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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 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.
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
Now in its second edition, An Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers provides an accessible grounding for all nursing and health care students who have little previous experience of studying Sociology but who, within their first year courses, need to quickly develop sociological thinking skills and knowledge that they can apply to their own care practice. As a discipline, Sociology focuses on how human lives are socially structured and organised, and on the ways in which everyday experiences are made meaningful - a crucial underpinning of health and social care theory and practice. This engaging text introduces basic sociological concepts and techniques and encourages all health care students to make the most of their experiences in the practice environment, learning from these, and becoming a reflective, sociologically-informed practitioner.
Do your students find psychology difficult to engage with or want a textbook that is easy to read? Would they benefit from a textbook that demonstrates how psychology applies to nursing? Right from the start of their programme it is crucial for nursing students to understand the significance of psychology in nursing. This book helps students recognise why they need to know about psychology, how it can affect and influence their individual nursing practice as well as the role it plays in health and illness. Written in clear, easy to follow language and with each chapter linking to relevant NMC Standards and Essentials Skills Clusters it simplifies the key theory and puts the discipline of psychology into context for nursing students, with clear examples and case studies used throughout. Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: * Affordable * Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters * Focused on applying theory to practice * Full of active learning features 'The set of books is an excellent resource for students. The series is small, easily portable and valuable. I use the whole set on a regular basis.' - Fiona Davies, Senior Nurse Lecturer, University of Derby
In the event of a paediatric cardiac arrest, it is essential to be able to respond rapidly, providing safe and effective care. The second edition of this successful text provides nurses with a practical and systematic guide to the rapid assessment and delivery of appropriate resuscitation to infants and children. * Conforms to current European Resuscitation Council Guidelines * Based on up-to-date research and evidence-based practice protocols * Synoptic approach enables rapid delivery of effective treatment * Written by experts in the field of both resuscitation and paediatrics Paediatric Advanced Life Support is a succinct yet comprehensive guide and is an essential purchase for any health professional likely to encounter an emergency situation.
Important changes within the NHS and nursing have taken place over the last fifteen years. The healthcare environment has been transformed and the picture of professional nursing redrawn and sharpened. But how do these changes relate to practising nurses and student nurses at the beginning of their professional practice and what effect will they have on the everyday lives of nurses and their patients? Social Policy for Nurses aims to answer these essential questions, providing the ideal introduction to health policy for nurses at all stages of their careers. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book provides a comprehensive discussion of the current policy imperatives facing nurses across the UK. The text offers a clear overview of the nature of policy and policy-making, reminding nurses of their ability, and responsibility, to become involved. The importance of learning lessons from the past, both good and bad, is strongly emphasised and the book has helpful chapter summaries, case studies and learning activities to help readers engage with the policies discussed. The themes explored include: * Working in partnership and empowering the users * Building a healthier nation * Professionalism * Information technology The future for the profession and for a high-quality, collectively provided health service is now very much in the hands of all nurses. This book sets out to inspire the current and future generation of nurses to reflect fully on the influence that health policy has on their profession and daily practice, and on health service provision more generally.
In The First Cell, Azra Raza offers a searing account of how both medicine and our society (mis)treats cancer, how we can do better, and why we must. A lyrical journey from hope to despair and back again, The First Cellexplores cancer from every angle: medical, scientific, cultural, and personal. Indeed, Raza describes how she bore the terrible burden of being her own husband's oncologist as he succumbed to leukemia. Like When Breath Becomes Air, The First Cell is no ordinary book of medicine, but a book of wisdom and grace by an author who has devoted her life to making the unbearable easier to bear.
From reviews: "...This book reads like you've got the loveliest mentor you've ever had holding your hand through the transition from student nurse to qualified nurse. Just reading it made me feel calmer and better prepared about my imminent start. In my opinion Carol Forde-Johnston's book is the best transition book I've read." Sharon Sanford, STaR Project "This book discusses the wide scope of learning in your initial time as a newly qualified nurse and how you can develop into a more confident and established professional; from securing your first nursing post to structured planning for your learning and development in the early stages of your career. [It] is a great purchase for those wanting to hone their skills as an NQN, I found it to have answered many of the questions I was unsure of when qualifying. This book overall helps you to align your career aspiration, relevant skills and qualifications you might want to consider planning early on in your career." Diary of a Chief Nurse Junior Fellow blog, August 2019 How to Thrive as a Newly Qualified Nurse provides a structured programme of support for nursing students and newly qualified nurses during their first year qualified. Packed with practical examples, tips and advice, and featuring vignettes from recently qualified nurses, this book will help you to: * Choose your first nursing post and secure the job you really want * Structure your learning and development in the early stages of your career * Work in a team, prioritise your care-giving and delegate to others * Understand safe staffing, patient acuity and dependency tools, care planning, and risk assessment tools * Learn how to escalate concerns and report incidents. Here's what some of our student and NQN reviewers said: "The writing style and tone of voice is just right, it reads as though I'm having a conversation with a knowledgeable, trusted friend." "I noticed that it answered many of the questions I was always embarrassed to ask as I thought I should have already known those things." "I have wanted a book that covers the information provided in this book and have been unable to find one. I think this book will be an incredibly useful resource." Drawing on her 30 years' experience as a Registered Nurse and University Lecturer Practitioner, Carol Forde-Johnston has written an accessible and practical book that aims to respond to the questions and concerns that her students and NQNs frequently raise - and to help you thrive as a newly qualified nurse.
