Nursing in Partnership with Patients and Carers
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Nursing in Partnership with Patients and Carers



© 2011 | 184 pages | Learning Matters
Future healthcare services are changing to give patients more rights over their own healthcare. The NMC requires that nurses work in partnership with those in their care. This book provides a timely guide to enabling patient and carer participation in nursing care. It challenges the reader to see the person in the patient and explores the nature of the nurse-patient relationship. It gives practical advice on how students can promote participation on placements and in practice. The book also offers an insight into the realities of being a carer, and discusses how quality of patient experiences can be assessed.
 
Introduction
 
The Nurse-patient Relationship
 
Health Policy on Patient and Carer Partnership
 
Patient Participation and Partnership
 
Nursing in Partnership with Carers
 
Family-centred Care
 
The Biographical Approach and Assessment
 
Supporting Self-care
 
Health Information and Health Literacy
 
Quality Issues in Patient Participation
 
References
 
Index

'The title of [this book] truly reflects the content, which achieves the aim of supporting student nurses working across all undergraduate pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes to understand why this partnership is so essential. The style and format is accessible, directional and supportive of learning in and reflecting on practice by unifying theory with practical examples, activities, case studies, research summaries and scenarios. The mapping of each chapter against the Nursing and Midwifery's Council's Standards for Pre-Registration Nurse Education and Essential Skills Clusters complements learning and is a welcome inclusion. The authors should be commended for creatively illuminating and detailing (with the backing of evidence) why and how these partnerships are the bedrock in delivering individualised person-centred care - and may contribute to restoring the image of nursing.

An essential purchase for student nurses on pre-registration programmes, highlighting the fundamental partnerships that underpin the delivery of quality nursing' -
Times Higher Education


Working with our patients is a concept many people talk about and endorse but not something which people are necessarily good at doing in practice. This text highlights some of the key issues in delivering true partnership working with he patients and carers we support.

Mr Tyler Warburton
School of Nursing, Salford University
April 12, 2016

Always in huge demand with our first year students - excellent book!

Mr Gary Michael Souter
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
July 31, 2014

This book is east to read, including activities and case examples for students to explore. It gives an oversight of current legislation and policy, and suggestions for further reading. A great book for those looking to develop their person centred care.

Mrs Kirsty Henry
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
April 29, 2015

An excellent book used on the degree programme in both the long term conditions module and acute care module

Mrs Georgina Ritchie
school of health , University of Central Lancashire
June 22, 2015

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ISBN: 9780857253071