Placement Learning in Older People Nursing

1st Edition

A guide for students in practice


  • Julie McGarry
  • Philip Clissett
  • Davina Porock
  • Wendy Walker
    • Electronic ISBN 9780702051722

    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

    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


    © 2012
    Bailièrre Tindall
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    About the editors

    Julie McGarry

    Affiliations and Expertise

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

    Davina Porock

    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

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Lecturer and BSc programme leader