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See below for a selection of the latest books from Nursing category. Presented with a red border are the Nursing books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Nursing books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Doing a Literature Review in Nursing, Health and Social Care

Doing a Literature Review in Nursing, Health and Social Care

Author: Michael Coughlan, Patricia Cronin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2021

A clear and practical guide to completing a literature review in nursing and healthcare studies. Providing students with straightforward guidance on how to successfully carry out a literature review as part of a research project or dissertation, this book uses examples and activities to demonstrate how to complete each step correctly, from start to finish, and highlights how to avoid common mistakes. The third edition includes: Expert advice on selecting and researching a topic A chapter outlining the different types of literature review Increased focus on Critical Appraisal Tools and how to use them effectively New real-world examples presenting best practice Instructions on writing up and presenting the final piece of work Perfect for any nursing or healthcare student new to literature reviews and for anyone who needs a refresher in this important topic.

A Handbook for Support Workers in Health and Social Care

A Handbook for Support Workers in Health and Social Care

Support workers are key deliverers of care in the UK, often hugely valued by those people they provide care for. Their roles and responsibilities are increasing in the midst of ever-changing health and social care systems. A Handbook for Support Workers in Health and Social Care recognises the contribution of support worker and provides an introduction to the core knowledge, legislation and models of practice required to work across health and social care settings. Covering core person-centred skills that a support worker needs to develop, this textbook looks at knowing and managing yourself, before moving on to understanding your role in the organisation and teamwork. It outlines the relevant legislation and policies from confidentiality to infection control. Communication - both written and in person - is a central theme and key values such as compassion and dignity are explored in relation to this. There is a thought-provoking discussion of working with people, with topics covered including respecting choices, thinking about risk and safeguarding. The book ends by looking at what it means to be a competent practitioner and the importance of continual professional development. The first textbook introducing core theory and practice knowledge necessary to work as support worker in health and social care, it includes case studies, tasks and exercises to help the reader apply their learning.

A Handbook for Support Workers in Health and Social Care

A Handbook for Support Workers in Health and Social Care

Author: Paul (Leeds Beckett University, UK) Mackreth, Bryony (Leeds Beckett University, UK) Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2020

Support workers are key deliverers of care in the UK, often hugely valued by those people they provide care for. Their roles and responsibilities are increasing in the midst of ever-changing health and social care systems. A Handbook for Support Workers in Health and Social Care recognises the contribution of support worker and provides an introduction to the core knowledge, legislation and models of practice required to work across health and social care settings. Covering core person-centred skills that a support worker needs to develop, this textbook looks at knowing and managing yourself, before moving on to understanding your role in the organisation and teamwork. It outlines the relevant legislation and policies from confidentiality to infection control. Communication - both written and in person - is a central theme and key values such as compassion and dignity are explored in relation to this. There is a thought-provoking discussion of working with people, with topics covered including respecting choices, thinking about risk and safeguarding. The book ends by looking at what it means to be a competent practitioner and the importance of continual professional development. The first textbook introducing core theory and practice knowledge necessary to work as support worker in health and social care, it includes case studies, tasks and exercises to help the reader apply their learning.

Non-Medical Prescribing

Non-Medical Prescribing

Author: Alison Pooler Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2020

This accessible textbook provides a comprehensive resource for healthcare students and professional students studying non-medical prescribing, taking into account the RPS competency framework for non-medical prescribing. Non-Medical Prescribing: A Course Companion includes chapters on the context of non-medical prescribing ;pharmacology; professional, legal and ethical issues; psychological influences; working in multi-disciplinary teams; working with patients with complex conditions and co-morbidities; understanding antibiotics and resistances; prescription writing, and; the role of non-medical prescribing leads. Each chapter acts as a self-contained study module, with key facts and areas highlighted, illustrative clinical cases to link learning to practice, and a self-test quiz. Designed for professionals from a range of non-medical disciplines including nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, this book can be used at both pre- and post-registration level.

