidebars throughout the book offer thought-provoking quotations from well-known authors and nursing experts. Contributors: Cheryl Brandsen Bart Cusveller Mary Molewyk Doornbos Mary Flikkema Ruth E. Groenhout Arlene Hoogewerf Kendra G. Hotz Clarence Joldersma Barbara Timmermans
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principles and evidence for practice

Author: Payne, Sheila,Seymour, Jane,Ingleton, Christine

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335221815

Category: Medical

Page: 717

View: 7622

This textbook in palliative care nursing draws together the principles and evidence that underpins practice to support nurses working in specialist palliative care settings and those whose work involves end-of-life care.
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A Practical Approach for Nurses and Midwives

Author: Milika Ruth Matiti,Lesley Baillie

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846193907

Category: Medical

Page: 267

View: 3619

A comprehensive, accessible resource for nurses and midwives on the theory and practice of dignity in care for people of all ages in diverse settings.
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A Guide to Nursing the Whole Person

Author: Dave Roberts

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244157

Category: Medical

Page: 186

View: 1414

This book aims to give the nurse the theoretical framework and the practical knowledge and skills to deal effectively with the psychosocial aspects of their work.
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Author: Mooi Standing

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526412586

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 3502

A highly practical, evidence-based guide to decision-making and clinical judgement that unlocks these vital skills crucial for safe and effective practice.
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Author: Paul L. Wachtel

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609180453

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

View: 6499

This important and innovative book explores a new direction in psychoanalytic thought that can expand and deepen clinical practice. Relational psychoanalysis diverges in key ways from the assumptions and practices that have traditionally characterized psychoanalysis. At the same time, it preserves, and even extends, the profound understanding of human experience and psychological conflict that has always been the strength of the psychoanalytic approach. Through probing theoretical analysis and illuminating examples, the book offers new and powerful ways to revitalize clinical practice.
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Diffractive readings in professional practice

Author: Julianne Lynch,Julie Rowlands,Trevor Gale,Andrew Skourdoumbis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317277309

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 545

Practice Theory and Education challenges how we think about ‘practice’, examining what it means across different fields and sites. It is organised into four themes: discursive practices; practice, change and organisations; practising subjectivity; and professional practice, public policy and education. Contributors to the collection engage and extend practice theory by drawing on the legacies of diverse social and cultural theorists, including Bourdieu, de Certeau, Deleuze and Guattari, Dewey, Latour, Marx, and Vygotsky, and by building on the theoretical trajectories of contemporary authors such as Karen Barad, Yrjo Engestrom, Andreas Reckwitz, Theodore Schatzki, Dorothy Smith, and Charles Taylor. The proximity of ideas from different fields and theoretical traditions in the book highlight key matters of concern in contemporary practice thinking, including the historicity of practice; the nature of change in professional practices; the place of discursive material in practice; the efficacy of refiguring conventional understandings of subjectivity and agency; and the capacity for theories of practice to disrupt conventional understandings of asymmetries of power and resources. Their juxtaposition also points to areas of contestation and raises important questions for future research. Practice Theory and Education will appeal to postgraduate students, academics and researchers in professional practice and education, and scholars working with social theory. It will be of particular interest to those who wish to move beyond the limiting configurations of practice found in contemporary neoliberal, new managerialist and narrow representationalist discourses.
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Author: Richard Gross,Nancy Kinnison

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444179926

Category: Medical

Page: 531

View: 3761

Psychology for Nurses and Health Professionals, Second Edition is an accessible guide providing comprehensive coverage of psychology for nurses and healthcare professionals in training and practice. Key features include: Fully updated and restructured to ensure content matches training requirements for nurses and healthcare practitioners Stronger focus on the biopsychosocial model, therapeutic relationships and self-awareness More examples to highlight application with theories demonstrated through scenarios relevant to practice Accessible style with critical discussion boxes, student diary entries, reflection points, summary boxes and glossary Free lecturer PowerPoints, extension material, MCQs and exercises available to download Written by the bestselling psychology author Richard Gross and Nancy Kinnison, an experienced nurse and lecturer, this is an essential guide to applying theoretical aspects of psychology to nursing and health care.
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Author: Daryl Evans,Dina Coutsaftiki,C. Patricia Fathers

