Contexts of Nursing: An Introduction [NOOK Book]

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Contexts of Nursing 3e builds on the strengths of previous editions and continues to provide nursing students with comprehensive coverage of core ideas and perspectives underpinning the practice of nursing. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New material on Cultural Awareness and Contemporary Approaches in Nursing has been introduced to reflect the realities of practice.  Nursing themes are discussed from an Australian and New Zealand perspective and are supported by illustrated examples and...

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Contexts of Nursing: An Introduction

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Overview

Contexts of Nursing 3e builds on the strengths of previous editions and continues to provide nursing students with comprehensive coverage of core ideas and perspectives underpinning the practice of nursing. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New material on Cultural Awareness and Contemporary Approaches in Nursing has been introduced to reflect the realities of practice.  Nursing themes are discussed from an Australian and New Zealand perspective and are supported by illustrated examples and evidence. Each chapter focuses on an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program and the new edition continues its discussions on history, culture, ethics, law, technology, and professional issues within the field of nursing.

  • update and revised with strong contributions from a wide range of experienced educators from around Australia & New Zealand
  • new Chapter 17 Becoming a Nurse Leader has been introduced into the third edition to highlight the ongoing need of management in practice
  • Chapter 20 Cultural Awareness Nurses working with indigenous people is a new chapter which explores cultural awareness, safety and competence
  • Chapter 22 Using informatics to expand awareness engages the reader on the benefits of using technology
  • evidence-based approach is integrated throughout the text
  • learning objectives, key words and reflective questions are included in all chapters
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"The chapters are well researched, accrate and up-to-date." - Nursing Standard

"...this could be usefully adopted as the basis of a 'professional issues' seminar programme for pre-registration nursing students" - Nursing Standard

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780729579254
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences APAC
  • Publication date: 9/23/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
1 So, You Want To Be a Nurse 1
2 Milestones in British Nursing 12
3 The Art and Science of Nursing 22
4 Heroines, Hookers and Harridans: Exploring Popular Images and Representations of Nurses and Nursing 36
5 Philosophy, Nursing and Knowledge 49
6 The Caring Conundrum: Should Caring be the Basis of Nursing Practice and Scholarship? 59
7 Nursing Theory: Its Nature and Purposes 72
8 Research in Nursing: Concepts and Processes 84
9 A Reappraisal of Everyday Nursing Ethics: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century 101
10 Law: Issues for Nursing Practice 111
11 Gender Issues in Nursing 125
12 Becoming Part of a Multidisciplinary Health Care Team 138
13 Becoming Professional: The Role of Regulatory Authorities and Nursing Organisations 153
14 Meeting the Needs of Individuals 161
15 Nursing in the Community 174
16 Meeting Health Care Needs in Culturally Diverse Societies 196
17 Becoming a Critical Thinker 209
18 Writing Nursing, Writing Ourselves 224
19 Maximising Learning Opportunities and Preparing for Professional Practice 238
Glossary 253
Bibliography 261
Index 285
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