Person-Centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care

Theory and Practice

Author: Brendan McCormack,Tanya McCance

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118990560

Category: Medical

Page: 286

View: 728

Person-centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care is a comprehensive and practical resource for all nurses and healthcare practitioners who want to develop person-centred ways of working. This second edition which builds on the original text Person Centred Nursing, has been significantly revised and expanded to provide a timely and topical exploration of an important subject which underpins all nursing and healthcare, edited by internationally renowned experts in the field. Person-centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care looks at the importance of person-centred practice (PCP) from a variety of practice, strategic, and policy angles, exploring how the principles of PCP underpin a variety of perspectives, including within leadership and in the curriculum. The book explores not only a range of methodologies, but also covers a variety of different healthcare settings and contexts, including working within mental health services, acute care, nursing homes, the community, and working with children and people with disabilities. Key features: Significantly updated and expanded since the previous edition, taking into account the considerable changes in recent health care advancements, including the ‘Francis’ report Builds on previous perspectives of person-centredness in nursing and applies them in a broader nursing and health care context Includes a stronger exploration on the role of the service-user Shows the use of life-story and narrative approaches as a way of putting the individual’s identity at the heart of the care relationship Includes learning features such as links to current practice developments and reflective questions

Delivering Person-Centred Care in Nursing

Author: Bob Price

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526480298

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 7578

Delivering effective and responsive person-centred care is a key requirement of nurses’ professional practice and a core skill nurses must develop throughout their degree. This book explains and demonstrates how nurses can transform the ideals of person-centred care into reality for patients throughout their healthcare journey, in a variety of settings. Through the use of varied case studies, this book applies this practice to all fields of nursing, allowing students on any course, at any point in their degree to find useful guidance within its pages.

Person-centred Nursing

Theory and Practice

Author: Brendan McCormack,Tanya McCance

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444347713

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 9777

The concept of 'person-centredness' has become established in approaches to the delivery of healthcare, particularly with nursing, and is embedded in many international healthcare policy frameworks and strategic plans. This book explores person-centred nursing using a framework that has been derived from research and practice. Person-centred Nursing is a theoretically rigorous and practically applied text that aims to increase nurses' understanding of the principles and practices of person-centred nursing in a multiprofessional context. It advances new understandings of person-centred nursing concepts and theories through the presentation of an inductively derived and tested framework for person-centred nursing. In addition it explores a variety of strategies for developing person-centred nursing and presents case examples of the concept in action. This is a practical resource for all nurses who want to develop person-centred ways of working.

Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems

Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Leaders, 2nd Edition

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

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110150

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 3334

First Edition named an AJN Book of the Year! ìJoanne Duffy makes a compelling argument in this book that relationships have been marginalized and no longer serve as the central organizing principle of health servicesÖThis book resonates with a virtual groundswell of findings regarding the importance of relationships for organizational performance and for human wellbeing.î -Jody Hoffer Gittell Professor of Management, Brandeis University This edition stresses the proven need for a return to the patient-centered care neglected through our health systemís emphasis on procedures, protocols, diagnostic testing, technology, and costs. It addresses the significant challenges to quality care posed by the upcoming changes in our health care system, and focuses on health systems, the role of nursing within them, and the interprofessional health team as the key to change ensuring high quality care. The book responds to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the recent IOMís Future of Nursing Report, the call for radical transformation of nursing education, and current evidence on patient safety and quality of care. This text explores the Quality-Caring Model©, which honors nursingís most deeply felt value, and can be applied to clinical, educational, and leadership practice to advance our nationís health system. Among the bookís strengths are its translation of theoretical knowledge to practical applications that can be used for clinical interventions and resolution of professional issues. Chapters include key terms, case studies along with practical exercises and references, and ìCalls to Actionî offering inspiration and guidance for implementing change. New to the Second Edition: Focuses on current challenges to quality care posed by upcoming changes to our health system Addresses health systems, the interprofessional health team, and the role of nursing within them Combines theoretical foundations for practice with clinical, leadership, and educational applications Examines the powerful role of relationships in promoting nursing excellence, improving patient satisfaction, and patient outcomes Serves as a key guide for graduate nurse educators and students, nurse leaders, and hospital leadership seeking Magnet certification Incorporates recommendations of the Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the IOMís Future of Nursing Report, educational transformation, and current research on safety and quality of care

Tabbner's Nursing Care

Theory and Practice

Author: Gabby Koutoukidis,Kate Stainton,Jodie Hughson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729585271

