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Designed to reinforce your understanding through hands-on work with high-quality published studies, the Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research, 7th Edition, provides both time-tested and innovative exercises for each chapter in the Grove & Gray textbook. This new edition includes an expanded focus on evidence-based practice, with each chapter featuring Terms and Definitions, Linking Ideas, Web-Based Activities, and Conducting Critical Appraisals to Build an Evidence-Based Practice. The Study Guide is built around three high-quality published research studies located in the appendices and referenced throughout the book. These full-text articles, selected for particular relevance to you, will help you better understand the research and evidence-based practice processes and help you learn to appraise and apply research findings to clinical settings. Time-tested and innovative exercises include brief Introductions, Key Terms exercises, Key Ideas exercises, Making Connections exercises, Exercises in Critical Appraisal, and Going Beyond exercises to promote in-depth learning for a variety of learning styles. Answer key allows you to check your understanding and learn from your mistakes (formative assessment). Quick-reference printed tabs have been added to differentiate the answer key and each of the book's three published studies appendices (four tabs total) for improved navigation and usability. Learning activities for each textbook chapter reinforce key concepts and guide you in application to evidence-based clinical practice. NEW! Increased emphasis on evidence-based practice corresponding to the EBP emphasis in the text to help you see the value of understanding the research process and apply it to evidence-based nursing practice. NEW! Hands-on practice with three current, high-quality published studies to help you better understand the research and evidence-based practice processes and help you learn to appraise and apply research findings to clinical settings. NEW! Enhanced key terms activities compensate for the deletion of the key terms lists from the textbook that are now addressed in Study Guide activities. NEW! New Appraisal Guidelines help you to critically appraise research articles. NEW! Updated full-text articles ensure that the examples provided reflect the most current, high-quality studies that are meaningful.
Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare is an invaluable resource for those who carry out qualitative research in the healthcare arena. It is intended to assist: * Professionals and academics in the healthcare field who undertake or teach research in clinical or educational settings; * Postgraduates who are undertaking qualitative research and want to revise qualitative research approaches and procedures before going on to more specialist texts; and * Undergraduates in their last year who wish to learn about qualitative perspectives or carry out a project using these approaches. Fully updated from the earlier editions by Holloway and Wheeler, it reflects recent developments in nursing research. This new edition provides clear explanations of abstract ideas in qualitative research as well as practical procedures. Structured into four sections, the book looks at the initial stages, methods of data collection, qualitative approaches and analysis of collected data. It also contains a chapter on writing up and publishing qualitative research. With applied and practical examples throughout, Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare is essential reading for those who are looking for a comprehensive introduction to qualitative research.
Nursing keeps changing. The role of the nurse grew out of a Christian understanding of the human person as created in the image of God, and viewed the body as a living unity and the "temple of the Holy Spirit" (1 Cor 6:19). Contemporary nursing, however, is increasingly characterized by a diminished understanding of personhood. The impact on patient care has proven confusing and discouraging to many nurses. In the newly revised and expanded Called to Care: A Christian Worldview for Nursing, Judith Allen Shelly and Arlene B. Miller define nursing for today based on a historically and theologically grounded understanding of the nurse's call: Nursing is a ministry of compassionate care for the whole person, in response to God's grace toward a sinful world, which aims to foster optimum health (shalom) and bring comfort in suffering and death for anyone in need. Called to Care asserts that nursing is a vocation, giving nurses a framework for understanding their mission and living out their calling: service to God through caring for others.
Anxious about managing medicines? Worried you'll make a mistake? This handy book is an essential guide for all nursing students, enabling you to understand the theory and practice of drug administration and facilitate your confidence and competence. This essential guide explores the theory and practice of drug administration briefly and coherently, with 'test your knowledge' exercises and questions throughout to assess your learning. It also includes 'words of wisdom'- tips from real life students from their own experiences. Ideal for carrying to clinical placements, Medicine Management Skills for Nurses is an essential guide to drugs and medicine administration. Special features: - Pocket sized for portability - Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free - Takes away the fear of drugs and medicines management, making it approachable, easy and fun - Features tips and advice from real life nursing students - Ties in with the NMC standards for pre-registration education and the Essential Skills Clusters - Examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare examples
Understanding how to deliver effective, person-centred care is vital for a future career as a Nursing Associate. In this book, trainee nursing associates are introduced to the principles of person-centred care, with case studies from a variety of healthcare settings and guidance on caring for different patient groups, from acute care to long-term and palliative care. This allows TNAs to see how the theory can be directly applied to their daily practice, regardless of where they work. The book also covers key issues in relation to providing care, such as inclusivity, ethics, legal issues, and health inequalities. Key features: Fully mapped to the new NMC standards of proficiency for nursing associates (2018) Case studies, activities and other learning features help TNAs understand the theory and apply it to practice Designed around a Nursing Associate course, this book demonstrates how person-centred care feeds into each core module ABOUT THE SERIES: The Understanding Nursing Associate Practice series (UNAP) is a new collection of books uniquely designed to support trainee Nursing Associates throughout their training and into a professional career.
