Contexts of Nursing: An Introduction / Edition 1

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Contexts of Nursing: An Introduction offers a comprehensiveoverview of the fundamental ideas and perspectives underpinning thepractice of contemporary nursing. The book is an essential resourcefor any program that addresses professional nursing, theory andknowledge.

Each chapter focuses on a foundational area of study. Amongthese are philosophical, ethical, legal, theoretical, professional,technological, and research aspects of nursing. Ideas regardingnursing practice are considered, including nursing practice withindividuals, communities and groups with special needs. There is achapter on becoming a critical thinker and another on maximisinglearning opportunities and preparing for professional practice.

* Introductory textbook for all diploma and degree Foundationprogram nursing students
* A concise yet comprehensive overview of professional nursingstudies
* Outstanding pedagogical features including learning objectives,keywords, reflective questions and recommended reading
* The Australian edition of this book is the highest sellingnursing book ever published in Australasia
* Painstakingly adapted to make it invaluable to every UK studentnurse
* Contributions from some of the top nursing names

"The book is clearly written and perfectly designed for use onundergraduate preregistration courses. I would therefore have noproblem in recommending it as a primary text book for theFoundation programme"

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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-registrationnursing students" - Nursing Standard

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405100953
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/12/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.82 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents


1. So You want to be a Nurse.

2. Milestones in British Nursing.

3. The Art and Science of Nursing.

4. Heroines, Hookers and Harridans: Exploring Popular Images andRepresentations of Nurses and Nursing.

5. Philosophy, Nursing and Knowledge.

6. The Caring Conundrum: Should Caring be the Basis of NursingPratice and Scholarship?.

7. Nursing Theory: Its Nature and Purposes.

8. Research in Nursing: Concepts and Processes.

9. A Reappraisal of Everyday Nursing Ethics: New directions forthe 21st century.

10. Law:Issues for Nursing Practice.

11. Gender Issues in Nursing.

12. Becoming Part of a Multidisciplinary Health Care Team.

13. Becoming Professional: The Role of Regulatory Authoritiesand Nursing Organizations.

14. Meeting the Needs of Individuals.

15. Nursing in the Community.

16. Meeting Health Care Needs in Culturally DiverseSocieties.

17. Becoming a Critical Thinker.

18. Writing Nursing, Writing Ourselves.

19. Maximising Learning Opportunities and Preparing forProfessional Practice.



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