A Textbook of Community Nursing

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Author: Sue Chilton,Heather Bain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1498725414

Category: Medical

Page: 388

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A Textbook of Community Nursing is a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction covering the full range of professional topics, including professional approaches to care, public health, eHealth, therapeutic relationships and the role of community nursing in mental health. The new edition has been updated throughout, including new guidelines and policies. It also provides a stronger focus on evidence-based practice. ? This user-friendly and accessible textbook includes: Current theory, policy, and guidelines for practice. All chapters are underpinned by a strong evidence base; Learning objectives for each chapter, plus exercises and activities to test current understanding, promote reflective practice, and encourage further reading; Case studies and examples from practice which draw on all branches of community nursing to illustrate practical application of theory. This is an essential text for all pre-registration nursing students, students on specialist community nursing courses, and qualified nurses entering community practice for the first time.

Manual of Community Nursing and Communicable Diseases

A Textbook for South African Students

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Author: Marie E. Vlok

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702133107

Category: Medical

Page: 838

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This edition, written as South Africa moves from expensive curative health care to a more people-focused primary health-care system, highlights transitional structures and bridges the gap between past and present. Part One focuses on the Government of National Unity and population development programmes, emphasising the role of community nurses in the primary health-care system. Subsequent sections cover factors playing an important role in community nursing, including housing, urbanisation and malnutrition. In accordance with the National Health-care Plan for South Africa, prominence is given to issues such as health education and maternal and child health care. The section on communicable diseases has been updated and takes into account changes in legislation and the latest statistical information. Primary health-care problems at community level are covered in depth. Students and practitioners will benefit from the wealth of information in this new edition.

Textbook of Community Children's Nursing E-Book

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Author: Anna Sidey,David Widdas

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039861

Category: Medical

Page: 404

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This exciting new edition is again structured into four main sections: Organisational facets; Philosophical issues; Dimensions of practice; and Advancing practice, and has been expanded to include detailed guidance on the commissioning and resourcing of services. It provides essential information for implementing the requirements of the children's National Service Framework that will support the expansion of Community Children's Nursing and enable it to move forward and away from fragmented service delivery. Bringing together the work of some of the most distinguished experts in the field, there is comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of Community Children's Nursing, including multi-disciplinary/interagency planning; provision of nursing services to sick children and their families in a range of community setting; and the needs of both the recipients and providers of care within the trajectory of acute, life-limiting and terminal illness. The first - and only - book on this topic, addressed specifically at the Community Children's Nurse (CCN) An authoritative guide to the principles underpinning the development of the specialty, which puts into context the scope of the CCN's work and clearly describes his/her place in the community team) A balance of the theoretical and practical, presented by the key names in this field) Offers up-to-date "evidence" which supports the development of this rapidly expanding specialty) Foreword by Elizabeth Fradd, Independent Health Service Advisor, UK New chapters have been added on the topics of: Developing a national strategy and corporate identity for Community Children's Nursing Delivering and funding care for children with complex needs Strategic planning and commissioning of services Benchmarking Transitional care The following chapters have been rewritten and expanded: Young carers Complementary therapies Partnerships with the voluntary sector Health promotion Information management The role of the Community Children's Nurse Manager is also explored in depth.

Textbook of Biochemistry for Nurses

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Author: Ashok Kumar J

Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 8189866451

Category: Biochemistry

Page: 250

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A sound knowledge of biochemistry is essential to understand the pathophysiology of disease, its diagnosis, treatment, and follow up. Since the nursing community works closely in association with clinicians in-patient care, it is important for them to be aware of the biochemical aspects of human diseases. Textbook of Biochemistry for Nurses has been designed to cater the academic needs of the nursing students. An earnest effort has been made to present the subject in simple words. In this textbook, wherever necessary, clinical application of biochemical knowledge is mentioned. The information present in this textbook will be helpful to the nurses throughout their career.

Faith Community Nursing

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Author: Janet Susan Hickman

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781754576

Category: Medical

Page: 356

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This unique text combines traditional parish nursing content with community health nursing methodology, coverage of community and faith community assessment, and health education and health promotion/disease prevention programming.

