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Nursing Documentation in Aged Care: A Guide to Practice




The title of this book is carefully chosen. All of the contributors to Nursing Documentation in Aged Care: A Guide to Practice firmly believe that nursing documentation in aged care -- if performed with pride and professionalism -- is truly a guide to practice. Documentation is a wonderful opportunity to record and reflect upon all that is good in nursing. In addition to their ethical and professional responsibilities, caring nurses are aware of the personal satisfaction to be gained from documenting their holistic and reflective nursing practice. 

This book shows how nursing assessments, care plans, and progress notes can allow nurses to share their knowledge, observations, and skills. This is more than a ‘how-to do-it’ workbook. With contributions from a range of experts, this comprehensive evidence-based textbook explores the issues surrounding documentation and reveals the importance of professional communication within multidisciplinary teams.

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  • Available as standalone textbook or as an audiobook–textbook package
  • This is more than a ‘how-to-do-it’ workbook. With contributions from a range of experts, this comprehensive evidence-based textbook explores the issues surrounding documentation and reveals the importance of professional communication within multidisciplinary teams
  • Written by and for nurses who believe that documentation is of the utmost importance as a guide to nursing practice
  • Several case studies are discussed in the appendices. These short case studies present common clinical problems and provide examples of the types of documentation that are appropriate in each case.


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Author / Editor Biographies

RN, B Ed, ADT & D, GradCert Ger, ACMS, GradCert IE & T, MRCNA and AIMM.
Program Co-coordinator for Health, Nursing & Aged Care programs at Kangan Batman TAFE. As well, she is the co- editor of the multi-author textbook "Nursing Documentation in Aged Care - a Guide to Practice". Gaye is passionate about aged care nursing as a professional specialty.
RN, RM, GradCert Ger, Dip (Education & Training), ADT & D and MRCNA
Christine Crofton is a registered nurse who has been involved in aged care for many years in a variety of roles - including senior management of aged-care facilities. She is currently a nurse educator who believes that older people must be valued, respected, and cared for in accordance with the highest professional standards. If this is to be achieved, Christine believes that documentation must be undertaken effectively and efficiently. If aged-care nurses are empowered and confident in their own abilities, positive resident outcomes and excellence in documentation will be assured.

Publisher

Established in 1987, Ausmed Publications is the print publishing arm of Ausmed Education, a company is dedicated to producing high quality healthcare education in the form of: Seminars and Conferences, Online Resources, Video Learning Activities and Textbooks.

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