The third edition of this popular introductory text builds on its predecessors' reputation for providing a broad scope of material relevant to the Common Foundation course. The updated version features two new chapters: Ethics in Nursing and Health Informatics; the contents have been reorganized into a theory/practice structure and coverage of cultural and branch issues has been improved throughout. With its clarity, readability and range of interactive features, this text demonstrates fluently how knowledge can be applied to practice.
Table of Contents
Introduction - PART I - NURSING IN CONTEXT - Managing Nursing Care; R.Hogston - Promoting Health; E.Porter & G.Watkinson - The Politics of Health; S.Moore - PART II - NURSING INTERVENTIONS - Infection Control and Administration of Medications; S.Parboteeah - Eating and Drinking; S.M.Green & P.M.Simpson - Elimination; B.Marjoram - Respiration and Circulation; R.Sadik, C.Walker & D.Elliott - Body Image and Sexuality; S.Carter & A.J.Green - Movement and Mobility; I.Douglas & W.Arnett - Dying, Death and Spirituality; P.Russell - Wound Management; P.Jackson & N.Chambers - PART III - PROFESSIONAL ISSUES - Understanding Ourselves; C.Allen - Reflective Practice; M.Jasper - Social Behaviour and Professional Interactions; P.Russell - Nursing Practice in an Interprofessional Context; J.McCray - Challenges to Professional Practice; M.Jasper - Genetics Within an Ethical Framework; D.Pogson - Health Informatics; A.Keen - Answers to Test Yourself! Questions & Activities
RICHARD HOGSTON is Associate Dean and Head of School, School of Health and Community Care, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He co-edited the first and second editions (with Penny Simpson) as well as contributing a chapter to both. BARBARA MARJORAM is Lecturer in Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, UK. She has also contributed a chapter to both previous editions.