This book introduces the principles, themes and issues that define what it means to be a nurse today. It explains the theory and knowledge required to develop person-centred skills and explores the diverse settings and patient groups that students will encounter on their placements.
Focuses on the relevant essential knowledge and skills, including the impact of long term conditions across the lifespan, the therapeutic relationship, health promotion and empowerment, self-management, symptom management, case management and advance care planning.
Using clear language and insightful examples, scenarios and case studies the third edition of this popular and bestselling book shows students what reflection is, why it is so important and how it can be used to improve nursing practice.
This one-stop-shop will enable students to understand the core aspects of care, learn the essential nursing skills and knowledge that underpin practice, deal with the complexities of the role and apply their learning to common conditions and patient groups.
Tackling the tricky questions which arise in trying to meet a patient's spiritual needs, this book presents a new approach to spiritual care for nurses. With vivid practice vignettes which demonstrate how to translate spiritual awareness into everyday practice, it encourages nurses to see the personhood behind the 'patient' label.
'Fundamentals of Nursing', unlike other texts, is not limited to just one specialism, but considers nursing across all fields from adult, to child, mental health and learning disabilities as well as both within the acute and community settings.