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Foundations of Adult Nursing

Foundations of Adult Nursing

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Adult Nursing | Nursing

© 2015 | 464 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 students need to know and applies it to the diverse patient groups and settings that students will encounter on their 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 studies to help students understand the realities of practice across a range of settings including primary care and the community

· Stop and think boxes which challenge assumptions and encourage reflection

· A companion website with sample questions for lecturers to use in seminars, multiple choice questions for student revision and free SAGE journal articles

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

Elizabeth Lee Woolf, Julia Jones, Jane Brooks and Joanne Timpson
Essentials of Nursing Values, Knowledge, Skills and Practice
Caroline Jagger, Heather Iles-Smith and Julia Jones
Nursing Therapeutics
Jean Rogers
Interprofessional and Multidisciplinary Team Working
Julie Gregory
Medicines Management
Deborah Ward
The NMC's Essential Skills Clusters
Georgina Taylor
Exposure to Other Fields of Nursing
Mary Cooke
Clinical Decision Making and Problem Solving
Dianne Burns
Leadership and Management
Helen Davidson
Promoting and Supporting Health
Judith Ormrod and Dianne Burns
Supportive Care: Caring for Adults with Long-term Conditions
Paul Tierney, Samantha Freeman and Julie Gregory
Caring for the Acutely Ill Adult
Emma Stanmore and Christine Brown Wilson
Caring for the Older Person
John Costello
The Provision of Effective Palliative Care for Adults

This book gives an excellent insight into the key areas of nursing and will be a useful resource throughout our undergraduate programme.

Sharon Jones, Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Plymouth University

Foundations of Adult Nursing is an accessible text that covers a wide range of contemporary adult nursing practice and contexts.  This is an excellent resource for students and should be on every students list of must get books.

Angela Hudson, Associate Head of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of England

This is up to date for the nursing student of today.... A must-have text book for all nursing students. I would urge all nursing university lecturers to read this first in order to recommend to their students. 

Jane Brown, quality governance manager, Clinical Support Worcester Acute NHS Trust
Nursing Times

A methodical approach to demonstrate how the NMC standards translate into nursing practice. Foundations of Adult Nursing effectively utilises case examples for consideration to encourage the internalisation of professional standards during their nursing journey.

Mrs Jayne Louise Hollinshead
Nursing, Wolverhampton University
December 15, 2016

user-friendly with simple language for students.

Ms Ntombana Mc'Deline Rala
Nursing Science, University of Fort Hare
September 13, 2016

This is an excellent book that all Student nurses need to keep close by. Written by some of the best lecturers at the elite University of Manchester, it covers every aspect of study in the adult field of nursing at undergraduate level.

Mrs Carol Olivia Wilde
Sch. of Nursing, Midwifery & Social W., Manchester University
March 31, 2016

An excellent resource for all adult student nurses. Comprehensive and written in an easy to understand format

Ms Ruth Heffernan
Health and Community Studies, University of Bolton
March 3, 2016

The book is user-friendly. I like most the case-scenarios and the testing of knowledge as one studying.

Ms Ntombana Mc'Deline Rala
Nursing Science, University of Fort Hare
September 4, 2015

It's a great book for adult nursing students, they found the section on Essential Skill Clusters to be particularly useful.

Mr Steven Collis
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
August 28, 2015

Excellent introduction to the concept of adult nursing. Clear objectives for each chapter to help students identify their learning outcomes. Good links to professional practice requirements and current issues in nursing.

early years health and care, South Essex College
August 4, 2015

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