This innovative new textbook covers a range of clinical situations a nurse may encounter in their professional career, providing useful insights into challenging patient - and colleague - encounters. Written by a team of educators and clinicians with considerable expertise in their respective fields, the book focuses on the application of psychology in key areas of nursing (child, adult, older people, learning disabilities, mental health) providing practical approaches and techniques that nurses can use in their daily practice with patients. It includes several features to support teaching and learning: * Clearly defined learning outcomes for each chapter * Examples throughout to illustrate the application of psychology * Case studies following a student nurse through different placements and experiences during her nurse training * Structured activities and questions for discussion to encourage reflection on practice * Annotated suggestions for further reading With nurses increasingly being held to public and professional account, the importance of understanding a clinical encounter, in particular the psychological aspects of it together with developing a skillset to respond to patients, has never been greater. This accessible and entertaining book will be indispensable reading for nurses at undergraduate and graduate level, particularly those on the pre-registration nursing diploma and Bsc (Hons) in Nursing.
Ideal for quick reference, this pocket-sized guide puts all the crucial information on caring for patients with dementia at your fingertips. All you need to know on: Person-centered dementia care Communication and managing behaviour Pain assessment Nutrition and medication Advanced care plans And much more . . .
Gaining a first job as a nurse or midwife is becoming not only highly competitive but an increasingly more complex process. This practical guide will help students get ahead of other applicants by picking apart the experience of applying for a job from start to finish. Readers will discover a wealth of information on career planning, continuing professional development and next steps. Accessible and user-friendly, this is an essential text for student nurses and midwives at any stage in their pre-registration education, and more especially for those in their final year, as they prepare for the move into qualified employment or further discipline specific study.
This innovative nursing textbook provides a clear guide to writing a winning dissertation. It contains advice and guidance for overcoming many of the difficulties students face in this process. Written by experts in the field, each chapter provides scenarios with effective solutions and clear principles to follow to answer the issues raised.
The book guides you through the stages of finding and assessing literature to answer a clear dissertation question, and the practical skills of writing and structuring a successful dissertation.
- Starting your dissertation journey
- Developing a successful dissertation question
- Sourcing and accessing key literature
- Essential research principles and processes
- Critically appraising research articles
- Implementing evidence-based health care in practice
- Taking your dissertation further, including publications and conferences.
Accompanied by a website featuring a range of resources including an unabridged example of a completed dissertation, "How to Write Your Nursing Dissertation" is essential reading not just for nursing and healthcare students completing dissertations, but all students who need to develop their critical appraisal and assignment writing skills.
Now in its 6th Edition, ASSISTING IN LONG-TERM CARE is the complete learning solution for Certified Nursing Assistants The user-friendly book delivers all required content to prepare you for the certification exam while developing career skills for long-term care and sub-acute hospital settings. Topics include professional communication, daily CNA responsibilities, residents' rights, nutrition and hydration, restorative care, resident mobility, and maintaining a safe environment--all according to federal OBRA standards for nursing home care. ASSISTING IN LONG-TERM CARE, 6th Edition also walks you through more than one hundred clinical procedures, detailing your role as a CNA in each. Available in hard copy and e-book formats, ASSISTING IN LONG-TERM CARE, 6th Edition's helpful study features include review questions and self-tests, icons that point out key material, and a robust package of interactive, supplemental learning tools.
