Watson's Clinical Nursing and Related Sciences

7th Edition

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  • Electronic ISBN 9780702033476

Key Features

  • Comprehensive, nursing focussed textbook
  • Emphasis on holistic nursing care rather than bio-medical approach
  • Includes material on all major client groups including children, older people, and mental health clients.
  • Reflects hospital and community aspects of nursing care for major disorders
  • Case studies and care plans included
  • Well-designed in two colours and easy to use
  • Each `disorder' chapter features key themes of psychological and social dimensions of care; involving family; discharge planning; requirements for care after discharge; nursing care within the context of the multi-disciplinary team; evidence-based practice

Table of Contents

Section 1 The context of care

*The nature of nursing
*Therapeutic communication and nursing practice
*Ageing and health
*Death, grief and loss
*Primary health care and working with patients with long-term conditions

Section 2 Key clinical principles

*Principles of pharmacology
*Non-medical prescribing
*The management of pain
*Infection and disease
*Clinical investigations

Section 3 Specific patient groups

*Caring for the patient with cancer
*Caring for the patient with a cardiovascular disorder
*Caring for the patient with a respiratory disorder
*Caring for the patient with a haematological disorder
*Caring for the patient with a disorder of the gastrointestinal system
*Caring for the patient with a liver, biliary tract or exocrine pancreas disorder
*Caring for the patient with a nutritional disorder
*Caring for the patient with a disorder of the endocrine system
*Caring for the patient with a disorder of the renal system
*Caring for the patient with a disorder of the nervous system
*Caring for the patient with a disorder of the senses
*Caring for the patient with a disorder of the male reproductive system
*Caring for the patient with a female reproductive system disorder
*Caring for the patient with a disorder of the musculoskeletal system
*Caring for the patient with a skin disorder
*Caring for the patient with substance misuse or self-harm

Appendix 1: Resuscitation Guidelines

Appendix 2: Evidence-Based Practice: The Top 20 Things You Most Need to Know

Index

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Bailièrre Tindall
Electronic ISBN:
9780702033476

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