Getting into Nursing

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Author: Karen Elcock

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927498

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms; passing numeracy and literacy tests; and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them. This book has been carefully shaped to answer all of the common questions applicants are likely to have, along with many they will not yet have thought of. It has been updated in light of the recommendations in the Francis Report and covers values-based recruitment, the importance of compassion in practice and considers the needs of non-traditional applicants and mature students. Features of the book include: practice numeracy and literacy tests to help students face their interview day with confidence all the information students need given in one place with no need to trawl through countless websites looking for answers to questions helpful advice on choosing the right course and succeeding in the application top tips and stories from real nurses, students, patients and lecturers that explore 'from the inside' what nursing is like example interviews to help students prepare for the big day.

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

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Author: Richard Griffith,Cassam Tengnah

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473984963

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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This book provides nurses of all levels with a crash course in law written in clear and straightforward language. It is filled with insightful case studies and thought-provoking activities that demonstrate the relevance of law and how it underpins safe and effective practice. Written explicitly for nurses, the book is an ideal starting point for nurses seeking to better understand the legal obligations they face leaving them better prepared for safe and effective practice. New to this edition Fully updated in light of the revised NMC Code (2015) Expanded analysis and discussion of the law relating to end of life care, withdrawing treatment, DNR and assisted dying Updated to take account of the provisions of the care Act 2014 Discusses the revised fundamental standards in England

Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

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Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones,Mooi Standing,Susan Roberts

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927463

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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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.

Patient Safety and Managing Risk in Nursing

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Author: Melanie Fisher,Margaret Scott

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 144629630X

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Patient safety is a predominant feature of quality healthcare and something that every patient has the right to expect. As a nurse, you must consider the safety of the patient as paramount in every aspect of your role; and it is now an increasingly important topic in pre-registration nursing programmes. This book aims to provide you with a greater understanding of how to manage patient safety and risk in your practice. The book focuses on the essentials that you need to know, and therefore provides a clear pathway through what can sometimes seem an overwhelmingly complex mass of rules, procedures and possible options. Key features: · A practical introduction to patient safety and risk management written specifically for nurses and nursing students · Case studies and scenarios help you to apply patient safety and risk management principles to actual practice · Each chapter is mapped to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so that you can see how you are meeting the professional requirements · Activities throughout help you to think critically and reflect on practice.

Psychology and Sociology in Nursing

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Author: Benny Goodman

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927544

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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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

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Author: Peter Ellis,Shirley Bach

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473926912

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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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.

Acute and Critical Care in Adult Nursing

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Author: Desiree Tait,Jane James,Catherine Williams,David Barton

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927501

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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This book helps adult nursing students to competently manage care of critically and acutely ill patients, and to recognize and deal with the early signs of deterioration. The book takes a practical real-life approach to care, with each chapter focusing on patients with specific problems, then interweaving the knowledge and skills needed to care for that patient. New to this edition: · two new chapters focusing on the renal system and endocrine system · updates to include the latest evidence and guidelines from NICE · refreshed activities and scenarios reflecting current nursing practice.

Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing

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Author: Sandra Walker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446297837

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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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

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Author: Peter Ellis

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473968100

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Do your students ever struggle to grasp what exactly constitutes evidence or struggle to see how it applies to practice? Would you like them to feel more confident about critiquing evidence? The need for an evidence base for nursing practice is widely accepted. However, what constitutes evidence and how nurses might apply it to practice is not always clear. This book guides nursing students through the process of identifying, appraising and applying evidence in nursing practice. It explores a wide range differing sources of evidence and knowledge, and helps students to develop key skills of critiquing research and using evidence in clinical decision making.

Understanding Research for Nursing Students

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Author: Peter Ellis

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967635

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Do your students find research difficult to engage with or want a textbook that is easy to read? Right from the start of their 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. Key features · Written in clear, easy to follow language · Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · A companion website with 9 podcasts to bring topics from the book to life.

