Language : English
Published : 2013
Pages : 476
This book illustrates the role of theory for patient-focused nursing. It serves as a companion text for “Nursing Theorists and Their Work”, 8th edition, by Martha Raile Alligood.
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This classic textbook aims to assist clinicians develop the consultation skills required to elicit a clear history, and the practical skills needed to detect clinical signs of disease. Where possible, the physical basis of clinical signs is explained to aid understanding. Formulation of a differential diagnosis from the information gained is introduced, and the logical initial investigations are included for each system.
The first part of the book addresses the general principles of good interaction with patients, from the basics of taking a history and examining, to the use of pattern recognition to identify spot diagnoses.
The second part documents the relevant history, examination and investigations for all the major body systems.
The third part illustrates the application of these skills to specific clinical situations.
The final part covers preparation for assessments of clinical skills and the use of these skills in everyday practice.
The book has accompanying videos demonstrating many of the key clinical examination routines as set out in the book.
A new editorial team has undertaken a substantial review of the book’s contents and with the help of many new authors has radically revised the order and approach of the text.
Several new chapters have been created including a chapter on patients with mental disorders; a chapter covering the approach to a deteriorating patient; a chapter on assessment of patients towards the end of life and two new chapters on applying the key clinical skills during assessments and in practice.
The structure of the text has been rationalised with careful use of boxes, tables and figures to set out the concepts for maximum clarity.
A concise, accessible introduction to the development, application and evaluation of nursing theories, this new edition of Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories & Practice provides a thorough overview of the body of knowledge on the topic, and a clear outline of their relevance to everyday nursing practice. Linking the development of theory to practice, this full–updated text features learning outcomes, key concept summaries and reflective exercises to aid the study of this key element of all modern nursing courses. Special Features – Clearly examines the relationship between nursing theory, clinical practice and nursing roles – Accessible and user–friendly with a range of features to help study, including key concepts, learning objectives and reflective exercises – Useful for all pre–registration nursing students, as well as newly qualified nurses – Accompanied by an online resource centre featuring case studies, multiple choice questions, exercises and activities
Epidemiology, by award-winning educator and epidemiologist Leon Gordis, is a best-selling introduction to this complex science. Dr. Gordis leverages his vast experience teaching this subject in the classroom to introduce the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology in a clear, uniquely memorable way. He guides you from an explanation of the epidemiologic approach to disease and intervention, through the use of epidemiologic principles to identify the causes of disease, to a discussion of how epidemiology should be used to improve evaluation and public policy. It’s your best choice for an accessible yet rich understanding of epidemiology! Gain a solid foundation of basic epidemiologic principles as well as practical applications in public health and clinical practice. Visualize concepts vividly through abundant full-color figures, graphs, and charts. Check your understanding of essential information with 320 multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions (120 inside the book plus 200 more online). Access the complete contents online at Student Consult, including over 200 additional multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions not found in the book, with answers to all questions as well as full rationales explaining why every answer is correct or incorrect. Master the latest nuances in epidemiology thanks to a wealth of new and updated illustrations, examples, and epidemiologic data.
“This book fully explore the issues that have changed and are changing the delivery of health care and the nursing profession. It’s comprehensive and timely coverage addresses the complex issues affecting nursing education and practice; a total of 26 newchapters have been added to ensure that you have the most up-to-date and relevant information for your career; over 100 well-known and respected nursing leaders offer their expert insights and analysis; unique, consistent format introduces each section with an overview chapter, followed by a debate chapter, and concluding with several viewpoint chapters; debate chapters help you comprehend conflicting viewpoints and synthesize your own thoughts on a variety of topics; and its viewpoint chapters present controversial discussions to encourage you to think critically about the issues.”–BOOK JACKET.