Placement Learning in Older People Nursing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702043048, 9780702051722

Placement Learning in Older People Nursing

1st Edition

A guide for students in practice

Series Editors: Karen Holland
Authors: Julie McGarry Philip Clissett Davina Porock Wendy Walker
eBook ISBN: 9780702051722
Paperback ISBN: 9780702043048
Imprint: Bailièrre Tindall
Published Date: 25th January 2013
Page Count: 208

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Preparation for Practice Placement Experience: Understanding the concepts of being an Older person

Chapter 1 Exploring the concept of older people nursing

Chapter 2 Policy related to working with older people in nursing practice

Chapter 3 Attitudes to working with older people

Chapter 4 Valuing diversity

Chapter 5 Theories of ageing

Chapter 6 Dementia and delirium

Chapter 7 Core philosophies of care for older people

Chapter 8 Preparation for practice learning experience

Section 2 Placement learning opportunities : general principles of care

Chapter 9 Communication, assessment and planning care

Chapter 10 Dignity in care for older people

Chapter 11 Safeguarding older adults

Chapter 12 Family care in old age

Chapter 13 The concept of independence in old age

Chapter 14 Planning multi-disciplinary discharge


Section 3 Reflecting on the Older patient experience: Case studies

Chapter 15 Case study 1 - Caring for a patient following a stroke (cerebral vascular accident or CVA)

Chapter 16 Case study 2 - Falls prevention

Chapter 17 Case study 3 - Caring for an older patient and their family at the end of life

Chapter 18 Case study 4 - Mental health and Older people

Section 4 Consolidating Learning

Chapter 19 Reflection and future learning


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 medical placement
  • Helps make the most of learning opportunities
  • Explains how to develop medical competencies, mapping specific cancer and palliative care exercises and activities to the NMC competencies
  • Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like
  • Honest discussion of the challenges of a medical placement to help avoid problems
  • Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise
  • Focus on the essential evidence base of cancer and palliative care nursing, linking theory to practice



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 Series Editors

Karen Holland Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

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

About the Authors

Julie McGarry Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Nottingham, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Derby, UK

Philip Clissett Author

Davina Porock Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Center for Nursing Research, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA

Wendy Walker Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and BSc programme leader