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The Nursing Companion

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 448
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Macmillan Student Companions Series

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07 January 2011

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Ebook - 9780230366930

07 January 2011

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Are you thinking about studying nursing? Do you have an upcoming
interview? Or have you just been accepted on a course? Do you need a
guide? Then this book is for you.

The number of students applying for nursing is increasing...

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Are you thinking about studying nursing? Do you have an upcominginterview? Or have you just been accepted on a course? Do you need aguide? Then this book is for you. The number of students applying for nursing is increasing every year,making each place more competitive and more precious. This book willgive you the edge in your application, knowledge for your interview, andsupport throughout your course. This trusty companion will answer your queries and settle your concerns,giving you an insight into the world of nursing. The experienced team ofauthors:  introduce the different branches of nursing define the key concepts you will study on your course give you an insight into specialist study skills help you to understand research offer advice on professional development and life after university. Using case studies, activities and incorporating four end-of-part glossaries,this one-stop resource will prepare you for the experience of being astudent nurse and equip you for the challenges of the profession.

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Unique coverage: covers study skills, careers, core topics and research, unlike any of the competition
May be used as a text for several modules/units: attractive to students as reduces the number of books to buy
Directly addresses and supports the student: helps them through major transitions in study (whether from school to university or via professional / nontraditional routes)
Helps lecturers and course tutors: lightens the burden answering everyday questions
Useful both in the classroom and on placement: integrates study skills, practice skills and nursing concepts, allowing students to see how nursing 'fits together' and offers them the multiple entry points they need for a diverse range of study situations and needs
Packed full of info: Emphasis on further reading, web resources, etc. encourages students to be active learners and not rely simply on one source (no matter how apparently comprehensive)

Introduction; P.Birchenall & N. Adams
PART I: STUDYING NURSING
The Context of Nursing; N.Lee
Your Nursing Course; J.Richardson & J.Davenport
Key Skills for Nursing Students; M.Birchenall
Key
terms – end of part glossary
PART II: CORE TOPICS
Health Promotion and Public Health; J.Clayton & P.Birchenall
Interpersonal and Professional Skills; A.Maestri-Banks & P.Pope
User Involvement and User Perspective; T.Hostick & E.Hostick
Understanding the Social Context of Healthcare; P.Morrell
The Psychological Context of Healthcare; R.Stack 
Helping People to Manage Pain; E.Briggs
Contemporary Preoperative and Postoperative Care; M.Mitchell
Death and Dying; L.Nyatanga & B.Nyatanga
Key terms – end of part glossary
PART III: KEY CONCEPTS: BRANCHES OF NURSING
Adult Nursing; N.Lee & J.Parnell
Nursing Children and Young People; B.Elliott, E.Wake, J.Jolley, S.Jolley, L.Shields & R.Williams
Caring for People with Learning Disability; P.Birchenall & S.Baldwin
Mental Health Nursing; J.White, T.Welbourn, M.Howe, N.Burton, H.Palmer, T.Flanagan, C.Slee, D.Glenster & I.Barkley
Caring for Older People; F.Irvine & C.Jones
Key terms – end of part glossary
PART IV: RESEARCH AND NURSING
The Relevance of Research to Nursing; E.Ball
Quantitative Research; S.Baldwin
Qualitative Research; E.Ball
Getting Research into Practice; A.Jinks & J.Richardson
Key terms – end of part glossary
PART V: CAREERS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Career Pathways; J.Richardson.
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PETER BIRCHENALL Professor and Independent Consultant in Nurse Education. He has a background in Learning Disability Nursing, Adult Nursing and Nurse Education. He has authored and co-authored several successful nursing textbooks. He has a background in nurse teacher education as well as leading courses in undergraduate and post graduate nursing. Peter has also worked as an Education Officer with the former English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. Until his retirement Peter held the Chair in Health Studies at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, UK. For nine years he was Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Education Today, a position he relinquished in 2002.

NICOLA ADAMS is Professor of...

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PETER BIRCHENALL Professor and Independent Consultant in Nurse Education. He has a background in Learning Disability Nursing, Adult Nursing and Nurse Education. He has authored and co-authored several successful nursing textbooks. He has a background in nurse teacher education as well as leading courses in undergraduate and post graduate nursing. Peter has also worked as an Education Officer with the former English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. Until his retirement Peter held the Chair in Health Studies at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, UK. For nine years he was Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Education Today, a position he relinquished in 2002.

NICOLA ADAMS is Professor of Rehabilitation, School of Health, Community& Education Studies, Northumbria University, UK.

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