What is Nursing? Exploring Theory and Practice

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Learning Matters, Aug 14, 2009 - Medical - 192 pages
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It is essential for students to understand the various strands that make nursing what it is. This book clearly explores theories of nursing through their application within nursing practice. It first considers the nature of nursing and how it is defined as a profession by nurses and by others in society. It then looks at the activity of nursing, its aims and how these are met through systems of care delivery. Finally, it explores what nursing is really like when you qualify, and discusses the benefits and challenges of working in each of the main nursing fields of practice.

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Dawn Ritchie is a Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Nottingham. She has been involved in nurse education for a number of years, including pre-registration and learning beyond registration programmes, and has developed a keen interest in the practical application of nursing. Dawn’s clinical background is in critical and acute care in children’s nursing.

Dr Carol Hall is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, University of Nottingham. She enjoys teaching practical elements of nursing within pre-registration nursing curricula, as well as supervising pre- and post-registration students in their dissertations and theses. She has a background in Children’s Nursing and Nursing Education.

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