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What is Nursing? Exploring Theory and Practice 3ed

by Carol Hall and Dawn Ritchie Learning Matters
Pub Date:
07/2013
ISBN:
9780857259752
Format:
Pbk 224 pages
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This book helps new nursing students, and those applying to nursing programmes, understand what it is to be a nurse in modern healthcare services. It explores the essential issues, processes and theories of nursing practice, and is therefore an ideal first text for nursing programmes, or as pre-course reading. This revised edition includes a new first chapter on being a nursing student, with insights from students themselves, and explains what will be expected in the new all-degree programmes. Interviews with real nurses in each of the fields of practice give students an important view into the real world of nursing.

Foreword
About the Authors
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Defining Contemporary UK Nursing
Being a Student Nurse
The Professional Nurse: Image and Values in Nursing
Theory and Practice: Understanding the Nature of Nursing as a Caring Activity
Doing Nursing
Nursing as a Global Activity
Becoming a Registered Nurse
Exploring the World of Nursing by Those Working in It
References
Index

...This is an easy to read textbook, in which the reader can read this from beginning to end or use as a tool. It is a book for British nurses written by lecturers from Nottingham University, both having both acute and paediatric nurse experience...This text book is written for the student nurse and moving towards registration, but this book will refresh any grade of nurse and put nursing and caring for the patient back into focus.
Dr Carol Hall is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, University of Nottingham. She enjoys teaching practical elements of nursing within pre-registration nursing curricula, as well as supervising pre- and post-registration students in their dissertations and theses. She has a background in Childrenas Nursing and Nursing Education. Dawn Ritchie is a Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Nottingham. She has been involved in nurse education for a number of years, including pre-registration and learning beyond registration programmes, and has developed a keen interest in the practical application of nursing. Dawnas clinical background is in critical and acute care in childrenas nursing.