Nursing Knowledge and Practice

Foundations for Decision Making

By

  • Maggie Mallik, BSc(Hons), MPhil, DipNursing(Lond), PGCertEd, RGN, Research Fellow, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
  • Carol Hall, BSc(Hons), PhD, DipNursing(Lond), PGDipAdEd, PGDip(Research Methods), RGN RSCN, Associate Professor and Child Health Lead, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
  • David Howard, MEd, PhD, CertEd, DipNursing(Lond), RGN, RMN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre; Senior Fellow, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, UK

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.
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Audience

Students undertaking the pre-registration curriculum in nursing at both diploma and degree level

 

Book information

  • Published: April 2009
  • Imprint: BAILLIÈRE TINDALL
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3752-8


Table of Contents

Nursing Knowledge and practice. Communication. Safety and risk. Resuscitation and emergency care. Infection prevention and control. Mobility and moving. Homeostasis. Nutrition. Stress, relaxation and rest. Medicines. Pain. Aggression. End of life care. Hygiene. Skin integrity. Sexuality.Confusion. Continence. Rehabilitation and recovery.