Models and Critical Pathways in Clinical Nursing

Conceptual Frameworks for Care Planning

Author: Mike Walsh,Joy Duxbury,Miriam Rowswell

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited

ISBN: 9780702021886

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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The 2nd Edition of this essential text builds on the clarity and user-friendliness of the first edition while emphasizing developing shared care involving the patient. Addresses multi-disciplinary teamwork and reflects new developments including patient-focused hospitals and critical pathways. The well-respected and well-known author encourages a creative response to the use of models in nursing care.

Care Planning in Children and Young People's Nursing

Author: Doris Corkin,Sonya Clarke,Lorna Liggett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444346040

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Care Planning in Children and Young People's Nursing addresses a selection of the most common concerns that arise when planning care for infants, children and young people within the hospital and community setting. Clear and detailed, this text reflects both the uniqueness and diversity of contemporary children's nursing and utilizes images and case studies to provide a holistic insight into the practice of care planning through the reporting of best available evidence and current research, policy and education. Divided into sections for ease of reference, Care Planning in Children and Young People’s Nursing explores both the theory and practice of care planning. Chapters on the principles of care planning include issues such as managing risk, safeguarding children, ethical and legal implications, integrated care pathways, interprofessional assessment, and invaluable parent perspectives. Additional chapters on the application of planning care examine the practical aspects of a wide range of specific conditions including cystic fibrosis, obesity, cardiac/renal failure and HIV/AIDS. Each chapter is interactive, with questions, learning activities and points for discussion creating an engaging and enquiry-based learning approach. Care Planning in Children and Young People’s Nursing is a definitive resource, reflecting innovative practice which is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate nurse education.

Vital Notes for Nurses

Principles of Care

Author: Hilary Lloyd,Helen Hancock,Steven Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305949

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Vital Notes for Nurses: Principles of Care is an essential guide for nursing students and newly qualified nurses. It provides a concise introduction to the essential principles of nursing care. It encourages nurses to examine the principles and evidence underlying nursing practice and equips them with a thorough understanding of the complexities of patient care in different environments of care. Principles of Care explores concepts of health and illness, conceptual frameworks for practice, principles of health care delivery, and professional standards. Key themes include assessment and planning, implementation and evaluation, patient education and health promotion, decision making and risk management, benchmarking, clinical effectiveness and practice development. * Examines assessment, planning and evaluation of care * Covers risk management and prioritisation of care * Addresses the use of NICE guidance and National service frameworks * Explores clinical effectiveness, practice development and quality assurance * Includes learning objectives, scenarios and case studies

Nursing Practice and Health Care 5E

A Foundation Text

Author: Susan Hinchliff,Sue Norman,Jane Schober

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444113038

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Nursing Practice and Health Care is an essential companion to pre-registration nursing education programmes, for those studying at degree and diploma level, and for students on post-registration courses. This fifth edition has been completely revised to reflect the current professional and educational requirements for those preparing for registration as a nurse, while maintaining a strong focus on practice and reflecting the needs of those requiring nursing and health care. Additionally, it uses the 2008 NMC Code as the cornerstone for many of its chapters. Building on the changes in the fourth edition, the requirements of pre-registration nursing programmes, the fitness for practice initiative and other developments in health policy within the four countries of the UK, the book provides an invaluable support for students as they learn the skills in critical thinking that will enable the development of an accountable, professional practitioner. Both student- and patient-centred, the book is divided into five parts: Perspectives on nursing, Learning nursing, Practisting nursing, Key aspects of care and Professional support and development. Key features: Completely revised and updated to reflect the new NMC Code Both student- and patient-centred Tackles key issues for today's student nurse, including health promotion, quality and the patient experience, informatics, diversity of care settings, accountable practice and ethics and the law Incorporates a wide range of helpful text features including learning objectives, section and chapter summaries, patient scenarios and reflective points, useful websites and further reading Reflects the governmental reports, policies, frameworks and targets of all four UK countries

Clinical Pathways in Nursing

A Guide to Managing Care from Hospital to Home

Author: Gail P. Poirrier,Melinda G. Oberleitner

Publisher: Springhouse Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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The first-ever step-by-step guide to the full continuum of care! Includes 30 pathways, each covering prehospital admission, acute care, and home care; multidisciplinary care interventions; medical, surgical, and psychosocial problems; and patient outcomes, patient teaching, and nursing research. Contents include contributors, consultants, and reviewers; preface; overview; respiratory problems; cardiovascular problems; metabolic function problems; cancer; renal disorders; musculoskeletal problems; neurologic problems; bowel elimination problems; pressure ulcers; psychiatric disorders; appendices, including NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses and national resources; selected references; and index.

