Watson's Clinical Nursing and Related Sciences

Watson's Clinical Nursing and Related Sciences

by Mike Walsh, Alison Crumbie
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Previous editions of this popular textbook have provided nursing students with the comprehensive guide they need to a wide range of clinical nursing issues. This edition continues to provide this comprehensive support, but also reflects the changing context of nursing care in the 21st century. It reflects the growing importance of primary health and the community,

…  See more details below

Overview

Previous editions of this popular textbook have provided nursing students with the comprehensive guide they need to a wide range of clinical nursing issues. This edition continues to provide this comprehensive support, but also reflects the changing context of nursing care in the 21st century. It reflects the growing importance of primary health and the community, the move towards evidence-based practice and the importance of the multi-disciplinary team. The text is designed to emphasise the importance of holistic, patient-focussed nursing. It addresses health assessment and introduces students to key aspects of the medical history and physical exam. Contemporary issues such as substance misuse are also examined.Clearly written and well-organised to support study, the text also features case studies, critical incidents and care plans. The chapters include extensive 2-colour artwork and are supported by current references and suggestions for further reading. Electronic ancillary material is available at http://evolve.elsevier.com/Walsh/Watsons/

• Comprehensive, nursing focussed textbook • Emphasis on holistic nursing care rather than bio-medical approach • Includes material on all major client groups including children, older people, and mental health clients. • Reflects hospital and community aspects of nursing care for major disorders • Case studies and care plans included • Well-designed in two colours and easy to use • Each 'disorder' chapter features key themes of psychological and social dimensions of care; involving family; discharge planning; requirements for care after discharge; nursing care within the context of the multi-disciplinary team; evidence-based practice

Supplementary electronic ancillaries on Evolve: narrated Powerpoint presentations and related case studies.

A new chapter on non-medical prescribing and principles of safe practice.

An updated edition of the Watson's Clinical nursing pocket book prepared specifically for this edition

Read More

Editorial Reviews

3 Stars from Doody
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Betsy Frank, RN, PhD, ANEF (Indiana State University School of Nursing)
Description: This is a survey of important information that might be used in the general care of the adult patient. For more in-depth information, readers are referred to the appropriate pages in Physiology for Nursing Practice, 2nd edition, by Hinchliff et al. (W.B. Saunders, 1996).
Purpose: This book is an updated review of important topics in general nursing practice. Since the book presents many topics in survey form, most nurses would need to explore topics more in depth through the cross referencing to the more comprehensive book.
Audience: This book is intended to be used in the U.K. by novice nurses and nurses who are returning to work after a career break. Since the book presents a survey of many topics, it seems more appropriate for nurses who need to update their knowledge before returning to practice.
Features: Topics include an overview of the healthcare system in the U.K., concepts central to nursing practice such as grief and loss, and a system by system overview of common nursing problems encountered in adult health nursing. Case studies are presented in each chapter that introduces specific patient disorders. Important terms are bolded and essential information is outlined in list format within text boxes.
Assessment: Nurses in the U.K. who are returning to work should find this book to be a useful reference. Once those nurses choose their specific area of practice, they would want, however, to explore topics in more depth by using the cross-referencing information. Students or new graduates, on the other hand, would need a book such as Physiology for Nursing Practice, that offers more than an overview of important nursing care topics.
From the Publisher
“Each colourful chapter is easy to work through, with plenty of headings, patient case studies, diagrams and, where applicable, websites to gain further information”
Nursing Standard. July 16 :: vol 22 no 45 :: 2008

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702033476
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences UK
Publication date:
07/25/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1040
File size:
20 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Anna Walsh RN DPSN BSc (Hons) PCAP MSc
Senior Lecturer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >