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Transition to Nursing: Preparation for Practice (Paperback): Whitehead Transition to Nursing: Preparation for Practice (Paperback)
Whitehead
R763 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R186 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How do you think like a staff nurse? What behaviour and level of work is needed to be awarded your degree? How will you adapt to working as a professional and working in a team? This book is for you if you're in the final stage of a pre-registration nursing course or if you are making the transition to becoming a registered nurse. It provides you with a toolkit of advice to help you deal with challenges you'll face and prepare you with an understanding of what the university and NMC will be looking for. Clear advice is given on the academic skills you will need, how to face the rigours of the final year, and what you need to demonstrate in your behaviour and placements. Professional issues covered include using evidence in practice, managing a caseload, and how far to fit into or question workplace culture. The features of this book include: * Guidance enriched by the latest research and expert knowledge of this transition period * Reflective learning boxes to help you identify how you can prepare * Case studies raising issues from student and registered nurses' experience going through this transition * Short chapters enable quick learning to support you now * Knowledge that will build your confidence and enhance your ability to fit into your first job This book is recommended reading for all final year nursing students and nurses new to the profession. "Packed with practical detail and the supporting evidence, it's obvious the authors are anchored in the reality of today's complex healthcare environments. The journey from student to registered nurse is more like a vertical ladder than a learning curve. This book helps you climb up every rung of the way. This book doesn't just describe the process of transition; it gives advice for both academic and practice based achievement, preparing you to think and practise as a staff nurse. It's a resource you can either dip into as needed, or read from cover to cover. In addition there's an evidence-based preceptorship toolkit for transition which is a useful tool for employers to devise an effective system of support. The experienced nurse would also benefit from this as a reference tool to support their students and preceptees and a reminder of the demands placed on them." Liz Allibone, Head of Clinical Education and Training, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, and Chair of UK Clinical Nurse Educator Network "The transition from student nurse to registered nurse is daunting, to say the least. The realisation of what accountability actually means and the implications of working within the NMC Code (2015) become a reality rather than the focus of an academic essay. This book Transition to Nursing: Preparation for Practice effectively prepares third-year student nurses for the reality of becoming a Registrant. The book offers useful and practical advice on how to make the most of your final year as a student nurse and how to achieve the highest degree classification possible. The book utilises case studies to encourage self-reflection, and consider how the NMC Code (2015) applies to the daily life of a Registrant. The book acknowledges the reality of working in modern day health care and the challenges that it brings - and offers practical advice on how to develop resilience, mindfulness and self-awareness. This book is a must for all final year students." Mike Parker, Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Unscheduled Care, University of York, UK "This interesting book takes the pre-registration nursing student on a journey from the beginning of their third year through to registration and working as a newly qualified nurse. The book is divided into three distinct sections, addressing academic aspects, the final clinical placement and lastly registration as a newly qualified nurse. It is written in an easy to read style using a case study approach with each chapter addressing a specific aspect thus allowing it to be read as a whole or dipped into as the need arises. The areas covered in each section are relevant to all fields of nursing and the case studies are realistic and encompass all aspects of the transition. This will be a very useful resource for third year students embarking on what is undoubtedly a stressful year as they strive to achieve success in their nursing degree and make the transition from student nurse to newly qualified nurse." Pauline Carson, Lecturer, Children and Young People's Nursing, Queens University Belfast, UK "Transition to Nursing: Preparation for Practice is an excellent text for all students embarking on the last stages of their journey to become a Registered Nurse. It offers great advice and guidance that will inform and help boost confidence, during the final year of the programme and beyond. The logical structure of the contents and use of case study scenarios allows the reader to develop their understanding of the important aspects of theory and practice requirements at Level 6, and the expectations and reality of life as a Newly Qualified Nurse. This is essential reading for all final year students." Claire Williams, Senior Lecturer, University of Derby, UK "Much has been written about transition to practice for newly qualified nurses, Bill and Michelle have done a fantastic job in putting this in one place and producing a valuable resource for student nurses to help them prepare for this part of their journey to registered professional. They have covered all the important elements of transition including resilience, speaking out, developing confidence and dealing with reality shock culminating in a very handy toolkit that can be used to help manage this exciting and sometimes stressful time !!" Claire Agnew, Senior Nurse - Clinical Practice Development, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, UK