Student Nurses' Guide to Professional Practice and Development

Author: Clare Christian

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444114808

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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Student Nurses Guide to Professional Practice and Development is an essential guide for those considering or already embarked on a career in nursing. This new handbook provides a professional perspective of all the branches of nursing and gives comprehensive advice on how to gain entry to nursing courses and on all the key aspects of preparing for the role of registered nurse. Career opportunities and professional development requirements are clearly described within the context of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Conduct (2002). The text also provides professional portfolio and current educational requirements, detailed information about support networks for student nurses, career opportunities and current professional requirements for registered nurses. With information and guidance about all aspects of a nursing career, from entering adult nursing, children's nursing, mental health and learning disability nursing, to the professional requirements necessary for qualification as a registered nurse, this is an essential career guide for all student and registered nurses in the UK.

Multiple Sclerosis

Theory and Practice for Nurses

Author: Megan Burgess

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781861562975

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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This comprehensive resource examines all aspects of the care of the patient with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It focuses on the themes of: The importance of patient-centred nursing Comprehensive assessment of the person with MS The wide variation in the course of MS The role of the nurse The early part of this book examines the theory of MS i.e. the pathophysiology, the epidemiology, the types of MS and the various diagnostic tests. Practical aspects are included particularly in caring for someone who is going through the process of being diagnosed as having MS. There follows an exploration of the theory and practice of interferon therapies and a review of symptom management using case studies and vignettes. The later chapters discuss the complications of severe MS and the implications for the family and nurse in caring for someone who is severely disabled. Megan Burgess, a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Hope Hospital, Salford has used her years of practical experience to produce an authoritative, single-volume library that will be essential reading for nurses in hospital and in the community who come in contact with people with MS.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is 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. Therefore it is 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

Nursing Process and Critical Thinking

Author: Judith M. Wilkinson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132181624

Category: Medical

Page: 454

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From Back Cover: Nursing process and critical thinking uses concrete examples and hands-on exercises to help you understand and apply this fundamental decision-making process. Numerous case studies help develop effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Updated! NANDA, NIC, and NOC terminology. New! Online student resources website with additional content, critical thinking questions and answers, NCLEX questions and answers (nursing.pearsonhighered.com). New! Take Away Points summarize key points. New! What do you know questions help students stop and think about what they have read and learned. New! Think about it questions provide an opportunity to reflect on book content and participate in class discussions.

Rehabilitation of the Older Person

A Handbook for the Interdisciplinary Team

Author: Amanda J. Squires,Margaret B. Hastings

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748754700

Category: Science

Page: 412

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Readers will be able to gain knowledge of how to manage older people with difficult conditions and in different environments. Much of the work of the professionals in this area has changed as a result of NHS reforms, new practices, and patient demands.

Orem's Model in Action

Author: Stephen J. Cavanagh

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349119091

Category: Medicine

Page: 150

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A person's biological, psychological and social systems are the basis of Orem's self-care model of nursing. Self-care means the activities to maintain life, health and well-being which individuals perform. The model emphasises personal responsibility, holistic approaches and state of health and well-being rather than ill-health.

Contemporary issues in mental health nursing

Author: Jonathon E. Lynch,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470060551

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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This title addresses some of the most prominent issues currently being faced in mental health nursing and provides a series of essays which critique and commentate on the current standing of the profession within a contemporary context.

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Nursing Models and Nursing Practice

Author: Peter Aggleton,Helen Chalmers

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333488225

Category: Nursing

Page: 210

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This text offers a succinct overview of some of the most popular and influential nursing models in use and their application to clinical practice. In straightforward language, readers are introduced to the models of nursing developed by Virginia Henderson, Nancy Roper, Winifred Logan and Alison Tierney, Dorothy Johnson, Sister Callista Roy, Dorothea Orem, Imogene King, Hildegard Peplau, Margaret Neuman, Joan Riehl-Sisca and Martha Rogers. A text for students as well as qualified nurses, this book contains illustrations and examples from real-life nursing situations to explain how nursing models can be used in a wide range of clinical settings.

