Placement Learning in Community Nursing

1st Edition

A guide for students in practice

Authors:

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

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

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Bailièrre Tindall
eBook ISBN:
9780702051739
Print ISBN:
9780702043017

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