Assertive Outreach in Mental Healthcare: Current Perspectives explores experiences, successes, interventions, and service user stories as well as lessons learned from the implementation experience surrounding assertive intervention. It provides a synthesis of expert experience in the field as well as experiences of grass roots team practitioners. This book makes a valuable contribution to the field by addressing in depth a wide range of topics critical to the delivery of assertive outreach services and providing practitioners with a manual into which they can feed lessons learned from other teams for continuous service improvement. This book is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in assertive outreach and community treatment approaches in mental health. Special features: * Provides a contemporary analysis of current service developments in the area * Written by experts in the field * Covers cross-cutting issues relevant to all areas of community mental health care * Includes multiple perspectives: service user, researcher, service manager, commissioner, clinician and carer * Covers both service delivery and therapeutic interventions * Explores how the assertive outreach model is applied in the UK and Europe
How do we learn from service user perspectives? What practical skills and approaches are needed to make care truly person-centred? Written by practitioners, academics and, more importantly, the people who use health services, this unique text examines the application of person-centred principles across a range of healthcare contexts. It will provide you with the essential skills, techniques and strategies needed to deliver person-centred care. Patient and service users should be at the heart of healthcare delivery, and this book will equip nurses and midwives by connecting the reader to the lived experience of those receiving healthcare. It examines issues across the lifespan and reveals how person-centred care can best be achieved by working in partnership. After introducing key principles and service design in chapters 1 and 2, each chapter that follows tackles a different age or disease specific area of care, including: * Maternity care * Family care including health visiting * Adolescent care * Adult critical care * Diseases including diabetes and arthritis * Care for people with long term mental health problems * Intellectual disabilities * Care of carers Putting people at the heart of healthcare is essential to effective practice, and this book interweaves real patient stories into every chapter, bringing nursing and midwifery theory to life and helping students and practitioners hone and develop their skills. An essential buy for all nurses and midwives. "This book offers an innovative, creative and fresh approach to understanding the heart of patient centred care. Its partnership approach has meant that the voices of national experts and patients are represented, and together they share their expertise and experience based insights, which has resulted in a text that illuminates the evidence base for nurses, midwives and other health care professionals. Never has there been a more significant time to focus on patient centred care and this book makes a meaningful and bold contribution to constructively expanding the concepts of patient centred care and providing an applicable approach for practitioners. This text helpfully covers the life span of individuals from a range of care settings and as such offers a unique and crisp approach. I would suggest that whether you are a student nurse or an experienced practitioner, this book would provide you with clear, informative and robust evidence to enhance the care you provide. This is a must read for students, health care professionals and academics - an excellent addition to the knowledge base." Brian J Webster-Henderson, Professor of Nursing and University Dean of Learning and Teaching, Edinburgh Napier University, UK "Evident throughout the book is the collaboration of its contributors, providing a real sense of compassion in care. The service users' 'voice' positively speaks to the reader and together with other contributors inspires a practice of care and compassion, professionally as well as personally. It is easy to read and follow and the activities encourage thinking and debate and reflective practice. The opening chapter introduces person-centeredness well, where its philosophy appears to be embedded within each chapter. It reads as supportive and developmental for practitioners." Tracey Harding, Lecturer and Programme Lead, Doctorate in Clinical Practice, University of Southampton, UK "This excellent book offers a number of things to the reader: the theory for person-centred care; a structured approach to the development of that knowledge across the lifespan; and, most importantly, people's experiences - these jump off the page bringing life to the theory. For me, it was the 'voices' that were gripping as I grappled with the issues (many of which are challenging and from which the authors did not shy away). Some of these were hard to read as I wished that the healthcare professionals in those situations had taken the time to really hear what the concerns were. The book is steeped in the realities of practice and helps to make sense of the challenges - and opportunities - that exist in healthcare practice as person-centred care continues to go to the heart of practice." Ruth Taylor, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