Fast Facts for Nursing and the Law - Law for Nurses in a Nutshell (Paperback): Paula Dimeo Grant, Diana Ballard Fast Facts for Nursing and the Law - Law for Nurses in a Nutshell (Paperback)
Paula Dimeo Grant, Diana Ballard
R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nurses need quick, reliable legal information to protect themselves in practice, management and education, and this Fast Facts provides it - from malpractice/negligence issues to workplace and business law, teaching in the classroom and in clinical settings, disaster nursing, dispute resolution, and more. In one handy resource organized for quick access, nurses will find answers to questions regarding documentation, informed consent and patient rights, employment and organizational law, trials, and alternatives in dispute resolution. The only book of its kind, it has been authored by highly respected nurse attorneys and practitioners, underscoring its value as a savvy reference for any legal issue related to nursing practice, management, or education. Key Features: Provides a quick, single-source reference on legal issues for nurses in practice, management and education Covers critical issues including malpractice/negligence, documentation, informed consent and patient rights, employment and business law, disaster nursing issues, and dispute resolution Written by noted nurse attorney authors and practitioners

First-Year Nurse - Advice on Calling Doctors, Prioritizing Care, and Time Management (Hardcover): Beth Hawkes First-Year Nurse - Advice on Calling Doctors, Prioritizing Care, and Time Management (Hardcover)
Beth Hawkes
R396 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R74 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An indispensable guide for first-time nurses on working with doctors, the joys of the night shift, and facing mistakes! You've completed the necessary education, passed the exams, and you're finally ready for your first year as a professional nurse. But there is still trepidation, accompanied by many unanswered questions. A true first year of nursing 101 guide, this book covers topics like managing feedback, working with doctors, working night shift, and recovering from a mistake. Writer and nursing professional Beth Hawkes draws from her own experiences to offer expert tips for first-timers venturing into this important discipline. Writing in a manner that's digestible and including illustrative anecdotes along the way, Hawkes will put readers at ease with her clear advice and directives--many of which can be applied in professional settings outside of nursing. She offers rookie nurses sample questions to help guide them on how they should be communicating with preceptors and colleagues, from morning to night. The perfect gift for nurses just entering the field!

Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care (Paperback, 6th Revised edition): Pam Moule Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care (Paperback, 6th Revised edition)
Pam Moule
R654 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R34 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative. What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 6th edition, this easy to read guide keeps on providing a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice. The new edition includes: Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and countries Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvement Chapter learning outcomes and key points Free online resources including an interactive glossary, reflective exercises and free access to SAGE journal articles for students, as well as SAGE videos and seminar notes for lecturers and more. This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.

Nurses' Handbook of Health Assessment (Spiral bound, Ninth, International Edition): Janet R Weber Nurses' Handbook of Health Assessment (Spiral bound, Ninth, International Edition)
Janet R Weber
R1,137 Discovery Miles 11 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Access nursing assessment guidelines and findings whenever, wherever you need them! Renowned for its holistic perspective and "see and do" approach, this full-color, handbook delivers streamlined, step-by-step guidance at every phase of nursing assessment across all patient populations. Access everything you need to interview clients and conduct thorough physical assessments with ease, including up-to-date assessment guidelines, full-color anatomy and physiology illustrations, images of normal and abnormal findings, and more. A helpful 3-column format for the assessment procedures shows assessment techniques, normal findings, and abnormal findings side by side to enhance comprehension. Ensure the most accurate and effective assessments with a focus on: Health history Physical examination Normal and abnormal findings Nursing interventions Nursing diagnoses Geriatric variations, pediatric variations, and cultural variations

Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing - An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students (Paperback): Andrew Clifton,... Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing - An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students (Paperback)
Andrew Clifton, Steve Hemingway, Anne Felton, Gemma Stacey
R968 Discovery Miles 9 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing is an accessible evidence-based introduction to the role of the mental health nurse. This comprehensive overview explores concepts of mental health and distress, ethics and accountability, key nursing models to be aware of, and the prevalence, predisposing factors and features of the most commonly occurring mental health problems. KEY FEATURES: * Places mental health conditions and interventions within a wider holistic context * Situates Recovery at the centre of mental health nursing practice * Links key concepts to mental health across the lifespan * Contains learning outcomes in each chapter and includes scenarios and vignettes to root concepts in real-life practice Information is placed in a practice context from the outset, making this an essential guide to both the theory and the practice of mental health nursing. It is ideal for students on courses relating to mental health care, as well as for registered nurses and health care practitioners looking to revise their knowledge of key concepts.

Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Paul Linsley, Ros Kane, Janet... Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Paul Linsley, Ros Kane, Janet H. Barker
R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare, the authors use case studies, examples, and theoretical overviews to guide readers through the concept of evidence-based practice and provides practical guidance on its utilisation in clinical practice. The new 4th edition has been fully updated to reflect contemporary practice, and includes a new chapter on the 'History and Development of Clinical Academics,' which looks at clinical academic careers and the impact and benefits this has for nurses and healthcare professionals on their clinical practice. Written to support nurses at pre and post-registration, the book includes an interdisciplinary focus covering health and social care curricula. To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative.

Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance (Paperback): Bob Gates, Debra Fearns, Jo Welch Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance (Paperback)
Bob Gates, Debra Fearns, Jo Welch
R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. This visual, dynamic and user-friendly resource addresses the key principles underpinning contemporary learning disability nursing practice, relates them to key clinical practice issues, and explores them in the context of maintaining health and well-being. Exploring the full spectrum of care, this textbook addresses the needs of people with learning disabilities across the life span, from children through to adolescents and on to adults and older people. Aimed at nursing, health and social care students, as well as registered nurses, this is an invaluable resource for all those looking to consolidate and expand their knowledge, in order to provide safe, effective and compassionate care to people with learning disabilities. * The perfect revision and consolidation textbook * Highly visual colour presentation, with full colour illustrations throughout * Includes expert contributions from learning disability academic staff as well as clinicians * Embraces both primary and secondary care perspectives * Supported by a companion website featuring case studies to further test your knowledge * Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for on the go study and revision This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Gloria Leifer Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Gloria Leifer
R2,087 R1,919 Discovery Miles 19 190 Save R168 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get a solid foundation in maternity and pediatric nursing! Written in a clear, concise, friendly style, Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing, 8th Edition is the complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. This best-selling text is organized by developmental stages, discussions of pediatric disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and includes a focus on family health. This edition also contains newly updated NCLEX (R) style review questions, new case studies, new content on zika virus, QSEN and safety, and expanded phases of pregnancy. Evidence-based maternal-child content prepares you for the LVN/LPN to achieve higher levels of learning, a goal expressed by the IOM Committee on the Future of Nursing. Over 42 detailed, updated nursing skills introduce you to skills unique to maternity and pediatric care. Over 25 nursing care plans feature seven different formats/themes/styles, including unfolding case studies. The beginning concepts of critical thinking introduces you to this idea as a basis for clinical nursing care. Updated content on the influence of microbiomes on non-invasive pregnancy and newborn nursing care addresses its impact on the adult health of the newborn. Step-by-step application of the nursing process covers the hospital, home, community and use in improving global health. Expanded cultural practices as they relate to pregnancy, delivery and pediatric care in the community. Coverage of the use of expanding new technologies and computerized medication administration reinforce the nursing process and strengthen problem-solving skills as applied to maternity nursing. NEW! Discussion of new health threats include in-depth coverage of the Zika virus and Influenza NEW! Updated guidelines for hypertension and immunizations for infants and children. NEW! Updated QSEN goals and nursing responsibilities reflect the most recent changes. NEW! Expanded phases of pregnancy includes preconceptual, prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum and interconceptual care and nursing responsibilities. NEW! Updated nursing responsibilities related to global health reflect the "Baby Friendly Hospital" WHO initiative and interprofessional nursing communication related to nursing "hand-off care" and shift change reports. NEW! Updated NCLEX (R) exam-style review questions have been revised with alternate item formats at the end of each chapter. NEW! Expanded nursing and safety tips throughout include evidence-based online resources which provide pertinent information applicable in the clinical setting that reinforces what you have just learned while building on previously learned information. NEW! Expanded coverage of bioterrorism better reflects trauma related to pregnancy and pediatric care.

