Nursing Adults: The Practice of Caring
Christine Brooker, Maggie Nicol
Mosby, 2003 - Medical - 1125 pages
This exciting new U.K. textbook provides all the information that you need to give sensitive and knowledgeable nursing care to adult patients & clients and their families. It has been written and edited by a team of experienced nurses, mainly from the UK, although there are contributions from Australia. It is written for nurses by nurses and thus focuses on the issues that are important to nurses. Today's nurses need a wide range of knowledge and skills to be able to think critically and reflect on their experience in order to develop professionally and personally. The U.K. textbook provides a comprehensive source of information about adult nursing that is patient-focused, holistic and evidence-based. The book has 35 chapters arranged in 4 sections.
Section 1 - Nursing, quality and communication addresses the nature of adult nursing and the importance of quality management and standards of care. Communication and interpersonal skills are explored with activities designed to help you develop your own skills.
Section II - Common nursing issues covers the clinical issues and problems that are encountered by most nurses working in most settings. Issues such as pain, stress, nutrition, infection control, sleep, wound management, and continence.
Section III - Nursing patients with common disorders focuses on specific conditions grouped under functional systems (e.g. blood disorders). Each chapter includes an overview of relevant anatomy & physiology and medical treatments but the focus is on assessment and nursing management, patient teaching and health promotion.
Section IV - Specific areas of adult nursing looks at the more specialized areas of practice, such as peri-operative nursing, caring for older adults and caring for the critically ill.
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