Assuring the Quality of Health Care in the European Union

A Case for Action

Author: Helena Legido-Quigley

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9289071931

Category: Medical

Page: 210

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People have always travelled within Europe for work and leisure, although never before with the current intensity. Now, however, they are travelling for many other reasons, including the quest for key services such as health care. Whatever the reason for travelling, one question they ask is "If I fall ill, will the health care I receive be of a high standard?". This book examines, for the first time, the systems that have been put in place in all of the European Union's 27 Member States. The picture it paints is mixed. Some have well developed systems, setting standards based on the best available evidence, monitoring the care provided, and taking action where it falls short. Others need to overcome significant obstacles.

Dying in America

Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309303133

Category: Medical

Page: 638

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For patients and their loved ones, no care decisions are more profound than those made near the end of life. Unfortunately, the experience of dying in the United States is often characterized by fragmented care, inadequate treatment of distressing symptoms, frequent transitions among care settings, and enormous care responsibilities for families. According to this report, the current health care system of rendering more intensive services than are necessary and desired by patients, and the lack of coordination among programs increases risks to patients and creates avoidable burdens on them and their families. Dying in America is a study of the current state of health care for persons of all ages who are nearing the end of life. Death is not a strictly medical event. Ideally, health care for those nearing the end of life harmonizes with social, psychological, and spiritual support. All people with advanced illnesses who may be approaching the end of life are entitled to access to high-quality, compassionate, evidence-based care, consistent with their wishes. Dying in America evaluates strategies to integrate care into a person- and family-centered, team-based framework, and makes recommendations to create a system that coordinates care and supports and respects the choices of patients and their families. The findings and recommendations of this report will address the needs of patients and their families and assist policy makers, clinicians and their educational and credentialing bodies, leaders of health care delivery and financing organizations, researchers, public and private funders, religious and community leaders, advocates of better care, journalists, and the public to provide the best care possible for people nearing the end of life.

Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) - E-Book

Author: Howard K. Butcher,Gloria M. Bulechek,Joanne M. McCloskey Dochterman,Cheryl Wagner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323497691

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Select nursing interventions with the book that standardizes nursing language! Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), 7th Edition provides a research-based clinical tool to help you choose appropriate interventions. It standardizes and defines the knowledge base for nursing practice as it communicates the nature of nursing. More than 550 nursing interventions are described — from general practice to all specialty areas. From an expert author team led by Howard Butcher, this book is an ideal tool for practicing nurses and nursing students, educators seeking to enhance nursing curricula, and nursing administrators seeking to improve patient care. It’s the only comprehensive taxonomy of nursing-sensitive interventions available! More than 550 research-based nursing intervention labels are included, along with specific activities used to carry out interventions. Descriptions of each intervention include a definition, a list of activities, a publication facts line, and references. Specialty core interventions are provided for 53 specialties. NEW! 16 NEW interventions are added to this edition, including health coaching, phytotherapy, management of acute pain, and management of chronic pain. UPDATED! 95 interventions have been revised. NEW! Five label name changes are included.

Health Operations Management

Patient Flow Logistics in Health Care

Author: Jan Vissers,Roger Beech

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415323967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

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Featuring a number of case studies and a theoretical framework, this textbook leads the reader across geographical boundaries and through the logical steps in health operations management. The authors explore its development as a tool for monitoring and controlling the use of valuable resources.

From Novice to Expert

Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice

Author: Patricia E. Benner

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 307

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This coherent presentation of clinical judgement, caring practices and collaborative practice provides ideas and images that readers can draw upon in their interactions with others and in their interpretation of what nurses do. It includes many clear, colorful examples and describes the five stages of skill acquisition, the nature of clinical judgement and experiential learning and the seven major domains of nursing practice. The narrative method captures content and contextual issues that are often missed by formal models of nursing knowledge. The book uncovers the knowledge embedded in clinical nursing practice and provides the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition applied to nursing, an interpretive approach to identifying and describing clinical knowledge, nursing functions, effective management, research and clinical practice, career development and education, plus practical applications.For nurses and healthcare professionals.