Vital Notes for Nurses: Accountability

Author: Helen Caulfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305965

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 966

Vital Notes on Accountability is a concise, accessible guidewhich provides students and newly qualified staff with anunderstanding of key issues in professional practice. Nurses areaccountable for their own practice and require a thoroughunderstanding of their core responsibilities which underpineveryday practice in the health service today. This introductory text in the ‘Vital Notes forNurses’ series sets out a framework for accountability whichconsists of four ‘pillars’ - legal, ethical, employmentand professional accountability - against which clinical issues canbe considered. * Presents legal, ethical, employment and professional issues inan accessible way * Explores accountability, professional regulation, sources offunding and treatment in the health service * Examines complaints, human rights, negligence, consent, andconfidentiality * Explores further applications in accountability * Each chapter includes learning objectives, scenarios and casestudies

Health Assessment

Author: Anna T. Crouch,Clency Meurier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119185718

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 8293

Health assessment is central to effective planning, implementationand evaluation of nursing care. All nurses are accountable for thecare they provide and need to be able to accurately determinepatient needs in order to plan and deliver evidence-based care.Vital notes for nurses: Health assessment provides studentswith the knowledge required to consider the many different factorswhich can influence patient’s health, comfort, well-being andrecovery and to confidently assess patient needs. Vital notes for nurses: Health assessment exploresconcepts of holism, health and illness, factors to consider whenassessing patients, communication skills needed for assessment, andall aspects of holistic assessment including physical,psychological, social, cultural and spiritual factors andnutritional needs. * Provides a concise, accessible introduction to healthassessment * Includes physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritualhealth assessment * Explores essential concepts in assessment and care planning * Within the Vital Notes for Nurses series * Adopts a holistic approach

Vital Notes for Nurses

Principles of Care

Author: Hilary Lloyd,Helen Hancock,Steven Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305949

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 744

Vital Notes for Nurses: Principles of Care is an essentialguide for nursing students and newly qualified nurses. It providesa concise introduction to the essential principles of nursing care.It encourages nurses to examine the principles and evidenceunderlying nursing practice and equips them with a thoroughunderstanding of the complexities of patient care in differentenvironments of care. Principles of Care explores concepts of health andillness, conceptual frameworks for practice, principles of healthcare delivery, and professional standards. Key themes includeassessment and planning, implementation and evaluation, patienteducation and health promotion, decision making and riskmanagement, benchmarking, clinical effectiveness and practicedevelopment. * Examines assessment, planning and evaluation of care * Covers risk management and prioritisation of care * Addresses the use of NICE guidance and National serviceframeworks * Explores clinical effectiveness, practice development and qualityassurance * Includes learning objectives, scenarios and case studies

Vital Notes for Nurses

Psychology

Author: Sue Barker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305930

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 5257

Vital Notes for Nurses: Psychology provides a concise,accessible introduction to key psychological theories and outlinestheir relevance to nursing practice. Divided into seven chapters,the first offers a preliminary insight into the differentperspectives in psychology: Biological, Psychodynamic, Behavioural,Cognitive and Humanistic. These perspectives go on to underpin thetopics in all the other chapters. Vital Notes for Nurses: Psychology explores developmentaltheories, attachment theories, and relationship theories. Itdiscusses issues relevant to nursing practice such as motivation,change, stereotypes, relationships and motivation and looks atissues of suffering, including stress and pain. Illustrated withexamples from all branches of nursing practice, this text clearlyillustrates the relevance of psychology to nurses. Relates psychological themes specifically to nursingpractice Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no priorknowledge Useful to all nursing students on the common foundationprogramme as well as newly qualified nurses. Each chapter includes features such as activities, case studiesand learning objectives

Vital Notes for Nurses

Nursing Models, Theories and Practice

Author: Hugh McKenna,Oliver Slevin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305922

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 5331

Vital Notes for Nurses: Nursing Models, Theories and Practiceprovides a concise, accessible introduction to the development,application and evaluation of nursing theories and clearly outlinestheir relevance to everyday nursing practice. It encourages thereader to view theories from a broader conceptual base, enablingthem to be more objective when it comes to clinical practice. Suitable for nursing students and newly qualified nurses, theauthors explore the relationship between nursing theories andpractice, specifically analysing their origins, development,selection and use. It discusses how nursing theories evolve, howthey relate to nursing roles, how to select a nursing theoryrelevant to your practice, and how to evaluate theoriescritically. Key Features: • Clearly examines the relationship between nursingtheory, clinical practice and nursing roles • Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no priorknowledge • Useful to all nursing students on the common foundationprogramme as well as newly qualified nurses. • Each chapter includes features such as activities, casestudies and learning objectives • In the Vital Notes for Nurses series

Professional Values in Nursing

Author: Lesley Baillie,Sharon Black

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444180622

Category: Medical

Page: 303

View: 1047

This practical guide explores professional values in nursing, helping you to develop safe, compassionate, dignified, person-centred and evidence-based nursing practice. The emphasis of the book is on fundamental values of equality, dignity and caring. The authors discuss holistic nursing care, working in partnership with people and families, working collaboratively with the interprofessional team, vulnerability and safeguarding, challenging poor practice and promoting best practice. Features: Chapters linked to the Professional Values domain in the NMC Standards for pre-registration nursing education Strong evidence base to ensure best practice Accessible style with learning outcomes, practice scenarios, questions and activities Relevant to all fields of nursing, with practice scenarios representing people across the lifespan and with different healthcare needs Professional Values in Nursing is a valuable resource for all nursing students, helping to embed professional values in their everyday practice.

