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Davis’s Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications (Davis’s Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests With Nursing Implications) 8th Edition

Nursing-focused and easy-to-read, this manual delivers all of the information you need to understand how tests work, interpret their results, and provide quality patient care—pre-test, intra-test, and post-test.  Tests and procedures are listed in alphabetical order by their complete names for quick reference. The integrated index allows fast searches by abbreviation, synonym, disease/disorder, specimen type, or test classification. Plus, a Body Systems Appendix includes a list of common laboratory and diagnostic tests for each body system as well as nutrition-related lab tests.



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Nursery Practices in Oil Palm: A Manual

This is a hands-on, practical guide to general and specific practices in oil palm nurseries to produce healthy, vigorous and uniform plants ready for field planting. There are two nursery stages, pre-nursery and main nursery. The pre-nursery receives both germinated seeds and tissue culture produced plantlets (ramets) which are planted in a relatively small area in which shade and humidity can be controlled. Once young plants are established they are transferred to the main nursery, potted-on and grown on to produce field-ready plants. Good nursery practices, using sustainable approaches where possible, aim to provide high quality planting materials for both commercial production and field trialing. The book covers:

Nursery set up – pre-nursery and main nursery
Fertilizer programs
Pests and diseases
Pre-field genotypic screening and selection
Quarantine nurseries

This is an invaluable manual for commercial seed producers, nursery plant producers, commercial plantation companies and plant breeders, as well as researchers in oil palm. It is useful for those starting a career in oil palm production, and as a reference guide for managers and for training purposes.



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Clinical Applications of Nursing Diagnosis

– Applies holistic, clinical decision making to care planning across the lifespan.

– Offers 125 care plans that cover the six areas of clinical practice—adult, children’s, women’s, geriatric, mental, and community health.

– Focuses on nursing interventions and outcomes rather than etiologic factors.

– Pattern Assessment questions help you to select the right diagnosis.

– Have you selected the correct diagnosis? boxes let students double check their diagnosis selection.



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Emotional Labour in Health Care : The Unmanaged Heart of Nursing (Critical Studies in Health and Society)

Do nurses still care? In today’s inflexible, fast-paced and more accountable workplace where biomedical and clinical models dominate health care practice, is there room for emotional labour? Based on original empirical research, this book delves into personal accounts of nurses’ emotion expressions and experiences as they emerge from everyday nursing practice, and illustrates how their emotional labour is adapting in response to a constantly changing work environment. The book begins by re-examining Arlie Hochschild’s sociological notion of emotional labour, and combines it with Margaret Archer’s understanding of emotion and the inner dialogue. In an exploration of the nature of emotional labour, its historical and political context, and providing original, but easily recognisable, typology, Catherine Theodosius emphasises that it is emotion – complex, messy and opaque – that drives emotional labour within health care. She suggests that rather than being marginalised, emotional labour in nursing is frequently found in places that are hidden or unrecognised. By understanding emotion itself, which is fundamentally interactive and communicative, she argues that emotional labour is intrinsically linked to personal and social identity. The suggestion is made that the nursing profession has a responsibility to include emotional labour within personal and professional development strategies to ensure the care needs of the vulnerable are met. This innovative volume will be of interest to nursing, health care and sociology students, researchers and professionals.



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Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 18, 2000: Focus on Chronic Illness

This volume of ARNR addresses the wide-range of chronic illnesses that nurses encounter in their work. The format is the same as previous volumes, with each chapter presenting a careful and systematic review all available research on specific topics. Important issues in chronic issues are reflected throughout, such as a prolonged and uncertain course of illness, lack of easy resolution, rarity of complete cure, frequent unknown etiology, and multiple risk factors. The book ends with a milestone chapter by Susan Donaldson which overviews significant breakthroughs in nursing research over the past 40 years. Volume 18 introduces a new dimension to the Review. In order to better reflect the increasing specialization of nursing, a nurse expert in a particular specialty area has been selected to edit each volume. Dr. Joyce Fitzpatrick continues to oversee the Review as Series Editor. The majority of each Review will be devoted to the focus area, with one or two chapters addressing important research issues that are of interest to all researchers.



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Community Nursing and Primary Healthcare in Twentieth-Century Britain (Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine)

This book takes a fresh look at community nursing history in Great Britain, examining the essentially generalist and low profile, domiciliary end of the professional nursing spectrum throughout the twentieth century. It charts the most significant changes affecting the nurse’s work on the district including compulsory registration for general nursing, changes in organization, training, conditions of service, and workload. A strong oral history component provides a unique insight into the professional images of district nursing and the complexities of inter- and intra-professional relationships as well as into the changing day-to-day working experiences of the district nurse at ‘grass-roots’ level. Use of oral history and records of individual nurses attempts to rectify the tendency of nursing history to view nurses as if they were a homogenous group of professionals, thereby recognizing the different experiences of nurses in different regions and environments. The book also considers the degree of influence of medically related technologies and of developments in drugs, materials, communications, and transport on the professional development of district nursing. The work addresses issues of gender relationships central to a nursing profession largely composed of women (throughout much of the period) working alongside a largely male-dominated medical profession.
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Maternal-Newborn Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care

– Delivers the critical-to-know content in two ways—in print and as an audio book.