Community Health Nursing

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Author: Stephen Paul Holzemer,Marilyn Klainberg

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763785792

Category: Medical

Page: 379

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Written in an accessible, user-friendly, and practical style, this text provides a focused and highly engaging introduction to community health nursing. It focuses on health care for people in their homes and where they live with an overriding emphasis on care of the client in the community, and the business and politics of community health nursing. This book is accompanied by a robust Companion Website full of online activities to enhance the student learning experiences.

Textbook of Palliative Nursing

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Author: Department of Nursing Education and Research City of Hope National Medical Center Betty R. Ferrell Research Scientist,Supportive Care Program Nessa Coyle Director, Pain & Palliative Service Department of Neurology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199748160

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

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Originally published in 2001, the Textbook of Palliative Nursing has become the standard text for the field of hospice and palliative care nursing. In this new edition, the authors and editors have updated each chapter to ensure that the content is evidence-based and current references are included. They also have retained the important focus on case studies throughout the text and practical, clinically-relevant tables, figures, and other resources. Like the previous edition, this text has an introductory section of the general principles of palliative care followed by a comprehensive section on symptom assessment and management encompassing twenty-one different symptoms. Other key sections include psychosocial support and spiritual care, providing holistic perspective on care of patients facing advanced disease. The text also includes an innovative section on special populations addressing those most in need of palliative care. The textbook is a useful resource for all nurses with the excellent section on end-of-life care across settings. In this new edition, the pediatric palliative care section has been greatly expanded and includes seven separate chapters on pediatric care. It includes a section on "special issues" addressing topics such as ethical considerations, nursing research, and public policy perspectives and concludes with a section presenting models of excellence including six international models. This edition also offers a narrative on dying based on a spouse's perspective. The text includes an appendix with an extensive list of resources for nurses in the field.

Essentials of Community-based Nursing

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Author: Karen Saucier Lundy,Sharyn Janes

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763723484

Category: Medical

Page: 574

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A unique text designed specifically for use throughout the associate degree nursing (ADN) curriculum, [this volume] provides students with a solid foundation for administering nursing care in the community. [It] provide[s] an overview of the health care system, an introduction to the epidemiology of health and illness, and an exploration of the factors that influence the health and care of individuals and families living in the community.-Back cover.

A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing E-Book

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Author: Dr Jim Richardson,Edward Alan Glasper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

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nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses

Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing

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Author: Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer,Brenda G. Bare,Janice L. Hinkle,Kerry H. Cheever

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781785898

Category: Medical

Page: 2240

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Preparing students for successful NCLEX results and strong futures as nurses in today's world. Now in its 12th edition, Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing is designed to assist nurses in preparing for their roles and responsibilities in the medical-surgical setting and for success on the NCLEX. In the latest edition, the resource suite is complete with a robust set of premium and included ancillaries such as simulation support, adaptive testing, and a variety of digital resources helping prepare today's students for success. This leading textbook focuses on physiological, pathophysiological, and psychosocial concepts as they relate to nursing care. Brunner is known for its strong Nursing Process focus and its readability. This edition retains these strengths and incorporates enhanced visual appeal and better portability for students. Online Tutoring powered by Smarthinking--Free online tutoring, powered by Smarthinking, gives students access to expert nursing and allied health science educators whose mission, like yours, is to achieve success. Students can access live tutoring support, critiques of written work, and other valuable tools.

Textbook of Basic Nursing

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Author: Caroline Bunker Rosdahl,Mary T. Kowalski

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781734295

Category: Medical

Page: 1869

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Now in full color, this comprehensive Eighth Edition nursing text continues to meet the needs of practical/vocational nursing curriculum as one coherent source. Broad coverage includes anatomy and physiology; nursing process, growth and development; nursing skills; and, pharmacology. A solid foundation is also provided for medical-surgical, maternity, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. Step-by-step procedures are formatted in two-column presentation with rationale and numerous illustrations to show clearly all aspects of nursing procedures. Appendixes provide English-Spanish healthcare phrases, key abbreviations and acronyms, and more. Other new features include a section on study skills and home health care mentioned throughout the text. Now with three multimedia CD-ROMs : an audio pronunciation CD-ROM a clinical simulation of wound care of the diabetic patient a bonus CD-ROM containing a simulated NCLEX-PN exam; a clinical simulation on whistleblowing; a full video on treatment of pressure ulcers; and six animationscell cycle, congestive heart failure, hypertension, immune response, nerve synapse, and stroke

