Placement Learning in Older People Nursing E-Book

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By Julie McGarry, DHSci, MMedSci, PGDip (Medical ethics), BA (Hons), RN (MH), Philip Clissett, Davina Porock, PhD RGN and Wendy Louise Walker, RN, D HSci, MSc, BA(hons)
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9780702051722-vst
Publication Date
07-12-2012
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  • Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a Care of the Older Person placement or a general placements in areas where the majority of patients are older people
  • Provides an introduction to the principles of care, treatment and management of an older person, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice
  • Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning
  • Considers some of the more-complex concepts within caring for older people
  • Draws on a person-centred approach, looking at theories of ageing and exploring dementia and delirium
  • Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available placements in specialist care of older people in any setting
  • Explains how to develop your portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
  • Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
  • Considers attitudes to older people and explores diversity and contemporary challenges that arise in caring for older individuals
  • Integrates learning through an in-depth case study approach links theory to practice.

Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments?

This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.


Key Features
  • Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a Care of the Older Person placement or a general placements in areas where the majority of patients are older people
  • Provides an introduction to the principles of care, treatment and management of an older person, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice
  • Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning
  • Considers some of the more-complex concepts within caring for older people
  • Draws on a person-centred approach, looking at theories of ageing and exploring dementia and delirium
  • Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available placements in specialist care of older people in any setting
  • Explains how to develop your portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
  • Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
  • Considers attitudes to older people and explores diversity and contemporary challenges that arise in caring for older individuals
  • Integrates learning through an in-depth case study approach links theory to practice.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780702051722-vst
Author Informaiton By Julie McGarry, DHSci, MMedSci, PGDip (Medical ethics), BA (Hons), RN (MH), University of Nottingham, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Derby, UK; Philip Clissett; Davina Porock, PhD RGN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Center for Nursing Research, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA and Wendy Louise Walker, RN, D HSci, MSc, BA(hons), Lecturer and BSc programme leader
Pp Authortext McGarry, Clissett, Porock & Walker
Table of Content

Section 1 Preparation for Practice Placement Experience: Understanding the concepts of being an Older person

Chapter 1 Exploring the concept of older people nursing

Chapter 2 Policy related to working with older people in nursing practice

Chapter 3 Attitudes to working with older people

Chapter 4 Valuing diversity

Chapter 5 Theories of ageing

Chapter 6 Dementia and delirium

Chapter 7 Core philosophies of care for older people

Chapter 8 Preparation for practice learning experience

Section 2 Placement learning opportunities : general principles of care

Chapter 9 Communication, assessment and planning care

Chapter 10 Dignity in care for older people

Chapter 11 Safeguarding older adults

Chapter 12 Family care in old age

Chapter 13 The concept of independence in old age

Chapter 14 Planning multi-disciplinary discharge

 

Section 3 Reflecting on the Older patient experience: Case studies

Chapter 15 Case study 1 - Caring for a patient following a stroke (cerebral vascular accident or CVA)

Chapter 16 Case study 2 - Falls prevention

Chapter 17 Case study 3 - Caring for an older patient and their family at the end of life

Chapter 18 Case study 4 - Mental health and Older people

Section 4 Consolidating Learning

Chapter 19 Reflection and future learning

Imprint Bailliere Tindall
Publication Date 07-12-2012

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