Non-Medical Prescribing

Non-Medical Prescribing

Author: Alison Pooler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2020

This accessible textbook provides a comprehensive resource for healthcare students and professional students studying non-medical prescribing, taking into account the RPS competency framework for non-medical prescribing. Non-Medical Prescribing: A Course Companion includes chapters on the context of non-medical prescribing ;pharmacology; professional, legal and ethical issues; psychological influences; working in multi-disciplinary teams; working with patients with complex conditions and co-morbidities; understanding antibiotics and resistances; prescription writing, and; the role of non-medical prescribing leads. Each chapter acts as a self-contained study module, with key facts and areas highlighted, illustrative clinical cases to link learning to practice, and a self-test quiz. Designed for professionals from a range of non-medical disciplines including nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, this book can be used at both pre- and post-registration level.

Evidence-Based Physical Examination Handbook

Evidence-Based Physical Examination Handbook

Author: Kate Sustersic Gawlik Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

Provides succinct evidence-based guidance on the assessment of patients across the life span and development of sound clinical reasoning.A companion to the groundbreaking Evidence-Based Physical Examination: Best Practices for Health and Well-Being, this portable, full-color, richly illustrated handbook prepares you for practice in any clinical setting. A high-yield guide with only the most essential information for assessment of patients across the life span, it includes key questions and considerations for the patient history, a step-by-step guide to physical examination, tips for interpreting assessment findings, differential diagnoses, and coverage of special populations. Other useful features include Red Flag and Evidence-Based Considerations boxes, quick-reference tables, and sample documentation. The Evidence-Based Physical Examination set of products provide all of the information you need to develop sound clinical judgement-access the handbook on the go or at point of care and refer to the comprehensive textbook for in-depth review. Key Features: Provides succinct, evidence-based guidance on the history-taking and physical examination of patients across the life span Strengthens advanced assessment and clinical-reasoning skills in preparation for clinical rotations and practice Includes tips for interpreting assessment findings, Red Flag and Evidence-Based Considerations boxes, and sample documentation Highlights essential information with quick-reference tables Features abundant illustrations and images Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers

Practical Health Promotion

Practical Health Promotion

Author: John Hubley, June Copeman, James Woodall Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/12/2020

The third edition of this popular introductory textbook has been revised to provide a totally up-to-date and hands-on guide to the practical aspects of health promotion. Focusing on the range of skills needed to become an effective practitioner, it takes readers step-by-step through the different settings in which health promotion takes place and the various tools they might employ, including chapters on health promotion through the lifespan, one-to-one communication, working with groups, advocacy, social media, workplace settings and planning and management. As well as incorporating the most recent government policies and initiatives in public health, there is new and expanded material on issues such as community initiatives and alliances, social media, health literacy, understanding health behaviours, stress in the workplace and much more. Throughout the text there are activities to develop students' understanding and encourage reflective practice. Each chapter opens with a list of the central issues and learning objectives which are reinforced with real-life case studies. The key terms highlighted are clearly explained and checklists dispersed throughout the book, enabling practical application. The new edition of Practical Health Promotion will continue to be the ideal and indispensable guide for students at all levels. It will inspire anyone involved with health care to find practical ways of promoting change.

Practical Health Promotion

Practical Health Promotion

Author: John Hubley, June Copeman, James Woodall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/12/2020

The third edition of this popular introductory textbook has been revised to provide a totally up-to-date and hands-on guide to the practical aspects of health promotion. Focusing on the range of skills needed to become an effective practitioner, it takes readers step-by-step through the different settings in which health promotion takes place and the various tools they might employ, including chapters on health promotion through the lifespan, one-to-one communication, working with groups, advocacy, social media, workplace settings and planning and management. As well as incorporating the most recent government policies and initiatives in public health, there is new and expanded material on issues such as community initiatives and alliances, social media, health literacy, understanding health behaviours, stress in the workplace and much more. Throughout the text there are activities to develop students' understanding and encourage reflective practice. Each chapter opens with a list of the central issues and learning objectives which are reinforced with real-life case studies. The key terms highlighted are clearly explained and checklists dispersed throughout the book, enabling practical application. The new edition of Practical Health Promotion will continue to be the ideal and indispensable guide for students at all levels. It will inspire anyone involved with health care to find practical ways of promoting change.

