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Nurses: Indispensable Colleagues
This is another chapter exploring the significant contribution nurses make to the physician/doctor's profession. Using personal anecdotes, Dr Benjamin Kartchner is able to give clear examples of how v...ital nurses are in the health care setting. He first looks at student- and newly graduated- doctors. Their inexperience, complemented by utter fear and trepidation, usually results in hesitantly following directions given to their supervisor - with the patient's life being that at risk as a consequence.
Never Too Late: Nursing at 40
Following from the requirement to gain global, distinctive perspectives on 'why the world needs nurses', this chapter provides a fascinating insight into a male, 40 year old, career-changing, Scottish... highland-dwelling, nurse. Nevertheless, this chapter explores a breadth and depth of issues surrounding the necessity and role of nurses.
How Nursing Made Me a Better Person
The perspective of nursing as a compassionate, humanitarian occupation is interesting when coming from an English male nurse. This is because of the rareness with which this class of nurses can be fou...nd. Nevertheless, Martin Austwick provides an opinion of the nursing profession as being one engendering benevolence and kindness. To support these statements, however, he uses two anecdotes of personal patient experiences he has had. He shows how both the primary interaction and the long-lasting effects of these experiences are threads consistent throughout all nursing of inciting greater empathy and making an individual a 'better person'.
Mental Health Nursing: An Awesome Profes...sion
Providing an optimistic, youthful and forward-thinking perspective on the nursing profession, Pieta Shakes' perspective as to 'why the world needs nurses' is a refreshing glimpse into the view of the ...profession from people in the beating heart of it, so to speak! Additionally, the fact that Pieta works in mental health is equally significant - it appears mental health may be one of the major health care issues in the near future.
Nursing and Humanity: The Unteachable Ta...lent
Whilst the difficulties inherent in mental health nursing can tend to discourage and overwhelm some nurses, the touching and sincere effects that mental health nursing provide are interestingly discus...sed in this chapter.
Nursing Career Opportunities: A Diverse ...and Multi-skilled Profession
And so begins this chapter exploring just 'why the world needs nurses'. Interestingly, however, Diana Gier looks at the multi-faceted and diverse career opportunities for nurses or individuals with a ...nursing qualification. Looking first to clincial settings, a number of career ideas are identified; including management and administration positions, public health nursing, prison or jail nursing, nurse practitioner, and nurse educator to name but a few. In addition, more unusual nursing careers are also highlighted - such as being a 'telenurse', legal nurse consultant, sexual assault nurse examiner, military nurse, and nurse lobbyist.
Nurse Practitioners = Emerging Roles, Te...chnology and Tension
One important aspect of 'why the world needs nurses' is looking at the contemporary and future role of nurses. That is to say, Nurse Practitioners have been a significant development in the current pr...actice and perception of the nursing profession. Not only have they provided greater efficiency within the health care system, but they have also extended the influence of nurses in recognised positions of authority. All of these topics are raised and discussed in this prescient and fascinating chapter.
A Crucial Commodity: A Filippino Perspec...tive
The worldwide shortage is expected, both currently and prospectively, to create a situation of increasing urgency. This naturally encourages a supply-demand style economics equation with relation to n...urses and their demand. However, this equation transcends borders due to the global impact of the nursing shortage. Answering the question as to 'why the world needs nurses', lawyer Andrew Fornier provides and interesting analysis of this situation. In his chapter, the reader develops an understanding as to the situation of these commodified nurses by looking to the case study of Filippino nurses. Further, he provides a sociological commentary about the current situation of these Filippino nurses in so far as they are paradoxically struggling to find work in a world with an unsatiated demand for them.
Where are the Nurses…
Marilyn Gendek is a respected authority of nursing within Australia, having had a diverse range of roles within the nursing profession. With this in mind, her chapter is a fascinating and insightful c...ommentary of the current nursing profession. More specifically, she considers the incongruent role of a 'nurse'; the negative consequences of nursing stereotypes for the improvement of the profession; the further diminishing of nursing numbers and therefore the potential degradation of working conditions. However, this chapter contrasts this with a motivational and prescient discourse about the future of nursing through the inclusion of nurses in policy and role development.
Prelims:List of Figures and Tables, Foreword, Introduction, Frequently Asked Questions and Contents List...
Infection Control Overview
This chapter explores how to achieve effective infection control through discussing and explaining infections and the principles of infection control. It also guides the reader on how to achieve a saf...e environment of care...
This chapter discusses staff responsibilities, advises on staff health and hygiene and provides a guide on what to do if either they or a resident are infected with an infection......
This chapter begins by presenting general preventative strategies and concludes with information about specific infectious agents commonly encountered in aged care facilities......
Infection Control Procedures and Practic...es
This chapter explains the actions of the staff, management of equipment and procedures required by the residents and looks at infection control principles in all aspects of resident care so that staff... can ensure that the chain of infection is broken...
This chapter examines the preparation and maintenance of resident care equipment, the type of supplies and equipment that staff members use in resident care, the effectiveness of environmental service...s and the way in which waste disposal is managed...
This chapter explains and examines the three expected quality related outcomes of continuous improvement, regulatory compliance, education, staff developments and how to achieve these constantly......
Common Infections and Infectious Disease...s
This chapter discusses some of the important features of common infections and infectious diseases......
Appendix A: Australian & New Zealand Hea...lth Departments; and Appendix B: Notifiable Diseases
eChapter Appendix A & B
Appendix A: Australian and New Zealand Health Departments; Appendix B: Notifiable Diseases...
eChapter End Matter
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Practical Approaches to Infection Control in Residential Aged Care - 2nd Edition. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key t...erms included in the series is included and a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.