Mental Health Nursing

An Evidence Based Introduction
Author: Steven Pryjmachuk
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446244050
Category: Medical
Page: 464
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Do you want to know how to help people with mental health problems? This book introduces you to the core skills and essential knowledge you need to deliver high-quality care. Mental Health Nursing is a practical, values- and evidence-based resource which will guide and support you through your pre-registration mental health nursing programme and into your own practice. Dedicated chapters focus on the major mental health problems, and are clearly structured so that you can quickly and easily identify what you want learn about helping people with, for example, depression, anxiety, psychosis, or acute mental health problems. The most up-to-date theories, as well as mental health policies and law from all four countries of the UK, are explained accessibly by experienced lecturers and nurse practitioners who show you through real-life case scenarios how you can use your newly-acquired knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality care yourself. You will also be encouraged - through regular reflection and discussion points - to see things with a critical eye and to engage in and drive on the debates that make mental health nursing such an exciting field to be studying and working in. Set within a framework which emphasises and makes clear the core skills, values and knowledge-base you need to become capable mental health nurse, you will find this book a vital companion as you progress through your studies and onto helping people confidently in everyday life.

Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing

An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students
Author: Andrew Clifton,Steve Hemingway,Anne Felton,Gemma Stacey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118880234
Category: Medical
Page: 536
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Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing is an accessible evidence-based introduction to the role of the mental health nurse. This comprehensive overview explores concepts of mental health and distress, ethics and accountability, key nursing models to be aware of, and the prevalence, predisposing factors and features of the most commonly occurring mental health problems. KEY FEATURES: Places mental health conditions and interventions within a wider holistic context Situates recovery at the centre of mental health nursing practice Links key concepts to mental health across the lifespan Contains learning outcomes in each chapter and includes vignettes, activities and reflective exercises to root concepts in real life practice Information is placed in a practice context from the outset, making this an essential guide to both the theory and the practice of mental health nursing. It is ideal for students on courses relating to mental health care, as well as for registered nurses and health care practitioners looking to revise their knowledge of key concepts. www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofmentalhealth Interactive multiple-choice questions Links to online resources Chapter summary sheets Dr Andrew Clifton is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University. Dr Steve Hemingway is Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Huddersfield. Dr Anne Felton is Associate Professor in Mental Health and Social Care and Dr Gemma Stacey is Associate Professor in Mental Health and Social Care, both at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. For more information on the complete range of Wiley nursing publishing, please visit: www.wileynursing.com To receive automatic updates on Wiley books and journals, join our email list. Sign up today at www.wiley.com/email

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

The craft of caring
Author: Mary Chambers
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482221977
Category: Medical
Page: 846
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This new edition of a bestselling, evidence-based textbook provides a comprehensive overview of psychiatric and mental health nursing. Keeping service users and their recovery at the centre of care, the holistic approach will help nurses to gain the tools and understanding required to work in this complex area. Extensively updated for this new edition, the text looks at: Aspects of mental health nursing: covering topics such as ethics, developing therapeutic relationships and supervision. The foundations of mental health nursing: discussing diagnosis, assessment and risk. Caring for those experiencing mental health distress: looking at wide range of troubles including anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and issues around sexuality and gender. Care planning and approaches to therapeutic practice: exploring ideas, pathways and treatments such as recovery, CBT, psychodynamic therapies and psychopharmacology. Services and support for those with mental health distress: covering topics such as collaborative work, involvement of service users and their families and carers, and a range of different mental healthcare settings. Mental health nursing in the twenty-first century: highlighting emerging and future trends including the political landscape, physical health and health promotion, and technological advances. This accessible and comprehensive textbook integrates service user perspectives throughout and includes student-friendly features such as learning outcomes, key points summaries, reflection points and further reading sections. It is an essential resource for all mental health nursing students, as well as an invaluable reference for practising nurses.