A Theory of Cancer Care in Healthcare Settings

A Theory of Cancer Care in Healthcare Settings

Author: Carol (City University London, UK) Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

This book provides healthcare professionals with a practice theory for the care and management of patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. It explores what patients experience and how healthcare professionals can assist them in dealing with their uncertainty and fear as well as planning for the future. Unique to the book is its explication of the emerging theory, 'The Omnipresence of Cancer', which is set in the context of a discussion of earlier theories also concerned with cancer care. Chapters demonstrate how 'The Omnipresence of Cancer' has been developed, validated through research and being further tested in relation to cancer care. In particular, a chapter on philosophical reflections using theory to produce knowledge for practice is included. Each chapter provides essential background, a synthesis of the current state of knowledge, and practice examples associated with cancer care. The combination of theoretical reflection and practice examples is designed to promote comprehension and guidance on implementation of the theory, as well as recommendations for practice. This book will be of significant interest to healthcare students and professionals working in the field of cancer care and oncology, particularly healthcare professionals working in advanced practice roles and nurse educators. It is also anticipated that professionals working in pastoral care, occupational therapy, social work and radiography will be interested in this book.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review

Author: JoAnn Zerwekh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2020

There's no better way to get ready for your Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification exams! With more than 1,500 practice questions and customized online tests, Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review, 4th Edition provides complete preparation for the AANPTM and ANCC certification exams. Answers and rationales for questions are included at the end of each chapter to help you strengthen any weak areas. Written by respected nursing educator JoAnn Zerwekh, this review includes an Evolve companion website that can generate an unlimited number of sample exams matching both the question distribution and the length of the latest FNP certification exam blueprints. More than 1,500 multiple-choice questions are accompanied by answers and detailed rationales. Plus additional questions are available in the eBook version! Questions are reviewed by certified FNPs and mirror the content found on FNP certification exams, covering the latest information on physical examination, differential diagnosis, diagnostic and therapeutic tests, pharmacological therapies, risk assessment, patient and family education and counseling, evaluation of response to health interventions, health promotion and screening strategies, scope of practice, and practice and resource management. QSEN emphasis highlights questions related to patient safety with a special QSEN safety icon; selected answer rationales also address the Safety competency. Division of clinical chapters into three areas - Physical Examination and Diagnostic Tests, Disorders, and Pharmacology - makes it easy to locate specific information within each body system. Test-Taking Strategies chapter uses test examples and provides tips to enhance your testing skills, develop critical thinking skills, learn strategies for decreasing anxiety, and improve study habits. Professional Issues chapter examines the legal and ethical issues, trends, evidence-based clinical guidelines, and professional competencies important to the FNP role. Unlimited, randomly generated practice exams are provided on the Evolve companion website, selected from a library of all of the questions from the book (plus additional bonus questions) with automated grading and feedback, and question distribution is designed to match the actual FNP certification exams. New! Updated questions match the latest exam blueprints and question formats from the AANP and ANCC certification exams. New! Thoroughly revised clinical content reflects current evidence-based clinical practice and national treatment guidelines and protocols.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam

Author: Angela, DNP, CRNP Caires, Yeow Chye, Ph.D., CRNP, AAHIVE, CPC Ng Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

Barron's new Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam is designed to help nurse practitioners achieve certification in their given specialty. This guide provides the tools you need to demonstrate proficiency, including: Practice questions and explanations An overview of the exam, including information on scoring and time constraints Expert study tips

Assessment and Multimodal Management of Pain

Assessment and Multimodal Management of Pain

Author: Maureen Cooney, Ann Quinlan-Colwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2020

Assessment and Multimodal Management of Pain - E-Book