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Common Foundation Studies in Nursing

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Now revised and fully updated in line with developments in nurse education, this fourth edition will prove indispensable to pre-registration nursing students on the Common Foundation Programme. It provides an essential guide to working in health care settings and prepares them for entry to their chosen branch programme. It will also be of relevance to other health care professionals such as health care assistants.


Published: January 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3344-5


  • Section 1 Personal, professional and ethical aspects of becoming a nurse

    1 Becoming a nurse
    2 Learning how to study and learn effectively
    3 The emotional labour of nursing
    4 Professional standards and rules: the professional regulatory body and the nursing student
    5 Learning and working as a nursing student in a multicultural world
    6 Using a ‘toolkit’ of activities in your placement

    Section 2 Essentials of care delivery

    7 Communication between patients, carers and health care professionals
    8 Food and nutrition
    9 Hygiene

    Section 3 Care management

    10 Working in a team
    11 Managing self and setting priorities in placement
    12 Decision-making in practice
    13 Promoting safe practice

    Appendix 1 NMC code of professional conduct
    Appendix 2 NMC outcomes for entry to branch programme



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