Placement Learning in Community Nursing - E-book

A guide for students in practice

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Author: Jane Harris,Sheila Nimmo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070205173X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Titles in this series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing Each book also covers: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes

Community/Public Health Nursing

Promoting the Health of Populations

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Author: Mary A. Nies,Melanie McEwen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293875

Category: Medical

Page: 712

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Covering the nurse’s role in promoting community health, Community/Public Health Nursing, 6th Edition provides a unique ‘upstream’ preventive focus and a strong social justice approach in a concise, easy-to-read text. It shows how you, as a nurse, can take an active role in social action and health policy – especially in caring for diverse and vulnerable population groups. Written by community health nursing experts Mary A. Nies and Melanie McEwen, this book offers clinical examples and photo novellas showing how concepts apply to the real world, and describes the issues and responsibilities of today’s community and public health nursing. UNIQUE! ‘Upstream’ preventive focus addresses factors that are the precursors to poor health in the community, addressing potential health problems before they occur. UNIQUE! Emphasis on community aspects in all steps of the nursing process highlights the community perspective in all health situations. UNIQUE! A ‘social justice’ approach promotes health for all people, including vulnerable populations. UNIQUE! Photo novellas use photographs to tell stories showing real-life clinical scenarios and applications of important community health nursing roles. Research Highlights boxes show the application of research studies to the practice of community nursing. Clinical examples offer snippets of real-life client situations. Case Study: Application of the Nursing Process feature presents practical and manageable examples for the theory, concepts, and application of the nursing process. Ethical Insights boxes highlight ethical issues and concerns that the community/public health nurse may encounter. Objectives, key terms, and chapter outlines at the beginning of every chapter introduce important concepts and terminology. NEW and UNIQUE! Veterans' Health boxes present situations and considerations related to the care of veterans. UPDATED Economics of Health Care chapter addresses the latest changes related to health care reform. UPDATED Healthy People 2020 boxes include the most current national health care objectives. UPDATED Communicable Disease chapter covers current public health surveillance and outbreaks of emerging health threats, including emerging infections (e.g., H1N1, SARS, West Nile virus).

Public Health Nursing

A Textbook for Health Visitors, School Nurses and Occupational Health Nurses

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Author: Greta Thornbory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118699467

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Public Health Nursing is an essential resource for allhealth visiting students, school nursing students, and occupationalhealth nursing students, that reflects the current key changes incommunity public health nursing. It is a key textbook forspecialist practitioner programmes, and those new to the publichealth arena. Written by relevant experts in the field, this practicaltextbook uniquely explores the three main specialties of PublicHealth Nursing: Health Visiting, School Nursing and OccupationalHealth Nursing. A particular strength of the book is the wayit shows the diversity of each discipline and how they each addressPublic Health in vastly different ways according to the needs oftheir relevant population. This will be essential reading for all students on theSpecialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programmesoffered across the UK. Key features: Focuses on the specialist community public health nursing partof the NMC register Multidisciplinary, with contributors from all threespecialisms Concerned with improving the health of the population, ratherthan treating the diseases of individual patients Focuses on practice and competencies

Nursing in the Community: an essential guide to practice

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Author: Sue Chilton,Karen Melling,Dee Drew,Ann Clarridge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340810432

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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Nursing in the Community: an essential guide to practice is an introductory textbook for professionals and students who have chosen a career in community health care nursing. The book gives comprehensive coverage of the full range of professional issues, such as personal safety and the environment, in addition to public health, health promotion and family health nursing. This user-friendly text provides clear guidelines on how to transfer skills from the hospital/ acute setting to the community. In addition, it fully reflects current government health, social policy, the implications for the roles and responsibilities of the community health care nurse, and aims to support a trainee/new practitioner to function safely and effectively in the full range of community settings.

Public Health and Community Nursing E-Book

Frameworks for practice

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Author: Dianne Watkins,Judy Cousins

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042609

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing