Watson

Watson's Clinical Nursing and Related Sciences


Previous editions of this popular textbook have provided nursing students with the comprehensive guide they need to a wide range of clinical nursing issues. This edition continues to provide this comprehensive support, but also reflects the changing context of nursing care in the 21st century. It reflects the growing importance of primary health and the community, the move towards evidence-based practice and the importance of the multi-disciplinary team. The text is designed to emphasise the importance of holistic, patient-focussed nursing. It addresses health assessment and introduces students to key aspects of the medical history and physical exam. Contemporary issues such as substance misuse are also examined.

Clearly written and well-organised to support study, the text also features case studies, critical incidents and care plans. The chapters include extensive 2-colour artwork and are supported by current references and suggestions for further reading. Electronic ancillary material is available at http://evolve.elsevier.com/Walsh/Watsons/

Audience
Pre-registration adult branch nursing students

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Published: July 2007

Imprint: Baillière Tindall

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3347-6

Contents

  • Section 1 The context of care

    *The nature of nursing
    *Therapeutic communication and nursing practice
    *Ageing and health
    *Death, grief and loss
    *Primary health care and working with patients with long-term conditions

    Section 2 Key clinical principles

    *Principles of pharmacology
    *Non-medical prescribing
    *The management of pain
    *Infection and disease
    *Clinical investigations

    Section 3 Specific patient groups

    *Caring for the patient with cancer
    *Caring for the patient with a cardiovascular disorder
    *Caring for the patient with a respiratory disorder
    *Caring for the patient with a haematological disorder
    *Caring for the patient with a disorder of the gastrointestinal system
    *Caring for the patient with a liver, biliary tract or exocrine pancreas disorder
    *Caring for the patient with a nutritional disorder
    *Caring for the patient with a disorder of the endocrine system
    *Caring for the patient with a disorder of the renal system
    *Caring for the patient with a disorder of the nervous system
    *Caring for the patient with a disorder of the senses
    *Caring for the patient with a disorder of the male reproductive system
    *Caring for the patient with a female reproductive system disorder
    *Caring for the patient with a disorder of the musculoskeletal system
    *Caring for the patient with a skin disorder
    *Caring for the patient with substance misuse or self-harm

    Appendix 1: Resuscitation Guidelines

    Appendix 2: Evidence-Based Practice: The Top 20 Things You Most Need to Know

    Index

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