A Doctor's Perspective on Nurses
The tensions and relationship between a doctor and nurse is one of significant interest - particularly given the well-known traditionalist superiority stance historically transient throughout many hea...lth care settings. With this knowledge in mind, Dr Beth Hodges provides a doctor's perspective as to why our world needs nurses. In a logical, realistic manner, she outlines the indispensability a competent nurse has for a doctor's effective administration of health-care.
Nurses as Advocates of the Weak, Vulnera...ble and the Elderly
One important cohort of society, which nurses ordinarily care for, are the Elderly. Their senility, coupled with their often inability to communicate in a manner in which they are heard, means that ca...n be easily disregarded - as can the tireless individuals caring for them. This chapter, written by a registered nurse, provides a perspective on the significance of nurses from a 'grassroots level'. Not only does Christine Whitmarsh acknowledge the standard struggles and dilemmas experienced by nurses (which proves just why the world needs nurses), but she also flags potential concerns nurses have about the future of their profession - concerns necessary because of the worldwide relevance they have to the nursing future more generally.
Feeling Human Again
This important chapter centres around a personal anecdote and thus provides a patient's perspective as to why nurses are so needed. Every patient's story is different - not least because they each hav...e different injuries; attend different health care facilities; and have different rehabilitation needs. Despite this, Carole S Frankling promotes a resounding, unifying aspect of the nursing experience - the caring experience. Her professionalism in writing complements the touching subject matter of her chapter, restoring in the reader a sense of compassion and humanity.
Angels of Mercy: Nurses on the Battlefie...ld
This echapter looks at the topic of 'needing nurses' from a more historical perspective. By profiling and exploring significant nurses from varying points in history, the angelic and humanitarian attr...ibutes of nurses are unequivocally identified. A book on the 'worldwide' perspectives on nurses means that those nurses referenced in this chapter hail from a variety of locations and eras - from the Crimean War to the First & Second World Wars; the American Civil War to the Vietnam War.
Introduction: The Nursing Crisis
This echapter provides a fascinating yet intellectually stimulating perspective on the current situation of nursing. Whilst this topic is naturally extensive, Ms Wellings approaches and discusses it w...ith a mature and logical manne; resulting in an evidence-based sociological exploration.
There are a range of non-infectious dermatoses that can afflict the vulva and vagina. Although not infectious, a great deal of disease falls into this category. They can be extremely distressing, pain...ful and can even have fatal outcomes. This eChapter from the Vulva and Vaginal Manual is a comprehensive review of these conditions, and uses high resolution imagery and histological slides to aid the description, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment guidelines that are provided by the author.
The Midwife and the Bereaved Family
This book is based on women’s experiences and has been written for midwives, by a midwife. The chapters follow a chronological pattern from early pregnancy loss through to late pregnancy loss. The c...hapter on subsequent pregnancy is useful as a guide for the midwife who will be caring for that woman and her family.
Grief: It Won't be the Same Without Him
This chapter provides insights into the disruptive nature of death within a close community. It also highlights the nature of partnership when indirect carers take their place among other carers....
A Short History of a Big Idea: The Joann...a Briggs Institute 1996-2006
This book overviews the establishment of the Joanna Briggs Institute and its rapid development as an international leader in the promotion and facilitation of evidence-based health care. Medical, nurs...ing and allied health practices have traditionally been founded on knowledge and expertise handed down from predecessors. It is now recognized that effective, appropriate professional practice is based on sound evidence provided through research.
The Vulva and Vagina Manual
Disorders of the vulva and vagina represent one of the most diverse and challenging specialities for any healthcare professional. The assessment, diagnosis and treatment of any disorder may require in...put from gynecologists, oncologists, dermatologists, pathologists and psychologists if optimal outcomes are to be obtained. The Vulva and Vaginal Manual provides a guide to the identification and treatment of over 275 disorders, and draws upon the knowledge of each of these specialists to provide one of the most comprehensive reviews available in print today.
Nurse Managers: A Guide to Practice - 2n...d Edition
Nurses in management roles are faced with competing demands and priorities that necessitate a broad range of skills and knowledge. For the new manager in particular, meeting these demands can be a sig...nificant challenge. The second edition of Nurse Managers- A Guide to Practice provides both the experienced and the novice nurse manager with a wealth of evidence-based guidance on a wide range of management topics, and is an invaluable resource for any nurse wishing rise to the challenges of leadership.
Palliative Care and Aged Care: A Guide t...o Practice
Since 2004 the World Health Organization has been calling for better palliative care for older people. However, the particular challenges posed for these older adults through the combination of physic...al co-morbidities, cognitive changes and reduced social support are not always fully recognised by aged care services, and there is a clear need for guidance. Palliative Care and Aged Care - A Guide to Practice meets this need and provides an in-depth explanation of how these two specialties can work together in partnership.
Living Dying Caring: Life and Death in a... Nursing Home
This book, written from practical experience, offers reflections on relationships within residential aged care facilities. There is a special emphasis on supporting the lifestyle choices of residents ...and the facilitation of death with dignity at the time of a resident’s death. The stories presented are humorous, sad, moving, and insightful.
Why the World Needs Nurses: An Anthology... of Perspectives
Events of recent years have shown how actions taken in one country will likely be felt around the world. Intertwined with political and social policy, the global economic downturn has overshadowed oth...er crises that may prove to be even more devastating.
Psychosocial Care of Cancer Patients: A ...Health Professional's Guide to What to Say and Do
The diagnosis of cancer brings an immediate threat of death, profound grief at illness, the challenge of coping with this predicament and eventual transition to new experiences. For many, the related ...treatment program is arduous. Often unstated assumptions about life can be shattered. Any consequent distress reverberates among family and friends. Cancer is a key turning point in life’s narrative, thus presenting a special opportunity for the psycho-oncologist to intervene.
Practical Approaches to Infection Contro...l in Residential Aged Care - 2nd Edition
Understanding and applying the principles of infection control is one of the hallmarks of quality aged care. The overwhelming success of the first edition of Infection Control has led to this new revi...sed edition. Presented in a no-nonsense, straightforward style, this easy-to-read text is a concise manual to infection control and prevention.
Palliative Care Nursing: A Guide to Prac...tice - 3rd Edition
Most nurses, at some stage of their career, will be called on to care for a dying person and so it is important that all nurses have the knowledge, skills, compassion and wisdom to care for people nea...r the end of life. Palliative Care Nursing is a reliable and useful practice guide which will be relevant to nurses in all settings. This book is committed to the principles inherent in the practice of palliative care – respect, dignity, excellence, advocacy, equity and accountability. The individual chapters are authored by an international team of nurses who offer evidence, research and strategies for providing the finest approaches for palliative care within different situations and environments
Wound Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice
At some time, all nurses can expect to manage a person with a wound. And because they spend so much time with their patients, nurses have a special opportunity to provide modern, evidence-based wound ...care with a person-centered focus. This book provides guidance on the most contemporary approaches to wound management in a variety of contexts.
Spirituality: The Heart of Nursing
True healing views a person as body, mind and spirit, and whilst the body receives unprecedented attention from our empirically-driven healthcare system, the mind has a much lower priority, and the sp...irit is given only the most cursory of considerations. Spirituality- The Heart of Nursing seeks to redress this imbalance, and draws upon the knowledge and experience of 10 distinguished nurse authors to describe and explore the essential role of spirituality in modern healthcare.