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The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse

  • ID: 2221201
  • Book
  • June 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 472 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Student s Guide to Becoming a Nurse is an essential guide for all student nurses who want to become competent practitioners. It explores the knowledge, skills and attitudes that all pre–registration nursing students must acquire by the end of their programme of study, enabling them to become confident, successful nurses.

Thoroughly re–written and updated to include the latest 2010 NMC standards for pre–registration nursing education, this invaluable textbook is divided into four key sections:

  • Professional values
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Nursing practice and decision making
  • Leadership, management and team working

With case studies, top tips, activities and questions throughout, The Student s Guide to Becoming a Nurse is ideal for all pre–registration nurses and those about to qualify.

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Preface vi

Acknowledgements vii

Abbreviations Commonly Used in Health Care viii

Introduction 1

Part I: Professional Values 9

1 The Code of Conduct and Professional Practice 11

2 The Vulnerable Person 59

3 Inequality, Discrimination and Exclusion 91

4 Partnership Working, Roles and Responsibilities 128

Part II: Communication and Interpersonal Skills 145

5 Therapeutic Relationships, Communication and Interpersonal Skills 147

6 Interprofessional Working and Learning 181

7 Health Promotion, Promoting Self–care and Wellbeing 196

Part III: Nursing Practice and Decision–making 223

8 Evidence–based Practice 225

9 Assessing, Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Care Needs 245

10 Public Health 273

11 Patient Safety 303

12 Recognising, Interpreting and Managing Deterioration in Health and Wellbeing 335

Part IV: Leadership and Management 359

13 Leadership and Management 361

14 Continuing Professional Development 386

15 Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice 409

Activity Answers 431

Glossary of Terms 439

Index 453

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Ian Peate
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