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Adult Nursing

Preparing for Practice, 1st Edition

By Dave Barton, Andreé le May


336 pages

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Paperback: 9781444112146
pub: 2011-12-30
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A complete resource for your career in nursing; this book gives you a sound knowledge basis for effective care and best practice in hospital and community settings and, alongside this, explores the many routes your professional development can take.

Part one explores the key aspects of the journey from commencing your adult nursing studies to becoming a consultant practitioner, researcher, manager or teacher, with the focus always on developing the best possible care.

Part two looks at the five major care themes: first contact, access and urgent care; supporting long term and palliative care; acute and critical hospital care; mental health and psychosocial care; and public health and primary care. A holistic and practical approach draws together research, policy guidelines, and nurse and patient experiences.

A companion website provides annotated weblinks to useful resources, PowerPoint presentations, interactive MCQs, and an 'ask the authors' feature.

  • Presents the best evidence for practice
  • Reflects UK policy directions and global health trends
  • Text features include clinical case studies, patient perspectives, key points, colour illustrations and activities to aid learning
  • Highlights career pathways and key areas for continuing professional development

Table of Contents

The world of nursing in modern day healthcare

Planning your nursing career: pathways, options, and key roles in modern nursing

Developing skilled professional practice

Developing expert practice

Care themes and careers in Nursing

First contact, access and urgent care

The acute care of older people

Supporting long-term care and palliative care

Critical care, critical challenges, critical choices

Mental health and psychosocial care

Public health and primary care

About the Authors

Dave Barton, Academic Lead for Nursing and Head of Department, College of Human and Health Science, Swansea University; and Chair, Association for Advanced Nurse Practitioner Education.
Professor Andrée Le May, Professor of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / General