This chapter provides a preliminary introduction to Aged Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice. Emphasising the concepts of caring and dignity, the authors outline the themes, motivation and need for the book, and list the biographies of contributing authors.

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  • Foreword to Aged Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice
  • Preface
  • Author biographies
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Author / Editor Biographies

Sue is a Nurse Consultant and Educator. She has substantial experience working as a clinical, manager and teacher in both the private and public health care sectors. As well, she has worked as Director of Nursing of a residential aged care facility, clinical nursing in corrections health and regular night nursing shifts. She is well known as an informed, humourous and interesting teacher on a range of professional topics relevant to all levels of nursing.
Susan Carmody has been a nurse for more than thirty years. After her hospital-based training and having gained extensive clinical experience, Susan moved into management and quality assurance and commenced her own business, 'Health Force', which assists hospitals and other health organisations achieve the highest nursing standards and accreditation through education and quality improvement. In the past ten years, Susan has concentrated her management and quality-control expertise on community aged care. She gains her greatest satisfaction from seeing her nursing colleagues come up with new ide...

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