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Foundations of Adult Nursing

Foundations of Adult Nursing

Third Edition
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Adult Nursing | Nursing

November 2023 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Covering the issues, themes and principles that explain what it means to be a nurse today, this book provides the theory you need to know and applies it to the diverse patient groups and settings that you will encounter on your placements.

Key features of the book are:

·         Introduces the core aspects of adult nursing

·         An evidence-based approach with discussion of literature, policy and research and suggested further reading for every chapter

·         Over 30 case scenarios to help you understand the realities of practice across a range of settings including primary care and the community

·         Activity boxes which challenge assumptions and encourage reflection

The book has been closely developed in line with the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters and supports you across your entire degree programme as you develop into nurses of the future ready to deliver and lead care.

Part 1: Theory and Context in Relation to Adult Nursing
Joanne Timpson, Jane Brooks and Elizabeth Lee-Woolf and Dianne Burns
Chapter 1: Essentials of Nursing: Values, Knowledge, Skills and Practice
Dianne Burns, Caroline Jagger and Heather Iles-Smith
Chapter 2: Nursing Therapeutics
Dianne Burns and Mark Cole
Chapter 3: Fundamental Aspects of Adult Nursing
Jean Rogers and Sarah Booth
Chapter 4: Interprofessional and Multidisciplinary Team Working
Dawn Dowding and Siobhan O’Connor
Chapter 5: Digital Literacy
Laura Green
Chapter 6: Medicines Management
Ann Wakefield
Chapter 7: Evidence-based Practice and the Importance of Research
Dawn Dowding
Chapter 8: Clinical Decision Making
Dianne Burns
Chapter 9: Leadership and Management
Dianne Burns
Chapter 10: Developing Practice and Managing Change
Part 2: Caring for Adults in a Variety of Settings
Karen Iley, Janice Christie and Gillian Singleton
Chapter 11: Supporting and Promoting Health
Emma Stanmore and Christine Brown Wilson
Chapter 12: Specialist Care of the Older Person: A Person-centred, Biographical Approach
Judith Ormrod and Dianne Burns
Chapter 13: Caring for Adults with Long-term Conditions
Claire Burns, Trudy Hadcroft and Janet Roberts
Chapter 14: Caring for the Acutely Ill Adult
Samantha Freeman, Colin Steen and Greg Bleakley
Chapter 15: Caring for the Critically Ill Adult
Laura Green and Joanne Timpson
Chapter 16: Palliative Care
Karen Heggs and Samantha Freeman
Chapter 17: Managing the Transition to Registered Nursing Practice

A well presented exploration of the key foundations of contemporary nursing practice. Chapters are accessible and support learning in two sections that support the key fundamentals of a student nurses journey to registration.

Mr Alex Miller-Fik
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
February 20, 2024

This is an excellent introductory text in Adult Nursing which provides a valuable contribution to foundational knowledge of the complexities of nursing adults.

The language is clear and concise, encouraging the reader to critically think about the key issues at play. The theoretical content is supported impressively with case scenarios, allowing the student to effectively make the link between theory and practice, with exercises that encourage the student to reflect upon their own practice and develop their skills and knowledge.

The content is carefully considered and supported with excellent engagement with the wider literature and evidence base, reassuring the reader that this text is positioned within current scholarship.

Its links the Nursing and Midwifery Council ensures that the content responds to the regulatory standards of practice and therefore satisfies the conditions for professional development.

An indispensable companion for any nursing student (or indeed, registrant).

Mr Matt James Townsend
Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University
December 20, 2023

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