Towards Advanced Nursing Practice

Towards Advanced Nursing Practice : Key Concepts for Care

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Edited by two of the top nursing authors in the UK, this text explores a range of nursing theories and concepts, and their research-based application to everyday working practice. Aspects covered include concepts of health, psychology, the environment and health, interprofessional relationships, stress, education, management and quality issues. The chapters provide a sound theoretical knowledge base for each concept discussed, while adopting an analytical and reflective approach. In short, this text will serve as an invaluable resource to students of nursing and other health care courses.
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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 034059358X
  • 9780340593585

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Towards Advanced Nursing Practice explains and analyses the complex relationship between individuals, their health status, the provision of health care and their environment, together with the overall effect that these factors may have on their well-being. Among the key concepts discussed are stress, reflective practice, primary nursing, quality assurance, patient participation and strategies for organising care. The bio-psychosocial approach is unique in British textbooks and makes this a particularly valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing, midwifery and health studies.
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Table of contents

Health - the nursing contribution
Environment and health
The individual and health
Nursing current issues and patients' perspective
Humanism a weak link in nursing theory?
Interactions as a therapeutic response to the health of the individual
Understanding stress and its implications for health care professionals
Self care: the ultimate health objective?
Promoting learning: a helping relationship
Strategies for organising care
Achieving effective work as professional activity.
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A very worthwhile effort to suggest ways for nursing to progress as we approach the new millennium.
European Nurse
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