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Why the World Needs Nurses: An Anthology... of Perspectives
eBook
Published: 2011
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
eBook
Published: 2008
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
eBook
Published: 2003
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
eBook
Published: 2012
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
eBook
Published: 2005
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
eBook
Published: 1997
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.
Rethinking Dementia: An Australian Appro...ach
eBook
Published: 2001
By offering a new way of seeing and dealing with people with dementia, this book can help to make life easier and more pleasant for people with dementia (who make up between 60 and 80 per cent of nurs...ing-home clientele) and for the staff who care for them, for whom this book is written.
Palliative Care Nursing: A Guide to Prac...tice - 2nd Edition
eBook
Published: 2003
In all cases, palliative care is a challenge. Thoroughly updated, rewritten and revised this third edition offers nurses and healthcare professionals an evidence-based approach to providing better car...e for people in palliative care and for those who love and support them.
Nursing the Person with Cancer: A Book f...or all Nurses
eBook
Published: 1998
By reading the chapters in this book, the nurse will be exposed to refreshing perspectives on the cancer experience. The ideas raised in the book can be reflected on and discussed with colleagues for ...further development. The practical suggestions from many authors can be integrated into the practice of specialist and generalist alike, to improve the quality of nursing care for the person with cancer.
Nursing Documentation in Aged Care: A Gu...ide to Practice
eBook
Published: 2004
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 wit...h pride and professionalism—is truly a guide to practice.
Nursing Documentation: Writing What We D...o
eBook
Published: 1997
The process of documenting and recording nursing care has reached a new art form with the use of specially designed forms, integrated patient records and computer technology. In this book, documentati...on takes on a new value and new meaning as it reveals not only how nurses write but how they obtain information on which to base the care and services they provide as well as the quality of that care. It has much to offer to the practising nurse, the nurse academic or the casual reader. It provides useful and meaningful insights into the progress of the nursing profession over the last twenty years.
Keeping in Touch With Someone Who Has Al...zheimer's
eBook
Published: 2000
Contrary to popular belief, we can retain close connections to our loved ones with dementia. This book is a joy to read and a resource to dip into for ideas about how you, the family member or profess...ional carer, can celebrate and value the lives of those who have dementia.
Gynaecological Cancer Care: A Guide to P...ractice
eBook
Published: 2005
Gynecological cancers represent the second most common group of cancer and the most common cause of cancer deaths in women. This Ausmed textbook teaches the art of caring for women experiencing these ...cancers. This book has the capacity to enable a very real difference to be made to the lives of women who may be diagnosed with gynecological cancers from a person-centered perspective.
Gastrostomy Care: A Guide to Practice
eBook
Published: 2004
Gastrostomy care is a complex topic. This book will greatly assist in understanding the care needs of a person with a gastrostomy tube, provide guidance in managing those needs appropriately, and assi...st people to make informed choices about their tube feeding.
Dementia Nursing: A Guide to Practice
eBook
Published: 2003
Dementia nursing has an important role to play in addressing urgent present-day issues and in planning for the future. It is founded on well-practiced assessment skills and the choice of skilled inter...ventions for all of a person’s physical needs—based on the best available evidence and an ability to evaluate the outcome.
Caring for the Person With Faecal Incont...inence: A Compassionate Approach to Management
eBook
Published: 1998
Caring for the Person with Faecal Incontinence will assist nurses to understand the principles behind a compassionate and effective approach to the management of faecal incontinence. The suggested nur...sing management strategies will be of use in a wide range of practice settings, including the community and residential aged care. In addition, nurse-readers will be encouraged to further explore the issues relating to the problem of faecal incontinence by accessing material in the reference list at the end of the book.
Counselling and Interviewing for Carers:... A Basic Guide
eBook
Published: 2006
Counseling and Interviewing for Carers: A Basic Guide is written for all those who want to enhance their caring skills and thus improve the emotional and psychological health of people in distress. Hi...ghly recommended for all nurses who interact with staff and colleagues on a regular basis.
Complementary Therapies in Nursing and M...idwifery: From Vision to Reality
eBook
Published: 2001
The therapies described in this book include nutrition, aromatherapy, relaxation techniques, music therapy, pet therapy, therapeutic touch and massage. They can be used in nursing practice to induce r...elaxation, help create a healing environment, increase comfort, reduce pain and address troublesome symptoms. However, they also have a role in empowering both nurses and patients to maintain their own health. Also significant is the improved professional satisfaction that often accompanies advanced nursing practice in complementary care.
Caring for People with Problem Behaviour...s
eBook
Published: 2001
Caring for People with Problem Behaviours aims to assist nurses and other health workers and carers to learn practical approaches to people who present with difficult behaviours. In fact, this book wi...ll be of assistance to any workers whose jobs require them to deal with people. Overall, this book is a basic, practical text for nurses, health workers and others who are learning to manage difficult and challenging behaviours.
Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide
eBook
Published: 2006
Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide is for all those parents and carers who have felt the anxiety of not knowing what they should do when a previously well child in their care is suddenly injured, or... unexpectedly becomes ill.

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