UPDATED AND EXPANDED FOR 2019. A clinical pocket reference provides key information that a nurse will require on placement and in practice, selected by experienced teachers/practitioners, clearly written and presented, drawn from a wide range of different sources, packaged in an easily accessible portable format suitable for pocket or mobile devices. This will be invaluable for all those involved in the first five years of nursing, from the clinical skills lab to preceptorship. Nursing students, mentors, practice educators and preceptees will find that this resource enables the move into real life practice, supporting safe, confident patient centred nursing. The new, fourth edition has been updated throughout and now includes the latest assessment of risk tools: A to E, NEWS, SBAR; plus Glasgow Coma Scale, respiratory tables, shock and sepsis, mental health nursing, wound healing and other topics. Incorporates latest RC (UK) Resuscitation Guidelines October 2015. This edition also supports the new pre-registration nursing education standards released by the NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council) in early 2019, allowing it to support all within the nursing practice. The authors, all experienced teacher/practitioners have looked at latest teaching trends and national drivers, including the new NMC standards to provide coverage of the widening range of competencies a nurse needs to display in today's healthcare environment. This resource provides rapid access to key information that a nurse will need to provide effective holistic care of the adult patient. For the student on clinical placement it provides a valuable aide memoire for recently learnt key information. For the newly qualified nurse it assists review, reflection and revalidation.
A clinical pocket reference provides key information that a healthcare practitioner will require on placement and in practice, selected by experienced teachers/practitioners, clearly written and presented, drawn from a wide range of different sources, packaged in an easily accessible portable format suitable for pocket or mobile devices. Creating a person-centred environment for care lies at the heart of all clinical practice. This resource will provide support and information for nursing and nursing associate students and all qualified nurses, no matter what their experience. It will also support other healthcare professionals caring for and supporting adults and their families, including those working in nursing and care homes and in the community. The resource works within the context established by McCormack and McCance in their Person-Centred Nursing Framework, the DH 6Cs strategy, the NMC Code, and the new practice and proficiency standards provided by the NMC from 2018/19. This resource: encourages safe, confident nursing with a holistic approach; emphasizes person-centred care between individuals and you the practitioner whatever your role; supports communication between individuals, promoting physical and psychological wellbeing of the person; encourages reflective practice. Updated content includes more on nutrition and hydration, latest thinking and research on person-centred care and initiatives, mental health and learning disability.
Participatory research is a relatively new method of researching practice especially within palliative care. It differs from other methodologies in that there is an expectation of action within the research process. The values that underpin participatory research are collaboration, empowerment, and reflection. In the current climate of collaboration and working with people in healthcare, participatory research methods are gaining increasing interest when there is a desire to bring about change. Organisational change is becoming an important focus as we look at ways of not only reducing costs but at the same time improving quality of care. While palliative care puts the patient and family at the centre, Participatory Research in Palliative Care discusses a new research methodology that puts practitioners at the heart of the research process as collaborators who work together with researchers to resolve problems in practice. Divided into three sections, it provides theoretical groundings of action research, a greater focus on exemplars from studies within palliative care, and discusses prominent issues when using such a methodology. All three sections are illustrated by an action research study undertaken by the author within a palliative care setting. Participatory Research in Palliative Care is written by international, multi-disciplinary authors who explore a collaborative approach to embark on research. It will appeal to health and social care professionals, academics undertaking research within palliative care, and the management of organisations where people with end of life care needs are cared for, including long-term care homes.
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.
What is evidence-based nursing? Simply, it is the application of valid, relevant, and research-based information in nurse decision-making. Used effectively, evidence-based nursing methods can be used to dramatically enhance patient care and improve outcomes. Evidence-based Nursing is a practical guide to evidence-based nursing for students and practitioners. Proceeding step-by-step, it enables nurses to understand and evaluate the different types of evidence that are available, and to critically appraise the studies that lay behind them. It also considers the ways in which these findings can be implemented in clinical practice, and how research can be practically applied to clinical-decision making. Easy to use step-by-step approach Explores all aspects of the evidence-based nursing process Includes updates of popular articles from 'Evidence-based Nursing' Examines dissemination and implementation of research findings in clinical practice Includes clinical scenarios Chapters include learning exercises to aid understanding Evidence-based Nursing is a vital resource for students and practitioners wanting to learn more about research based nursing methods. About the Editors: Nicky Cullum is Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Nursing at the University of York, UK and formerly UK Editor of Evidence Based Nursing. Donna Ciliska is Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University ,Canada, and Editor, Evidence-Based Nursing Brian Haynes is Professor and Chair, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Medicine, McMaster University, Canada and Co-ordinating Editor, Evidence Based Nursing Susan Marks is Senior Research Associate, Evidence Based Nursing.
