Description : The General Practice Nurse’s role has changed enormously over the past few decades. This helpful book gives an up-to-date overview of the GPN’s responsibilities, providing relevant information about clinical skills and knowledge, health promotion and screening, and the management and assessment of long-term conditions most commonly presented in primary care. The book is edited by Deborah Duncan, a nurse educator and GPN, and includes contributions from other nurses who are experienced in their fields. It contains a wealth of references and resources, enabling the reader to gain more detailed knowledge of each topic. There are also reader’s activities (designed to reinforce the content) scattered throughout the text. Aimed at nurses in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, who want to work in primary care, this will be a vital resource for those who are new to General Practice Nursing as well as those returning to it after a long gap. Contents include: • The role of the GPN: Political, professional and economic drivers • Consultation skills • Public health and an introduction to health screening • Cervical cytology • Women’s health • Men’s health • Immunisation • Travel health • Ear care • Wound care • General principles of long-term conditions • Diabetes • Respiratory conditions • Chronic kidney disease • Coronary heart disease • Cancer as a long-term condition • Dementia • Mental illness as a long-term condition
Description : As the importance of electronic and digital devices in the provision of healthcare increases, so does the need for interdisciplinary collaboration to make the most of the new technical possibilities which have become available. This book presents the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, held in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2016. This biennial international conference provides one of the most important opportunities for healthcare professionals from around the world to gather and exchange expertise in the research and practice of both basic and applied nursing informatics. The theme of this 13th conference is eHealth for All: Every Level Collaboration – From Project to Realization. The book includes all full papers, as well as workshops, panels and poster summaries from the conference. Subjects covered include a wide range of topics, from robotic assistance in managing medication to intelligent wardrobes, and from low-cost wearables for fatigue and back stress management to big data analytics for optimizing work processes, and the book will be of interest to all those working in the design and provision of healthcare today.
Description : Get out of the health-care trap. Transition into an integrative medicine practice. Return to practicing medicine the way you always dreamt it could be. The United States spends the most health-care dollars per person in the world. Yet we are a sick, fat, and tired nation. Both patients and health-care providers are dissatisfied with our health-care system. We have a diseased management system masquerading as a health-care system. This system is broken! Integrative medicine is a solution to heal our broken system. The Integrative Medicine Solution is a practical guidebook for physician assistants, supervising physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health-care providers who want to transition from treating symptoms to the root causes. • Patients are healthier, happier, and less dependent on drugs. • Providers are rewarded for spending more time with their patients. • It will restore balance and joy in your practice and life. “This book is a great introduction and practical guide for PAs or any other health-care providers who are wanting to start their own integrative practice.” —Jana Pratt, PA-C, Women’s Integrative Health Specialist “This is an awesome read and a great education piece for all health care providers to read. I think it is a must read.” —Nathan S. Bryant, PhD, author of The Nitric Oxide (NO) Solution “Excellent job . . . your book will shed light on what patients need to know.” —Mark Starr, MD, author of Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic
Description : Nursing’s national accrediting bodies, including the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, demand that nursing curriculum include and emphasize professional standards. This new edition provides information on these professional standards by including chapters relevant to various aspects of advanced nursing practice, including changes in the national health care agenda, the 2010 Affordable Care Act, and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 2010 report on the future of nursing. With the explosion of the DNP, the revision of the American Association of College’s of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Essentials, and the refinement and development of the Clinical Nurse Leader role, this text is a timely resource for the next generation of advanced practice nursing.
Description : This title aims to cover the needs of the pre-registration nursing student, serving as a study guide and a foundation text. It emphasises the importance of community care and the social and cultural aspects of nursing.
Description : The principle of the sanctity of life is key to the law governing medical practice and professional medical ethics. It is also widely misunderstood. This book clarifies the principle and considers how it influences the law governing abortion; 'test-tube' babies; euthanasia; feeding patients in persistent vegetative states; and palliative treatment.