Children and Young People s Nursing at a Glance, is the perfect companion for study and revision for pre-registration children s nursing students from the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series. Divided into seven sections it explores assessment and screening, working with families, the newborn infant, the developing child, child health policy, nursing the sick child and young person and chronic and life-limiting conditions. This comprehensive book is an invaluable resource for pre-registration nursing students as well as newly qualified nurses wanting to consolidate and expand their knowledge of children and young people s nursing. * Breaks down complex aspects of child health care in an accessible and un-intimidating way * The perfect revision and consolidation textbook * Linked closely with the NMC standards for pre-registration nursing education, and the essential skills clusters framework * Highly visual colour presentation, with approximately 130 illustrations * Includes boxes, summary boxes, key points and recommendations for practice to improve the learning experience * Supported by a companion website featuring over 500 interactive multiple choice questions (www.ataglanceseries.com/nursing/children) * Available in a range of digital formats - perfect for 'on the go' study and revision
Healthcare Simulation at a Glance presents an accessible overview of everything you need to know about simulation in clinical practice and healthcare education. From embedding simulation in programmes, to technical and non-technical features of simulation in a variety of contexts, to how simulation can be used in assessment and the provision of feedback to healthcare professionals, this practical guide is the perfect resource for developing the skills and knowledge required as both a student and an educator. Healthcare Simulation at a Glance Introduces the concepts and theories underpinning simulation practice Provides an understanding of the key terms and processes involved Includes a range of examples and tips for easy application in practice Healthcare Simulation at a Glance is ideal for both those new to using simulation in education, as well as experienced academics.
All nursing students are required to meet the seven standards produced by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) before being entered onto the professional register. Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses addresses two of these important standards, helping readers become proficient in assessing patient needs, and planning, providing and evaluating care. This timely publication adopts a practical approach with NMC proficiencies at its core, providing guidance and insight into the application of key skills and demonstrating competency in real-life settings. Centres around a fictitious nuclear family to provide a practical basis to the various chapters and assessment Offers mnemonics to enable comprehensive history taking and systematic physical assessment Helps readers address socio-cultural considerations they may face in practice Includes links to literature that provides further support and additional information Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses is an important resource for pre-registration nursing students and Nursing Associates who are required to demonstrate proficiency in the new NMC standards, and other registered practitioners seeking to update their knowledge.
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.
Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination 9th Edition offers a uniquely interprofessional, patient-centered, lifespan approach to physical examination and health assessment. This new edition features an increased focus on patient safety, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice, along with an emphasis on the development of good communication skills and effective hands-on examination techniques. Each core chapter is organized into four sections - Anatomy and Physiology, Review of Related History, Examination and Findings, and Abnormalities - with lifespan content integrated into each area. Written by an author team comprised of advance practice nurses and physicians with specialties in the care of adults, older adults, and children, this one-of-a-kind textbook addresses health assessment and physical examination for a wide variety of disciplines. UNIQUE! Interprofessional, interdisciplinary approach, written by two advanced practice nurses and three physicians, with expertise in both pediatric and adult-geriatric health. UPDATED! Infectious outbreak content addresses the growing problem of global infectious disease outbreaks such as Zika and Ebola and the need for infection precautions. UNIQUE! Cross-references to Dains et al:Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care help you take "the next step" in your clinical reasoning abilities and provides a more seamless user experience. UNIQUE! Compassionate, patient-centered approach emphasizes developing good communication skills, use of effective hands-on examination techniques, and reliance on clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making. Integrated lifespan content includes separate sections in each chapter on Infants and Children, Adolescents, Pregnant Women, and Older Adults. NEW! Emphasis on clinical reasoning provides insights and clinical expertise to help you develop clinical judgment skills. NEW! Enhanced emphasis on patient safety and healthcare quality, particularly as it relates to sports participation. NEW! Content on documentation has been updated with a stronger focus on electronic charting (EHR/EMR). NEW! Enhanced social inclusiveness and patient-centeredness incorporates LGBTQ patients and providers, with special a emphasis on cultural competency, history-taking, and special considerations for examination of the breasts, female and male genitalia, reproductive health, thyroid, and anus/rectum/prostate. NEW! Telemedicine, virtual consults, and video interpreters content added to the Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition chapter. NEW! Improved readability with a clear, straightforward, and easy-to-understand writing style. NEW! Updated drawing, and photographs enhance visual appeal and clarify anatomical content and exam techniques.
From the publishers of the market-leading at a Glance series comes a wide-ranging and succinct overview of the key concepts of emergency care. Emergency Nursing at a Glance uses the unique and highly visual at a Glance format to convey vital information quickly and efficiently, ensuring that nursing students have access to all the important topics they need for an emergency care placement. This highly visual, easy-to-read guide is the ideal companion for anyone entering fields involving urgent or unscheduled care. Includes all aspects of emergency care, including trauma, minor injury, triage processes, patient assessment, common emergency presentations, as well as legal, ethical and professional issues. Covers care of adults, children, and those with learning disabilities and mental health conditions Presented in the bestselling at a Glance format, with superb illustrations and a concise approach Emergency Nursing at a Glance is an invaluable resource for nursing students, newly qualified nurses and other healthcare professionals working in emergency departments, urgent care centres, minor injury units and walk-in centres.
Repetition is the key to mastering medical vocabulary, and this workbook provides even more practice to help readers master them. Building upon the learning exercises in the text, 75 questions per chapter emphasize the use of word parts in learning key terminology, while chapter exercises offer a variety of formats requiring written answers.
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