Category: Medical

Page: 1432

View: 6010

The only text in the market written specifically for Diploma of Nursing students in Australia and New Zealand. Written by Gabrielle Koutoukidis, Kate Stainton and Jodie Hughson, Tabbner’s Nursing Care: Theory and Practice, 7th edition, provides a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and skills for nursing students embarking on an Enrolled Nurse career. Reflecting the current issues and scope of practice for Enrolled Nurses in Australia, this new edition focuses on the delivery of person-centred care, emphasises critical thinking throughout and demonstrates the application of the decision-making framework across multiple scenarios. Visit evolve.elsevier.com/AU/Koutoukidis/Tabbner: eBook on VitalSource Teaching resources Image collection - all figures and tables from the textbook Test banks Student resources Answer guides to: o Case studies o Critical thinking exercises o Decision-making framework exercises o Review questions Australian Clinical Skills videos demonstrating core skills to help you link the theory to practice Weblinks Two new chapters: o Nursing informatics and technology in healthcare o Quality and safety in healthcare 83 Clinical Skills aligned with the new 2016 Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Enrolled Nurse (EN) Standards for Practice to help you understand the skill and translate it into effective clinical practice Exercises on the decision-making framework for the EN Examples of progress notes and nursing care plan documentation Aligned with the HLT Health Training Package Supported by a NEW companion skills workbook: Essential Enrolled Nursing Skills for Person-Centred Care Includes eBook on VitalSource

Evaluation of Health Care Quality in Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM,Christine A. Brosnan, DrPH, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107672

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 7719

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful resource that fills a true gap in the literature. This is a topic that needs more exposure and more emphasis in the field of advanced practice nursing. The value of evaluation in healthcare quality will be seen in the outcomes of healthcare improvements." Score: 100, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews High-level evaluation skills reflecting national standards and benchmarks are becoming increasingly important in our changing health care climate. This is the only nursing textbook to lay the foundation for APNs to achieve the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. Comprehensive in scope, it distills current best practice information from numerous sources to create a thorough and reliable resource for APN and DNP graduates. The text addresses both the theoretical basis of evaluation and its application as an integral part of contemporary practice. It provides an overview of evaluation science and critically examines the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence. Several frameworks are described to provide the reader with different evaluation models, including those of economic evaluation. The text covers in detail the evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice, including information systems and patient care technology, the redesign of health care in accordance with patient-family centered models, and the challenges of the current trend toward electronic medical records. Also addressed is the evaluation of populations and health care teams, including characteristics, risk factors, and determinants, as well as the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Additionally, the text covers translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership among APNs. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of evaluation of patient, population, systems, health team, and health care information systems technology outcomes Presents best practices and evidence-based practices that stress use in practice Uses case studies to illustrate application of evaluation in each practice area Stresses the importance of clear terminology in evaluation and provides definitions of relevant terms

Developing Practical Adult Nursing Skills

Author: Lesley Baillie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444154915

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 5118

This is the third edition of the highly successful textbook, Developing Practical Nursing Skills, which has been revised specifically for nursing and health care students working with adult patients, offering a more comprehensive guide that will last throughout initial training and beyond. Maintaining the practical and easy-to-use style of the previous edition, the text now focuses on adults with physical health needs across a range of settings. Each chapter includes scenarios from adult physical health, mental health and learning disability care settings, which are followed by reflective activities and learning outcomes to help the reader relate theory to practice. This new edition includes additional skills, and has been fully updated with new research and health policies, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council Essential Skills Clusters. An accompanying website supports the text with complementary information, images, activities and self-assessment questions. This interactive aid to learning is essential reading for all pre-registration nurses on the common foundation programme and adult, mental health and learning disability branches, as well as health care assistants studying NVQ 2/3 in Care, and students on assistant healthcare practitioner foundation degrees. It is also a useful reference for qualified nurses and all those involved in the teaching of practical nursing skills. The accompanying website is http://cw.tandf.co.uk/adultnursingskills/

Introduction to Aboriginal Health and Health Care in Canada

Bridging Health and Healing

Author: Vasiliki Douglas, BSN, BA, MA, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117996

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 4307

Named a 2013 PROSE Award Winner in Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Written by one of the leading researchers in First Nations and Inuit Health, this is the only entry-level text to address the current state of knowledge in the field of aboriginal health. The book places aboriginal health in Canada within its historical and philosophical context as it addresses social and clinical approaches to major health issues facing this population. It discusses the distinctive features of aboriginal health and healing as opposed to traditional Western medicine and why it should be studied as a discrete field. Using the thread of cultural safety throughout, the text introduces students to health concerns facing the aboriginal population in general, with a special focus on the needs of women and children. The text provides a framework for professionals to approach aboriginal clients in a way that will both respect their worldviews and retain their own professional epistemology. Chapters are consistently formatted to include chapter objectives, case studies, critical thinking exercises, key concepts and terms, and recommended websites. The text adheres to the CASN/ANAC/CAN framework for teaching cultural competence and safety in regard to aboriginal health, and meets the needs of a curriculum that is highly recommended and will likely be required in the near future. Included with the text are an instructorís manual, study guide, and sample exams. Key Features: Comprises the only entry-level text about aboriginal health in Canada Integrates, historical, social, and clinical information along with concrete examples and relevant case studies Written by a leading researcher in First Nations and Inuit Health Adheres to the CASN/ANAC/CAN framework for teaching cultural competence and safety regarding aboriginal health

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E-Book

Author: Maggie Mallik,Carol Hall,David Howard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037524

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 9342

Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.

