Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of the new clinical skills that NPs will need in their expanding roles will give them confidence and enable them to pass their courses
  • Highly illustrated with clear line drawings to aid understanding and learning
  • Subject experts have contributed to various chapters to ensure that best practice is given throughout
  • End of chapter summaries aid revision
  • Reference lists facilitate further study

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1 – Clinical Practice. Problem solving. Taking a history. Disorders of the skin. The head and neck. The nervous system. Vision and the eye. The cardiovascular system. The respiratory system. The abdomen. The male reproductive system. The female reproductive system. The musculoskeletal system. Basic principles of diagnostic radiology. The assessment of child health: setting the context. Promoting health. Assessment and management of the patient with chronic health problems. The patient as partner in care. Therapeutic communication and the nurse practitioner. Part 2 – Professional and legal issues. Development of the nurse practitioner role. The professional and legal framework for the nurse practitioner. Working with others: the nurse practitioner and role boundaries in primary health care. Changing practice: the negotiated order perspective and the development of the nurse practitioner role.


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About the author

Mike Walsh

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Nursing, St Martin's College, Lancaster & Carlisle, UK