Advancing Skills in Midwifery Practice E-Book

Author: Jayne E. Marshall,Maureen D. Raynor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042625

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 4849

Advancing Skills in Midwifery Practice provides a guide to continuing professional development needs and meeting the latest Post-Registration and Practice (PREP) requirements. Building on Skills for Midwifery Practice by Ruth Johnson and Wendy Taylor, this book follows a similar format already familiar to many midwives. Whilst aimed primarily at registered midwives, the principles and philosophy apply across interprofessional boundaries. Grounded in safe practice and on contemporary evidence, this book also ensures that the health and wellbeing of the mother, baby and family remain at the forefront of care. Lists underpinning practices and guidelines Rationale, including indications and contraindications of when the skill should be undertaken Procedure: how the skill is performed, evaluated and documented Professional responsibilities Key practice points References and further reading

Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing - E-Book

A guide for students in practice

Author: Penny Howard,Becky Whittaker (nee Chady)

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702051748

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 1157

Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for people with cancer? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies. Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a cancer and palliative care placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of someone with a cancer diagnosis, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual with cancer Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a cancer and palliative care placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse Adopts a case-study approach to consolidating learning and to explore the patient pathway from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to living beyond cancer or end-of-life care. Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.

Professional Development, Reflection and Decision-Making in Nursing and Healthcare

Author: Melanie Jasper,Megan Rosser,Gail Mooney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111830327X

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 1540

This essential text brings together in one place the inextricably linked concepts of professional development, reflective practice and decision-making. Fully updated and revised throughout, the new edition of this easy-to-follow, jargon-free title is targeted at nursing and healthcare practitioners and nursing students, providing clear guidance to help the reader think critically about their practice, work within professional boundaries, be accountable for their actions, and plan for their future.

Heikle Gespräche

Worauf es ankommt, wenn viel auf dem Spiel steht

Author: Kerry Patterson,Al Switzler,Joseph Grenny,Ron McMillan

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3709402522

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 7609

Der New-York-Times-Bestseller in der 2. Auflage Ob am Arbeitsplatz, in der Partnerschaft, der Familie oder im Freundeskreis, wir alle kommen hin und wieder in die Lage, heikle Dinge offen ansprechen zu müssen. Aber wer führt schon gern Gespräche, bei denen Meinungsverschiedenheiten, Einwände und Ärger vorprogrammiert sind? Viele Menschen schrecken davor zurück, weil sie nicht wissen, wie sie sich in solchen Situationen richtig verhalten sollen. Genau dabei hilft dieses Buch. Der Bestseller liefert praktische Tipps und Techniken und zeigt nun bereits in der zweiten, überarbeiteten Auflage, wie man schwierige Gespräche konstruktiv meistert und auch über unangenehme Themen gelassen diskutiert.

Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery

Author: Stephen Tilley,Roger Watson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632064694

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 913

Accountability is a key concern for nurses and midwives in the NHS today. Professional accountability--being responsible for your actions and for the outcomes of these actions--is part of the framework of clinical governance, which aims to provide good quality, cost-effective, evidence-based care. The second edition of Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery addresses current issues and key concerns in accountability, focusing on accountability in the four main branches of nursing (adult, child, learning disabilities and mental health), as well as in midwifery, community nursing, and nursing management. In an increasingly litigious society, the ethical and legal implications of accountability are growing and it is important that nurses understand the implications for everyday practice.

Die 5 Dysfunktionen eines Teams

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni,Andreas Schieberle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527690352

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 6291

Nach ihren ersten zwei Wochen als neuer CEO von DecisionTech fragte sich Kathryn Petersen angesichts der dortigen Probleme, ob es wirklich richtig gewesen war, den Job anzunehmen. Sie war eigentlich froh über die neue Aufgabe gewesen. Doch hatte sie nicht ahnen können, dass ihr Team so fürchterlich dysfunktional war und die Teammitglieder sie vor eine Herausforderung stellen würden, die sie niemals zuvor so erlebt hatte ... In "Die 5 Dyfunktionen eines Teams" begibt sich Patrick Lencioni in die faszinierende und komplexe Welt von Teams. In seiner Leadership-Fabel folgt der Leser der Geschichte von Kathryn Petersen, die sich mit der ultimativen Führungskrise konfrontiert sieht: die Einigung eines Teams, das sich in einer solchen Unordnung befindet, dass es den Erfolg und das Überleben des gesamten Unternehmens gefährdet. Im Verlauf der Geschichte enthüllt Lencioni die fünf entscheidenden Dysfunktionen, die oft dazu führen, dass Teams scheitern. Er stellt ein Modell und umsetzbare Schritte vor, die zu einem effektiven Team führen und die fünf Dysfunktionen beheben. Diese Dysfunktionen sind: - Fehlendes Vertrauen, - Scheu vor Konflikten, - Fehlendes Engagement, - Scheu vor Verantwortung, - Fehlende Ergebnis-Orientierung. Wie in seinen anderen Büchern hat Patrick Lencioni eine fesselnde Fabel geschrieben, die eine wichtige Botschaft für alle enthält, die danach streben, außergewöhnliche Teamleiter und Führungskräfte zu werden.

