The application of a variety of quality approaches to commissioning, management and practice in community health care nursing is illustrated in this work. It provides a critical appraisal of quality models before considering quality issues relating to consumer feedback and the contracting process.
An exploration of what it means to be a grandmother and how she can understand tensions in the family, communicate effectively with her daughter or daughter-in-law, offer emotional support when it is needed and enjoy her grandchildren.
A celebration of the work of Anne Alvarez, an enormously influential psychoanalytic psychotherapist whose work on autism and severe personality disorders in children has been important internationally.
Provides an overview of the neurobiological factors which may contribute to, and arise from, the development of mental health problems, and seeks to clearly identify issues relevant to mental health nursing practice.
Birth centres are midwifery's answer to the increasing medicalisation of maternity care. This book discusses the issues surrounding birth centres in England, the Edgware Birth Centre as a well-researched case study, and birth centres across the world.
Provides a practical guide to the various aspects of breastfeeding babies with special care needs. This book covers the basics of breastfeeding and lactation, positioning and attachment, milk supply, the impact of common drugs, as well as breast conditions and problems and their resolution. Attention is also paid to feeding the vulnerable baby.
This title traces the development of caesarean sections up to the present day and gives expectant mothers a clear explanation of what the operation entails. It provides facts and figures and documents a number of important recent procedural changes.
Presents the essential clinical skills for safe and professional nursing practice. This book begins with fundamental skills covering the patient's hospital stay, specimen collection, aseptic technique and wound care, and medicines management. It then focuses on procedures related to specific body systems.
Addresses medical conditions, and psycho-social development problems. This book, written by a nurse, health visitor and teacher, uses a problem-based approach that relates to conditions in everyday practice. It seeks to serve as a companion for the healthcare professionals who treat children and young adults.
Sets out basic principles for providing patient education as an integral part of nursing care. It challenges the view that simply giving information is enough and investigates strategies for improving the effectiveness of patient education.
Written for midwives, this book provides guidance to the topics of clinical effectiveness and clinical governance. It explains relevant terms in the context of practical midwifery. It describes implementing clinical governance through the practical application of the various components of a quality midwifery service, with relevant examples.
This book is an inspiring and engaging nuts-and-bolts guide for music therapists who are interested in working in pediatrics. The author paints a vivid picture of what it's like to work, as a member of support staff in a teaching hospital, with children and families who are facing tremendous health challenges and engaging in music therapy.
Birth centres are suitable for every woman whose birth is straightforward, which accounts for around 75 per cent of all women. This guide shows how small scale maternity provision has a profound clinical and organisational advantage over large scale hospital provision, including saving of time and money by reducing intervention rates.
As health and social care organisations respond to the health modernisation agenda, the use of integrated care pathways in mental health is fast growing. This work combines discussion of relevant and developing theory, with accounts of real time developments in practice. It is useful for those who are challenged with developing mental health care.
Explores contemporary postnatal care for women and their families, exploring the role of the midwife as a member of the multi-professional team. This book prepares the reader to provide safe, evidence-based, woman-centred postnatal care for mothers and their babies.
The use of music therapy in children's hospices has burgeoned since its introduction by Jessie's Fund in the mid-90s. This moving and extremely helpful text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness.
Provides in-depth information on the care of the newborn, both normal and abnormal, full-term and pre-term, from minor to major abnormalities and illnesses. This text provides an introduction to neonatology, concentrating on common conditions, for the health professionals concerned with care of the newborn.
In a fresh approach, using new research gathered on hospital wards, Peter Draper challenges existing definitions of 'quality of life' and suggests practical ways in which nurses can promote the well-being of patients in their care.
Provides a discussion of the issues that are part of the government's modernisation agenda that puts service users at the heart of its reforms and encourages user involvement and real partnership in care. This book shows how the key players, nurses, contribute to meeting their needs and the barriers to effective partnerships and user involvement.