A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing E-Book

Author: Dr Jim Richardson,Edward Alan Glasper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

View: 8214

nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses

Implementing Culture Change in Long-Term Care

Benchmarks and Strategies for Management and Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109098

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 9688

"As one who is involved in the culture change movement and is trying to review the huge volume of available resources, I find it refreshing to have a book that draws it all together....I highly recommend this book to administrators who are overwhelmed at the thought of implementing change in their environment. The author has done an excellent job of making it seem quite possible to make culture change a reality."--Doody's Medical Reviews "The publication of Implementing Culture Change in Long-Term Care marks the beginning of a new era in the aging services profession. This book is the Rosetta Stone of the culture change movement. Dr. Jurkowskiís skillful blend of theory, research, and practice addresses the movementís most urgent needs and makes the work of culture change advocates accessible to a broader and more influential audience....This book is the future in paper and ink." From the Foreword by Bill Thomas, MD Founder of the Eden Alternative and the Green House Project This text offers a strategic approach for promoting an active culture of change in long-term care facilities for older adults and people with disabilities. It discusses the philosophical framework for the delivery of care in these settings and addresses the changing landscape of our long-term care population. With the aim of transforming these facilities from institutional settings to person-centered, homelike environments, the book offers administrators and practitioners numerous strategies and benchmarks for culture change, and addresses tools and resources to support the culture change process. The text describes how these benchmarks have been met and provides ways to address not just knowledge, but also attitudes and behavior, important components of a culture change strategy. The book compares and contrasts current long-term care paradigmsóthe medical model, the rehabilitation paradigm, the independence and dignity model, and strength-based approachesóin order to see how they facilitate or impede culture change. It provides best practice examples of benchmarks to be attained along with strategies to promote this process. These benchmarks and strategies are based upon the Artifacts for Culture Change Assessment Tool developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The text describes ways to build a blueprint and strategic processes for integrating these benchmarks into a long-term care setting, addressing the entire process from assessment through evaluation. It also provides tools enabling readers to learn from their own process via a feedback loop, and includes strategies to facilitate partnerships with family, staff, and community. Key Features: Elucidates benchmarks that can be implemented in long-term care settings, using the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid's "Long Term Care Artifacts" assessment tool as an intervention Focuses on care practices, the environment, the inclusion and integration of family and community, leadership benchmarks, and workplace practices Includes robust examples of best practices within each of the main artifact arenas Incorporates tools and strategies for assessing the philosophical paradigm of a long- term facility that can help or hinder the culture change process Provides discussion and reflection questions and websites for additional resources

Compassionate Person-Centered Care for the Dying

An Evidence-Based Palliative Care Guide For Nurses

Author: Bonnie Freeman

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826122477

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 9017

This groundbreaking reference for palliative care nurses is the first to provide realistic and achievable evidence-based methods for incorporating compassionate and humanistic care of the dying into current standards of practice. It builds on the author’s research-based CARES Tool, a reference that synthesizes five key elements demonstrated to enable a peaceful death as free from suffering as possible: Comfort, Airway Management, Management of Restlessness and Delirium, Emotional and Spiritual Support, and Self-Care for Nurses. The book describes step-by-step how nurses can easily implement the basic tenets of the CARES Tool into their end-of-life practice. It provides a clearly defined plan that can be individualized for each patient and tailored to specific family needs, and facilitates caring for the dying in the most respectful and humane way possible.

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

View: 8872

"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

Occupational Therapies without Borders - Volume 2 E-Book

Towards an ecology of occupation-based practices

Author: Frank Kronenberg,Nick Pollard,Dikaios Sakellariou

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049115

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 4105

The companion text to Occupational Therapy without Borders - Volume 1: learning from the spirit of survivors! In this landmark text writers from around the world discuss a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. The profession is presented as a political possibilities-based practice, concerned with what matters most to people in real life contexts, generating practice-based evidence to complement evidence-based practice. As these writers demonstrate, occupational therapies are far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu captures the ethos of this book, which essentially calls for engagements in the service of a purpose that is larger than the advancement of our profession's interests: "Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others." Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people’s access to useful and meaningful occupation Chapters increase diversity of contributions – geographically, culturally and politically Emphasis on practice, education and research maintains academic credibility A glossary and practical examples in nearly every chapter make text more accessible to students

Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN,Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107516

