Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing

Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing

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Edited by Lorraine Avery, Edited by Sue Beckwith

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 176mm x 14mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 20 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199545626
  • ISBN 13: 9780199545629
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 18 black and white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 258,886

Product description

With the growing incidence of the disease, all nurses, whatever their clinical area, will encounter people with diabetes. Best practice involves understanding the issues and complexities surrounding diabetes care. The Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing is unique in helping nurses and other health professionals to better care for patients with diabetes. Assembling the evidence, information and guidance on caring for adults with diabetes into one slim volume, it increases the knowledge, skills, competence and confidence of nurses to meet the demands of the government and patient agendas, improving the lives of people with diabetes. As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes increases, there is a shift from routinely reviewing their clinical and psychological status in specialist secondary care clinics to more accessible primary care facilities. The Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing is an essential tool for practice nurses with a special interest in diabetes who have begun to deliver this ongoing care and assessment. It is also a valuable resource and aide memoire for community nurses and those working in acute settings. The book is organised in a systematic way, providing advice and guidance on the complex patient centred, physiological, psychological and psychosocial challenges involved in diabetes care. Links, references and suggestions for additional reading are provided for each topic. Presenting a comprehensive overview, the Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing is a useful companion for all those caring for and supporting people with diabetes.

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Author information

Sue Beckwith Sue is a Registered Nurse and qualified teacher. From 1983 to 1999 Sue was a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, working with fundraisers to provide a purpose built Diabetes Centre for Cornwall, providing a venue for clinics, education, meetings and a drop in service and facilitating clinically effective public health initiatives aimed at raising public awareness of diabetes. In partnership with Plymouth University, Sue co-wrote the then English Nursing Board courses in diabetes care and management. In 1999 Sue took up the post of Senior Lecturer in the faculty of Health and Social care at Oxford Brookes University, where she designed and lead an advanced level double module

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I wish this book had been around when I was working on the wards. Nursing Standard This compendium for diabetes care is an essential tool must for specialist nurses and nursing students. Nursing Standard

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Type 2 diabetes ; 3. Type 1 diabetes ; 4. Dietary treatment for diabetes ; 5. Practical skills ; 6. Self-management ; 7. Monitoring diabetes ; 8. Acute complications ; 9. Long-term complications ; 10. Erectile dysfunction ; 11. Stages of life and diabetes ; 12. Lifestyle ; 13. Managing investigations and procedures ; 14. Organisation of care ; 15. New developments ; 16. Policy ; 17. Health education ; 18. Clinical governance ; 19. Case studies