Advancing Practice in Rehabilitation Nursing

  • ID: 2222273
  • Book
  • 218 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Nurses play a key role in the rehabilitation process – maximising the quality of life and independence of individuals following trauma, disease or enduring chronic illness.Advancing Practice in Rehabilitation Nursing provides an in–depth analysis of specialist practice in rehabilitation nursing. It examines the research basis underlying clinical practice and identifies unique attributes of the nursing role within the context of multidisciplinary and multi–agency working.

The first part of Advancing Practice in Rehabilitation Nursing explores general principles of specialist rehabilitation practice, which can be applied to both community and in–patient settings. The second part addresses specific issues in core areas of practice including stroke, acquired brain injury, spinal injury, orthopaedic rehabilitation and management of people with long–term conditions.

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Preface ix

Contributors x

1 The Rehabilitation Process 1Steve Booth and Rebecca Jester

2 The Role of the Specialist Nurse Within Rehabilitation 14Rebecca Jester

3 Rehabilitation Settings 29Rebecca Jester

4 Psychological Issues in Rehabilitation 42Denise Barr

5 Evaluating Rehabilitation Services 66Rebecca Jester

6 Preparing and Supporting Informal Carers 82Rebecca Jester

7 Rehabilitation of Orthopaedic Patients 93Rebecca Jester

8 Stroke Care 106Tara Chambers

9 Rehabilitation of Patients with an Acquired Brain Injury or a Degenerative Neuromuscular Disorder 123Debbie Peniket and Rosie Grove

10 Supporting People with Long–term Conditions 158Rebecca Jester

11 Rehabilitation of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury 171Nicki Bellinger

12 The Way Forward 185Rebecca Jester

Index 199

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Rebecca Jester is Reader in Clinical Nursing, University of West of England.
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