– Meets the challenge of limited course time by efficiently organizing information in bulleted lists, flow charts, diagrams, tables, clinical pathways, and concept maps.

– Allows you to download the audio chapters to listen to the text anytime, anywhere.

– Features a biopsychosocial approach which encompasses physiology, psychological adaptation, and social and cultural influences on childbearing, and emphasizes nursing implications and care of patients and families.

– Introduces two unfolding case studies in Unit 2, one low-risk, one high-risk that are further developed in subsequent chapters through “Tying It All Together” boxes, which summarize the key elements in each chapter.

– Uses pedagogical tools to organize and highlight important concepts including….

– Unit and chapter objectives

– Key terms

– Nursing diagnoses and nursing outcomes

– Critical Component boxes

– Cultural Considerations boxes

– Medications boxes

– Concept Maps

– Evidence-Based Practice guidelines in all chapters related to nursing care

– Clinical pathways

– Professional standards of care and position statements

– Glossary



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Children’s Nursing Placements: Pocket Guides for Student Nurses

by Valerie Denieul (Author), Julia Robinson (Author)

Children’s nursing placements can be daunting – you ll be working in a variety of settings and caring for a range of children and their families when they are at their most vulnerable. You will have new colleagues to work with, and newly learned nursing theory to put into practice. This pocket guide is designed to make your placements much more enjoyable and less stressful.
From absence policy to paediatric early warning scores, via faeces, it’s full of practical detail, hints and tips.
Written by experienced lecturers with top tips provided by current nursing students – this guidance is really produced with you in mind.
Pocket-sized format – carry it with you at all times.
Space to make your own notes – be it uniform policy, new terminology, or just the names of your new colleagues!
Reduce your stress and make the most of your placement by having this book to hand from the start.

Before we start
Top tips from Children’s Nursing students
Getting there
Preparing for placement; Uniform; Absence from placement; The NMC Code; Family-centred care; Consent, competence and confidentiality
Settling there
Induction and first day; Working with your practice supervisor (mentor); Common documentation; Communicating with your colleagues; Communicating with children, young people and families
Being there
Personal safety; Fundamental skills; Paediatric Basic Life Support and choking; Common medical emergencies; Pain and pain assessment; Common medication groups for children’s nursing
Moving on from there
Reflection; FAQs; Common terminology in children’s nursing; Useful websites



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The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health

Written by an experienced nurse lecturer who also trained as a mental health nurse, this book explores the underlying biology associated with the pathology of mental health disorders and the related nervous system. Integrating related pharmacological and genetic knowledge, The Biological Basis of Nursing: Mental Health covers topics including: the physiology of neurotransmission and receptors the normal human brain hormones and mental health the biology of emotions, stress, anxiety and phobic states the biology of substance abuse developmental disorders genetics and mental health affective disorders: depression and suicide schizophrenia the ageing brain and dementia degenerative diseases of the brain epilepsy and sleep disorders. Relevant to nurses at all stages of their training, this is an essential text for mental health nursing students, practitioners and educators.
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Affective Teaching in Nursing: Connecting to Feelings, Values, and Inner Awareness

Although nursing education today offers copious amounts of information geared to test preparation, it does not adequately harness the emotional intelligence of individual studentsóa quality that can greatly enrich the nursing profession. This expert resource for understanding the importance of affective teachingówhat it is and how to incorporate it into the classroomóprovides a plentiful array of affective teaching pedagogy and references.

Drawing from the emotional and social intelligence movement, the text offers both new and traditional insights into the importance of linking intellectual and emotional intelligence in knowledge acquisition. It provides helpful strategies for nurse educators to enrich their teaching with affective teaching strategies, methods, and skills in the classroom, and describes successful models for creating an affective teaching infrastructure that will endure.

Designed for use in master’s and doctoral programs in nursing and health care education, the book espouses a paradigm that is embraced by leaders in education and major institutions. It discusses the major themes of entrenched, traditional teaching methods, and contrasts them with the theory, research, and practice underlying affective teaching in nursing.

The book follows the history of affective teaching from its inception in Bloom’s Taxonomy to the present day. It addresses teaching infrastructure needs, affective teaching models, tools for measuring the results of affective teaching, the use of affective teaching in distance learning and at conferences, and international perspectives. The text also identifies the risks and advantages of affective teaching, and how they have been addressed by a variety of nursing educators and encourages reflective practices that help students gain inner awareness. It will be a valuable addition to the teaching arsenal of nurse educators who wish to go beyond the objective domain of teaching to explore the enriching possibilities of subjective knowing.
Key Features:

– Provides the most authoritative information available on affective teaching in nursing
– Supports NLN’s and AACN’s nurse educator competencies to achieve desired outcomes in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor areas of learning
– Clarifies affective pedagogy, how to discuss it, and what it implies for teaching success
– Addresses philosophy, taxonomy, teaching infrastructure needs, affective teaching models, and assessment tools
– Covers the use of affective pedagogy with distance learning and at conferences



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