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Vital Notes for Nurses: Principles of Care

ISBN: 978-1-4051-4598-5
246 pages
July 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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Vital Notes for Nurses: Principles of Care is an essential guide for nursing students and newly qualified nurses. It provides a concise introduction to the essential principles of nursing care. It encourages nurses to examine the principles and evidence underlying nursing practice and equips them with a thorough understanding of the complexities of patient care in different environments of care.

 

Principles of Care explores concepts of health and illness, conceptual frameworks for practice, principles of health care delivery, and professional standards. Key themes include assessment and planning, implementation and evaluation, patient education and health promotion, decision making and risk management, benchmarking, clinical effectiveness and practice development.

 

* Examines assessment, planning and evaluation of care
* Covers risk management and prioritisation of care
* Addresses the use of NICE guidance and National service frameworks
* Explores clinical effectiveness, practice development and quality assurance
* Includes learning objectives, scenarios and case studies

 

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Section 1: Principles of Health and Illness.

Chapter 1: Health Models and Concepts of Health.

Health beliefs and Practices.

Chapter 2: Behaviour in Health and Illness.

Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health and Illness.

Chapter 3: Nursing Theory and Nursing Models.

Chapter 4: Principles of the nursing process.

Assessment and planning.

Implementation and evaluation.

Section 2: Principles of Nursing Practice.

Chapter 5: Principles of ‘essence of care’.

Maintaining dignity.

Individualised care/holism.

Primary nursing/named nurse.

Chapter 6: Developing therapeutic relationships/partnerships.

Patient participation.

Patient advocacy.

Chapter 7: Principles of communication.

Securing consent.

Managing confusion and aggression.

Information giving and sharing (patient as expert).

Chapter 8: Patient education.

Health promotion.

Section 3: Principles of Health Care Delivery.

Chapter 9: The nature of the multidisciplinary team.

Patient journey/integrated care pathway development.

Chapter 10: Decision making and risk management in care implementation.

Prioritisation of care.

Chapter 11: Evidence based practice.

Using evidence in care delivery.

Chapter 12: Environments of Care.

Primary/secondary/tertiary.

User perspectives / Expert patient.

Section 4: Principles of Professional Issues.

Chapter 13: New role development.

Developing new clinical skills.

Modernisation.

Chapter 14 Quality Assurance.

Clinical Governance.

NICE.

Benchmarking practice.

National service frameworks.

Chapter 15: Clinical effectiveness.

Practice development.

Disseminate best practice.

Chapter 16: Scope of practice and professional standards.

Legislation.

Advanced roles developing new skills.

Novice to expert

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Hilary Lloyd is Principal Lecturer in Nursing Practice Development and Research and Deputy Head of Nursing R and D; this is a joint post between City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria University.


Helen Hancock is Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Integrated Health Care Research, School for Health at Durham University.


Steven Campbell is Head of Research and Development City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of Nursing Practice, School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University.

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* Examines assessment, planning and evaluation of care
* Covers risk management and prioritisation of care
* Addresses the use of NICE guidance and National service frameworks
* Explores clinical effectiveness, practice development and quality assurance
* Includes learning objectives, scenarios and case studies
See More
'...a useful resource for clinical staff, laying great emphasis on the evidence base for current practice.

Principles of Care is aimed at students and newly qualified staff and, in this respect, hits the bullseye...

This book is one which I would be glad to have on my bookshelf as a permanent reference.'

Nursing Standard

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