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Welcome to your Nursing Theory 1: Foundations of Nursing Practice reading list! Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
Interpersonal Relationships. 7th edn. by Effective communication with clients, families, and professional colleagues starts here! With Interpersonal Relationships: Professional Communication Skills for Nurses, 7th Edition, you'll see how good communication skills can lead to achieving treatment goals in health care. Clear guidelines show how you can enhance the nurse-client relationship through proven communication strategies as well as principles drawn from nursing, psychology, and related theoretical frameworks. And you'll see how to apply theory to real-life practice with case studies, interactive exercises, and evidence-based practice studies. A two-time winner of the AJN Book of the Year award, this book is updated to emphasize interdisciplinary communication and QSEN competencies. From expert nursing educators Elizabeth Arnold and Kathleen Underman Boggs, this comprehensive, market-leading text is unmatched for helping nurses develop effective communication skills! Interactive exercises offer the opportunity to practice, observe, and critically evaluate your professional communication skills in a safe learning environment. Practical guidelines describe how to modify communications strategies for various populations and situations including children, the elderly, end of life, clients with special needs, health teaching, stress, crisis, and professional colleagues. Case examples help you develop empathy for clients' perspectives and needs. Nursing, behavioral, developmental, family, and communication theories provide an essential foundation and a theoretical perspective for effective communication. Learning objectives, chapter overviews, and a detailed glossary focus your study and help you absorb and retain key content. NEW! A greater emphasis on communication, interdisciplinary theory, and interprofessionalism includes a focus on the nursing paradigm, nursing discipline, and ways of knowing. NEW! Focus on QSEN competencies reflects current thinking on technology, safety, and evidence-based practice, especially as they relate to communication in nursing. NEW! Discussion questions at the end of each chapter encourage critical thinking. NEW! Clarity and Safety in Communication chapter addresses topics such as huddles, rounds, handoffs, SBAR, and other forms of communication in health care.
Call Number: 610.730699 ARN + eBook
Publication Date: 2016
Mental Health by Mental Health: A student account, a detailed low down of work on a busy dementia ward, seen through the eyes of a student nurse undertaking a 12 hour shift. Read of the highs and lows of working within the rewarding career of mental health. Experience first hand the sorrow and laughter of caring for individuals with diverse needs in a world where the bottom line and cost cutting is paramount, and what you see may not be what you get. Also take a tour through voluntary services, through a unique diary and discover how they are run, for better or worse. This book is an invaluable resource for any aspiring nursing students, individuals currently working within healthcare, or those with direct experience of mental health services in Britain today. Read it, and make up your own mind if what we currently have really is 'Person Centred' care.
Call Number: 616.890231 BEN
Publication Date: 2011
Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing by In order to provide sound, person-centred care, mental health nursing students need a thorough understanding of theory alongside the ability to translate this knowledge into practice. It can be difficult to apply ideas from the classroom and books when learning how to work with mental health service users for the first time. That is why the theoretical aspects of this book are presented alongside realistic accounts of nursing practice.
Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing is a case-based and service user centred textbook for mental health nursing students. Designed to support students throughout their pre-registration studies, the text covers the essential knowledge required to provide high quality nursing care. Contributions from real service users and cases of fictional clients are explored in detail to provide excellent transferable skills for practice.
Dedicated chapters explore fundamental nursing skills and mental health law before providing a case-based exploration of the areas and subjects that will be encountered by students in university and placement. Practice-based chapters introduce students to the needs of a diverse range of fictional clients and explain how the skills of communication, assessment, care planning and monitoring can be applied. Each chapter provides a sample care plan explaining why and how clinical decisions are made, so that students can develop their own skills and practice. The text opens with clear advice to help students succeed in their studies and concludes with a wealth of practical and thoughtful advice on becoming a professional and getting that first job.
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* Twenty one video clips of fictional service users demonstrate the application of theory and prepare students for real nursing practice
* Quizzes, scenarios and a range of activities help students to apply their learning
* Interactive glossary explains terminology and jargon
* Sample CV's and self awareness exercises aid professional development
Call Number: 616.890231 CLA + eBook
Publication Date: 2009
Skills for Success by Whatever stage your students are at, it's never too soon for them to be thinking about their future. Competition for jobs is fierce, and having a degree is no longer enough. This indispensable guide helps students to create their own personal development programme and develop the skills and capabilities required by today's employers. Step by step, it takes students from the initial stages of setting goals and defining success through to the application process for their dream job. Internationally acclaimed study skills author Stella Cottrell provides students with the ingredients they need to create their own recipe for success. This versatile resource is ideal for students on personal development modules from foundation through to postgraduate level. It can also be used independently by students from all disciplines.
