Nursing Knowledge and Practice

3rd Edition

Foundations for Decision Making


  • Electronic ISBN 9780702037528

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.


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Bailièrre Tindall
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