Want a sophisticated, witty and engaging introduction to the nursing profession? Based on over 20 years of research and experience, Nursing in Context offers a critical discussion of the nursing profession, with frank and honest answer to 'What is nursing?' - making it thoroughly absorbing reading. It addresses core topics which underpin nursing education including history, values, evidence-based practice, caring, compassion, policy and politics. This book will truly prepare students of nursing for the complexities of their chosen career, giving them the confidence to practice in modern healthcare settings.
1. The Changing Face of Nursing: Who are Today's Nurses?.- 2. Nursing Education: In and Out of the University.- 3. Who Regulates Nursing and Why?: The NMC and its Predecessors.- 4. Nursing's Neighbours: Doctors and Healthcare Support Workers.- 5. 'Evidence-based Everything': The Use and Limits of Research.- 6. The Mystery of Poor Care: Why?.- 7. Health Policy and Politics: Targets, Managerialism and Funding.- 8. How to Influence Policy: Interviews with People Who Have.