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A Short History of a Big Idea: The Joann...a Briggs Institute 1996-2006
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Published: 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.
Aged Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice
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Published: 2003
The aged population has grown markedly throughout the world, but there is a shortage of experienced nurses with expertise in the holistic care of the elderly. This book is written to inspire and empow...er such nurses. Aged Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice is written by clinicians for clinicians.
Ageing at Home: Practical Approaches to ...Community Care
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Published:
This book is an ambitious attempt to bring together information about the many different types of services currently available and accessible to people in their own home, and what can be expected of t...hem. A perpetual dilemma faced by the service provider in whatever skill area is the need to recognise the opportunities open to encourage the further ‘ripening’ of the older person … in the face of what may be judged as decreasing abilities.
Asian Mothers, Western Birth - New Editi...on
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Published: 1999
Asian Mothers, Western Birth is a collection of papers which document the perceptions and experiences of childbearing and childrearing of women from Asian backgrounds — Thai, Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong,... Cambodian, Malaysian, Chinese and others who are now living in a Western country, Australia. Asian Mothers, Western Birth is a second edition of Asian Mothers, Australian Birth, written by a number of women and published by Ausmed Publications in Melbourne, Australia, in 1994. Asian Mothers, Western Birth has been written because of the recognition that the need for health care professionals to be sensitive and to understand the childbirth experiences of women in different cultures applies not only in Australia, but also in any country where people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds come to live together as a society, say, the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom.
Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide
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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.
Caring for People with Problem Behaviour...s
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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.
Caring for the Person With Faecal Incont...inence: A Compassionate Approach to Management
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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.
Complementary Therapies in Nursing and M...idwifery: From Vision to Reality
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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.
Counselling and Interviewing for Carers:... A Basic Guide
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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.
Dementia Nursing: A Guide to Practice
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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.
Gastrostomy Care: A Guide to Practice
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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.
Geriatric Medicine: A Pocket Book for Do...ctors, Nurses, Other Health Professionals and Students
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Published: 2000
Geriatric Medicine is a pocket guide for doctors, nurses, and other health professionals and students in response to our ageing community and the implications they have for the health professionals. T...he second edition contains new, up-to-date material on models of service delivery, cancer and palliative care, and residential care.
Gynaecological Cancer Care: A Guide to P...ractice
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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.
Keeping in Touch With Someone Who Has Al...zheimer's
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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.
Living Dying Caring: Life and Death in a... Nursing Home
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Published: 2000
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.
Nurse Managers: A Guide to Practice - 2n...d Edition
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Published: 2008
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.
Nursing Documentation in Aged Care: A Gu...ide to Practice
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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
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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.
Nursing the Person with Cancer: A Book f...or all Nurses
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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.
Palliative Care and Aged Care: A Guide t...o Practice
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Published: 2007
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.

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