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Foundations of Nursing Practice: Fundamentals of Holistic Care

ISBN: 9780723436614 | 0723436614
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/1/2013

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This book has been written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking pre-registration nursing programmes. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. It is therefore relevant to students who will enter all fields of practice within nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each field. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and healthcare programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the fields of practice programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each field of practice to ensure the content reflects each area accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all fields of practice and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem-centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high-quality care and to integrate theory with practice. The emphasis on clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and field of practice-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other fields of practice as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references Fully searchable, customisable e-book Meets the requirements of the new pre-registration nursing curriculum 10% shorter Updated in line with the new NMC Code of Conduct More material on safeguarding vulnerable people Skills content now related to the Essential Skills Clusters

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