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Key Concepts in Nursing

Key Concepts in Nursing

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March 2008 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Nursing can be complex and challenging to new students and trainee practitioners. Key Concepts in Nursing provides a much needed guide to the central topics and debates which shape nursing theory, policy and contemporary practice. From assessment to ethics, and leadership to risk management, the book offers a comprehensive yet concise guide to the professional field.

Each entry features:

" a snapshot definition of the concept;

" a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice;

" key points relevant to the entry;

" case studies to illustrate the application to practice;

" examples of further reading.

Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book for trainees to turn to for learning more about key issues in nursing practice and education. It meets the validation requirements of all training programmes and will also be invaluable for nurses continuing their professional education, those returning to practice and for mentoring.

Mike Thomas
Moyra A. Baldwin
Victoria Ridgway
Jill McCarthy
Jan Woodhouse
Biological Determinants of Need
Pat Rose
Linda Meredith and Ian Pierce-Hayes
Clinical Governance
Sue Phillips
Common Sense
Geoff Astbury
Carole Capper
Andrea McLaughlin
Carole Capper
Tom Mason
Jan Barton
Crisis Management
Adam Keen
Data, Information, Knowledge
Victoria Ridgway
Julie Bailey-McHale
Jean Mannix and Annette Mcintosh
Tom Donovan
Ann Bryan
Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead
Mary Malone
Alison Hobden
Margaret Edwards
Evidence-Based Practice
Irene Cooke
John Struthers
Kay Byatt
Holistic Care
Alison While
Inequalities in Health
Geoff Watts
Jenni Templeman and Heather Cooper
Linda Meredith
Managing Change
Neil Hosker and Peter Hinman
Managing Technology
Helen Carr and Janice Gidman
Frances Wilson and Jan Woodhouse
Paul Barber
Jane Quigley
Maureen Wilkins and Annette Mcintosh
Professional Development
Cathy Thompson
Anne Waugh
Record Keeping
Janice Gidman and Jean Mannix
Sandra Flynn
Andy Lovell
Relationship between the Individual and Society
Peter Bradshaw
Moyra A. Baldwin
Bob Heyman
Risk Management
Dianne Phipps
Role Model
John Struthers
Sense of Humour
Alan Gee
Team Work
Julie Dulson
User Involvement
Tony Warne and Sue Mcandrew

A well written book which was easy to follow and reference within the study skills areas for my students. Subject areas were identified well and this book as been adopted well with my students.

Mrs Patricia Ann Allison
NVQ Office, Wiltshire and Somerset Colleges Partnership Ltd
September 22, 2015

This is a useful book giving a nice overview of the aspects of nursing. It is useful as a signposting tool for further reading

Mr Gary Souter
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
June 4, 2014

The strength of this book is in its variety of topics relevant to nursing. An easy to read text, encouraging the student to incorporate professional knowledge, skills and attitudes to everyday nursing practice. This is an ideal book for all students at the start of nurse training.

Mrs Karen Mettam
School of Nursing, University of Nottingham
January 3, 2013

With a few modifications this book is an ideal way for the students to grasp the concept of modern, and future proof, health care.

Mr Mike Dale
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
December 20, 2012

This book does exactly what it says on the back cover. It is an excellent resource for student nurses and will be of particular value to 3 rd year students who need more advanced support with the theories related to nursing. This book is well laid out, easy to follow and the sections are clear and well written. The additional use of case studies is really helpful as this helps to relate the theary to practice.
A well recommended supplement for adult nursing.

Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Pro, Northumbria University
November 28, 2012

A good book which focuses on policies from a nursing perspective, it addresses ethical considerations and has much written about good practice in a nursing setting. Very useful for students considering working in a health related environment.

Mrs Jacqui Fromberg
Faculty of Health, Community and Care, Croydon College
September 26, 2011

A sound book, good as an introduction.

Mr Chris Wheable
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physi, Nottingham University
March 18, 2011

A very helpful book for the common foundation programme and for international students wishing to have a broad grounding in basic concepts.

Ms Susan Stallabrass
School of Health and Human Sciences, Essex University
September 14, 2010

Some useful literature that may also cover other aspects of course work

Mrs Helen Ashwood
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
July 21, 2010

Useful for International students to understand key concepts in health care practice.

Mrs Claire Moore
Division of Health and Social Care, Surrey University
June 11, 2010

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