Professional Development, Reflection and Decision-Making in Nursing and Healthcare

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Author: Melanie Jasper,Megan Rosser,Gail Mooney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111830327X

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This essential text brings together in one place the inextricably linked concepts of professional development, reflective practice and decision-making. Fully updated and revised throughout, the new edition of this easy-to-follow, jargon-free title is targeted at nursing and healthcare practitioners and nursing students, providing clear guidance to help the reader think critically about their practice, work within professional boundaries, be accountable for their actions, and plan for their future.

Professional Development, Reflection and Decision-making for Nurses

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Author: Melanie Jasper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111830778X

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflection and Decision-making provides a concise, accessible introduction to professional development, reflective practice and clinical decision-making. Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflection and Decision-making explores the core strategies of reflective practice and decision-making underlying professional nursing development. Separate chapters on reflective writing, evidence-based practice, clinical supervision and portfolios demonstrate the inter-relationship between professional development and professional practice. It is aimed at both student and qualified nurses, recognising that professional development is a life-long commitment. It provides clear guidance to help practitioners think critically about their actions, work within professional boundaries, be accountable for their actions and plan for their future. * Provides a concise introduction to professional development, reflective practice, and clinical decision-making * Written in a clear accessible style which assumes no prior knowledge * Enables students to consider and develop their practice in order to become competent practitioners * Each chapter includes learning objectives, scenarios and case studies * In the Vital Notes for Nurses series

Clinical Judgement And Decision-Making In Nursing And Inter-Professional Healthcare

in Nursing and interprofessional healthcare

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Author: Standing, Mooi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033523626X

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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Covering core judgement and decision making skills, this book includes contributions and case studies from a range of fields including intensive care, midwifery, and community setting and a mental health unit. It also discusses creative thinking for whole systems working, advance practice and developing skills.

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

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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.

Vital Notes for Nurses

Principles of Care

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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

Vital Notes for Nurses: Accountability

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Author: Helen Caulfield

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 140512279X

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Vital Notes on Accountability is a concise, accessible guide which provides students and newly qualified staff with an understanding of key issues in professional practice. Nurses are accountable for their own practice and require a thorough understanding of their core responsibilities which underpin everyday practice in the health service today. This introductory text in the ‘Vital Notes for Nurses’ series sets out a framework for accountability which consists of four ‘pillars’ - legal, ethical, employment and professional accountability - against which clinical issues can be considered. * Presents legal, ethical, employment and professional issues in an accessible way * Explores accountability, professional regulation, sources of funding and treatment in the health service * Examines complaints, human rights, negligence, consent, and confidentiality * Explores further applications in accountability * Each chapter includes learning objectives, scenarios and case studies

Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare

Values into Action

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Author: David Stanley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119253772

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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Clinical leadership, along with values-based care and compassion, are critical in supporting the development of high quality healthcare service and delivery. Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare: Values into Action offers a range of tools and topics that support and foster clinically focused nurses and other healthcare professionals to develop their leadership potential. The new edition has been updated in light of recent key changes in health service approaches to care and values. Divided into three parts, it offers information on the attributes of clinical leaders, as well as the tools healthcare students and staff can use to develop their leadership potential. It also outlines a number of principles, frameworks and topics that support nurses and healthcare professionals to develop and deliver effective clinical care as clinical leaders. Covering a wide spectrum of practical topics, Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare includes information on: Theories of leadership and management Organisational culture Gender Generational issues and leaders Project management Quality initiatives Working in teams Managing change Effective clinical decision making How to network and delegate How to deal with conflict Implementing evidence-based practice Each chapter also has a range of reflective questions and self-assessments to help consolidate learning. Itis invaluable reading for all nursing and healthcare professionals, as well as students and those newly qualified.

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E-Book

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Author: Maggie Mallik,Carol Hall,David Howard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037524

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.

Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

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Author: Diana J. Mason,Deborah B. Gardner,Judith K. Leavitt,Mary W. Chaffee,Eileen T. O'Grady

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323241441

Category: Medical

Page: 753

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Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories,Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues.Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy.Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more.NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including theAffordable Care Act.NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text.NEW! A list of online resources is included in most chapters for further study.

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

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Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702053333

Category: Medical

Page: 676

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This second edition of Foundations of Nursing Practice has been revised and updated specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in all fields of practice The book explains how and why sensitive, safe, evidence-based holistic nursing care is carried out, including topics common to all fields of practice. Core nursing skills are emphasised to reflect the importance of clinical skills as well as the underpinning theory. Aids to learning in each chapter: Learning outcomes Interactive boxes for all age groups and fields of nursing practice Key words and phrases for literature searching Useful websites, references and further reading. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to nursing that will meet the needs of students, nurses returning to practice, mentors and other registered nurses. Relevant to all branches of nursing settings: infants, children, adults, pregnant women, older people and people with a learning disability or mental health problems Themes relevant to all stages and fields of nursing practice include safety, infection prevention and control, managing stress, communication, managing wounds and pressure ulcers, and dealing with loss Scenarios develop the skills of evidence-based practice, critical thinking, reflection and health promotion, and encourage further learning The areas of psychology, sociology, physiology and pathology are clearly related to nursing practice Key principles of health promotion, the law and ethics, the human lifespan and development are explained in earlier chapters, then applied in later chapters Cultural diversity information helps with understanding the needs of people from different backgrounds Person-centred approach encourages problem solving and application to practice Evidence-based practice is explicit throughout, and best-practice guidelines underpin exploration/explanation of nursing care. Easy-reference Glossary at the back of the book. Meets the requirements of the new pre-registration nursing curriculum including the NMC (2010) competencies and Essential Skills Clusters Greater emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable people, maternal health and first aid Self-test questions with answers available on accompanying website.

