Fresh Perspectives: Fundamentals of Nursing

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Pearson South Africa, 2008 - Nursing - 351 pages
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Contents

what it means to be a nurse
1
the ethics of nursing
2
The nursing profession
3
Nursing and the law
17
The ethics of nursing
29
What do we mean byethics?
30
Guidelines for caring
36
support material
43
Caring for wounds
178
support material
186
Homeostasis keeping the body in balance
191
What are the vital signs?
192
Using palpation to assess pulse
198
Breathing
204
support material
210
Mobility movement and exercise
215

Supporting the needs and rights of nurses
47
Shop stewards
49
support material
55
a cultural approach
59
ways of looking at nursing chapter 5 A scientific approach to nursing
61
Implementing the plan
68
review your understanding
80
A cultural approach to nursing
83
Culture and our rainbow nation
84
in practice
90
The South African health care system
97
Health education
103
support material
110
working with patients
115
nutrition eating
116
managing pain
117
Safety the prevention of illness and injury
119
Accidents and attacks
126
Droplet precautions
132
support material
139
Personal hygiene cleaning and grooming the body
143
Why is hygiene important?
144
Skin breakdown and pressure ulcers
150
support material
163
Wound care
167
How wounds heal
172
How the body moves
216
in practice
222
Nutrition eating for health
229
in theory
230
Micronutrients
236
support material
247
Elimination getting rid of body wastes
251
How urine is produced
253
Assessing stools
262
support material
272
Sleep and rest
275
REM sleep
278
Assessing rest and sleep patterns
284
Managing pain
293
What is pain?
294
Hyperesthesia
301
Psychological approaches relaxation
307
support material
314
Death and dying reaching the end of life
319
The dying patient
320
Spiritual care
327
Caring for yourself
333
review your understanding
339
Index
341
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