Call Number: PGR 650.1 COT + eBook
Publication Date: 2015
Diamond's legal aspects of nursing: a definitive guide to law for nurses by The definitive guide to the law that all nurses need to know. Written specifically for student nurses as well as those already in practice, Dimond's Legal Aspects of Nursing is your essential practical guide to the legal principles you need to be aware of in your everyday nursing practice. Building on previous editions of the book by Bridgit Dimond, this 8th edition has been significantly reworked by a new author team with extensive experience in teaching nursing law. It has also been fully updated and revised in line with recent legal developments and the new Nursing standards to ensure it continues to meet the requirements of nursing law modules.
Call Number: 344.420414 GRI + eBook
Publication Date: 2019
Foundations of mental health practice: themes, concepts and frameworks by This is the key text for introductory level nursing, covering all the core areas. Practical and great value, it is comprehensive and also contains new chapters on cutting edge topics. Alongside an all-new companion website, this is an outstanding edition for CFP study from a tried and trusted team.
Call Number: 610.73 HOG + eBook
Publication Date: 2011
Mental Health Nursing by Do you want to know how to help people with mental health problems? This book introduces you to the core skills and essential knowledge you need to deliver high-quality care. Mental Health Nursing is a practical, values- and evidence-based resource which will guide and support you through your pre-registration mental health nursing programme and into your own practice. Dedicated chapters focus on the major mental health problems, and are clearly structured so that you can quickly and easily identify what you want learn about helping people with, for example, depression, anxiety, psychosis, or acute mental health problems. The most up-to-date theories, as well as mental health policies and law from all four countries of the UK, are explained accessibly by experienced lecturers and nurse practitioners who show you through real-life case scenarios how you can use your newly-acquired knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality care yourself. You will also be encouraged - through regular reflection and discussion points - to see things with a critical eye and to engage in and drive on the debates that make mental health nursing such an exciting field to be studying and working in. Set within a framework which emphasises and makes clear the core skills, values and knowledge-base you need to become capable mental health nurse, you will find this book a vital companion as you progress through your studies and onto helping people confidently in everyday life.
Call Number: 616.890231 PRY
Publication Date: 2011
Critical reflection in practice: generating knowledge for care 2nd ed. by The terms 'critical reflection' and 'reflective practice' are at the heart of modern healthcare. But what do they really mean?
Building on its ground-breaking predecessor, entitled Critical Reflection for Nursing and the Helping Professions, this heavily revised second edition analyses and explores reflection. It presents a structured method that will enable you to both challenge and develop your own practice.
This book is the essential guide to critical reflection for all students, academics and practitioners.
Call Number: 610.7301 ROL
Publication Date: 2010
Placement Learning in Mental Health Nursing by Worried about your Mental Health placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments?
This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.
Placement Learning in Mental Health Nursing covers the following areas:
A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a mental health placement
Helps make the most of learning opportunities
Explains how to develop mental health competencies
Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like
Honest discussion of the challenges of a mental health placement to help avoid problems
Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise
Keeps the aim of recovery as a central philosophy in line with contemporary thinking in mental health services.
Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a mental health placement
Introduces the principles of care, support and treatment of an individual with mental health problems, linking university-learned theory to practice
Uses narratives from other students to describe what the placement will really be like
Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a mental health placement
Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
Discusses the possible challenges that may arise during a mental health placement and advises on approaches to a range of situations
Keeps the aim of recovery as a central philosophy in line with contemporary thinking in mental health care.
Call Number: 616.890231 STA + eBook
Publication Date: 2012
Essentials of anatomy and physiology. 9th edn. by Like its predecessors, this new edition offers a balanced introduction to the human body especially developed to meet the needs of the one-semester course. It provides an effective blend of stunning art and clearly written text to illuminate the complexities of the human body. Class-tested pedagogy is woven into the narrative and figures to ensure that students gain a solid understanding of the material.
Call Number: 612 TOR
Publication Date: 2013