Concepts and Cases in Nursing Ethics is an introduction to contemporary ethical issues in health care, designed especially for Canadian audiences. The book is organized around six key concepts: beneficence, autonomy, truth-telling, confidentiality, justice, and integrity. Each of these concepts is explained and discussed with reference to professional and legal norms. The discussion is then supplemented by case studies that exemplify the relevant concepts and show how each applies in health care and nursing practice. This new fourth edition includes an added chapter on end-of-life issues, and it is revised throughout to reflect the latest developments on topics such as global health ethics, cultural competence, social media, and palliative sedation.
This "comforting...thoughtful" (The Washington Post) guide to maintaining a high quality of life-from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath-by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door is a "roadmap to the end that combines medical, practical, and spiritual guidance" (The Boston Globe). "A common sense path to define what a 'good' death looks like" (USA TODAY), The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own "good death" more likely. Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with them, when not to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event. This handbook of preparations-practical, communal, physical, and spiritual-will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months. Based on Butler's experience caring for aging parents, and hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated our fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths, The Art of Dying Well also draws on the expertise of national leaders in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, and hospice. This "empowering guide clearly outlines the steps necessary to prepare for a beautiful death without fear" (Shelf Awareness).
"The Royal Marsden Hospital Handbook of Wound Management in Cancer Care" offers evidence-based guidance on wound management in a practical and easily accessible format. An introduction to wound healing and assessment is followed by the management of specific wound types and a detailed chapter on wound management products. This book is unique in bringing together invaluable specialist advice, expert opinion and research on the management of wounds related to cancer and cancer therapies. It will be an essential reference for nurses and health care professionals working in the fields of oncology and palliative care, in both community and hospital settings.The key features include: a quick and easy reference for the management of simple, complex and/or chronic wounds; highly referenced throughout with numerous colour pictures; evidence-based outlines for the management of wounds in cancer care; and continues the tradition of best practice and high quality patient care set by the bestselling text "The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures". The Royal Marsden Hospital is the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe and is one of the world's foremost hospitals dedicated to the care of people with cancer.
A clear and practical guide to help students develop critical thinking, writing and reflection skills. It explains what critical thinking is and how students should use it throughout their nursing programme. This new edition also provides content on the reflective practice requirements for revalidation and is mapped to the new 2018 NMC standards. This text provides an innovative new framework that helps students appreciate different levels of critical thinking and reflection required of degree level study. The book demonstrates the transferable nature of critical thinking and reflection from academic contexts to the real practice of nursing. Key features: Clear and straightforward introduction to critical thinking directly written for nursing students, with chapters relating the subject to specific study and practice contexts Student examples and scenarios throughout, including running case studies from four nursing students Each chapter is linked to the new NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses
The second edition of the comprehensive and award-winning text on prenatal and postnatal care The updated edition of Prenatal and Postnatal Care offers a comprehensive text for the care of the woman during the childbearing year. The expert author team presents information needed to master foundational knowledge in anatomy, physiology, psychology, culture, and structure of preconception, prenatal and postnatal care, and the management of common health problems in the childbearing year. This edition has been revised throughout and contains 6 new chapters on the following topics: prenatal ultrasound, triage of the pregnant woman, assisting women to development confidence for physiologic birth, pregnancy after infertility, oral health, and issues around diversity and inclusion in prenatal and postnatal care. Additional highlights include new and updated content on pregnant women in the workplace, prenatal genetic testing, trauma-informed care, and transgender pregnancy care. The second edition also includes commonly used complementary therapies and offers more detailed information on shared decision-making and planning for birth. Prenatal and Postnatal Care Provides expanded faculty resources with case studies and test questions for each chapter Offers a comprehensive text that covers essential aspects of prenatal and postnatal care of the childbearing woman Builds on the edition that won the Book of the Year award from the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) in 2015. This revised, authoritative text is an ideal resource for midwifery, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, and healthcare providers working with pregnant and postpartum women.
