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Nursing Practice. Knowledge and Care. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 4301837
  • Book
  • January 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 984 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The second edition of the successful and definitive nursing textbook, Nursing Practice is designed to support the student throughout the entire nursing degree. Structured around the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct, it explores a range of clinical and professional issues that the student will need to know, in one complete and accessible volume.

Thoroughly updated and with full–colour, high–quality illustrations throughout, this new edition features an additional chapter on the principles of supporting families and carers in practice, advice on revalidation, as well as a number of learning features and activities to help consolidate learning.

Nursing Practice provides invaluable information to enable not just student nurses, but also those who are qualified and members of the extended nursing family, to develop a deeper understanding of their patients needs and to ensure that they are practicing safely and effectively.

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About the Editors


How to Use Your Textbook

About the Companion Website

Unit 1 Contextualising the Art and Science of Nursing

1 Nursing: Past, Present and Future

2 The Professional Nurse and Contemporary Healthcare

3 Health Promotion

4 Public Health

Unit 2 The Elements of Care

5 Ethics, the Law and the Nurse

6 The Nursing Process

7 Models of Nursing

Unit 3 The Principles of Care

8 The Principles of Safeguarding and Dignity

9 The Principles of Older People s Care

10 The Principles of Caring for People with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism

11 The Principles of Caring for Children and Families

12 The Principles of Caring for People with Mental Health Problems

13 The Principles of Maternity Care

14 The Principles of Surgical Care

15 The Principles of Cancer Care

16 The Principles of Infection Control

17 The Principles of Nutrition

18 The Principles of Skin Integrity

19 The Principles of Medicine Administration and Pharmacology

20 Care at the End of Life

21 The Principles of Supporting Families and Carers in Practice

Unit 4 The Scientific Nature of Disease

22 The Cell

23 Immunity, Inflammation and Infection

24 Pain Management

25 Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance, and Shock

Unit 5 The Art and Science of Nursing Care

26 The Person with a Cardiovascular Disorder

27 The Person with a Haematological Disorder

28 The Person with a Respiratory Disorder

29 The Person with a Gastrointestinal Disorder

30 The Person with a Urinary Disorder

31 The Woman with a Reproductive Disorder

32 The Man with a Reproductive Disorder

33 The Person with a Sexually Transmitted Infection

34 The Person with an Endocrine Disorder

35 The Person with a Neurological Disorder

36 The Person with an Ear or Eye Disorder

37 The Person with a Musculoskeletal Disorder

38 The Person with a Skin Disorder

Appendix A Reference Values in Venous Serum (Adults)

Appendix B List of Units


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Ian Peate
Karen Wild
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