Nursing can be complex and challenging to new students and trainee practitioners. "Key Concepts in Nursing" provides a much needed guide to the central topics and debates which shape nursing theory, policy and contemporary practice. From assessment to ethics, and leadership to risk management, the book offers a comprehensive yet concise guide to the professional field. Each entry features: a snapshot definition of the concept; a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice; key points relevant to the entry; case studies to illustrate the application to practice; and examples of further reading. Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book for trainees to turn to for learning more about key issues in nursing practice and education. It meets the validation requirements of all training programmes and will also be invaluable for nurses continuing their professional education, those returning to practice and for mentoring.
Accountability - Mike Thomas Advocacy - Moyra A. Baldwin Assessment - Victoria Ridgway Autonomy - Jill McCarthy Biological Determinants of Need - Jan Woodhouse Caring - Pat Rose Clinical Governance - Linda Meredith and Ian Pierce-Hayes Common Sense - Sue Phillips Communication - Geoff Astbury Compassion - Carole Capper Competence - Andrea McLaughlin Confidence - Carole Capper Coping - Tom Mason Crisis Management - Jan Barton Data, Information, Knowledge - Adam Keen Dignity - Victoria Ridgway Diversity - Julie Bailey-McHale Educator - Jean Mannix and Annette Mcintosh Empathy - Tom Donovan Empowerment - Ann Bryan Environment - Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead Equality - Mary Malone Ethics - Alison Hobden Evidence-Based Practice - Margaret Edwards Feedback - Irene Cooke Guilt - John Struthers Holistic Care - Kay Byatt Inequalities in Health - Alison While Leadership - Geoff Watts Manager - Jenni Templeman and Heather Cooper Managing Change - Linda Meredith Managing Technology - Neil Hosker and Peter Hinman Mentoring - Helen Carr and Janice Gidman Nurturing - Frances Wilson and Jan Woodhouse Pain - Paul Barber Problem-Solving - Jane Quigley Professional Development - Maureen Wilkins and Annette Mcintosh Realism - Cathy Thompson Record Keeping - Anne Waugh Reflection - Janice Gidman and Jean Mannix Rehabilitation - Sandra Flynn Relationship between the Individual and Society - Andy Lovell Researcher - Peter Bradshaw Respect - Moyra A. Baldwin Risk Management - Bob Heyman Role Model - Dianne Phipps Sense of Humour - John Struthers Team Work - Alan Gee User Involvement - Julie Dulson Value - Tony Warne and Sue Mcandrew
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