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The Student's Guide to Becoming a Nurse


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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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Professor Ian Peate is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Nursing. He was formerly Head of the School of Nursing & Midwifery at University of West London, and Associate Head of School of Nursing & Midwifery at University of Hertfordshire. He is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, is a consultant Editor for the Journal of Paramedic Practice, and has published extensively in both books and journals.


For all nursing students working towards their degree,this is a must-have additional text book. This would also aid thenewly qualified nurse in their first post as lifelong learningcontinues." (Nursing Times, 28 Feruary 2013) This book offers an honest approach to preparing studentsin the foundation of nursing. It is similar in content to otherbooks geared at preparing nursing students for practice, but itsets itself apart with its focus on topics such as vulnerablepatients, inequality, discrimination, exclusions, and publichealth. (Doddy s, 7 December2012) I highly recommend this book. (NursingStandard, 3 October 2012) "The content is brilliant for a student nurse of allexperiences...goes into detail where needed without drowning ininformation which may be difficult for newly studyingstudents." (Liam Crawford, 3rd year learning disabilitynursing student, Keele University) "An excellent all-round text encompassing a broad range oftheoretical topics relevant to modern nursing practice."(Samuel McCreesh, 3rd year paramedic student, University ofBrighton) "Great information and to the point!...The tables, figuresand illustrations are brilliant and great additions to thebook." (Melissa Thompson, 2nd year nursing student,University of Abertay, Dundee) "An invaluable qualitative source of information for anystudent nurse, holding your hand through the tough and challengingareas of nursing...It s refreshing to read a book which takesyour hand and teaches you rather than talks at you." (JonKingaby, 2nd year nursing student, Oxford Brookes University) "Simple and easy to understand...a good read to introducestudent nurses to the profession." (Kay Morrill, 3rd yearnursing student, Glasgow Caledonian University) "A very interesting book for future nurses...well written,on interesting and relevant topics, in an effective and easy toread style." (Clare Allberry, 3rd year nursing student,University of Nottingham)

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