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Advice, Guidance and Over 400 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice

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Author: Susan Starkings,Larry Krause

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473917670

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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With an easy to use format, this book is all your students need to face calculations tests with confidence and pass first time. It teaches simple numeracy skills that will stand them in good stead both during your initial nurse training and during their career in practice. Now with a dedicated website study.sagepub.com/starkingskrause3e accompanying the book providing further questions and practice, interactive tests, a flashcard glossary and more. Inside you’ll find: · over 360 practice questions with an extra 400+ available online · easy to understand explanations that take the fear out of maths · a diagnostic chapter to help students identify problem areas · activities, scenarios and case studies from every day nursing situations

Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students

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Author: Bob Price,Anne Harrington

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967546

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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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

Transition to Nursing Practice:

from student to registered nurse

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Author: Angela Darvill,Melanie Stephens,Jacqueline Leigh

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526448718

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Do you feel ready to make the leap from nursing student to fully qualified, registered nurse? Would you like to feel more confident about embarking on the next stage of your nursing career? Moving from student to registered nurse is a big transition and it is important for final year students to feel fully prepared for life after study. Covering a range of topics including accountability, professionalism, re-validation and fitness to practice, this text gives you a thorough overview of the responsibilities associated with being a fully qualified nurse. The book starts by helping you to assess your current level of practice and identify any areas requiring additional attention, allowing you to get the most from your final year of training and enter the workplace with confidence.

Understanding Ethics for Nursing Students

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Author: Peter Ellis

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526413442

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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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.

Professional Issues in Nursing

Challenges and Opportunities

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Author: Carol J. Huston

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451128339

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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Using an approach that fosters critical thinking and values clarification, this textbook examines the full range of professional issues facing contemporary nursing. Coverage includes critical issues such as the nursing shortage, mandatory staffing ratios, violence in nursing, legal and ethical issues, plus the latest HIPAA regulations, career advancement and evaluations, and best practices for today and the future. This edition includes two NEW chapters: 1) a NEW chapter on developing effective leaders to meet 21st century healthcare challenges, and 2) a NEW chapter on the use of residencies for new graduate nurses as a transition to practice. In addition to these exciting additions, content has been updated throughout the book to reflect cutting-edge trends in healthcare including the impact of healthcare reform, and recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This edition promises to be an integral tool to providing effective nursing care in an increasingly global, rapidly changing, technology driven world.

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Students

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Author: Sarah Ashelford,Justine Raynsford,Vanessa Taylor

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473943728

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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Carefully designed to provide an integrated introduction to both the biology of disease and the therapeutic agents that are used to manage them, this book considers the underlying pathology of many common illnesses and diseases but by focusing on those conditions which have a pharmacological intervention is able to provide nurses with a broader understanding of bioscience that reflects care given in practice. It covers the basics of pharmacology, the core pathological concepts of inflammation, infection and cancer as well as a systems-based consideration of the pathophysiology and relevant pharmacology of common disorders. Providing the ideal starting point for student nurses to develop a robust, integrated knowledge of human disease and pharmacology, this book will enable them to provide care based on up-to-date knowledge of this important subject.

Understanding Psychology for Nursing Students

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Author: Jan De Vries,Fiona Timmins

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473987598

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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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

Engagement and Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing

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Author: Sandra Walker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473905265

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Being able to engage with service users and communicate effectively is a fundamental skill identified by the NMC and required of all mental health nurses. The reality is that building rapport and developing therapeutic relationships does not come instinctively for everyone. The authors have responded to this with a book that explains the different communication theories and models and goes on to show students how they work in the real world. Innovative exercises encourage reflection and enable students to practice their developing communication skills as they progress. Throughout the book the authors are focussed on promoting recovery and have put the service user at the centre of the discussion, ensuring that their voice is heard. Key features: - Covers the communication content of the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration degree-level nursing education - Focussed on promoting recovery and adopts a person-centred approach - Interactive style using realistic scenarios and case studies making theory easy to apply to practice - Includes a chapter co-authored by a service user offering a unique insight.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

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Author: Shirley Bach,Alec Grant

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473927412

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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'This is an excellent book. It has been really helpful with my communication teaching.' Mrs Sarah Young, Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of The West of England The new edition of this well regarded book will be useful to you for your entire course. It introduces the underpinning theory and concepts required for the development of first class communication and interpersonal skills. The authors have provided a simple-to-read overview of the central topics that provide a solid foundation in this crucial area of nursing practice. Through scenarios and theory summaries the book will teach you skills that you can immediately implement on your placements and regular activities break up the text and encourage critical thinking and reflection – two vital graduate skills.

Critical Thinking and Reflection for Mental Health Nursing Students

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Author: Marc Roberts

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473954959

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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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