Routledge Essentials for Nurses is a series of textbooks covering four key areas of nursing:
* core theoretical studies
* psychological and physical care
* nurse education
* new directions in nursing and health care.
Written by experienced practitioners and teachers, books in this series encourage a critical approach to nursing concepts and show how research findings are relevant to nursing practice.
Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing
Body Image and Disfigurement Care
Nursing Theories and Models
Nursing Perspectives on Quality of Life
Education For Patients and Clients
Caring for People in Pain
By Tonks Fawcett, Roger Watson
November 04, 2003
Nursing students quite often find it difficult to relate what they learn with respect to normal and abnormal physiology to patient care. In this useful text Roger Watson and Tonks Fawcett clearly explain:* the concept of homeostasis* the relevance of physiology to common disorders* the patient's ...
By Robert Newell
November 30, 2000
Intended for health care professionals working with patients who have suffered a threat to body image, whether from trauma, injury, disease, or the developmental process, Body Image and Disfigurement Care:*offers practical advice about care*critically appraises the existing knowledge-base*describes...
By Hugh McKenna
April 17, 1997
Nursing theory is a major part of all nursing courses and nurses are encouraged to use theories in practice, but it is not always easy for the student to make a real connection between the two. Drawing on many years' experience of teaching and research, Hugh McKenna addresses the theory needs of ...
By Peter Draper
March 01, 1997
One of the fundamental aims of nursing is to safeguard or promote patients' 'quality of life'. In Nursing Perspectives on Quality of Life, Peter Draper examines existing ways of defining the concept and argues that nurses need to adopt a fresh approach, which more accurately reflects patients' ...
By Vivien Coates
November 08, 1999
Education for Patients and Clients sets out basic principles for providing patient education as an integral part of nursing care. It challenges the view that simply giving information is enough and investigates strategies for making education as effective as possible.The author explores:*the effect...
By Brian Davies, Bryn D. Davis
February 08, 2000
An excellent introduction for nurses to all aspects of pain and its management. Topics examined are relevant to all areas of health care practice and include:*types of pain*the experience of pain, including psycho-social factors*interventions (pharmocological, physical and psychological)*...
By Colin R Martin, David R Thompson
January 25, 2001
This invaluable text on the design and analysis of clinical research studies explains the basis of experimental design and statistics in a way that is sensitive to the clinical context in which nurses work. It uses data from actual studies to illustrate how to:*design the study*use and select data*...