Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing

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Lorraine Avery, Sue Beckwith, Janet Sumner
OUP Oxford, Oct 15, 2009 - Medical - 366 pages
With the growing incidence of the disease, all nurses, whatever their clinical area, will encounter people with diabetes. Best practice involves understanding the issues and complexities surrounding diabetes care. The Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing is unique in helping nurses and other health professionals to better care for patients with diabetes. Assembling the evidence, information and guidance on caring for adults with diabetes into one slim volume, it increases the knowledge, skills, competence and confidence of nurses to meet the demands of the government and patient agendas, improving the lives of people with diabetes. As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes increases, there is a shift from routinely reviewing their clinical and psychological status in specialist secondary care clinics to more accessible primary care facilities. The Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing is an essential tool for practice nurses with a special interest in diabetes who have begun to deliver this ongoing care and assessment. It is also a valuable resource and aide memoire for community nurses and those working in acute settings. The book is organised in a systematic way, providing advice and guidance on the complex patient centred, physiological, psychological and psychosocial challenges involved in diabetes care. Links, references and suggestions for additional reading are provided for each topic. Presenting a comprehensive overview, the Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing is a useful companion for all those caring for and supporting people with diabetes.

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2 Type 2 diabetes
3 Type 1 diabetes
4 Dietary treatment for diabetes
5 Practical skills
6 Selfmanagement of diabetes
7 Monitoring diabetes
8 Acute complications of diabetes
9 Longterm complications
13 Managing investigations and procedures
14 Organization of care
15 New developments
16 Policy
17 Health education
18 Clinical governance
19 Case studies

10 Erectile dysfunction
11 Stages of life and diabetes
12 Lifestyle and diabetes

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Lorraine Avery
Lorraine has worked full time in diabetes care for the last 22 years. She has won the Lilly diabetes care award and the Novo Nordisk award for innovative service developments in diabetes nursing. Lorraine was the clinical lead for diabetes in West Sussex PCT, working collaboratively across both primary care and acute services; and was responsible for developing diabetes services in her local PCT including facilitating insulin initiation in primary care.
Lorraine held roles of editor for the education supplement in the Journal of Diabetes Nursing and played an active role on the editorial board of Diabetes Digest. She has published widely on all aspects of diabetes care.
Lorraine also served as Chair of the Wessex diabetes nurse specialist group and vice chair of the RCN Diabetes nursing forum.
Lorraine's current role is medical liaison for Lilly diabetes care. She maintains a clinical role in the Portsmouth diabetes centre. Sue Beckwith
Sue is a Registered Nurse and qualified teacher. From 1983 to 1999 Sue was a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, working with fundraisers to provide a purpose built Diabetes Centre for Cornwall, providing a venue for clinics, education, meetings and a drop in service and facilitating clinically effective public health initiatives aimed at raising public awareness of diabetes. In partnership with Plymouth University, Sue co-wrote the then English Nursing Board courses in diabetes care and management. In 1999 Sue took up the post of Senior Lecturer in the faculty of Health and Social care at Oxford Brookes University, where she designed and lead an advanced level double module "Caring for people with diabetes". In 2005 the Consortium for Healthcare Research awarded Sue a Doctoral Fellowship. In addition to her PhD studies she continues to write regular articles on diabetes for the Journal of Practice Nursing.

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