The study of the biology of tumours has grown to become markedly interdisciplinary, involving chemists, statisticians, epidemiologists, mathematicians, bioinformaticians, and computer scientists alongside biologists, geneticists, and clinicians. The Oxford Textbook of Cancer Biology brings together the most up-to-date developments from different branches of research into one coherent volume, providing a comprehensive and current account of this rapidly evolving field. Structured in eight sections, the book starts with a review of the development and biology of multi-cellular organisms, how they maintain a healthy homeostasis in an individual, and a description of the molecular basis of cancer development. The book then illustrates, as once cells become neoplastic, their signalling network is altered and pathological behaviour follows. It explores the changes that cancer cells can induce in nearby normal tissue, the new relationship established between them and the stroma, and the interaction between the immune system and tumour growth. The authors illustrate the contribution provided by high throughput techniques to map cancer at different levels, from genomic sequencing to cellular metabolic functions, and how information technology, with its vast amounts of data, is integrated with traditional cell biology to provide a global view of the disease. The effect of the different types of treatments on the biology of the neoplastic cells are explored to understand on the one side, why some treatments succeed, and on the other, how they can affect the biology of resistant and recurrent disease. The book concludes by summarizing what we know to date about cancer, and in what direction our understanding of cancer is moving. Edited by leading authorities in the field with an international team of contributors, this book is an essential resource for scholars and professionals working in the wide variety of sub-disciplines that make up today's cancer research and treatment community. It is written not only for consultation, but also for easy cover-to-cover reading.
This book introduces a process-based, patient-centered approach to palliative care that substantiates an indication-oriented treatment and radical reconsideration of our transition to death. Drawing on decades of work with terminally ill cancer patients and a trove of research on near-death experiences, Monika Renz encourages practitioners to not only safeguard patients' dignity as they die but also take stock of their verbal, nonverbal, and metaphorical cues as they progress, helping to personalize treatment and realize a more peaceful death. Renz divides dying into three parts: pre-transition, transition, and post-transition. As we die, all egoism and ego-centered perception fall away, bringing us to another state of consciousness, a different register of sensitivity, and an alternative dimension of spiritual connectedness. As patients pass through these stages, they offer nonverbal signals that indicate their gradual withdrawal from everyday consciousness. This transformation explains why emotional and spiritual issues become enhanced during the dying process. Relatives and practitioners are often deeply impressed and feel a sense of awe. Fear and struggle shift to trust and peace; denial melts into acceptance. At first, family problems and the need for reconciliation are urgent, but gradually these concerns fade. By delineating these processes, Renz helps practitioners grow more cognizant of the changing emotions and symptoms of the patients under their care, enabling them to respond with the utmost respect for their patients' dignity.
This incisive reference systematically reviews the diagnosis and treatment of common surgical and medical emergencies in elderly patients-thoroughly examining surgical interventions, drug therapies and drug prescribing protocols, life-threatening drug reactions, ethical issues, and methods of profiling patients for nursing care. Evaluates disease states and gauges optimal responses to each, supporting recommendations with valuable case studies. Written by over 40 distinguished medical experts, Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient -describes ideal patient-physician relationships in critical care settings -highlights emergency management of myocardial infarction and cardiogenic pulmonary edema -illuminates ethical questions surrounding confidentiality, informed consent, surrogate decision making, and patient comfort -assesses special pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic conditions in geriatric patients -provides vital information on stroke, seizures, and spinal cord compression -investigates critical complications caused by pneumonia, meningitis, and endocarditis -explores acute lung disorders such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, central nervous system dysfunction, and abnormal control of ventilation -clarifies preoperative procedures for emergency surgery -reviews anesthesia strategies for pulmonary, cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, and neurological conditions in the elderly -and more! Including over 1000 references, tables, and illustrations, Acute Emergencies and Critical Care of the Geriatric Patient is an indispensable resource for geriatricians, primary care physicians, internists, emergency medicine physicians, intensivists, hosptialists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedists, cardiologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and internists/residents in these disciplines, as well as nurses, pharmacists, and medical students.
The findings of key reports highlight the need to raise awareness of the failures in health and social care systems to safeguard vulnerable older people. In this important text, a team of expert authors brings the focus to how legislation, ethics and national policy can be applied to the context of protecting 'at risk' older adults. Clear and accessible, the book will improve nurses' skills in safeguarding vulnerable older people. An essential read for students and qualified nurses alike, this text provides the reader with a solid foundation for clinical decision-making and safeguarding vulnerable older people, as well as a forum for discussion and reflection.
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