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

An Evidence Based Approach
Author: Rob Newell,Kevin Gournay
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702040797
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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This new edition of Mental Health Nursing: an evidence-based approach has been fully updated to include the latest research-based guidance. A wide variety of client problems is covered with , so that students are assured that what they learn is underpinned by a sound evidence base for treatment, and qualified mental health nurses can be confident that their practice is informed by the most up-to-date research. Skills acquisition is emphasised and experiential exercises encourage connections between theory and practice. Based on up-to-date, evidence-based information Emphasises skills acquisition Puts the nurse's role central to mental health care Contributors and editors are national and international experts in their fields Uses experiential exercises to reinforce learning and encourage connections from theory to practice

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care
Author: Elizabeth M. Varcarolis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323415377
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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Get a full understanding of today’s psychiatric nursing practice in less time! Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 3rd Edition offers the perfect balance of essential nursing interventions and clinical content paired with current research and evidence-based practice to fully equip you for today’s field of mental health nursing. This new edition continues to retain the reader-friendly style, emphasis on therapeutic communication, and the nursing process organization that was successful in the previous edition. It also includes additional DSM-5 disorders, illustrations of various neurobiology disorders, a new neurobiology learning tool, and new NCLEX review questions to help you pass your course and thoroughly prepare for the psychiatric nursing section of the NCLEX. REVISED! Examining the Evidence boxes explain the reasoning behind nursing interventions and how research affects everyday practice. UNIQUE! Applying the Art sections in the clinical chapters provide examples of therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication techniques as well as realistic nurse-patient interaction scenarios. Chapter review questions reinforce essential content from the chapter. Critical thinking questions introduce clinical situations in psychiatric nursing. Nursing Interventions tables familiarize readers with interventions for a disorder that they will encounter in clinical practice. Key concepts and terms clarify essential terminology. Vignettes offer succinct, real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders. Assessment Guidelines familiarize readers with methods of assessing patients. Potential Nursing Diagnosis tables give several possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs and symptoms. DSM-5 diagnostic criteria identifies medical diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders for integration into the nursing plan of care. Important contributions from psychiatric mental health nursing pioneers are featured in the opening unit pages. Cultural Considerations sections reinforce the principles of culturally competent care. Key Points to Remember outline the main concepts of each chapter in an easy to comprehend and concise bulleted list. Appendices feature the DSM-5 Classifications and a list of the latest NANDA-I diagnoses for readers’ reference. NEW! DSM-5 content provides the most up to date information on the latest DSM-5 disorders. NEW! Illustrations of various neurobiology disorders give readers a clear picture of how the disorder affects brain function. NEW! Neurobiology teaching tool visually guides readers in learning about various neurobiology disorders and relevant medications and side effects. NEW! NCLEX review questions on the Evolve companion site provide additional practice on the type of psychiatric nursing content found on the latest NCLEX test plan. NEW! Image collection on the Evolve companion site offers a visual supplement to help learn and reinforce concepts.

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Revised Reprint


Author: Elizabeth M. Varcarolis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294154
Category: Medical
Page: 632
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The revised reprint includes all new DSM-5 updates, updated psychiatric nursing content, along with new opening unit pages with vignettes, Selected Concept boxes and a new chapter on stress and stress-related disorders. This updated version equips yourself for today's psychiatric nursing practice with all of the essential nursing interventions and clinical content combined with current research and evidence-based practice. From the author of the bestselling Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, this text was specifically developed to effectively prepare students in today's shorter courses. New DSM-5 criteria boxes in an appendix Updated Chapters include: Chapter 17: Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder –new material on the Recovery Model adapted for schizophrenia, new Matrix 7 domains for Cognition affected by Schizophrenia, and an updated chapter drug table which now includes the latest drugs for schizophrenia Chapter 15: Mood Disorders: Depression – the chapter drug table has been updated with the latest drugs for depression Chapter 16: Bipolar Spectrum Disorders – the medication tables have been updated throughout Chapter 11: Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders – this chapter has been updated with new content Chapter 12: Somatoform Disorders and Dissociative Disorders – the section on somatic symptom disorder has been thoroughly revised Chapter 19: Addiction and Compulsions – this chapter has been rewritten with additions of substances, medications and new tables UNIQUE! Examining the Evidence boxes explain the reasoning behind nursing interventions and how research affects everyday practice. UNIQUE! Applying the Art sections communication tables in the clinical chapters provide examples of therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication techniques as well as realistic nurse-patient interaction scenarios. Key concepts and terms clarify essential terminology. Potential Nursing Diagnosis tables give several possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs and symptoms. Vignettes offer succinct, real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders. Assessment Guidelines familiarize readers with methods of assessing patients. Critical thinking questions introduce clinical situations in psychiatric nursing. Key Points to Remember outline the main concepts of each chapter in an easy to comprehend and concise bulleted list. NEW! Chapter on stress identifies symptoms and triggers of stressors. NEW! Selected Concept boxes include pertinent information at the beginning of every chapter. NEW! Cultural Considerations sections reinforce the principles of culturally competent care. NEW! Additional discussions of QSEN are incorporated in the Nursing Process and QSEN chapter. NEW! Opening unit pages include photos and information about the most important contributions of psychiatric mental health nursing pioneers. NEW! Updated Table of Contents improves content flow and eliminates redundancy.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