Author by : Dr. Albert Albert, PhD, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM
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Description : The first resource to present the “nuts and bolts” of creating a successful nursing research program. This text provides a roadmap to develop and nurture a nursing research program in complex hospital environments. Written by experienced clinical researchers who have successfully implemented these techniques in the Cleveland Clinic, the handbook shows nurses how to build and sustain a research program—a fundamental requirement to transform patient care and administrative practices and obtain and sustain American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® program recognition. The book demonstrates, step-by-step, how leaders and staff can integrate nursing research into the workflow of complex health care environments. It provides a framework for developing horizontal and vertical structures that promote the creation of new knowledge and for enhancing the scientific foundation of nursing evidence. With a focus on practical applications, the book addresses the structures, systems, processes, and resources required for creating and maintaining a research program along with methods for its evaluation. The handbook describes foundational principles that apply to hospitals of all sizes (including ambulatory centers and hospitals without extensive resources), and provides concrete guidance in adapting structures and processes to fit the needs of hospitals with varied nursing staff size and program goals. Replete with a wealth of ideas and strategies, it provides detailed templates that will assist novice and more experienced researchers, guidelines for committees to support nursing research within a hospital, and discusses the “who,” “what,” “why” of systems that enhance workflow. Chapters offer experiential stories written by nurses who describe the “real world” experiences of implementing clinical research in their practice. Tables and figures further illuminate information. Key Features: Written by experienced researchers who have implemented the techniques used in this book Provides a framework adaptable for use with hospitals of all sizes Includes guidelines for committees/councils to support nursing research within the organization Discusses processes and systems that enhance collaboration and workflow Offers stories from the field by nurses about “lessons learned” from their research experiences
Description : This book presents a pragmatic approach to the philosophy of nursing science that underpins evidence-based practice (EBP) including research methodology. The book explains the foundational philosophical principles underpinning scientific enquiry written in an accessible manner, to enable readers to grasp the key arguments of scientific enquiry, its philosophical background, and why it is essential for nurses to have a good understanding of science, research methods, and how it underpins modern nursing research and EBP. For a highly science based health discipline it is a paradox that most modern nursing students have a limited grasp of the foundational principles of scientific philosophy. Indeed, many will not have explored these ideas since high school, as they are not covered in any depth in modern university nursing programs. The author is a passionate advocate for scientific enquiry, and seeks to address this deficit and give nursing students and practicing nurses the tools to present clear scientific arguments to support practice, and detect poorly constructed, pseudo-scientific or simply bad scientific practices. The author explores the concept of nursing as a practice profession, explaining why nurses need a solid grounding in the philosophy of science to inform their practice. The subject matter is treated succinctly, with expansive discussion of more challenging concepts, but always with a practical emphasis in the context of EBP. The author considers the nursing profession in terms of modern scientific enquiry and praxis, explaining the key scientific concepts and principles that underpin contemporary evidence-based health care and exploring the practical applications of the philosophy of science for both practicing nurses and nursing students. The book also provides an overview of the history of science, development of scientific thinking and also explores positive and problematic examples from post-modern interpretations of nursing science, and their relationship to the media’s reporting of health and science issues. Engaging real world examples of bad science and problematic approaches to science in nursing and health care are included with a range of matters including medical equipment, nutrition, cosmetics, complementary/alternative therapies and pharmaceutical examples. The role of nurses and EBP in regard to these practices is also discussed. There is currently no single text that fulfills this brief, and there are very limited resources in the nursing literature to meet this need for nursing education and professional development. This material is poorly covered in most nursing research textbooks, often as a sparse overview of scientific philosophy, and frequently with a bias towards post-modern approaches that are critical of EBP. This book forms an important text in supporting nursing practice, research and nursing theory courses. This material forms core content for Master’s and PhD studies in nursing, and the subject matter also represents an area of considerable debate, and some controversy. The content is also particularly relevant for Nurse Practitioners. The subject material for the book is also taught at an introductory level (arguably rather inadequately) in every undergraduate-nursing program, where critical enquiry and nursing research is covered. Overall the level of the content would be appropriate for Level 300/400/500 university nursing courses) although any nurse who is interested in the scientific basis of nursing will find the material of interest.
Description : Few have approached the fundamental questions of nursing in such an insightful, systematic, and clearsighted way as Dorothea Orem. This book is a collection of many of the presentations and writings that are not included in her previous books. It presents a fascinating view of the development of Orem's theory of self care deficit over a forty-year period, along with its ramifications for nursing education and practice.