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E-Book

Author: Maggie Mallik,Carol Hall,David Howard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037524

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 2421

Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.

2012 Accountability Hearing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Ninth Report of Session 2010-12, Report. Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Health Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215054609

Category: Medical

Page: 84

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is a vital safeguard for care quality and patient safety, but "over a number of years the NMC has failed to understand its function and properly prioritise patient safety". The new management team in the NMC is committed to address its failings. However there continues to be a serious gap between current performance and acceptable standards. The NMC has proposed that fitness to practise cases should be decided on average within 18 months of a complaint being received; the Committee proposes that this should be reduced to 9 months, with a maximum of 12 months. The NMC also has had a poor track record of fitness to practise decisions being challenged and overturned. The CHRE has needed to almost routinely refer NMC decisions to the High Court. It is also unacceptable that the NMC underestimated the budget for its fitness to practise directorate by 30%. The Government's intervention to limit the effect of the fee increase on registrants is welcomed. However, nurses and midwives still face a 32% fee increase at a time of public sector pay restraint. A further fee increase can not be justified and the NMC should consider introducing a phased payment system for registrants. The language and communication skills of nurses and midwives remain a concern. MPs also question why the NMC has made such slow progress on a system of revalidation. Lastly, many of the NMC's problems stem from inadequate IT infrastructure where two key systems cannot communicate directly and deliver incomplete or inaccurate information

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Author: Richard Griffith,Cassam Tengnah

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446297918

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 1047

Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital you have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas you will face in the course of your career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps you to understand how they apply to nursing practice. The third edition of this popular book has been fully updated with changes to the law and professional requirements, and includes new case studies, scenarios and activities from all fields of practice and a clearer colour text design. Key Features: • Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you can see what is required in order to become a registered nurse • Scenarios and case studies show how the law applies to your nursing practice • Activities help you to build core skills such as critical thinking and reflection.

Das Unerwartete managen

wie Unternehmen aus Extremsituationen lernen

Author: Karl E. Weick,Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791029689

Category: Crisis management

Page: 201

View: 6064

Wie können Unternehmen mit unerwarteten Situationen umgehen? Um diese Frage zu beantworten, untersuchen die Autoren sogenannte High Reliability Organizations (HROs) - Organisationen, die absolut zuverlässig arbeiten müssen, wie z. B. Fluglotsen oder Feuerwehrmannschaften. An ihren spezifischen Handlungsabläufen kann sich jede Organisation orientieren, um unerwartete Ereignisse und Entwicklungen besser zu verstehen und zu bewältigen. Wie die Methoden der HROs sich in der Unternehmenspraxis umsetzen lassen, zeigt der lösungsorientierte Managementansatz.

Pharmacology and Medicines Management for Nurses E-Book

Author: George Downie,Jean Mackenzie,Arthur Williams,Caroline Milne

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702033332

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 1037

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. An understanding of medicines and their effects on patients remains a crucial area of nursing knowledge. This book provides a thorough foundation upon which nurses can build their clinical experience to achieve competence. It not only provides information on the actions of drugs on the body but also gives clear guidance on the practical aspects of medicines management in both hospital and community. Organisation of the text broadly follows the British National Formulary for ease of use. Management of medicines linked to their therapeutic use Medicine administration linked with relevant care of patients where possible Basic principles of clinical pharmacology underpin the therapeutic chapters A chapter on the role of patients and carers is included All content revised in the light of changes in drug therapy, clinical practice and medicines management including nurse prescribing Key objectives for each chapter Self-assessment exercises with answers More detail relating to palliative care; nurse prescribing A new section on Intensive Therapy Totally redesigned in two colours with improved design and page layout, and better illustrations

New Approaches in Ethics for the Caring Professions

Taking Account of Change for Caring Professions

Author: Richard Hugman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137212411

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 5521

Ethics are central to the caring professions. The very idea of a profession stakes a claim on the ethical basis of knowledge and skills. In this book Richard Hugman examines new approaches in ethics and applies these to the practices and organisation of the caring professions. Hugman addresses debates about the relationship between the individual person and social structures, about pluralism and the possibility of universal values, about the challenges created by industrial society and technology, and about the changing social mandate for the caring professions. These debates are considered from the perspectives of liberalism, feminism, ecology, postmodernism and constructivism. Ideas are explained and the implications for professional ethics are explored using illustrative examples from practice to show their relevance for the caring professions. This book will be essential reading for members of caring professions (especially allied health, medicine, nursing, psychology, social work and teaching) and students entering these professions.