Nurse Practitioners , 2nd Edition

Author
By Mike Walsh, PhD, BA(Hons), RGN, PGCE, DipNLondon), A&ECert(Oxford)
ISBN
9780750688017
Publication Date
04-01-2006
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  • Comprehensive coverage of the new clinical skills that NPs will need in their expanding roles will give them confidence and enable them to pass their courses
  • Highly illustrated with clear line drawings to aid understanding and learning
  • Subject experts have contributed to various chapters to ensure that best practice is given throughout
  • End of chapter summaries aid revision
  • Reference lists facilitate further study
This title is directed primarily to health care professionals outside the United States. it is a comprehensive text for nurse practitioners that integrates the required clinical skills with professional and theoretical issues in one book. It uses a systems approach to cover the most frequently presenting problems that the nurse practitioner will encounter. The scope of the book then widens to include psychological and emotional problems as well as the special needs of children and those patients with chronic health problems. Using a practical approach the content is based on current best evidence. The book has been derived from the editors' experience as a course team running the RCN Institute BSc Nurse Practitioner course in Lancaster and Carlisle.

Key Features
  • Comprehensive coverage of the new clinical skills that NPs will need in their expanding roles will give them confidence and enable them to pass their courses
  • Highly illustrated with clear line drawings to aid understanding and learning
  • Subject experts have contributed to various chapters to ensure that best practice is given throughout
  • End of chapter summaries aid revision
  • Reference lists facilitate further study
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780750688017
Author Information By Mike Walsh, PhD, BA(Hons), RGN, PGCE, DipNLondon), A&ECert(Oxford), Reader in Nursing, St Martin's College, Lancaster & Carlisle, UK
Published Reviews 'It is not easy to combine and co-ordinate in one volume the concepts that nurse practitioners need to address. This book goes further by looking at clinical skill, theoretical issues and professional points of view, and integrating them, so that the reader can arrive at a fully rounded concept of what it means to be a nurse practitioner in today's world... This is a thoughtful book, fully indexed and referenced, and offering readable and balanced points of view at every step of the way'
Nursing Standard, Volume 20, No 30, April 5-11 2006


"I would strongly recommend it to all student advanced practitioners and as an aide memoir for qualified nurse practitioners.”

Sallie Buck. Practice Nurse 25 January 2008
Table of Content Introduction. Part 1 - Clinical Practice. Problem solving. Taking a history. Disorders of the skin. The head and neck. The nervous system. Vision and the eye. The cardiovascular system. The respiratory system. The abdomen. The male reproductive system. The female reproductive system. The musculoskeletal system. Basic principles of diagnostic radiology. The assessment of child health: setting the context. Promoting health. Assessment and management of the patient with chronic health problems. The patient as partner in care. Therapeutic communication and the nurse practitioner. Part 2 - Professional and legal issues. Development of the nurse practitioner role. The professional and legal framework for the nurse practitioner. Working with others: the nurse practitioner and role boundaries in primary health care. Changing practice: the negotiated order perspective and the development of the nurse practitioner role.
Publication Date 04-01-2006
Pages 392
Trim 246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
Stock Status In Stock
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