Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

by Lioba Howatson-Jones, Mooi Standing, Susan Roberts
     
 

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This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, written specifically to support nursing students on degree level programmes.

Nurses of the future need to accurately assess people of all ages, with varying mental, and physical problems, across different settings and with changing health needs. This book introduces nursing students and novice

Overview

This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, written specifically to support nursing students on degree level programmes.

Nurses of the future need to accurately assess people of all ages, with varying mental, and physical problems, across different settings and with changing health needs. This book introduces nursing students and novice practitioners to different stages of the assessment process. It covers a range of issues including the nurse's role in assessment, how to make. Sense of patient information, using assessment tools, nursing diagnosis, care planning principles and nursing models, ethical dilemmas in assessment and decision making in delivering nursing care. The book encourages the development of a person-centered, critical approach rather than an overreliance on assessment tools.

Key Features:

Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education

Case studies and scenarios link theory to practice

Develops higher-level problem solving skills through escalating complexity of scenarios

Activities help build critical thinking, independent learning and decision-making skills.

Transforming Nursing Practice is the first series of books designed to help students meet the requirements of the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for the new degree programmes. Each book addresses a core topics, and together they cover the generic knowledge required for all fields of practice. Accessible and challenging, Transforming Nursing Practice helps nursing students prepare for the demands of future healthcare delivery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857257376
Publisher:
Learning Matters Limited
Publication date:
05/11/2012
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.84(d)

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Meet the Author

Lioba Howatson-Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she teaches on preregistration, postregistration and Masters level courses. She has taught at the University since 2003 and has a particular interest in reflective practice and person-centred care. Her research interests include nurses' learning and inclusion of carers' perspectives within patient assessment. Lioba has published on these and other clinical topics since 1999 and completed a Ph D in Education in 2010.

Dr Mooi Standing is an independent nursing and educational consultant with over 40 years’
experience that includes: i) practising mental health and adult nursing in a range of hospital and community settings; ii) lecturing pre-registration and post-registration nursing students from certificate to Masters level and presenting scholarly papers at international nursing conferences;
iii) researching how nurses develop clinical decision-making skills and publishing articles, books and chapters on this topic for nursing students, registered nurses and advanced practitioners; and iv) providing external consultancy in curriculum development and quality enhancement of nursing programmes both nationally and internationally. Mooi is currently a Series Editor for Learning Matters/SAGE Publications’ ‘Transforming Nursing Practice’ books, an accredited Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Quality Assurance reviewer of nursing educational programmes, and a Professional Regulator as a Panellist on the NMC Practice Committee.

After qualifying as an RN in 1986, Sue completed a Diploma in Community Healthcare and worked as a District Nurse until 1997. She then took a post at Canterbury Christ Church University as a Nurse Fellow, before taking on her current role as a Senior Lecturer in 2000. She also has a BSc (Hons) in Community Health Care and an MA in Applied Social Science. Her professional interests include Primary Care, Public Health and Tissue Viability.

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