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Care in Nursing: Principles, Values and Skills

Care in Nursing: Principles, Values and Skills

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Edited by Wilfred McSherry, Edited by Robert McSherry, Edited by Roger Watson

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 18mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 7 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199583854
  • ISBN 13: 9780199583850
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Yes
  • Sales rank: 998,862

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Care in Nursing addresses the fundamental caring principles, values, and skills nurses require to provide sound care to their patients and to meet the challenges of nursing in the future. Exploring essential knowledge and competencies, the authors explore research, evidence and real life practice before outlining practical skills which will empower nurses to deliver quality care. Written by nurses and health professionals from both practice and academia, Care in Nursing explores how care underpins every element of nursing including: patient centred care, cultural diversity, sociology, psychology, communication, partnership working, law and ethics, management and leadership, and more. A specific chapter also addresses how nurses can develop self-care techniques to meet the pressures and demands of a challenging yet ultimately rewarding career. Relevant to nurses in all fields and a diverse range of clinical and non-clinical settings, this is essential reading for nursing students, qualified nurses, mentors, nursing academics as well as nurse managers and leaders.

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Roger Watson is Professor of Nursing, is Professor of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Australia and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Nursing and holds several visiting positions in China and Australia.

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In a time of extraordinary challenges, this book provides an important insight into what it means to deliver patient care. From theory to practice, high quality care must be at the heart of all that we do Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing This is a book you could buy before starting on a nursing course and still be able to refer to it further on in your studies and even post-qualification. It addresses current and relevant topics often missed out in other texts and acknowledges some of the situations students and staff face. Beverly Hall, 3rd year student, Adult Branch, Manchester Will students a good grounding in the theory and knowledge base related to caring in nursing. The practical tips and transferable skills gained will be beneficial to students in dealing with and helping patients. Ruhi Behi, formerly Head of the School of Heath Care Sciences, Bangor University I have never come across the caring debate in such detail or from such a highly original, realistic and refreshing angle before. The main strength of this book is that it is easy to read, inspiring and gives helpful practical advice to students so they can implement on placement what they have learned in theory. Alys Bunce, Final Year Student, North East England We did not have a book such as this when I was training and I think it would have been invaluable, I also believe it would be a good ongoing resource to inform all practitioners. Well and clearly written with good balance of practical knowledge, theory and evidence base. Becky Harding, Mental Health Staff Nurse, England

Table of contents

Foreword ; PART 1 - DEFINING CARE ; 1. So you think you care? ; 2. Caring for oneself ; 3. Quality of nursing care ; 4. Respecting the individual ; 5. Diversity in care ; PART 2 - HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF CARE ; 6. Caring for communities ; 7. Emotional aspects of care ; 8. Spiritual Care ; PART 3 - CONTEXTS OF CARE ; 9. Communicating care ; 10. Pathways of care ; 11. Partnerships of care ; 12. Caring in challenging circumstances ; PART 4 - EVALUATING CARE ; 13. Leading, Managing and Celebrating Care ; 14. When care is absent ; 15. Care to complain? ; 16. So you think you've cared ; PART 5 - THE COST OF CARE ; 17. The cost of care