Nursing round-up

May 24, 2012

A Social History of Maternity and Childbirth: Key Themes in Maternity Care

Author: Tania McIntosh

Edition: First

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis

Pages: 188

Price: £75.00 and £24.99

ISBN: 9780415561624, 9780415561631, 9781136344114 (PDF with DRM e-book) and 9781136344107 (EPub e-book)

Tania McIntosh, lecturer in midwifery at the University of Nottingham, puts the history of maternity in England into its wider social context, discussing areas of change and continuity, and charting the development of pregnancy and birth as it became central to social debate. Drawing on oral histories, women's memoirs, local health records and contemporary reports and papers, this book explores the experiences of women and families, and includes the voices of women, midwives and doctors.

The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices

Editors: Susan Macqueen, Elizabeth Anne Bruce and Faith Gibson

Edition: First

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 792

Price: £29.99

ISBN: 9781405109321

An evidence-based manual of practical skills in children's nursing, which builds on the extensive expertise developed at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. It considers all aspects of children's nursing from everyday practice to advanced procedures in high-dependency and intensive-care units with the aim of providing a comprehensive resource for all qualified nurses, students and other healthcare professionals involved in caring for children in hospital and community settings.

Nursing Older Adults

Editors: Jan Reed, Charlotte Clarke and Ann Macfarlane

Edition: First

Publisher: Open University Press/McGraw-Hill

Pages: 320

Price: £28.99

ISBN: 9780335240845

This text's expert editor team draws on the contributions of older people and emphasises a collaborative approach in its aim to provide adult nurses with the principles and practice insights needed to deliver exceptional care in partnership with older adults. It considers social perspectives, wider issues and themes such as ageism, policy, services and demographics; evaluates daily activities and needs, including mobility, nutrition, communication, sexuality and leisure; and features scenarios based on real situations.

Mental Illness

Author: Joan Busfield

Edition: First

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 176

Price: £50.00 and £15.99

ISBN: 9780745649054 and 9061

Joan Busfield works to bring clarity to a complex and highly contested field, exploring core issues including debates about the way the concept of mental illness has been developed and expanded, to controversies over its causes. She evaluates the way its expanding boundaries now define a far wider range of mental states, experiences and activities as pathological, and argues that these boundaries need to be restricted. Mental Illness is aimed at future practitioners in mental health nursing as well as in social work and clinical and health psychology.

Critical Care Nursing DeMYSTiFieD

Authors: Cynthia Lee Terry and Aurora Weaver

Edition: First

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Pages: 479

Price: £21.99 and £30.00

ISBN: 9780071606387 and 9780071717953 (e-book)

Part of the publisher's best-selling DeMYSTiFieD series, this text aims to be basic enough for pre-registration students, but complex enough for registered nurses working in critical care. It focuses on learning objectives introduced in each chapter, and then identified (with the key icon) wherever they occur in the text. Subjects covered include care of patients with respiratory needs, cardiovascular needs and rhythm disturbances, and care of the traumatised patient.

From Public Health to Wellbeing: The New Driver for Policy and Action

Editors: Paul Walker and Marie John

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 208

Price: £21.99

ISBN 97802308851

Charting the history and evolution of the public health agenda, this book considers the place of well-being in local and national strategy. With contributions from academics and practitioners in the public and private sectors, it explores current thinking and policy in a range of settings, such as the NHS, the workplace and the community.

Making Health Policy: A Critical Introduction

Authors: Andy Alaszewski and Patrick Brown

Edition: First

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 208

Price: £55.00 and £16.99

ISBN: 9780745641737 and 1744

In considering how health policy is made, the authors analyse the social and political processes that structure what decisions are taken about health policy, including issues such as politicians' eagerness to please voters, the power of the media and the role of pressure groups. The book draws on historical and contemporary examples to highlight the fact that although challenges to policymakers may seem novel, in many senses key processes endure and indeed are rooted in historical contexts. Although examples are drawn from UK health and social care, the book's theory-driven approach is applicable in other countries.

Caring for the Seriously Ill Patient

Editors: Mike Macintosh and Tracey Moore

Edition: Second

Publisher: Hodder Education

Pages: 240

Price: £24.99

ISBN: 9780340967577

Caring for the Seriously Ill Patient considers the key issues surrounding the care of critically and acutely ill patients in the general hospital. Chapters are structured to give a solid understanding of the anatomy and physiology of each body system before looking at the major associated conditions and illnesses and how the patient is assessed, monitored and cared for. Chapters have been updated to reflect current research and practice, with expanded sections on early-warning systems, pain management, elderly patients' needs and a new chapter on critical care outreach.

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