This is a new edition of the highly successful textbook which explores the use of the Roper, Logan and Tierney Model of Nursing in practice. It underpins nursing care for patients with a variety of health care problems. The main focus is on nursing adult patients in acute and community-based settings.
Applying the RLT Model in Practice has been written to enable students and their teachers in both Higher Education and clinical practice to explore the different dimensions of the model through a variety of case studies and exercises .The case studies can be viewed as 'triggers' for student problem-solving skills in using the Model. Many of the exercises are aimed at enabling readers to find evidence to support nursing activities. The authors have incorporated an international perspective throughout the text.
Based on the most popular model used in general nursing care throughout the world
Explicitly demonstrates how the RLT model can be used to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate individualised nursing care
Applies the RLT model in the context of today's health services and links it to clinical governance and the multi-disciplinary context of care
Uses a problem solving approach with extensive use of exercises and case studies
Attractive two-colour design using boxes, tables and summaries
Fully updated throughout in line with changes in practice, developments in the evidence base, changes in the NHS e.g. modern matrons, Modernisation Agency etc
More material on how to apply the model in an inter disciplinary context
Updated infection control section
More on discharge planning
More material relating to primary care