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Foundations of nursing practice : fundamentals of holistic care

Author: Christine Brooker; Anne Waugh
Publisher: Edinburgh : Mosby/Elsevier, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats

Explains how and why sensitive, safe, evidence-based holistic nursing care is carried out, including topics common to all fields of practice. This title covers core nursing skills that are emphasised  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Brooker; Anne Waugh
ISBN: 9780723436614 0723436614
OCLC Number: 818450743
Description: xi, 663 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: SECTION 1 - Health, nursing and health care in the 21st century Chapter 1 Health as a value and a concept Chapter 2 The evolution of contemporary nursing Chapter 3 -Health and social care delivery systems SECTION 2 - Professional practice Chapter 4 Learning and teaching Chapter 5 Evidence-based practice and research Chapter 6 Legal issues that impact on nursing practice Chapter 7 NMC Code of Conduct and applied ethical principles SECTION 3 - Nursing and lifespan implications Chapter 8 The human lifespan and its effect on selecting nursing interventions Chapter 9 Relationship, helping and communication skills Chapter 10 Sleep, rest, relaxation, complementary therapies and alternative therapies Chapter 11 Stress, anxiety and coping Chapter 12 Loss and bereavement SECTION 4 - Developing nursing skills Chapter 13 Safety in nursing practice Chapter 14 The nursing process, holistic assessment and baseline observations Chapter 15 Preventing the spread of infection Chapter 16 Caring for the person with physical needs, sensory impairment and unconsciousness Chapter 17 Breathing and circulation Chapter 18 Mobility and immobility Chapter 19 Promoting hydration and nutrition Chapter 20 Elimination: urine Chapter 21 Elimination: faeces Chapter 22 Promoting the safe administration of medicines Chapter 23 Pain management: minimizing the pain experience Chapter 24 Caring for the person having surgery Chapter 25 Wound management Glossary Index
Responsibility: edited by Chris Brooker, BSc, MSc, RGN, SCM, RNT, author and editor, Norfolk, UK, Anne Waugh, BSc(Hons), MSc, CertED, SRN, RNT, FHEA, senior teaching fellow and school director of Academic Quality, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK ; foreword by Professor Roger Watson, BSc, PhD, RN, FRCN, FAAN, editor-in-chief, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, Hull, UK.


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