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.

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.

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.

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.

Learning to Learn in Nursing Practice

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Author: Kath Sharples

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844454398

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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Pre-registration student nurses spend 50 per cent of their training on practice placements, which provide a wealth of opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and skills. However, many students find themselves in a clinical environment which is foreign and confusing. This book will help the student to seek out and construct learning opportunities from within the clinical environment and to develop skills for practice learning which will help them to achieve a competent standard. This book will is, first and foremost, a practical and relevant guide for students on developing skills for learning during their practice placements.

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

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.

Safeguarding Adults in Nursing Practice

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Author: Ruth Northway,Robert Jenkins

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473954878

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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A clear and accessible introduction to safeguarding adults in nursing practice with a range of clients and across different settings.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

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Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967724

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Would you like to develop some strategies to manage knowledge deficits, near misses and mistakes in practice? Are you looking to improve your reflective writing for your portfolio, essays or assignments? Reflective practice enables us to make sense of, and learn from, the experiences we have each day and if nurtured properly can provide skills that will you come to rely on throughout your nursing career. Using clear language and insightful examples, scenarios and case studies the third edition of this popular and bestselling book shows you what reflection is, why it is so important and how you can use it to improve your nursing practice. Key features: · Clear and straightforward introduction to reflection directly written for nursing students and new nurses · Full of activities designed to build confidence when using reflective practice · Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Nurses

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Author: Alec Grant,Shirley Bach

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184445438X

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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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.

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.

Using Health Policy in Nursing Practice

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Author: Georgina Taylor

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446281388

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, written specifically to support nursing students on the new degree programme. Health policy can appear complex and remote from nursing practice. This book demystifies health policy and helps you understand how policy decisions relate to your daily practice. Through the exploration of selected hot topics, such as patient involvement and dignity, the book helps you to consider how not only to use policy in practice, but also how to use practice to influence policy. Patient narratives and case studies are followed through each chapter to show how policy issues can impact on real life care. The book also shows how you can use an understanding of policy to develop your career. Key Features: - Shows how policy impacts on the real world and how you can use it to improve care or change practice - Regular activities help you to engage with policy issues - Enables you to see how to use policy in practice yourself - Supports you in meeting the NMC requirements for registration About the series Transforming Nursing Practice is the first series of books designed to help students meet the requirements of the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for the new degree programmes. Each book addresses a core topic, and together they cover the generic knowledge required for all fields of practice. Accessible and challenging, Transforming Nursing Practice helps nursing students prepare for the demands of future healthcare delivery. Series editor: Proffesor Shirley Bach, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Brighton. Co-series editor for learning skills titles: Dr Mooi Standing, Independent Academic Consultant at national and international level, and an accredited Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) reviewer. Georgina Taylor was a Principal Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Sciences at Middlesex University for many years, and has recently retired. She taught research methods to a range of healthcare professionals and aspects of health policy and interprofessional working to third year nursing students. Research interests include the health of refugees and asylum seekers, health inequalities, intercultural care, and patient safety.

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

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Author: Peter Ellis

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473968097

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.

Information Skills for Nursing Students

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Author: Kay Hutchfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844457465

Category: Medical

Page: 112

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It is essential for nursing students to access current and reliable information to succeed in academic assignments and nursing practice, yet there are increasingly diverse information sources available, which can raise questions about the authenticity and reliability of information provided. This book presents a practical and clear guide to mastering information skills. It shows the reader how to effectively plan and implement a search for information and make judgements on the quality of the sources found. It also gives strategies for storage and retrieval of information, helping nurses to maximise the time they have available for keeping up to date.

Caring for Older People in Nursing

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Author: Sue Barker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446296296

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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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.

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

Dementia Care in Nursing

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Author: Sue Barker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 085725801X

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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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.

Assessment and Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing

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Author: Sandra Walker,Diane Carpenter,Yvonne Middlewick

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446294196

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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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.

Health Promotion and Public Health for Nursing Students

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Author: Daryl Evans,Dina Coutsaftiki,C. Patricia Fathers

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526412144

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Preventing illness and improving the general health of the population is a vital priority for the health service with nurses expected to play a central role. Written using clear language this book explains what health promotion is and how it interacts with public health. It shows how health promotion can be implemented while drawing on the main theories, models and evidence that inform practice. The book covers the essential topics like lifestyle changes, health screening and patient education giving you the necessary tools and confidence to integrate health promotion into your day to day nursing practice. 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

Succeeding in Essays, Exams and OSCEs for Nursing Students

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Author: Kay Hutchfield,Mooi Standing

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 085725071X

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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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.