Get 24 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473929579)
A Unique Blend of Digital and Print Learning Resources!
Essentials of Nursing Practice is a ground-breaking new resource which introduces nursing students to the core topics they need to master during their first year and beyond. It brings the study of nursing to life across all four fields of nursing, in all settings, focussing on what it takes to be the best nurse you can be through person-centred compassionate care. Unlike any other book it uniquely blends digital and print learning resources to engage all styles of learners and to provide lecturers with helpful resources to use in their teaching.
More than just a book!
An accompanying interactive eBook links to extra resources including videos, case studies, interactive revision quizzes, flashcards, study plans and more. Students can use the eBook to study where and when they want, and read, annotate and search the book on a tablet, laptop or PC. All these resources are also available through SAGE edge - visit https://edge.sagepub.com/essentialnursing to find out more.
(Please note that the free access to these resources is only available when you purchase the Print copy of this textbook)
Key features of the print and eBook help students to:
* Understand: Colourful easy-to-navigate design, chapter topic lists, study plans and knowledge links help students to quickly grasp what they need to know and how topics are interrelated.
* Apply: Real voices from students, patients and nurses, case studies with questions, clinical skills videos, and anatomy and physiology revision help students apply knowledge in placements or practical assessments.
* Go further: 'What's the Evidence' summaries of research, critical thinking activities, links to SAGE journal articles, useful websites and further reading help students prepare for essays or for the next stage of their course.
* Revise: Chapter summaries, test-yourself interactive questions and key term flashcards help students do their best at assessments and exams.
Learning Disabilities: Robert Jenkins and Ruth Northway, University of South Wales
Child Nursing: Carol Hall, The University of Nottingham
Mental Health: Steven Trenoweth, University of Bournemouth
Adult Nursing: Karen Elcock, Kingston University London
Clinical Skills: Fiona Everett and Wendy Wright, University of the West of Scotland
*interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook
Part A: Learning to be a Nurse What is a Nursing and what is a Nurse? - Catherine Delves-Yates, Karen Elcock, Carol Hall, Ruth Northway and Steve TrenowethBeing a Nursing Student - Catherine Delves-Yates Core Academic Skills - Gabrielle Thorpe, Jonathan Mason and Catherine Delves-YatesAcademic Writing and Assessment Skills - Gabrielle Thorpe and Jonathan MasonPart B: Professional Practice Ethics - Ruth Northway and Ian BeechLaw - Graham AveryAccountability and Professionalism - Karen Elcock Resilience - E. Jane Blowers The Role of the Student Nurse in Effecting Change - Jacqueline Phipps Clinical Governance - Karen ElcockPart C: Fundamentals of Nursing CareDelivering Effective Care - Fiona Everett and Wendy WrightIntroduction to Nursing Theory - Carol HallValues-based, Person-centred Care - Catherine Delves-YatesPatient, Service User, Family and Carer Perspectives - Katrina Emmerson and Ruth NorthwayAssessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation - APIE - Rebekah Hill Core Communication Skills - Karen Elcock and Jean Shapcott Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Challenging Circumstances - Steve Trenoweth and Wasiim AllymamodAssessing and Managing Risk - Melanie Fisher and Margaret ScottRecord-keeping and Documentation - Jill Barnes and Robert JenkinsClinical Decision-making - Gemma Hurley Health Promotion - Daryl Evans Safeguarding - Robert Jenkins and Jill BarnesPatient Education - Helen WalkerPart D: Skills for Nursing Care Infection Prevention and Control - IPC - Rose GallagherClinical Measurement - Valerie FoleyPain Management - Ann Kettyle Aseptic Technique and Specimen Collection - Rose GallagherSkin Integrity - Irene AndersonSafer Handling of People - Dianne SteeleFirst Aid - Chris MulryanMedicines Administration - Carol HallAssisting Patients with their Nutritional Needs - Kate Goodhand and Jane EwenAssisting Patients with their Elimination Needs - Mairead Collie and David J HunterAssisting Patients with their Hygiene Needs - Catherine Delves-Yates Last Offices - Jean ShapcottPART E: Contexts of Nursing Care Introduction to the Organization and Settings of Care - Siobhan McCullough Public Health - Charlene LoboIntroduction to Interprofessional Working - Adele Atkinson Introduction to Psychological Context of Nursing - Janet RamjeetIntroduction to the Sociological Context of Nursing - Ruth Northway Introduction to Health Policy and the Political Context of Nursing - Siobhan McCullough Introduction to the Global Context of Nursing - Catherine Delves-Yates