Everyday English for International Nurses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443073991

Everyday English for International Nurses

1st Edition

A Guide to Working in the UK

Authors: Joy Parkinson Chris Brooker
Paperback ISBN: 9780443073991
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 29th May 2004
Page Count: 256
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Description

This book helps nurses coming to work in the UK for the first time communicate with patients and staff. It will assist non-EU nurses as they prepare for the English test and adaptation course necessary to practice. Covering a range of subjects, its main purpose is to explain colloquial language that patients might use but is not found in conventional dictionaries e.g. ‘to spend a penny' or ‘trouble with the waterworks'. In addition to communication skills, it contains practical advice on becoming registered, nursing in the UK, and the organization of the health & social care team.

Key Features

· An extensive list of colloquialisms, phrasal verbs & idioms will enable the nurse to understand most of the informal language encountered in practice.
· Practical information on getting on the UK register, the IELTS test & adaptation programs will help nurses to get jobs more quickly upon arrival.
· Information about the organization of the NHS will help nurses to make sense of the health system and settle in more quickly.
· Practical information on resources will help nurses tackle any organizational problems that they encounter.

Table of Contents

  1. Nursing in the UK. 2. Registering as a nurse in UK and career development. 3. The National Health Service and Social Services. 4. Nursing documentation, record keeping and written communication. 5. Communication in nursing. 6. Colloquial English - Parts of the body - Body functions - Mental and physical states - General expressions - Reproductive and sexual health problems - Glossary of medical and colloquial names. 7. Idioms: parts of the body. 8. Phrasal verbs. 9. Abbreviations used in nursing. 10. Useful addresses, web sites and other resources. 11. Units of measurement. Appendix: General further reading suggestions.

Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Paperback ISBN:
9780443073991

About the Author

Joy Parkinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Author and Lecturer, London, UK

Chris Brooker

Affiliations and Expertise

Author and Lecturer, Norfolk, UK