Law Ethics and Professional Issues for Nursing

Author: Herman Wheeler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136504044
Format: PDF
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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.

Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry

Author: Nona Lyons
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387857442
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Philosophers have warned of the perils of a life spent without reflection, but what constitutes reflective inquiry - and why it’s necessary in our lives - can be an elusive concept. Synthesizing ideas from minds as diverse as John Dewey and Paulo Freire, theHandbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry presents reflective thought in its most vital aspects, not as a fanciful or nostalgic exercise, but as a powerful means of seeing familiar events anew, encouraging critical thinking and crucial insight, teaching and learning. In its opening pages, two seasoned educators, Maxine Greene and Lee Shulman, discuss reflective inquiry as a form of active attention (Thoreau’s "wide-awakeness"), an act of consciousness, and a process by which people can understand themselves, their work (particularly in the form of life projects), and others. Building on this foundation, the Handbook analyzes through the work of 40 internationally oriented authors: - Definitional issues concerning reflection, what it is and is not; - Worldwide social and moral conditions contributing to the growing interest in reflective inquiry in professional education; - Reflection as promoted across professional educational domains, including K-12 education, teacher education, occupational therapy, and the law; - Methods of facilitating and scaffolding reflective engagement; - Current pedagogical and research practices in reflection; - Approaches to assessing reflective inquiry. Educators across the professions as well as adult educators, counselors and psychologists, and curriculum developers concerned with adult learning will find the Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry an invaluable teaching tool for challenging times.

Practice Teaching in Healthcare

Author: Neil Gopee
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1848601352
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designed for nurses studying for the Practice Teacher Qualification under the Nursing and Midwifery Council's standards. Encourages critical understanding of the knowledge and competence required to fulfill the Practice Teacher role. Includes the concepts, theories, and frameworks underpinning the necessary skillset required to supervise and assess the learning of qualified healthcare practitioners participating in post-qualifying specialist or advanced practice programs.

Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses

Author: Kim Atkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108293751
Format: PDF, ePub
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The third edition of Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses develops an innovative practical framework for understanding the ethical and legal dimensions of nursing practice in Australia. Taking a 'relational' approach to practice, the text foregrounds the concepts of personhood, vulnerability and the nurse-patient relationship as the source of a nurse's moral and legal obligations. This approach is central to the book's discussion of key ethical and legal concepts throughout the text including consent and autonomy, negligence and liability, confidentiality and trust, and culturally safe practice. This edition has been thoroughly revised to include the latest research and methods, updated legislation and links to professional documentation, along with a new chapter on aged care. Student learning is supported by case studies, legal case extracts and learning exercises. A new instructor companion website features a curated suite of multimedia resources and extension questions.

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.

Writing Your Nursing Portfolio A Step By Step Guide

Author: Timmins , Fiona
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242847
Format: PDF
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Summary: Written as a 'step-by-step' guide, this book answers all the common questions nurses have about writing their portfolio. Each chapter includes suggested activities and tasks that can be completed and put into a portfolio, so readers can create a portfolio as they go.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473967708
Format: PDF
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Would you like to develop some strategies to manage knowledge deficits, near misses and mistakes in practice? Are you looking to improve your reflective writing for your portfolio, essays or assignments? Reflective practice enables us to make sense of, and learn from, the experiences we have each day and if nurtured properly can provide skills that will you come to rely on throughout your nursing career. Using clear language and insightful examples, scenarios and case studies the third edition of this popular and bestselling book shows you what reflection is, why it is so important and how you can use it to improve your nursing practice. Key features: · Clear and straightforward introduction to reflection directly written for nursing students and new nurses · Full of activities designed to build confidence when using reflective practice · Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

Professional Development Reflection and Decision making for Nurses

Author: Melanie Jasper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111830778X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflection and Decision-making provides a concise, accessible introduction to professional development, reflective practice and clinical decision-making. Vital Notes for Nurses: Professional Development, Reflection and Decision-making explores the core strategies of reflective practice and decision-making underlying professional nursing development. Separate chapters on reflective writing, evidence-based practice, clinical supervision and portfolios demonstrate the inter-relationship between professional development and professional practice. It is aimed at both student and qualified nurses, recognising that professional development is a life-long commitment. It provides clear guidance to help practitioners think critically about their actions, work within professional boundaries, be accountable for their actions and plan for their future. * Provides a concise introduction to professional development, reflective practice, and clinical decision-making * Written in a clear accessible style which assumes no prior knowledge * Enables students to consider and develop their practice in order to become competent practitioners * Each chapter includes learning objectives, scenarios and case studies * In the Vital Notes for Nurses series

Portfolios for Health Professionals

Author: Kate Andre
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729583422
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Portfolios for Health Professionals 3e is a practical guide to designing and developing a portfolio that documents and communicates your professional achievements and competencies, in order to meet the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) annual registration requirements. Now revised to address a range of health professions, this third edition will help students to gain a basic understanding of what a portfolio is, how it is used, and why different types of portfolio may be required for different purposes. The book provides health professionals with detailed guidelines for developing a quality portfolio that will help them to review their professional practice, direct their continuing professional development, assess their learning and career planning, and communicate their professional achievements. Updated regulatory requirements for national registration Aligned to updated APRHA CPD standards New section on clinical reasoning Increased focus on reflective practice throughout, to encourage critical thinking Expanded section on ePortfolios, including examples Greater emphasis on evidence-based practice New Chapter 7, with practical examples of the approaches used by a range of health practitioners to develop their professional portfolios

Nurse Educator Core Competencies

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789241549622
Format: PDF, Docs
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The World Health Organization has developed these Nurse Educator Core Competencies to enable educators to effectively contribute to the attainment of high quality education, and the production of effective, efficient and skilled nurses who are able to respond to the health needs of the populations they serve. This will enable the attainment of objectives one and two of the Global strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030 and is also a priority in the updated Global strategic directions on nursing and midwifery 2016-2020. The aim of this publication is to provide a clear outline of Nurse Educator Core Competencies and performance expectations, which can form the basis for developing a competence-based curriculum encompassing the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills and behaviors expected of nurse teachers. The competencies are intended to help guide the educational preparation of nurse teachers; ensure educational quality and accountability; and, ultimately, contribute to improving the provision of nursing care and outcomes of health services. Much effort has gone into the preparation of the Nurse Educator Core Competencies. It is the aim of the World Health Organization that they will facilitate nurse educators to attain increased proficiency in assisting student nurses to acquire all the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practice nursing effectively in the 21st century.