Nursing Consultation

Nursing Consultation : A Framework for Working with Communities

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For courses in Issues/Trends in Nursing, Management-Administration Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, and Community Nursing. Also for advanced nursing roles courses in MSN programs.As consultation services become increasingly integral to nursing in today's health care environment, its theory and principles are becoming a critical part of contemporary nursing education. Titled The Nursing Consultation Process: Essential Concepts and Principles in its first edition, the text reflects this shift from consultation as merely a career option to a core competency for all nurses today. It presents a five-phase process-a variation of the traditional nursing process-for working with individuals, groups, or communities to help them resolve actual or potential health care problems.
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  • Hardback | 358 pages
  • 175.26 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 612.35g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130617989
  • 9780130617989

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Essential for today's nurses! Today's nurses are faced with challenging and exciting new opportunities for consultation! While nursing consultation has always been an integral part of the health care environment increasingly apparent and important is the need for a community perspective. Revised and updated to include this new emphasis on consulting within communities, "Nursing Consultation " continues to provide nurses with both the theoretical background and practical strategies that are needed to successfully respond in today's health care environment. Features Include: A 5-phase process to resolve actual or potential problems related to the health status of clients or to health care delivery Three New Chapters - Communities, Nurses, and Consultation (Chapter 2), Team Building in Consultation (Chapter 12), and Working with Consultants (Chapter 18) Key search engine terms at the beginning of each chapter allow for easy access to the latest resources Other Titles of Interest Ervin, "Advanced Community Health Nursing Practice" (0-8053-734-0)
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Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO NURSING CONSULTATION. 1. The Nature of Nursing Consultation. 2. Communities, Nurses, and Consultation. 3. Overview of the Nursing Consultation Process. 4. Interaction Patterns for Nursing Consultation. 5. Nurse Consultant Roles and Skills. II. THE CONTEXT OF NURSING CONSULTATION. 6. Understanding Communities. 7. Human Dynamics in Community Groups. 8. Change in Communities. III. THE NURSING CONSULTATION PROCESS. 9. Gaining Entry in Community Consultation. 10. Problem Identification in Community Consultation. 11. Action Planning with Communities. 12. Team Building in Nursing Consultation. 13. Evaluating Nursing Consultation Efforts. 14. Disengagement from Consultation Relationships. IV. PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN NURSING CONSULTATION. 15. Legal Aspects of Nursing Consultation. 16. Ethical Issues in Nursing Consultation. 17. The Business of Consulting: Marketing, Fees, and Contracts. 18. Working with Consultants. 19. The Future and Nursing Consultation.
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