Quick and easy to reference, this short, clinically focused guide is ideal for use on placements or for revision.
The professional role of the nurse is at the very foundation of good care management and provision. Nurses are accountable to patients, the public, employers and their entire profession. It is imperative that you have a sound understanding of the various ethical, legal and professional issues you will face during your career. This competency-based text covers:
- Professional issues and accountability
- The patient journey
- Diagnostic testing
- Care planning
- Managing and leading in the clinical environment
- End-of-life care
Outlining relevant key concepts, lifespan matters, assessment and nursing skills, it also helps you learn by including learning outcomes, concept map summaries, activities, questions and scenarios with sample answers, and critical reflection thinking points. It is suitable for pre-registration nurses, students on the nursing associate programme and newly qualified nurses.
Table of Contents
1. Professional skills and accountability
3. The nursing process
4. End-of-life care
Tina Moore is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Middlesex University, UK. She teaches nursing assessment, clinical skills and acute care interventions for both pre-qualifying and post-qualifying nurses. Her interests are in simulated learning approaches and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as a teaching and assessment method. She has authored a number of books and articles. She is also a Middlesex University Teaching Fellow.
Sheila Cunningham is an Associate Professor in Adult Nursing at Middlesex University, UK. She has a breadth of experience teaching nurses both pre- and post-registration and she supports mentors supporting students in practice. She is also a Middlesex University Teaching Fellow and holds a Principal Fellowship at the Higher Education Academy. She is currently programme leader for the BSc European nursing.