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Foundations of Nursing Practice By Chris Brooker

Foundations of Nursing Practice by Chris Brooker

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Intended to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme, this book aims to explain how and why nursing care is carried out. It also provides with material to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes.

Foundations of Nursing Practice Summary

Foundations of Nursing Practice: Fundamentals of Holistic Care by Chris Brooker

This book has been written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. It is therefore relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references

About Chris Brooker

School of Acute and Continuing care Nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 - Health, nursing and health care in the 21st century Chapter 1 Health as a value and a concept Chapter 2 The evolution of contemporary nursing Chapter 3 -Health and social care delivery systems SECTION 2 - Professional practice Chapter 4 Learning and teaching Chapter 5 Evidence-based practice and research Chapter 6 Legal issues that impact on nursing practice Chapter 7 NMC Code of Conduct and applied ethical principles SECTION 3 - Nursing and lifespan implications Chapter 8 The human lifespan and its effect on selecting nursing interventions Chapter 9 Relationship, helping and communication skills Chapter 10 Sleep, rest, relaxation, complementary therapies and alternative therapies Chapter 11 Stress, anxiety and coping Chapter 12 Loss and bereavement SECTION 4 - Developing nursing skills Chapter 13 Safety in nursing practice Chapter 14 The nursing process, holistic assessment and baseline observations Chapter 15 Preventing the spread of infection Chapter 16 Caring for the person with physical needs, sensory impairment and unconsciousness Chapter 17 Breathing and circulation Chapter 18 Mobility and immobility Chapter 19 Promoting hydration and nutrition Chapter 20 Elimination: urine Chapter 21 Elimination: faeces Chapter 22 Promoting the safe administration of medicines Chapter 23 Pain management: minimizing the pain experience Chapter 24 Caring for the person having surgery Chapter 25 Wound management Glossary Index

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Foundations of Nursing Practice: Fundamentals of Holistic Care by Chris Brooker
Used - Very Good
Elsevier Health Sciences
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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