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Advancing Practice in Rehabilitation Nursing

Rebecca Jester (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-2508-6
218 pages
February 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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Nurses play a key role in the rehabilitation process - maximising the quality of life and independence of individuals following trauma, disease or enduring chronic illness. Advancing Practice in Rehabilitation Nursing provides an in-depth analysis of specialist practice in rehabilitation nursing. It examines the research basis underlying clinical practice and identifies unique attributes of the nursing role within the context of multidisciplinary and multi-agency working.

The first part of Advancing Practice in Rehabilitation Nursing explores general principles of specialist rehabilitation practice, which can be applied to both community and in-patient settings. The second part addresses specific issues in core areas of practice including stroke, acquired brain injury, spinal injury, orthopaedic rehabilitation and management of people with long-term conditions.

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Ch 1. The Rehabilitation Process.

Ch 2. The Role of the Specialist Nurse Within Rehabilitation.

Ch 3. Rehabilitation Settings.

Ch 4. Psychological Issues in Rehabilitation.

Ch 5. Evaluating Rehabilitation Services.

Ch 6. Preparing and Supporting Informal Carers.

Ch 7. Rehabilitation of Orthopaedic Patients.

Ch 8. Stroke Care.

Ch 9. Rehabilitation of Patients with an Acquired Brain Injury or a Degenerative Neuromuscular Disorder.

Ch 10. Supporting People with Long-term Conditions.

Ch 11. Rehabilitation of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury.

Ch 13. The Way Forward

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Rebecca Jester is Reader in Clinical Nursing, University of West of England.
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* aimed at specialist nurses working with rehabilitation clients in both the community and in-patient settings.
* examines the evidence-base for clinical practice
* identifies unique aspects of the nursing role
* addresses specific issues in key areas of care
* includes case studies and scenarios
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