Nursing Dynamics (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Marie Muller Nursing Dynamics (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Marie Muller 1
R515 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R85 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This updated 4th edition addresses the latest challenges faced by health care practitioners and health management professionals.

The author makes extensive use of case studies and examples to provide students with a deeper understanding of the nursing profession.

Nursing Dynamics meets the syllabus requirements of the South African nursing council for basic and post-basic registration. It includes ethos and professional practice, nursing unit management, education in the nursing unit and interpersonal skills. It is therefore suitable for nursing practitioners undergoing training at diploma or degree level.

The book is equally suited to post-registration courses integrated into other areas of study.

Cambridge English for Nursing Intermediate Plus Student's Book with Audio CDs (2) (Paperback): Virginia Allum, Patricia... Cambridge English for Nursing Intermediate Plus Student's Book with Audio CDs (2) (Paperback)
Virginia Allum, Patricia McGarr
R885 R653 Discovery Miles 6 530 Save R232 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A short self-study or classroom course (40-60 hours) for nurses who need to use English in the workplace. Cambridge English for Nursing is designed to improve the communication skills and specialist English language knowledge of healthcare professionals, enabling them to work more confidently and effectively. With an emphasis on listening and speaking, the ten standalone units cover core areas of nursing such as patient admission, taking medical specimens, patient handover, post-operation assessment and discharge planning. Authentic tasks and activities based on everyday nursing scenarios - from dealing with patients in pain to discussing lifestyle changes - make the course relevant and motivating. The course also features online activities which focus on the latest advances in nursing technology. These help to keep nurses up-to-date and confident when faced with unfamiliar equipment in new environments. This course requires no specialist knowledge on the part of the teacher as comprehensive teacher's notes are available online. It is also ideal as self-study for busy healthcare professionals who may not have time to attend a teacher-led programme. Cambridge English for... is a new series of short courses for different areas of English for Specific Purposes. Written for professionals by professionals they combine the best in ELT methodology with real professional practice. Other titles in the series include Engineering, Job-hunting and the Media.

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Peter Ellis Evidence-based Practice in Nursing (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Peter Ellis
R556 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R56 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Do your students feel unsure about what exactly constitutes evidence? Would you like them to feel more confident in evaluating evidence and applying it to their practice? Delivering safe, high-quality, patient-centred care is dependent upon nurses having a good understanding of evidence-based practice, and how to apply this successfully. However, for many students engaging with this side of practice is a challenge. This book has been specifically designed to help guide students through the process of identifying, evaluating and applying evidence in nursing practice. Using a variety of learning features, this text will help your students to see how the theory applies to their everyday practice and help them develop the skills they need to confidently use evidence in their clinical decision-making.

Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance (Paperback): Ian Peate, Muralitharan Nair Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance (Paperback)
Ian Peate, Muralitharan Nair
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration nursing and healthcare students, from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. Combining superb illustrations with accessible and informative text, this book covers all the body systems and key concepts encountered from the start of the pre-registration nursing or healthcare programme, and is ideal for anyone looking for an overview of the human body. Providing a concise, visual overview of anatomy and physiology and the related biological sciences, this book will help students develop practical skills, enabling them to become caring, kind and compassionate nurses. * Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout * Breaks down complex concepts in an accessible way * Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students with all the information they need * Includes access to a companion website with self-assessment questions for each chapter * Available in a range of digital formats- perfect for on the go study and revision

Medical Terminology Made Easy (Paperback, 4th edition): Jean Tannis Dennerll Medical Terminology Made Easy (Paperback, 4th edition)
Jean Tannis Dennerll
R2,252 R1,859 Discovery Miles 18 590 Save R393 (17%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Written specifically for short medical terminology courses in a variety of educational settings or for self-study learning, Medical Terminology Made Easy, Fourth Edition, is a self-paced learning approach designed to ease you into the language of medicine that separates the layperson from the professional. The programmed-learning format requires active participation through reading, writing, answering questions, labeling, repetition, and providing immediate feedback. This format will help you to correctly decipher new terms by identifying and then practicing different word parts. Benefits: A FREE interactive CD-ROM encourages mastery of content through several types of activities, games, and animations Feature frames - point out interesting facts to help with retention, spelling tips and tricks, and dictionary exercises. Professional profiles - describe the function and credentials of various allied health professions. These vignettes and photos provide information about possible career paths Review Activities - A variety of exercises reinforce terms learned within the frames. Word Parts - Each chapter opens with combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes to reinforce word parts and their meanings.

