Understanding Psychology for Nursing Students

Author: Jan De Vries
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473987593
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

Psychology and Sociology in Nursing

Author: Benny Goodman
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473927544
Release Date: 2015-04-17
Genre: Medical

Nurses have to be aware of a range of sociological and psychological issues in order to provide holistic care. This book explores sociology and psychology relevant to nursing and explains why it is so important to understand these disciplines in order to be a good nurse. It is written specifically for nursing students, and clearly explains the key concepts using nursing case studies and examples. Chapters move from individual and personal issues onto wider society as a whole and explore the psychological and sociological basis of all aspects of nursing practice.

Leadership Management and Team Working in Nursing

Author: Peter Ellis
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473926912
Release Date: 2015-05-07
Genre: Medical

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.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Author: Shirley Bach
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857254511
Release Date: 2011-06-13
Genre: Medical

The importance of good communication and interpersonal skills has been recognised in the new NMC Standards for pre-registration nursing education (2010). The new edition of this well-received book has been revised to cover the new Standards and is now aimed specifically at first year students. New case studies help students understand how to use skills in practice and the theory of communication has been made easier to understand through scenarios and theory summaries. Key topics covered include: underpinning concepts; building therapeutic relationships; using a variety of communication methods; compassion and dignity; communicating in different environments; and culture and diversity issues.

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.

Understanding Ethics for Nursing Students

Author: Peter Ellis
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781473908864
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Genre: Medical

Ethics is at the heart of nursing practice and an understanding of it and what it means for nursing is essential from early in the career of any nurse. However, ethical concepts can be hard to grasp for those new to the subject. This book explains ethical ideas in easy to understand terms and relates ethics to day-to-day nursing situations to help readers apply principles to their practice. The book also challenges readers to consider their own values and where ethics fits into who they are and how they behave. Key features include: - an introductory guide to ethics to help students and those new to the subject understand how it applies to nursing - the linking of each chapter to the latest NMC standards relating to ethical issues - case studies and scenarios that show how to resolve real ethical dilemmas - activities throughout to challenge readers to apply what they have learnt to their own practice.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Nurses

Author: Alec Grant
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844454389
Release Date: 2009-07-30
Genre: Medical

Good communication and interpersonal skills remain one of the enduring and fundamental characteristics of high-quality nursing and midwifery practice. This is despite major developments in our knowledge of scientific, technological and pharmacological health treatments. However, because communication is viewed as an implicit part of everyday life, the skills required for effective communication and appropriate professional interactions are often overlooked. This book provides student nurses with the essential information on communication and interpersonal skills. It clearly explores the core concepts and evidence base and is practical and accessible, helping students to gain confidence in these skills.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446281314
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Medical

Reflection enables us to make sense of, and learn from, experiences that can sometimes seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane. The second edition of this popular book introduces student nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner. It explains what reflection is, why it is so important to nursing practice and the different types of reflection that can be used to help make sense of practice. The new edition includes a new chapter on using digital media in reflection, new case studies from each field of practice and new activities.

Succeeding in Essays Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students

Author: Kay Hutchfield
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9780857250711
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Medical

The word 'assessment' can strike terror into any student. However, providing evidence of knowledge and skills for professional practice is an integral and essential part of university life as a nursing student. This book helps nursing students better understand the processes of assessment so that every student can achieve their potential in their studies. It looks at each of the major forms of assessment including essays, exams, portfolios, presentations, OSCEs and practice assessments. It specifically addresses the needs of nursing students on new degree courses and therefore gives a clear insight on how to succeed as a student nurse.

Assessment and Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446294192
Release Date: 2013-09-25
Genre: Medical

Assessment is an essential part of mental-health nursing and as such a core learning requirement for pre-registration nursing students. Getting assessment right is essential for the nursing student in order for them to become an effective practitioner. Many books on assessment are very theoretical. This is a practical, hands-on guide to the assessment process, underpinned by the latest evidence. The book explains the core principles through running case studies, so that readers can see how each decision they make impacts on the person in their care. Key features: Assessment principles are applied across a variety of modern nursing settings that you may find yourself working in as a registered nurse Each chapter is linked to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you know you are meeting the professional requirements Activities throughout help you to think critically and develop essential graduate skills.

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Author: Richard Griffith
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446276402
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Genre: Medical

Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital you have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas you will face in the course of your career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps you to understand how they apply to nursing practice. The third edition of this popular book has been fully updated with changes to the law and professional requirements, and includes new case studies, scenarios and activities from all fields of practice and a clearer colour text design. 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 how the law applies to your nursing practice • Activities help you to build core skills such as critical thinking and reflection.

Caring for Older People in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446296295
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Medical

As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the health care system, and caring for older people is now every nurse's concern. This book aims to help nursing students understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on person-centred, humanised care in addition to physical care, helping students to examine attitudes towards older people in health care and combat negative stereotypes. The book takes a positive stance on ageing, celebrating the fact that in the Western world we live longer and healthier with a focus on the well-being of the individual. Key features: · Easy-to-read introduction for nursing students, with a chapter on making the most of placements with older people; · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education; · Theory is linked to practice through case studies and scenarios, emphasising the lived experiences of the older person; · Plenty of activities help build critical thinking and graduate skills; · Further resources on the book's website to help you in your teaching including additional questions and case studies, website links, and PDFs of useful resources.

Dementia Care in Nursing

Author: Sue Barker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857258014
Release Date: 2012-07-31
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.

Becoming a Registered Nurse

Author: Jenny Temple
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780857259318
Release Date: 2012-08-22
Genre: Medical

Final year nursing students are often nervous about making the transition into a registered nurse. This book helps students prepare for their first nursing role and uses ‘real life’ scenarios to consolidate their skills. It guides students through the final year with its increased demands, and assists them in meeting the NMC requirements for registration. It covers content commonly found on final year transition to practice modules including coping with stress, applying for jobs, what to expect from your first role, dealing with change, delegating and managing junior staff, handling risky situations, managing priorities and developing your career.

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.