Nursing round-up

May 26, 2011

Fundamental Aspects of Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Nursing

Authors: Sally Carvalho, Maggie Reeves and Jacquie Orford

Edition: Second

Publisher: Quay Books

Pages: 112

Price: £15.99

ISBN 9781856424233

Revised to reflect advances in the field, this text outlines the implications and application of relevant recent legislation, considers the demands of nursing as it becomes an all-graduate profession, and weighs the legal and ethical implications. It could be a refresher text for qualified nurses and for those undertaking overseas nurses' programmes.

Forensic Mental Health Nursing: Ethics, Debates, Dilemmas

Editors: National Forensic Nurses' Research and Development Group

Edition: First

Publisher: Quay Books

Pages: 360

Price: £29.99

ISBN 9781856424073

With contributions by scholars from varied backgrounds, this text focuses on the ethical and legal aspects of mental health nursing from the point of view of practitioners as well as users. It covers the rights of specific groups such as ethnic minorities, people with learning disabilities and prison populations, and offers an up-to-date overview of key legislation. It is intended for use by forensic nurses in clinical practice, student nurses and students on forensic courses.

Nursing Care: An Essential Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Workers in Primary and Secondary Care

Authors: Barbara Smith and Linda Field

Edition: Second revised

Publisher: Pearson Education

Pages: 368

Price: £23.99

ISBN 9781408251393

The book begins by considering "What is caring?", and goes on to cover the basic principles of the subject. The authors put care into context and relate it to UK government policy, show how to apply theory in practice using case studies, explain clinical skills in the context of care, and use a "reflective" theme throughout in line with current teaching practice.

The Midwife-Mother Relationship

Editor: Mavis Kirkham

Edition: Second revised

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 496

Price: £22.99

ISBN 9780230577367

An updated edition of a best-selling text that addresses a complex area of healthcare, this text offers both current and classic research in establishing essential tenets for maternity care at home and in hospital. Contributions focus on subjects including relationships and their impact; poverty and health policy; midwives without children and those who have experienced pregnancy loss; and professionalising strategies for midwives.

Understanding Addiction Behaviours: Theoretical and Clinical Practice in Health and Social Care

Author: G. Hussein Rassool

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 288

Price: £22.99

ISBN 9780230240193

Intended to serve as a comprehensive text examining both pharmacological and non-pharmacological issues, this highlights the multiprofessional nature of work in this field and examines current theory and research, effects, assessment and the range of intervention strategies available. Subjects covered include tobacco, eating disorders, hallucinogens and opiates, "smart" drugs, and addictions to gambling, internet use and sex.

Acute Illness Management

Author: Chris Mulryan

Edition: First

Publisher: SAGE

Pages: 240

Price: £65.00 and £21.99

ISBN 9781847879554 and 9561

Designed to furnish students with a practical understanding of essential skills in a hospital setting, from resuscitation to early intervention and trauma care, this text explains the rationale behind the key protocols of care and highlights the relationship between theory and practice. Mulryan offers up-to-date legal and ethical content; tips for analysing care decisions; and reflective activities and self-assessment questions.

Key Concepts in Palliative Care

Authors: Moyra Baldwin and Jan Woodhouse

Edition: First

Publisher: SAGE

Pages: 256

Price: £70.00 and £23.99

ISBN 9781848608719 and 8726

This compact, 50-concept guide to the field aims to cover key theories and principles. Contributors take account of the UK government's "end of life care" strategy in their examination of a range of topics across health and social care contexts, from dying and death to symptom management and spiritual care. Each entry offers a snapshot definition, key points for discussion of the main debates and links to case histories.

Understanding and Working With Substance Misusers

Author: Aaron Pycroft

Edition: First

Publisher: SAGE

Pages: 184

Price: £60.00 and £19.99

ISBN 9781847872616 and 2623

The complex nature of addiction and the challenges involved in responding effectively through policy and practice are explored in a text that considers the biopsychosocial elements of addiction to substances (including alcohol) and draws together key research findings from these fields to present a new framework for integrating theory and practice. Addressing both students and practitioners, Pycroft contends that the best way to understand addictions is as examples of "complex self-organising systems", which comprise many interacting component parts.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nursing

Editors: Kathy Whayman, Julie Duncan and Marian O'Connor

Edition: First

Publisher: Quay Books

Pages: 465

Price: £.99

ISBN 9781856424042

Described by its publishers as the first nursing book of its kind, it focuses on the positioning of nurses within a multidisciplinary team, and outlines their role in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for inflammatory bowel disease patients. It recommends that nurses provide continuity of care, support and information to patients from diagnosis onwards, helping to prevent crisis and deterioration and thereby aiding them to achieve the best possible quality of life.

The Student Nurse Guide to Decision Making In Practice

Editors: Liz Aston, Jill Wakefield and Rachel McGown

Edition: First

Publisher: Open University Press/McGraw-Hill

Pages: 160

Price: £19.99

ISBN 9780335236640

This practical book seeks to provide a framework to help student nurses develop skills as decision makers, using cases and examples to relate theory to practice. It begins with the transition to becoming a student nurse and moves through the stages of a pre-registration nursing course. Topics include: making clinical decisions; using knowledge to inform decisions; making decisions as a team; and understanding ethical and legal issues.

Communication Skills for Adult Nurses

Editors: Sarah Kraszewski and Abayomi McEwen

Edition: First

Publisher: Open University Press/McGraw Hill

Pages: 192

Price: £65.00 and £19.99

ISBN 9780335237470 and 37487

Emphasising practical application and an accessible style, this resource is intended to help nurses develop communication skills. It draws on examples from both the practitioner's and patient's perspective in considering: barriers to communication; communication in teams; making use of email and phone; and examples of good and poor practice. Although intended to support student nurses, it also serves as a reference for qualified nurses undertaking professional development or serving as mentors.

Writing Your Nursing Portfolio: A Step-By-Step Guide

Authors: Fiona Timmins and Anita Duffy

Edition: First

Publisher: Open University Press/McGraw Hill

Pages: 216

Price: £18.99

ISBN 9780335242849

Co-published with the Nursing Standard, this guide is suitable for nurses writing their first portfolio and aims to answer a range of questions about how to compile and write a good nursing portfolio. It assumes no prior knowledge of portfolio building, and offers examples of good portfolio pieces, tools and techniques for reflection and critical thinking, and guidance on competency frameworks.

Legal Aspects of Patient Confidentiality

Author: Bridgit C. Dimond

Edition: Second

Publisher: Quay Books

Pages: 200

Price: £22.50

ISBN 9781856423960

This updated second edition uses case studies to consider the law relating to patient confidentiality, including recent legislative changes. It aims to help all health professionals understand these principles and how they apply to practice, and will also be useful for patient service managers, patient groups and patients' families.

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