Law Ethics and Professional Issues for Nursing

Author: Herman Wheeler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136504044
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This comprehensive new textbook covers core ethical and legal content for pre-registration nursing students. It provides readers with a sound understanding of the interrelationships between the NMC's code of conduct, standards and competencies, ethics and relevant sections of the English legal system. The only truly integrated text in the field, it opens with overviews of law and nursing, and ethical theories and nursing. It goes on to explore key areas of contention – such as negligence, confidentiality and consent – from legal and ethical perspectives, mapping the discussion onto the NMC code of conduct. The chapters include objectives, patient-focused case scenarios, key points, activities, questions, areas for reflection, further reading and a summary. Case law and statutes and ethical theories are presented where appropriate. Written by an experienced nurse-lecturer with a law and ethics teaching background, Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for Nursing is essential reading for all pre-registration nursing students, as well as students of other healthcare professions.

Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses

Author: Kim Atkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139993615
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The second edition of Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses is comprehensive in approach and allows students to understand the relationship between the legal and ethical frameworks of nursing practice. With an Australian focus, the book recognises the diversity of nursing practices and practice settings while emphasising their uniform aim of supporting and promoting health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Thoroughly revised to incorporate the latest methods and research, this edition features updates to legislation and new chapters on end-of-life decisions and Indigenous health care. It introduces readers to the 'Giving Voice to Values' approach to ethics and makes extensive use of case studies, legal case extracts, practical examples and reflective questions to illustrate key concepts throughout. Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses provides an innovative and intuitive skills-based approach to nursing ethics and the legal context of nursing practice.

Essentials of Nursing Practice

Author: Catherine Delves-Yates
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526451557
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Drawing together the best of text, video and interactive material for the complete introduction to modern nursing. This ground-breaking textbook has been brought together by 8 editors, 37 contributors, 18 patients, 13 practitioners and 15 student nurses providing a comprehensive overview of holistic, person-centred nursing practice. Key features: A wealth of activities including critical thinking, reflection and ‘what’s the evidence boxes’. Real-life ‘voices’ from patients, students and practitioners are integrated throughout the text A clear and effective learning design aimed to help students understand the core theory, skills and knowledge, apply it effectively to practice, build their academic skills and succeed in assignments. Addresses the transition to the new NMC Standards of Proficiency with a new tool developed for educators mapping the content of the book to both the existing and new standards. The book uniquely blends online resources with traditional print-based learning which are brought seamlessly together through free access to an interactive eBook version of the text. Dedicated online resources for both students and lecturers take the book even further providing the definitive package for nurse education.

Patient Safety and Managing Risk in Nursing

Author: Melanie Fisher
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 144629630X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Patient safety is a predominant feature of quality healthcare and something that every patient has the right to expect. As a nurse, you must consider the safety of the patient as paramount in every aspect of your role; and it is now an increasingly important topic in pre-registration nursing programmes. This book aims to provide you with a greater understanding of how to manage patient safety and risk in your practice. The book focuses on the essentials that you need to know, and therefore provides a clear pathway through what can sometimes seem an overwhelmingly complex mass of rules, procedures and possible options. Key features: · A practical introduction to patient safety and risk management written specifically for nurses and nursing students · Case studies and scenarios help you to apply patient safety and risk management principles to actual practice · Each chapter is mapped to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so that you can see how you are meeting the professional requirements · Activities throughout help you to think critically and reflect on practice.

Transitions in Nursing

Author: Esther Chang
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729542114
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text recognises the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. This book offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace.This edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. This book brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students' and nurses' interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice.

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E Book

Author: Maggie Mallik
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702037524
Format: PDF, Docs
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Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.

Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: Anita Atwal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444316346
Format: PDF
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Preparing for Professional Practice in Health and SocialCare is the ultimate companion for students and newly qualifiedpractitioners in occupational therapy, physiotherapy and otherallied health professions. A multi-professional team of qualified and experiencedcontributors explain key concepts in professional practice withinthe contexts of health, social care and education systems. Topicsrange from law, ethics and client-centred practice tointerprofessional working, team-building, communication skills andreflective practice. Further chapters provide practical guidance onwriting a CV, applying for jobs and interview technique, as well asoffering advice on career-planning and continuing professionaldevelopment. KEY FEATURES clear definitions of key concepts case studies and examples from clinical practice summaries of key points self-assessment exercises references and further reading

Professional Practice in Paramedic Emergency and Urgent Care

Author: Valerie Nixon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118488229
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care explores a range of contemporary relevant topics fundamental to professional practice. Written for both pre- and post-registration paramedic students, it is also ideal for existing practitioners looking to develop their CPD skills as well as nursing and other health professionals working in emergency and urgent care settings. Each chapter includes examples, practical exercises and clinical scenarios, helping the reader relate theory to practice and develop critical thinking skills Covers not only acute patient management but also a range of additional topics to provide a holistic approach to out-of-hospital care Completion of the material in the book can be used as evidence in professional portfolios as required by the Health and Care Professions Council Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care is a comprehensive, theoretical underpinning to professional practice at all levels of paramedic and out-of-hospital care.

Learning in the Workplace

Author: Joan Mulholland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136272771
Format: PDF
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This toolkit is designed for preparing health and social care practitioners for their role in facilitating learning in their workplace. It enables readers to recognise learning opportunities, communicate their professional knowledge, provide students with appropriate support, judge performance, co-ordinate student contact with others in the workplace and develop awareness of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. With plenty of activities and questions, the reader can assess their knowledge base and apply the concepts in the toolkit to their work setting. This new edition is fully updated and now includes: international contexualisation; more coverage on meeting the diverse needs of students; and a new section on meeting professional standards, which discusses the NMC standards as well as those of other disciplines. A new companion website makes valuable supplementary material available – including further activities and articles on managing the placement learning experience, developing new supervisors, and making the most of reflection among others. Practical and easy-to-read, this is an important resource for all those practitioners who support students in the workplace.