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526412144

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 6520

Preventing illness and improving the general health of the population is a vital priority for the health service with nurses expected to play a central role. Written using clear language this book explains what health promotion is and how it interacts with public health. It shows how health promotion can be implemented while drawing on the main theories, models and evidence that inform practice. The book covers the essential topics like lifestyle changes, health screening and patient education giving you the necessary tools and confidence to integrate health promotion into your day to day nursing practice. 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
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Philosophy and Practice

Author: Alissa C. Perrucci

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442214562

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 205

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This book teaches an approach and framework for decision assessment and counseling for abortion and family planning care. Case examples, individual and group exercises, guided self-reflection, and values clarification build the reader's skills for working within a wide range of scenarios. The book is a complete manual for physicians, nurses, counselors, and social workers on how to work with decision conflict, ambivalence, and present pregnancy options.
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Author: Larkin, Mary

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236626

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 5719

"This book provides a comprehensive and contemporary exploration of a wide range of topics within the social aspects of health, illness and healthcare. It explores and explains the different relationships between social categories and health, different experiences of illness and the role of the healthcare provider in society." --rear cover.
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A Textbook for Professional Practice

Author: Derek Sellman,Paul Snelling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317903951

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 496

View: 7335

The guidelines and skills required to become a nurse are always changing and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the current standards. This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills you need to meet NMC requirements. Becoming a Nurse will demystify what you need to know while preparing you to meet NMC standards and become a confident, practicing professional. This book is ideal for both pre-registration and practicing nurses. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of current NMC standards. User-friendly language describes the key NMC standards to Become a Nurse: · Personal and professional development · Professional and ethical practice · Care delivery · Care management · 17 overarching standards of the NMC. "More readable than texts on single topics such as ethics or management, it is also a better preparation for the accountability of Registration than clinically oriented books usually are. ... Would you recommend it? Resoundingly, yes."- Sue McBean, University of Ulster, THES, Feb 2010
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Theory and Practice

Author: Katherine Killick

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317648021

Category: Psychology

Page: 210

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Art Therapy for Psychosis presents innovative theoretical and clinical approaches to psychosis that have developed in the work of expert clinicians from around the world. It draws on insights that have emerged from decades of clinical practice to explain why and how specialised forms of art therapy constitute a particularly appropriate psychotherapeutic approach to psychosis. The contributors present a diverse range of current theoretical perspectives on the subject, derived from the fields of neuroscience, phenomenology and cognitive analytic theory, as well as from different schools of psychoanalysis. Collectively, they offer insights into the specific potentials of art therapy as a psychotherapeutic approach to psychosis, and describe some of the specialised approaches developed with individuals and with groups over the past 20 years. Throughout the book, the meaning and relevance of art-making as a medium for holding and containing unbearable, unthinkable and unspeakable experiences within the psychotherapeutic setting becomes apparent. Several of the chapters present detailed illustrated case studies which show how making visual images with an appropriately trained art psychotherapist can be a first step on the path into meaningful relatedness. This book offers fresh insights into the nature of psychosis, the challenges encountered by clinicians attempting to work psychotherapeutically with people in psychotic states in different settings, and the potentials of art therapy as an effective treatment approach. It will be essential reading for mental health professionals who work with psychosis, including psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and arts therapists, and those in training. Full colour versions of the illustrations can be viewed at http://isps.org/index.php/publications/book-series/publication-photos Please see p. ix of the book for details of how to access them.
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Author: Bastable

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284127206

Category: Medical

Page: 692

View: 8373

urse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice, Fifth Edition prepares nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners for their ever-increasing role in patient teaching, health education, health promotion, and nursing education.
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Author: Deborah Dang,Sandra L. Dearholt

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 194044697X

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 8099

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines has proven to be one of the most foundational books on EBP in nursing. This fully revised third edition builds on the strength of the first two editions with updated content based on more than a decade of the model’s use and refinement in real-life settings. Authors Deborah Dang and Sandra L. Dearholt also incorporated feedback from nurses around the world. Key features of the Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP model include: · NEW: Tips for using the newly updated Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP model and guidelines · NEW: Tips on seeking funding for the advancement of interprofessional collaboration and teamwork · NEW: Tools to guide the EBP process, such as Stakeholder Analysis, Action Planning, and Dissemination · Explanation of the Practice question, Evidence, and Translation (PET) approach to EBP projects · Overview of the Patient, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome (PICO) approach to EBP question development · Creation of a supportive infrastructure for building an EBP nursing environment · Exemplars detailing real-world EBP experiences CNOs, nurse managers, bedside nurses, and students alike have successfully transformed their practices and improved patient care using Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines
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