Understanding Ethics for Nursing Students

Author: Peter Ellis
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781526413444
Release Date: 2017-05-29
Genre: Medical

This book helps nursing students understand how ethics is central to the role of a nurse, and how to apply ethical thinking and decision-making to provide, safe, effective and patient-centred care.

Understanding Research for Nursing Students

Author: Peter Ellis
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446281376
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Genre: Medical

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.

Safeguarding Adults in Nursing Practice

Author: Ruth Northway
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473954854
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Genre: Medical

All nurses, whatever setting they work in, will encounter people who are at risk. Harrowing examples of abuse and neglect are frequently in the headlines and the nursing profession has a responsibility to play in ensuring that vulnerable patients are cared for and safeguarded. This book answers all of the big questions including: · What is neglect, what makes someone vulnerable and what role does safeguarding play? · why can safeguarding fail? What are the professional and legal responsibilities facing nurses? · What does good safeguarding look like? How can positive practice be developed? This book will serve you well: it will improve your understanding of the policy, practice and research underpinning safeguarding, and prepare you for your important role as an advocate for, and safeguarder of, the people in your care. 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

Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446297834
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Medical

In order to give high quality care it is essential that mental health nurses have a solid grasp of the most common therapies and interventions used in mental healthcare. If nurses understand what the various interventions involve then they will be much better equipped to support patients through their recovery. This is a practical, engaging introduction to the major psychosocial interventions that demonstrates to students what the interventions are, why they are important and how they can be used. Key features - Interactive approach through realistic case studies that show how interventions can work to promote recovery - A patient centred approach considers the social as well as psychological aspects of mental healthcare - Each chapter is mapped to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so that readers can see how they are meeting their professional requirements - Activities throughout challenge the reader to think critically and develop graduate skills

Evidence based Practice in Nursing

Author: Peter Ellis
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446276358
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Medical

The need for an evidence base for nursing practice is widely accepted. However, what constitutes evidence and how you as a nurse might apply it to your practice is not always clear. This book guides you through the process of identifying, appraising and applying evidence in nursing practice. It explores a wide range of differing sources of evidence and knowledge, and helps students to develop key skills of critiquing research and using evidence in clinical decision making. The second edition includes practical examples of getting evidence and research into practice, the importance of considering multiple perspectives as evidence, new material on systematic reviews and secondary research, new case studies from each field of practice, a clearer colour text design and additional examples and activities on the website for the book. 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 you how evidence-based approaches can be used successfully in your nursing practice -Activities help you to build confidence inyour evidence-based practice. Peter Ellis is Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University and Programme Director for Health and Social Care Interprofessional Practice.

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing

Author: Mooi Standing
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781526412584
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Education

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

Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473927469
Release Date: 2015-04-17
Genre: Medical

Nurses of the future need to accurately assess people of all ages, with varying mental and physical problems, across different settings and with changing health needs. This book introduces student nurses and novice practitioners to the assessment process enabling them to identify patient problems in order for solutions to be planned and implemented. Linked to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education, and with detailed case studies and scenarios demonstrating practical application of key theory, the book encourages critical thinking and urges students to consider the social, cultural, psychological and environmental factors as well as the physical symptoms that may be present when making assessments.

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making for Nursing Students

Author: Mooi Standing
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844457540
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Genre: Medical

Clinical decision making is now recognised as an indispensable facet of professional nursing care. It is essential that students develop sound decision making skills in order to deal with the challenges they will encounter as registered nurses. This book enables pre-registration nursing students to understand, develop and apply these skills in order to practise safely and effectively. The structure of the book helps the student progress in effective decision making right from the first to final year of their programme. The book links theory to previous students’ experiences and clinical scenarios to show how to use these skills in practice. Mooi Standing is an Independent Academic Consultant (UK and International) & Accredited NMC Reviewer. She leads on curriculum development, quality review and enhancement of theoretical and practice-based learning in nursing and allied health programmes for Universities across UK and Internationally. She also manages the development of collaborative international partnerships on educational programmes between UK higher education institutions and Asia.

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Author: Richard Griffith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844457222
Release Date: 2010-06-16
Genre: Medical

Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession and it is vital that they have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas they will face in the course of their professional career. This book is an essential resource for student nurses as they begin to develop their knowledge and understanding of the requirements for safe practice in healthcare. This new edition includes increased coverage of protection of vulnerable adults and ethics and principled decision making.

Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing

Author: Jane Nicol
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781526415547
Release Date: 2017-06-05
Genre: Medical

This book is specifically designed to equip nursing students and non-specialists with essential knowledge in relation to the care and management of people nearing the end of life, covering complex issues such as handling bereavement and cultural differences.

Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students

Author: Bob Price
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473967564
Release Date: 2015-12-21
Genre: Medical

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

Leadership Management and Team Working in Nursing

Author: Shirley Bach
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857254545
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Medical

Leadership, management and team working have become central to the role of the nurse, as recognised in the latest NMC standards for education. This book assists students in meeting the NMC requirements, and helps them apply recent leadership and management theory to the nurse's role. It explores students' current perceptions and concerns, giving practical guidance for immediate challenges the new nurse will face: team working, delegation, conflict management and negotiation. It then considers staff development and motivation, mentoring, supervising and creating a learning environment. Later chapters explore more complex aspects such as management theory, recruitment, risk management and managing change.

Dementia Care in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857258038
Release Date: 2012-06-22
Genre: Medical

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.

Understanding Psychology for Nursing Students

Author: Jan De Vries
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473986831
Release Date: 2016-12-07
Genre: Medical

Do your students find psychology difficult to engage with or want a textbook that is easy to read? Would they benefit from a textbook that demonstrates how psychology applies to nursing? Right from the start of their programme it is crucial for nursing students to understand the significance of psychology in nursing. This book helps students recognise why they need to know about psychology, how it can affect and influence their individual nursing practice as well as the role it plays in health and illness. Written in clear, easy to follow language and with each chapter linking to relevant NMC Standards and Essentials Skills Clusters it simplifies the key theory and puts the discipline of psychology into context for nursing students, with clear examples and case studies used throughout. 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

Critical Thinking and Reflection for Mental Health Nursing Students

Author: Marc Roberts
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473954953
Release Date: 2015-11-02
Genre: Medical

The ability to reflect critically is a vital nursing skill. It will help your students to make better decisions, avoid errors, identify good and bad forms of practice and become better at learning from their experiences. The challenges they will face as a mental health nurse are complex so this book breaks things down to the foundations helping them to build critical thinking and reflection skills from the ground up. Key features: · Covers the theory and principles behind critical thinking and reflection · Explores the specific mental health context and unique challenges students are likely to face as a mental health nurse · Applies critical thinking to practice but also to academic study, showing how to demonstrate these skills in assignments