Dimond's Legal Aspects of Nursing, 8th edition - A definitive guide to law for nurses (Paperback, 8th edition): Iwan... Dimond's Legal Aspects of Nursing, 8th edition - A definitive guide to law for nurses (Paperback, 8th edition)
Iwan Dowie, Richard Griffith
R978 Discovery Miles 9 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The definitive guide to the law that all nurses need to know. Written specifically for student nurses as well as those already in practice, Dimond's Legal Aspects of Nursing is your essential practical guide to the legal principles you need to be aware of in your everyday nursing practice. Building on previous editions of the book by Bridgit Dimond, this 8th edition has been significantly reworked by a new author team with extensive experience in teaching nursing law. It has also been fully updated and revised in line with recent legal developments and the new Nursing standards to ensure it continues to meet the requirements of nursing law modules. New to this edition: Introduction of new and updated Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) Fitness to Practise procedures Reference to the NMC Code 2015 (updated 2018) including Duty of candour Data Protection legislation updated including reference to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 Greater reference to the devolved UK administrations Updated overview of a nurses' duty of care Reference to the new NMC approved curriculum, and the introduction of nursing associates Introduction of upcoming changes to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Comprehensive discussion of the practice implications of the Supreme Court Decisions in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] Consideration of the revised Health and Social Care Act 2008 (regulated activities) regulations 2014 Updated consideration of gross negligence manslaughter Practical implications of the extension of the crimes of ill treatment and willful neglect under the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 section 20 and 21

History taking and physical examination: Textbook (Paperback): M.J. Viljoen, N. Sibiya History taking and physical examination: Textbook (Paperback)
M.J. Viljoen, N. Sibiya 1
R452 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R53 (12%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Integrated fundamental nursing (Paperback, 2nd ed): L. Uys Integrated fundamental nursing (Paperback, 2nd ed)
L. Uys
R591 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R102 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Integrated Fundamental Nursing is the second edition of the successful and established Fundamental Nursing. It is a comprehensive text for nursing students and has been written to meet the curriculum requirements for general nursing courses. It describes the nursing profession from its beginnings to today's modern practices and forms the basis of nursing care to ensure that nursing practice adheres to the values, attitudes and beliefs of the profession. Integrated Fundamental Nursing is divided into five distinct sections that follow the stipulations in the Scope of Practice documents of the SA Nursing Council: Section A: Introduction to nursing; Section B: Introduction to the healthcare system; Section C: The scientific foundations of nursing; Section D: Specific aspects of healthcare, including emergency care, hospitalisation, surgery and discharge, and reproductive health; Section E: The nursing needs of patients. The layout has been improved to promote easier understanding of the concepts and to incorporate recent innovations. For example, additional supportive illustrations and key information boxes have been provided to highlight pertinent facts. QR codes have also been included to provide access to relevant online information. Since 21st-century health professionals are expected to develop an integrated, comprehensive nursing care plan for the promotion of activities of daily living, self-care, treatment and rehabilitation of healthcare users, this updated edition provides all the knowledge and skills needed to master these.

Professional practice: A Southern African nursing perspective (Paperback, 6th ed): S. Human, S. Mogotlane Professional practice: A Southern African nursing perspective (Paperback, 6th ed)
S. Human, S. Mogotlane 1
R462 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R72 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Professional Practice: A Southern African Nursing Perspective has been established since 1987 as an authoritative resource for nurses and midwives on the many aspects of professional conduct. In this textbook, the historical development of nursing and midwifery in an African context has been reworked but retained as reference source for every nurse to create an understanding and appreciation of the contribution of past nurse leaders. Continuing its tradition of equipping nursing and midwifery professionals with the necessary skills required to tackle current challenges, this new edition has been revised to include recent changes and developments that affect their practice. These include:Updated ethical and professional frameworks, and their application;A greater emphasis on the centrality of nursing and midwifery and related challenges, including task shifting;Application of ethical reasoning, specifically in resource-poor working contexts; and a greater emphasis of the tension between rights and responsibilities of patients and professionals. In line with previous editions, this book provides a meticulous, yet stimulating, mix of theory and practice that gives today's nurses and midwives clear guidance on how to conduct themselves professionally and ethically in the workplace.

