Dec 082016
 

Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare: Supporting Career and Personal Development


By (author): Helen M. Woolnough, Sandra L. Fielden

Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare: Supporting career and personal development is an innovative look into mentoring within nursing, and its implications for career success. It provides an up-to-date review of the current research and literature within mentoring in nursing and healthcare, drawing together the distinctive challenges facing nurses and their career development. It proposes new directions and practical ways forward for the future development of formal mentoring programmes in nursing.

Offering fresh insight into mentoring principles and how these can be used beyond pre-registration nurse education to support personal career development. This is an essential book for all those commencing, continuing or returning to a nursing career.

Key features:

  • Addresses mentoring as a career development tool
  • Focuses on the individual benefits of being a mentee and mentor and how this can aid professional development
  • Both theoretical and practical material is presented
  • Features case studies throughout book
  • Supports nurses to develop their careers
  • It is sector specific but has transferability across disciplines
  • A summary chapter draws together common threads or theoretical perspectives. The book concludes with strategies for future research and progress
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Dec 082016
 

Child and Adolescent Resilience Within Medical Contexts: Integrating Research and Practice


This book explores the social conditions that promote pediatric resilience. It presents resilience as a set of complex interpersonal, institutional, and political relationships that affect young patients’ ability to “do well” in the face of medical adversity. Chapters analyze the impact of chronic or disabling conditions on children’s development, while highlighting effective interventions that promote family well-being. This book integrates research from psychology, social work, medical anthropology, child life specialty, palliative care, public health, and nursing to examine a wide variety of family, cultural, and medical contexts. Practical strategies for supporting children and families are discussed, from meaningful assessment and interventions to social policy and advocacy.
Featured topics include:
  • Psychosocial factors influencing children with immune-related health conditions. 
  • Resilience and pediatric cancer survivorship within a cultural context.
  • Promoting resilience in chronically ill children and their families during the transition to adolescence.
  • Creating a context for resilience in medical settings. 
  • Promoting resilience through children’s health and social care policy.
Child and Adolescent Resilience Within Medical Contexts is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and other professionals, as well as graduate students in child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, pediatrics, medical anthropology, nursing, educational psychology and policy.

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Dec 072016
 

Emergency Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! (Incredibly Easy! Series®)


By (author): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Completely revised and updated to reflect the latest guidelines and innovation, Emergency Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, Second Edition, offers essential information on emergency, trauma, and critical care. Presented in the easy-to-learn and enjoyable Incredibly Easy! format, it covers emergency care basics, including patient assessment and triage, trauma, disease crises, and patient and family communication. It also addresses legal issues such as handling evidence and documentation, and holistic issues such as pain and end-of-life care. Chapters detail emergency nursing by body system and cover shock, multi-system traumas, environmental emergencies, disaster preparedness, communicable diseases, and obstetric and pediatric emergencies. The presentation features light-hearted cartoons and humor, “Memory Joggers” and other icons, and end-of-chapter review questions.
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Dec 042016
 

The World’s Emergency Room: The Growing Threat to Doctors, Nurses, and Humanitarian Workers


By (author): Michael VanRooyen

Twenty years ago, the most common cause of death for medical humanitarians and other aid workers was traffic accidents; today, it is violent attacks. And the death of each doctor, nurse, paramedic, midwife, and vaccinator is multiplied untold times in the vulnerable populations deprived of their care. In a 2005 report, the ICRC found that for every soldier killed in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 60 civilians died due to loss of immunizations and other basic health services.

The World’s Emergency Room: The Growing Threat to Doctors, Nurses, and Humanitarian Workers documents this dangerous trend, demonstrates the urgent need to reverse it, and explores how that can be accomplished. Drawing on VanRooyen’s personal experiences and those of his colleagues in international humanitarian medicine, he takes readers into clinics, wards, and field hospitals around the world where medical personnel work with inadequate resources under dangerous conditions to care for civilians imperiled by conflict. VanRooyen undergirds these compelling stories with data and historical context, emphasizing how they imperil the key doctrine of medical neutrality, and what to do about it.

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Dec 042016
 

Compassion, Caring and Communication (Nursing and Health Survival Guides)


By (author): Barbara Smith

Compassion, caring and communication are all fundamental parts of patient care and something all health and social care workers encounter on a daily basis. This user-friendly reference guide will help you care for your patients in a person-centred way.

 

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Nov 252016
 

Introduction to Advanced Nursing Practice: An International Focus (Advanced Practice in Nursing)


By (author): Madrean Schober

Prepared under the auspices of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), this first volume provides a comprehensive overview of the rapidly emerging field of advanced nursing practice. It addresses central issues in the role and practice development that are fundamental to defining and differentiating the nature of this field. Topics include defining the role, role characteristics, scope of practice, education, regulation and research. Obstacles to and facilitators of that role are addressed and include ethical questions arising in the context of practice development. With an international focus, this volume examines international developments in the field, as reflected in country-specific case studies and examples. It offers a valuable resource for advanced practice nurses, educators and administrators at healthcare institutions.
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Nov 252016
 

Artificial Ventilation: A Basic Clinical Guide


By (author): David J. Baker

This book provides a basic clinical guide to the principles and practice of artificial ventilation, both manual and mechanical. It covers the development of artificial ventilation through the ages and the essential anatomy and physiology behind it. While there are many detailed texts available on mechanical ventilation, they are usually aimed at the hospital specialist and cover the many complex modes of ventilation used in the hospital setting.This book covers the basics of airway and ventilation management for  non-specialists working in pre-hospital and emergency medicine. It fulfils the need for a resource that explains simply and clearly basic respiratory physiology, the pathophysiology behind respiratory failure and the practical aspects of artificial ventilation. This book links the two areas of hospital and pre-hospital practice together to promote better understanding of artificial ventilation by medical, paramedical and nursing  personnel working in different fields of medicine.  

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Nov 232016
 

A Nurse’s Guide to Caring for Cardiac Intervention Patients


By (author): Eileen O’Grady RN Dip HE BSc (Hons)

Cardiac intervention is a fast expanding field of medicine that is reducing the need for cardiac surgery. A Nurse’s Guide to Caring for Cardiac Intervention Patients will enable nurses to fully prepare their patients and families for various cardiac intervention procedures.

Coverage includes:

  • Explanations of what the heart condition is and how the procedure may relieve that condition
  • Descriptions of what the patient can expect to happen before, during and after the procedure
  • What nurses should observe for post procedure, and how to address any complications that may occur
  • Guidelines for discharge advice
  • Outlines for a pre and post care plan for each procedure – based on the latest research and experience. 

Nurses will find the book informative on common interventional procedures, but it is also designed as a tool to be dipped into when caring for patients with more unusual procedures. This practical book includes chapters on: cardiac catheterisation; percutaneous coronary intervention; percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty; removal of femoral sheaths; cardioversion; temporary and permanent pacemakers.

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Nov 222016
 

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Nov 192016
 

Basic Concepts of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing


By (author): Louise Rebraca Shives MSN ARNP CNS

This 8th edition has been updates for currency and retains key features that have been well-received in previous editions, specifically self-awareness prompth, clinical examples, and recurring boxes.
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