Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

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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 practitioners to different stages of the assessment process. It covers a range of issues including the nurse's role in ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857257376
  • Publisher: Learning Matters Limited
  • Publication date: 5/11/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.73 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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 PhD in Education in 2010.

Mooi Standing, Independent Academic Consultant (UK and International) & Accredited NMC Reviewer

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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Table of Contents

About the authors vi

Foreword vii

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction 1

1 Understanding our role in patient assessment Lioba Howatson-Jones 5

2 Making sense of patient information Lioba Howatson-Jones 19

3 Assessment tools Lioba Howatson-Jones 36

4 Nursing diagnosis Lioba Howatson-Jones 50

5 Care-planning principles Lioba Howatson-Jones 63

6 Relationship of nursing models to care planning Lioba Howatson-Jones 78

7 Ethical aspects of patient assessment dilemmas Lioba Howatson-Jones 94

8 Community health needs assessment Susan Roberts 107

9 Patient assessment and decision-making Mooi Standing 123

Glossary 143

References 144

Index 147

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