Nursing Knowledge and Practice

3rd Edition

Foundations for Decision Making

Authors:

  • Maggie Mallik
  • Carol Hall
  • David Howard
  • Key Features


    Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning
    Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice
    Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach
    Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions.
    Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice.

    Table of Contents

    Nursing Knowledge and practice. Communication. Safety and risk. Resuscitation and emergency care. Infection prevention and control. Mobility and moving. Homeostasis. Nutrition. Stress, relaxation and rest. Medicines. Pain. Aggression. End of life care. Hygiene. Skin integrity. Sexuality.Confusion. Continence. Rehabilitation and recovery.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    504
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2009
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Bailièrre Tindall
    Print ISBN:
    9780702029400
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702037528

    About the authors

    Maggie Mallik

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Research Fellow, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

    Carol Hall

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor and Child Health Lead, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

    David Howard

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical Centre; Senior Fellow, Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, UK