The Conduct of Care: Understanding Nursing Practice / Edition 1

The Conduct of Care: Understanding Nursing Practice / Edition 1

by Joanna Latimer
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The Conduct of Care: Understanding Nursing Practice / Edition 1

This book draws attention to how nurses organize ward life. In addition to revealing the enormous range of skills that make up the nursing practice, the analysis details how nurses' conduct does more than deliver care to the individual patients. This book evokes the complexity of nursing practice in today's health service. It widens the debate about the delivery of nursing care by examining, in detail, the daily activities of nurses in the hospital setting, and reflecting on patients' experience and care. Information on how current care is organized, where the tensions lie and the issues that make change difficult to implement are included. The text also gives suggestions on how future care could be organized.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632055753
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1 Setting the Scene: The complexity of Nursing Practice.

2 Organisation of Care Within the Hospital Setting.

3 Organising Ward Life.

4 The Nursing-Medical Relation: Moving Patients Through the Medical Domain.

5 Nurses' Conduct: Initiating Patients into the Social Organisation of the Medical Domain.

6 Assessing Patients' Needs.

7 Bedside Care and the Visibility of Nurses' Work.





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