Category: Medical

Page: 732

View: 7079

Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! Named a "Choice Outstanding Academic Title" for 2007 and an "AJN Book of the Year" The award-winning Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, now in its third edition, is the comprehensive resource for tracking developments in the field. With over 20 new areas of research, and meticulous updates of original entries, the encyclopedia presents key terms and concepts and their application to practice. Pithy entries provide the most relevant and current research perspectives, and will be a starting point for future content and references. Nurse researchers, educators, students, and all clinical specialties will find the encyclopedia an important introduction to the breadth of nursing research today. New topics include NIH-funded research areas, a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals, addictions care, palliative care, translational science, simulation, trauma care, family-centered care, mild cognitive impairment, active surveillance for cancer care, workplace and empowerment research, nurse engagement, nurse-physician collaboration, CAM and empowerment research, spirituality, synthesis and action research, mixed methods research, systematic review, ethnopharmacology, and more. Key Features: Includes NIH-funded research topics Provides a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals Adds over 20 new areas of research and updates original entries Written by over 200 nursing research experts Organized alphabetically for easy access to information

Child and Family-Centred Healthcare

Concept, Theory and Practice

Author: Lynda Smith,Valerie Coleman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113703579X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 9271

The definitive book on family centred care for health professionals, this popular text has been thoroughly revised in line with contemporary health policy. Including greater emphasis on child-centred care, interprofessional working and care in community settings; it is a valuable resource for all those working with children and families.

Person-Centred Healthcare Research

Author: Brendan McCormack,Sandra van Dulmen,Hilde Eide,Kirsti Skovdahl,Tom Eide

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119099625

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 8524

Person-Centred Healthcare Research provides an innovative and novel approach to exploring a range of research designs and methodological approaches aimed at investigating person-centred healthcare practice within and across healthcare disciplines. With contributions from internationally renowned experts in the field, this engaging resource challenges existing R&D methodologies and their relevance to advancing person-centred knowledge generation, dissemination, translation, implementation and use. It also explores new developments in research methods and practices that open up new avenues for advancing the field of person-centred practice. Person-Centred Healthcare Research: Enables students, practitioners, managers and researchers to gain a solid understanding of the complexity of person-centred thinking in research designs and methods. Explores the theories and practices underpinning a topical subject within current healthcare practice. Is edited by an internationally recognised team who are at the forefront of person-centred healthcare research.

Patient Centered Care in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy

Author: Aarthi Ramlaul,Martin Vosper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702055239

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 8427

Health investigation and treatment have moved from a clinician-centred approach to a patient-centred approach during the past few decades. Patients are now rightly regarded as empowered and informed users of health services, not passive recipients. Motivated by this philosophical shift, this new book identifies the key issues underpinning the complete delivery of ‘good’ patient care and considers their application in the medical radiation sciences. Taking a UK/European perspective, the authors examine how a holistic approach is related to legislation, human rights and perceived patient needs. Medical imaging and radiotherapy are front line services experienced by vast numbers of patients with acute and chronic medical conditions, including trauma and cancer. The book includes coverage of behavioural science and health psychology together with practical applications such as safe manual handling, infection control and radiation safety. This provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of what contributes to the patient’s experience in diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy. It also considers other aspects of the patient experience, such as inter-professional team working, disability, communication, clinical procedures and practice.

Managing in Health Care

A Guide for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors

Author: Lesley Dowding,Jill Barr

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582382350

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 9660

Appropriate for health administrators in departments of sociology, social policy and nursing. Students in pre-registration programmes and those meeting management theory for the first time. There can be little doubt that the reforms of the last few decades within the health service have had a major impact on the management responsibilities for nurses, midwives and health visitors. Integrating management theory and principles with nursing practice, Managing in the Healthcare demonstrates how the concepts and principles of management are intrisically linked to the work that nurses do.

Nursing the Surgical Patient

Author: Rosie Pudner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044121

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 6299

The new edition of this highly successful text brings it fully up to date with recent developments in surgical nursing, and includes a new chapter on perioperative stress and anxiety . The need for surgical nurses to remain at the cutting edge in relation to their knowledge and skills has never been greater, as the demands of higher patient throughput and reduced hospital stays take their toll. Nursing the Surgical Patient is written for, and by, nurses. It adopts a patient-centred approach to the care of people requiring a wide variety of surgical procedures. Compiled by experienced practitioners and educators in the field, it covers relevant anatomy and physiology, investigations, brief information on relevant medical conditions leading to surgery, an outline of the surgical procedures and the nursing care the patient will require. The key nursing care issues are described and explored, with case studies and care plans to bring theory to life. Comprehensive and research-based, yet accessible and engaging, Nursing the Surgical Patients a vital companion to nurses caring for surgical patients in either the primary or secondary care setting. This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States.