An Introduction to Theory and Practice
Author: Patricia G. O'Brien,Winifred Z. Kennedy,Karen A. Ballard
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763744344
Category: Medical
Page: 598
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Psychiatric Nursing provides a focused, thorough introduction to psychiatric-mental health nursing, including nursing assessment and intervention of the most common mental disorders as classified in the DSM-IV. This text guides nurses in managing special populations, clarifying neurobiologic theories, and conducting psychiatric nursing evaluations. Additionally, Psychiatric Nursing presents the latest on psychotropic drugs, addresses legal and ethical concerns within psychiatric nursing, and discusses complementary and alternative therapies. Perfect for undergraduate courses, the text features: Learning Objectives Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions Case Studies Clinical Examples Care Plans Diagnostic Criteria Patient and Family Education Internet Resources Implications for Evidence-Based Practice Client Teaching Guides

Vitalsource E-book for Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing


Author: Wanda Mohr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781469823218
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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We are pleased to introduce the VitalSource edition of Psychiatric—Mental Health Nursing: Evidence-Based Concepts, Skills, and Practices, Eighth Edition. Access to this eBook is provided through the purchase of a unique code that is physically shipped to you via U.S. mail within 3 to 7 days. Purchase of this product will not provide you immediate instant access to this eBook. This edition focuses on evidence-based practice and rational practice with more case-oriented content that helps students better understand how to apply key concepts to practice. Plus, new illustrations, photographs, and special features actively engage students in learning and appeal to a variety of different types of learners. Wanda Mohr aims to empower students by the down-to-earth discussion of theory and theoretical frame-work.

Communication Skills for Mental Health Nurses


Author: Jean Morrissey,Patrick Callaghan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335238726
Category: Medical
Page: 183
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This practical book provides a crucial guide to the core communication skills and interventions which are at the heart of mental health nursing.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

An Introduction to Theory and Practice
Author: Patricia G. O'Brien,Winifred Z. Kennedy,Karen A. Ballard
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449651749
Category: Medical
Page: 740
View: 3632
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A comprehensive, easy-to-read introductory text for nursing students. The book is organized into three sections: Introduction to Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Disorders, and Nursing Management of Special Populations. This unique text is the most comprehensive psychiatric mental health resource available.

Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Mental Health Practitioners


Author: Alec Grant
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844457788
Category: Psychology
Page: 136
View: 8618
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In line with current government policy and related recommendations, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, mental health students will be increasingly required to either engage in, or be appropriately familiar with, the principles of cognitive behavioural interventions. This book guides the reader through the fundamental principles of the approach in its various mental health application contexts, enabling them to gain the confidence to engage in the supervised, safe and evidence-based application of these principles. It will be a useful guide for mental health students who are experiencing their 'novice' exposure to practice situations during their diploma or degree course.

Evidence-based Mental Health Care


Author: Simon Hatcher,Rob Butler,Mark Oakley-Browne
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780443073069
Category: Medical
Page: 161
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An introduction to evidence-based mental health care for all mental health professionals - psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and clinical psychologists. An introduction to evidence-based mental health care for all professionals working in that field - very few other books are multi-disciplinary in this way. Lays stress on critical appraisal of rating scales and clinical decision rules, which are important in mental health but not dealt with well in existing EBM books. Self-testing exercises and answers reinforce learning. Useful for postgraduate exams but does not focus entirely on that market.

Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing - Binder Ready

A Clinical Approach
Author: Margaret Jordan Halter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323417310
Category: Medical
Page: 696
View: 7129
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Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition is the most comprehensive RN psychiatric nursing text on the market! User-friendly by design, it simplifies the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric-mental health nursing with a practical, clinical perspective. This edition was revised in conjunction with a readability expert to support clarity and ease of understanding. Chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application, preparing your students for clinical practice with real-world examples. New to this edition are full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications, criteria from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) for major disorders, completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and a fully rewritten chapter on Dying, Death, and Grieving to provide students with essential information about difficult topics. Mentor-like writing style reinforces important information and helps in applying textbook content to the clinical setting. Coverage of key topics and emerging nursing trends keep you current with best practices in the field. Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of person-centered care in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations. Vignettes with vivid mini-stories prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders. Health Policy Boxes introduce the role you can play in advocating for patients and the profession. Clinical chapters follow the six-step nursing process, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention. NEW! Full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications. NEW! DSM-5 guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are fully incorporated in the text, and include updated NANDA content. NEW! Completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes. NEW! Revised chapter on Dying, Death and Grieving gives you all the vital information you need. NEW! Ten NCLEX-style questions and answers at the end of each chapter.

Creativity, Wellbeing and Mental Health Practice


Author: Tony Gillam
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331974884X
Category: Psychology
Page: 159
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This book argues that some aspects of mental health practice have become mechanical, joyless and uninspiring, leading to a loss of creativity and wellbeing. A high level of wellbeing is essential to mental health and contemporary mental health care – and creativity is at the heart of this. A greater awareness of everyday creativity, the arts and creative approaches to mental health practice, learning and leadership can help us reinvent and reinvigorate mental health care. This, combined with a clearer understanding of the complex concept of wellbeing, can enable practitioners to adopt fresh perspectives and roles that can enrich their work. Creativity and wellbeing are fundamental to reducing occupational stress and promoting professional satisfaction. Introducing a new model of creative mental health care combined with recommendations for wellbeing, Creativity, Wellbeing and Mental Health Practice is a practical, evidence-based book for students, practitioners and researchers in mental health nursing and related disciplines.

Handbook of Mental Health Nursing


Author: Stephen Tee,Joanne Brown,Diane Carpenter
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444164937
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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A concise and user-friendly guide, Handbook of Mental Health Nursing helps nursing students learn the essential skills required for practice. This practical handbook is informed by an interdisciplinary understanding of mental health problems and the recovery from mental health difficulties. Features: Highlights case studies and draws on narratives of patient experience to help caregivers make educated decisions in partnership with service users Focuses on assessment, classification, models of therapeutic practice, specific mental health problems and needs, and the organization of care Use a values-based approach integrating evidence-based data with service users’ perceptions Presents case studies and participant narratives throughout Includes practical exercises designed to develop skills and understanding in person-centred care This book is an essential purchase for all students and educators in mental health nursing and related health and social care fields.

Integrating Health Promotion and Mental Health

An Introduction to Policies, Principles, and Practices
Author: Vikki Vandiver
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195167724
Category: Medical
Page: 396
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PART I -- FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS. 1. CHAPTER 1: Pursuing Wellness through Mental Health System Reform. 2. CHAPTER 2: Health Promotion. 3. CHAPTER 3: Evidence-based Mental Health for Health Promotion Practice. PART II -- THEORY, PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES. 4. CHAPTER 4: Health Promotion and Theories for Mental Health Practice. 5. CHAPTER 5: Connecting Health Promotion Principles to Mental Health Policies and Programs. PART III -- INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION. 6. CHAPTER 6: Using Health Promotion Principles to Guide Clinical and Community-Based Mental Health Assessment. 7. CHAPTER 7: Integrating Healt.

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Concepts of Care in Evidence-Based Practice
Author: Mary C Townsend
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 080364051X
Category: Medical
Page: 850
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New DSM-5 content! Whether it’s an entire course on psychiatric nursing or integrating these principles into an existing course, this is the text that’s concise, engaging, and informative. It offers an evidence-based, holistic approach to mental health nursing—in a streamlined format that explores nursing diagnoses for both physiological and psychological disorders. It’s the psychiatric nursing text that students actually read, understand, and use.