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare

A Guide to Best Practice

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Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk,Ellen Fineout-Overholt

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605477788

Category: Medical

Page: 599

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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University

Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

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Author: American Nurses Association

Publisher: Nursesbooks.org

ISBN: 1558101764

Category: Medical

Page: 27

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Pamphlet is a succinct statement of the ethical obligations and duties of individuals who enter the nursing profession, the profession's nonnegotiable ethical standard, and an expression of nursing's own understanding of its commitment to society. Provides a framework for nurses to use in ethical analysis and decision-making.

The Reflective Practitioner

How Professionals Think in Action

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Author: Donald A. Schön

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351883151

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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A leading M.I.T. social scientist and consultant examines five professions - engineering, architecture, management, psychotherapy, and town planning - to show how professionals really go about solving problems. The best professionals, Donald Schön maintains, know more than they can put into words. To meet the challenges of their work, they rely less on formulas learned in graduate school than on the kind of improvisation learned in practice. This unarticulated, largely unexamined process is the subject of Schön's provocatively original book, an effort to show precisely how 'reflection-in-action' works and how this vital creativity might be fostered in future professionals.

Leading Change

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Author: John P. Kotter

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422186431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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Offers advice on how to lead an organization into change, including establishing a sense of urgency, developing a vision and strategy, and generating short-term wins.

Clinical Nursing Skills

Core and Advanced

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Author: Ruth Endacott,Phil Jevon,Simon Cooper

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199237838

Category: Medical

Page: 660

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Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Nursing Skills offers evidence-based, practical guidance for procedures in all settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making and problem-solving skills. It is enhanced by colour illustrations and online resources, including video clips and quarterly updates to evidence.

Law and Ethics in Nursing and Healthcare

An Introduction

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Author: Graham Avery

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473998328

Category: Law

Page: 392

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Now in its second edition, Law and Ethics in Nursing and Healthcare: An Introduction continues to provide all the information nursing and healthcare students need to know about ‘what is legal’ and ‘how to decide what is right’ in order to practise safely and ethically. Graham Avery focuses directly on the vital areas – such as negligence, consent, confidentiality, and professional conduct – with a practical and accessible approach aimed at healthcare students as well as practitioners. Key features include: a new chapter on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Up-to-date information related to the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Francis Report. Real life case studies to help students think critically about difficult clinical situations. End-of-chapter scenarios activities with suggested answers to reinforce knowledge. Qualified as a Registered Nurse and holding an MA in Medical Law and Ethics, Graham Avery is a Lecturer at the University of Essex.

Clinical Reasoning

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Author: Tracy Levett-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781488616396

Category: Medical logic

Page: 344

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An Australian text designed to address the key area of clinical reasoning in nursing practice. Using a series of authentic scenarios, Clinical Reasoning guides students through the clinical reasoning process while challenging them to think critically about the nursing care they provide. With scenarios adapted from real clinical situations that occurred in healthcare and community settings, this edition continues to address the core principles for the provision of quality care and the prevention of adverse patient outcomes.

Translation Science and the JBI Model of Evidence-based Healthcare

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781451161687

Category: Evidence-based medicine

Page: 65

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This book seeks to examine the translational research process in relation to the JBI Model of Evidence Based Health Care and to clarify how the three translation gaps identified in the text and the elements of the JBI Model serve to complement each other in modelling the relationship between the translation science cycle and the pragmatic evidence-based healthcare cycle.

Nurse Educator Core Competencies

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Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789241549622

Category: Medical

Page: 32

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The World Health Organization has developed these Nurse Educator Core Competencies to enable educators to effectively contribute to the attainment of high quality education, and the production of effective, efficient and skilled nurses who are able to respond to the health needs of the populations they serve. This will enable the attainment of objectives one and two of the Global strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030 and is also a priority in the updated Global strategic directions on nursing and midwifery 2016-2020. The aim of this publication is to provide a clear outline of Nurse Educator Core Competencies and performance expectations, which can form the basis for developing a competence-based curriculum encompassing the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills and behaviors expected of nurse teachers. The competencies are intended to help guide the educational preparation of nurse teachers; ensure educational quality and accountability; and, ultimately, contribute to improving the provision of nursing care and outcomes of health services. Much effort has gone into the preparation of the Nurse Educator Core Competencies. It is the aim of the World Health Organization that they will facilitate nurse educators to attain increased proficiency in assisting student nurses to acquire all the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practice nursing effectively in the 21st century.