The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations (Hardcover, 8th Edition): Peter M. Ginter, W.Jack Duncan, Linda E. Swayne The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations (Hardcover, 8th Edition)
Peter M. Ginter, W.Jack Duncan, Linda E. Swayne 1
R1,666 R1,517 Discovery Miles 15 170 Save R149 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive guide to effective strategic management of health care organizations. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides essential guidance for leading health care organizations through strategic management. This structured approach to strategic management examines the processes of strategic thinking, consensus building and documentation of that thinking into a strategic plan, and creating and maintaining strategic momentum - all essential for coping with the rapidly evolving health care industry. Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations fully explains how strategic managers must become strategic thinkers with the ability to evaluate a changing industry, analyze data, question assumptions, and develop new ideas. The book guides readers through the strategic planning process demonstrating how to incorporate strategic thinking and create and document a clear and coherent plan of action. In addition, the all-important processes of creating and maintaining the strategic momentum of the organization are fully described. Finally, the text demonstrates how strategic managers in carrying out the strategic plan, must evaluate its success, learn more about what works, and incorporate new strategic thinking into operations and subsequent planning. This strategic management approach has become the de facto standard for health care management as leadership and strategic management are more critical than ever in coping with an industry in flux. This book provides heath care management students as well as health care administrators with foundational guidance on strategic management concepts and practices, tailored to the unique needs of the health care industry. Included are a clear discussion of health services external analysis, organizational internal analysis, the development of directional strategies, strategy alternative identification and evaluation, and the development and management of implementation strategies providing an informative and insightful resource for anyone in the field. This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect new insights into strategic thinking, new methods to conceptualize and document critical environmental issues, practical steps for carrying out each of the strategic management processes, industry and management essentials for strategic thinkers , and new case studies for applying the strategic management processes. More specifically, readers of this edition will be able to: Create a process for developing a strategic plan for a health care organization. Map and analyze external issues, trends, and events in the general environment, the health care system, and the service area. Conduct a comprehensive service area competitor analysis. Perform an internal analysis and determine the competitive advantages and competitive disadvantages. Develop directional strategies. Identify strategic alternatives and make rational strategic decisions for a health care organization. Develop a comprehensive strategy for a health care organization. Create effective value-adding service delivery and support strategies. Translate service delivery and support plans into specific action plans. The health care industry's revolutionary change remains ongoing and organizational success depends on leadership. Strategic management has become the single clearest manifestation of effective leadership of health care organizations and the strategic management framework's strengths are needed now more than ever. The Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations provides comprehensive guidance and up-to-date practices to help leaders keep their organizations on track.

Annual Review of Nursing Education v.6; Clinical Nursing Education (Paperback, 2008): Marilyn H. Oermann Annual Review of Nursing Education v.6; Clinical Nursing Education (Paperback, 2008)
Marilyn H. Oermann
R2,083 Discovery Miles 20 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The "Annual Review of Nursing Education" addresses trends, new developments, and innovations in nursing education over the past year. Chapters provide practical information and new ideas that educators and administrators can use in their own nursing programs. Volume 6 looks at such intriguing topics as innovations in clinical teaching and evaluation, partnerships for clinical teaching, selecting clinical sites, how students view their clinical experience, grade inflation in nursing, and using case studies for promoting critical thinking, among others.

Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses (Paperback): Megan Rosser, Helen Walsh Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses (Paperback)
Megan Rosser, Helen Walsh
R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses is a thorough yet accessible introduction and overview of a key area of the nursing programme. This textbook clearly explains the palliation of symptoms and the social context of death and dying. Engaging with the latest guidelines and curriculum, it highlights the practical and communicative skills required for induction programmes and continuing professional development. KEY FEATURES: * A full-colour, student-friendly, introduction to the essentials of palliative, or end of life care * A topical and timely subject area, explored clearly and concisely * Full of interactive pedagogy and features, including quizzes, multiple choice questions, vignettes/case studies and activities * Features a companion website with links to further reading, additional activities and resources, and self-testing interactive multiple choice questions Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses focuses on this area with expert knowledge and compassion, preparing students in order to help them provide the best possible care for their patients and their families.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Alec Grant, Benny Goodman Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Alec Grant, Benny Goodman
R619 R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Save R67 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The new edition of this well regarded book introduces the underpinning theory and concepts required for the development of first class communication and interpersonal skills in nursing. By providing a simple to read overview of the central topics, students are able to quickly gain a solid, evidence-based grounding in the subject. Topics covered include: empathy; building therapeutic relationships; using a variety of communication methods; compassion and dignity; communicating in different environments; and culture and diversity issues. Three new chapters have been added that point readers towards further ways of approaching their communication skills that are less model and technique driven and focusing more on therapeutic considerations, as well as looking at the politics of communication.

The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures (Paperback): Sara Lister, Lisa Dougherty The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures (Paperback)
Sara Lister, Lisa Dougherty; Edited by (board members) Louis E. Mcnamara
R1,414 R1,333 Discovery Miles 13 330 Save R81 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Royal Marsden is the world's first hospital dedicated to cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and education - a centre of excellence with an international reputation for ground-breaking research and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments and technologies, as well as specialising in cancer diagnosis and education. This companion volume to the internationally successful The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures is designed to support practitioners who work specifically with oncology patients by providing detailed evidence-based procedures and rationale, and problem-solving guidance on all aspects of oncology nursing. The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures: Is organized and structured to represent the needs of the patient along their care pathway Provides the latest evidence underpinning all procedures Includes information on haematological procedures; pain assessment and management; wound care; oncological emergencies; and end-of-life care Gives detailed guidelines on supporting patients living with cancer with practical information on such things as benefits, exercise and nutrition. The Royal Marsden Manual of Cancer Nursing Procedures is an invaluable, definitive resource for all those involved in the provision of cancer care and support to patients and their families.

The newborn baby (Paperback, 6th ed): V. Harrison The newborn baby (Paperback, 6th ed)
V. Harrison
R548 R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

The fully-updated sixth edition of this popular and well-established textbook offers nurses, medical students, doctors and other health professionals a method of learning neonatology. Explains the latest method of care where a gentle approach is used and the nurse is pivotal. Provides the most recent information on infection and notes the reduction of HIV transmission from mother to child. Prolonged breast-feeding is encouraged and several methods of breast milk pasteurisation are described. Recommends the latest approach to care of premature infants. Provides information on less common disorders and contains updated information on recent gene discoveries, particularly in musculoskeletal and skin disorders.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 39, 2019 - Men's Health and Aging: Contemporary Issues, Emerging... Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 39, 2019 - Men's Health and Aging: Contemporary Issues, Emerging Perspectives, and Future Directions (Hardcover)
Roland J. Thorpe
R3,089 R2,267 Discovery Miles 22 670 Save R822 (27%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This thirty-ninth volume of Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics focuses on men's health and aging. Cutting-edge chapters discuss the different complex factors that can lead to advancing our understanding on older men's health. The volume is organized in two sections: contemporary issues, and emerging perspectives about men's health and aging. The insightful chapters in the first section explore issues such as how experiences with social institutions earlier in life have an impact on men in late life, health and well-being of military veterans, biological determinants of men's health, and mental health of older men. The exciting chapters in the emerging perspectives section focus on pain, social isolation, and stress and faith as it relates to men's health in later life.The life expectancy of men aged 65 and older is increasing, and, as a result, there is a need to better understand how to maintain the independence and quality of life for older men. The contributions in this volume provide state-of-the-art science and keen insights into some future opportunities for intervening, promoting, and understanding older men's health. Key Features: Social Change, Social Institutions, and Cohorts: Contextualizing Men's Health in Later Life The Health of Male Veterans in Later Life Biological Determinants of Men's Health and Aging Mental Health of Older Men Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Health Among Older Men Stress, Faith, and Health Among Middle-Aged and Older African American Men

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