Common Foundation Studies in Nursing - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780702059964

Common Foundation Studies in Nursing

4th Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780702059964
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 9th January 2008


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.

Table of Contents

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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