Advanced Practice Nurse - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443102639, 9780702061448

Advanced Practice Nurse

1st Edition

Editors: Tina Bishop
eBook ISBN: 9780702061448
eBook ISBN: 9780702037849
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 29th September 2006
Page Count: 236

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Finding it hard to keep up to date with rapidly changing guidelines? Advanced Practice Nursing provides experienced Practice Nurses with an easy solution to the problem of keeping up to date. This compilation from ‘Practice Nurse' magazine groups together the topics of most relevance to the busy Practice Nurse. It pulls together recent articles that not only promote best practice but also encourage questioning and the implementation of change.

Key Features

  • Learning objectives specify what readers can gain from each chapter
  • Activities promote a critical approach to thinking and practice
  • IIllustrations summarise key areas for diagnosis and referral
  • Learning points summarise the key points covered in each chapter

Table of Contents

Section 1 Management of long-term illness

Part 1 Asthma

1 Prevention and detection
2 Management of the new patient
3 Long-term management
4 Promoting patient involvement

Part 2 Diabetes

5 Prevention and detection
6 Management of the new patient
7 Long-term management
8 Promoting patient involvement

Part 3 Mental health

9 Recognising depression
10 Diagnosis of dementia
11 Assessment and management of dementia
12 Suicide and self harm

Part 4 Gastrointestinal disorders

13 Dyspepsia
14 Irritable bowel syndrome

Section 2 Sexual health

Part 1 Female sexual health

15 Sexually transmitted infections
16 Contraception and unwanted pregnancy I
17 Contraception and unwanted pregnancy II
18 Female sexual dysfunction

Part 2 Male sexual health

19 Male sexual dysfunction
20 Prostate cancer: risk, symptoms and investigation
21 Prostate cancer: grading and staging, screening and treatment

Section 3 Health promotion: cardiovascular disease

22 Coronary heart disease
23 Primary prevention of coronary heart disease
24 Secondary prevention of coronary heart disease
25 Hypertension

Section 4 Finding useful information

26 Recognising the need for information
27 Addressing the information gap
28 Strategies for locating information



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About the Editor

Tina Bishop

Affiliations and Expertise

Practice Nurse and Senior Lecturer, Community Nursing, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK