Dr Sue Barker is a registered mental health nurse and chartered psychologist; she works at Bournemouth University in the School of Health and Social Care as a Senior Lecturer. She is also a member of Bournemouth University Dementia Institute as part of this she has undertaken consultancy and evaluation work. She has a particular interest in mental and emotional wellbeing and her PhD explored the emotional care given to women becoming mothers. Sue leads a unit on the mental health nursing programme entitled mental health and wellbeing in later life.
· 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.
Vital Notes for Nurses: Psychology explores developmentaltheories, attachment theories, and relationship theories. Itdiscusses issues relevant to nursing practice such as motivation,change, stereotypes, relationships and motivation and looks atissues of suffering, including stress and pain. Illustrated withexamples from all branches of nursing practice, this text clearlyillustrates the relevance of psychology to nurses.
Practice testswith answer keys for each topic — located in the appendices for quick access — help you assess your understanding of each topic and familiarize you with the types of questions you’re likely to encounter on the actual exam.
HESI Hintsboxes offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics. End-of-chapter review questions help you gauge your understanding of chapter content.A full-color layout and more illustrations in the life science chapters visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding.Expanded and updated content in each chapter ensures you’re studying the most current content. Basic algebra review in the math section offers additional review and practice. Color-coded chapters help you quickly find specific topic sections.Helpful organizational features in each chapter include an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted chapter summary to help you focus your study.A glossary at the end of the text offers quick access to key terms and their definitions.
Midwifery care and motherhood are influenced by the culture within which they are experienced. This book has therefore considered the cultural hegemony and the differing ideologies within midwifery. The research was undertaken in the UK where most women receive midwifery care through the NHS therefore the midwives interviewed were all employed by the state. This may well have influenced their expectations and the women’s expectations of them. It may be that independent midwives would not have experienced some of the dilemmas faced by these midwives. Despite this the view of midwifery professional bodies, government guidance and research all support a ‘with woman’ approach to giving emotional support.
This book offers a detailed description of how emotional support as part of emotional care is given by midwives in their attempts to reduce or ameliorate emotional distress and provide comfort.
HANDBOOK OF INFORMATICS FOR NURSES & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, 5/e is a complete and up-to-date overview of the key issues related to adoption and use of health information technology and nursing informatics, with detailed practical information to support students and professionals in the field. Intended to address all the concepts, skills, and tasks professionals need to achieve the nation’s healthcare information technology goals, it contains three major sections: General Computer Information, Health Care Information Systems, and Specialty Applications. Major themes of privacy, confidentiality, and information security are woven throughout; project management is introduced in the context of strategic planning, and addressed in many other chapters. This edition contains extensive new coverage throughout, along with eight new chapters addressing issues such as Personal Health Records (PHRs), Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), usability, and consumer education.
Nursing Fundamentals Demystified offers a fast and interesting way for you to understand the foundational concepts and information that will be the cornerstone of your entire nursing education and career. It helps you sort through the mountain of information nursing students face and focus on the essentials – that which you truly must know to be a successful nurse. You’ll also learn how apply this information to real-world clinical situations.
In order to make the learning process as effective as possible, you’ll find learning aids such as chapter objectives; key terms, tables and boxed information which summarize important concepts; nursing alerts which spotlight critical safety information; nursing care plans in selected chapters which help you identify key assessment data, nursing diagnoses, and interventions; selected procedure tips to assist you with the clinical application of content, questions that appear throughout each chapter to help you evaluate your comprehension; and NCLEX®-style questions at the end of each chapter.
Get a working understanding of these important concepts:
The nursing process, Communication and Documentation, Vital sign assessment, Health assessment, Medication Administration, Safety, Skin integrity, Activity and mobility, Sensory and cognition, Sleep and comfort, Oxygenanation, Nutrition, Fluid, electrolyte, acid-base balance, Urinary elimination, Bowel elimination, Psychosocial needs
Chapter 5 Negligence, which has been completely rewritten to discuss negligence by jurisdictionChapter 8 Manipulation of Life now deals with topical and controversial issues such as abortion, wrongful death, tissue transplants, genetics and infertilityChapter 10: Contractual and Industrial Elements of Professional Practice has been updated to include the most recent changes to Industrial Relations Law, information that is essential for any Health Professional entering into employment.Chapter 11: Statues Controlling Health Service Delivery has been revised with respect to drugs and continues to provide the significant legislation most likely to impact on the daily practice of the health professional namely poisons, mental health legislation, child and elder abuse, and the notification of births and deaths.New Chapter 12: Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals highlights the contemporary issues faced by health professionals with the implementation of National Registration.
Addition of legislation regulating research and a discussion of the legislative and common law controls on conducting research within Australian healthcare systems – National Health and Medical Research Council Act
Update all appendices and include the Decision Making Framework for Nurses plus Glossary
Takes a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of health care law and includes case-studies and activities.
Discussion on the implications of evidence-based practice on the standard notionally attributed to the duty of care.