The Nursing Process - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702060328

The Nursing Process

1st Edition

A Global Concept

eBook ISBN: 9780702060328
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone


This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. THE NURSING PROCESS; A GLOBAL CONCEPT critically explores a concept that was introduced into nursing in the 1970s and rapidly spread all over the world. It begins with the background and history of the Nursing Process, and analyses its use in various fields, such as managerial technologies and psychiatric nursing. It then goes on to look at its use in six different countries from a variety of world regions - in Europe, Finland, Germany and the Czech Republic, as well as South Africa, Australia and the Caribbean. It explores its strengths and weaknesses, and tries to make some predictions about future use. The book combines descriptions of the state-of-the-art based on extensive literature surveys, as well as analytical approaches. It creates opportunities for comparison, especially with regard to problem-solving strategies.

Key Features

  • Combines diverse perspectives of the core concept and its use
  • Provides international overviews as well as detailed country reports
  • Based on extensive literature surveys as well as analytical approaches
  • Creates opportunities for comparison especially with regard to problem-solving strategies

Table of Contents

Contributors. Foreword by Barbara Parfitt. Acknowledgement. Chapter 1 - The Nursing Process: globalization of a nursing concept (Leana Uys and Monika Habermann). Chapter 2 - Opening new discourses in nursing: the history of the Nursing Process in the UK (Daniel Kelly). Chapter 3 - The Nursing Process: nursing discourse and managerial technologies (Niels Buus and Michael Traynor). Chapter 4 - The Nursing Process in UK mental health care: application to a field of nursing (Martin F. Ward). Chapter 5 - The Nursing Process and information technology (Elske Ammenwerth). Chapter 6 - The Nursing Process: core of nursing? A Finnish perspective (Maritta Valimaki and Marja Kaunonen). Chapter 7 - The Nursing Process: developments and issues in Germany (Monika Habermann). Chapter 8 - The Nursing Process in Australia (Bev Taylor and Chris Game). Chapter 9 - The Nursing Process in South Africa (Leana Uys). Chapter 10 - The neursing Process in the Caribbean (Hermi Hewitt). Chapter 11 - The Nursing Process in the Czech Republic (Alena Mellanova). Chapter 12 - The Nursing Process worldwide: what is the future? (Barbara Stevens Barnum). Index.


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