Placement Learning in Community Nursing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702043017, 9780702051739

Placement Learning in Community Nursing

1st Edition

A guide for students in practice

Authors: Jane Harris Sheila Nimmo
Series Editor: Karen Holland
Paperback ISBN: 9780702043017
eBook ISBN: 9780702051739
Imprint: Bailièrre Tindall
Published Date: 21st March 2013
Page Count: 320

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Preparation for the community practice learning environment

1 The context of community nursing

2 Introduction to Community settings, services and roles

3 Practice learning in the community: what to expect

4 Maximising the learning opportunities available in the community

Section 2: Placement Learning Opportunities

5 Assessing and addressing need in the community

6 Managing long-term conditions in the community

7 Infection prevention and control in the community

8 Mental Health and Care in the Community

Section 3: Professional issues

9 Communication in Community Practice

10 Leadership, management and team working in Community Practice

11 Promoting clinical effectiveness and maintaining quality of care

12 Medicines management in the community

Section 4: Consolidating Learning

13 Being an effective student: learning in a community setting

14 Developing competence for person-centred nursing in the community


Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments?

This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.

Key Features

  • A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a community placement
  • Helps make the most of learning opportunities
  • Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like
  • Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems
  • Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement

Series features:

  • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
  • What to expect before a placement
  • What you can expect to learn on placement
  • How to consolidate your experience and learning
  • Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies
  • Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios
  • Short case studies to link theory with practice
  • Key points reminder boxes


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About the Authors

Jane Harris

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK

Sheila Nimmo

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Abertay, Dundee

About the Series Editor

Karen Holland

Affiliations and Expertise

Editor in Chief, Nurse Education in Practice, University of Salford, Salford, UK