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

The craft of caring, Second Edition
Author: Phil Barker
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0340947632
Category: Medical
Page: 760
View: 7910
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Supported by relevant theory, research, policy, and philosophy, this second edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The craft of caring provides a comprehensive overview of the practice of psychiatric and mental health nursing. The concept of "the craft of caring" dictates that the basis of good nursing practice is a combination of both art and science, encouraging nurses to take a holistic approach to the practice of psychiatric and mental health nursing. Reflecting current developments in nursing practice and the understanding of mental health disorders, this edition includes twelve additional chapters, placing more emphasis on specific groups such as children and young people, women, older people, asylum seekers, and refugees. Case studies include patients with anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder as well as victims of sexual abuse, those with an eating disorder, homeless patients, and those with dementia and autism. The book also examines specialist services such as psychiatric liaison and spiritual care and includes discussion on psychiatric diagnosis and mental health legislation in relation to human rights. This is an essential text for all psychiatric and mental health nurses at the diploma and degree level, as well as qualified mental health nurses seeking to update their knowledge. It will also be a useful reference for professionals in other disciplines such as social work, medicine, and psychology.

Partnerships in Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care

Practice Perspectives
Author: Sean Page
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335229913
Category: Medical
Page: 369
View: 4156
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"How useful is this book? I have referred to it often, and found myself quoting information and models of care from it. I lent it to a colleague to prepare a presentation on 'challenging behaviour' to our local carers' group and he thought it was an excellent resource. It is key reading for any mental health professional with an interest in improving the quality of life of people with dementia. I would recommend that all community teams have a copy." Dementia "Overall, this book is useful. It is well-indexed and has helpful summaries and sections on lessons for practice. It is to be hoped that the title will not deter clinicians other than nurses from reading it, as it will be of interest and of use to them too." mentalhealth today "This is an excellent reader aimed at a wide readership. I believe it is particularly appropriate for qualified staff in CMHTs, but also for mental health, occupational therapy and social work students as a comprehensive introductory text for mental health for older people in community settings." Mark Vincent, University of Northampton, UK "A very useful foundation book for those wishing to understand the challenges of dementia care. " Anthony Fraher, University of the West of England, UK What is the role of the community mental health nurse (CMHN) in dementia care? What knowledge and frameworks influence the way CMHNs practice in dementia care? How will community mental health nursing be driven forward in the future? This exciting and long-awaited new book is a companion volume to the respected Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care: Practice Perspectives (Open University Press, 2003, edited by Keady, Clarke and Adams). The book enhances the link between theory and practice, providing a rounded and evidence-based account of the complexity, breadth and diversity of community mental health nursing practice in dementia care. The text is divided into three distinct sections: Models of community support and practice values Professional roles and clinical work Moving forward: Changing and developing CMHN practice The book includes coverage of key contemporary issues such as service user involvement, nurse prescribing, younger people with dementia, social exclusion and vulnerability.Partnerships in Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care: Practice Perspectives is key reading for students of dementia care at all levels. It is also of relevance to professionals within the field of community mental health nursing and all other mental health or gerontology related areas. Contributions to this book are drawn from practising CMHNs in dementia care, researchers and commentators who are working at the forefront of their respective fields. Contributors: Trevor Adams, Susan Ashcroft-Simpson, Caroline Baker, Diane Beavis, Catherine Brannan, Dawn Brooker, Shane Burke, Suzanne Cahill, Caroline Cantley, Peter Caswell, Charlotte L. Clarke, Vivienne Davies-Quarrell, Kenneth Day, Kay de Vries, Aine Farrell, Paula Gardiner, Sue Gunstone, Philip Hardman, Steve Iliffe, Dee Jones, Gary and Linda Jones, John Keady, Cordelia Man-yuk Kwok, Jenny Mackenzie, Mike Nolan, Simon O'Donovan, Sean Page, Emma Pritchard, Jan Reed, Jeannie Robinson, David Stanley, Fiona Wilkie, Heather Wilkinson, Kevin G. Wood

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

A Practical Guide For Nursing
Author: Lisa Hopp,Leslie Rittenmeyer
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 080363286X
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Employers expect new graduates to be well-versed in evidence-based practice—its theory and its implementation. Begin with a concise introduction to evidence-based practice to gain a full perspective of what it is and why it's so important. Then draw upon must-have guidance and tools that will help you immediately apply what you’ve learned in both classroom and clinical settings. This practical, step-by-step approach develops the critical-thinking and decision-making skills you need to effectively apply and deliver effective patient care.