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Becoming a Nurse  : 2nd Edition - Maria Fedoruk

Becoming a Nurse

2nd Edition

Paperback Published: 5th November 2014
ISBN: 9780195588729
Number Of Pages: 248

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Becoming a Nurse is a clear and concise introduction to the contexts of the contemporary nursing environment.The second edition takes an evidence-based approach to equip student nurses with the core knowledge and skills necessary for their undergraduate program and clinical placement and to take into their careers. Written with everyday, accessible language and a systematic structure, Becoming a Nurse covers key topics in nursing including the Australian healthcare system, communication technologies, leadership and evidence-based practice. Each chapter is rich with features to support student learning and competency development, and has been updated throughout to include the latest references and research in nursing.

Key features:

  • Critical reflection sections encourage students to self-reflect, as well as explore and critique ways of thinking and behaving in nursing practice
  • Theory to practice sections demonstrate the clinical application of theory and research to practice
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter help students develop and apply their knowledge of key concepts
New to this edition:
  • New Chapters: 3. Interprofessional collaboration, 4. Cultural diversity in healthcare, 6. Research in clinical practice, 10. Translating knowledge into practice, 13. Health information systems and technologies
  • New systematic structure and revised pedagogy for improved clarity and consistency
  • References and resources have been updated throughout

Introduction 1. Becoming a NurseIntroductionYou as an individualThe Historical development of nursingProfessional boundariessummary2. Transition from Student Nurse to Registered NurseTransitionTransition to Professional Practice ProgramSummary3. Interprofessional CollaborationIntroductionTerminology and definitionsContextualisation of IPCBenefts and challenges of IPCInerprofessional capabilitiesChallenge to future health practitionersSummary4. Cultural Diversity in HealthcareCultural diversity in AustraliaCulturally competent care-what is it?Cultural competence development through daily practiceSummary5. Entering Clinical SettingsTransition from university to the clinical settingPrior work experienceCareer goalsTransition to Professional Practice ProgramSummary6. Research in Clinical PracticeIntroductionWhat is research?Summary7. Australia's Healthcare SystemAustralia's healthcare systemAustralia's healthcare workforceChanges to service deliverySummary8. Leadership in Nursing and HealthcareIntroductionLeadership and emotional intelligenceLeadership and nursesClinical leadershipLeadership for the futureSummary9. Essential Competencies for the Registered NurseEssential competenciesSkills and competenciesBeginning registered nurse competenciesOther nursing competenciesSummary10. Translating Research Knowledge into PracticeIntroductionWhat is knowledge translation?What is evidence-based practice?Summary11. Safety, Quality and the Registered NurseIntroductionSafety, quality and the registered nurseViolence in the workplaceHarassment in the workplaceEveryone's responsibilitySummary12. Legal Responsibilities and EthicsIntroductionNurses' legal responsibilities in relation to professional practiceEthicsPatient rightsNon-clinical ethical issuesWhistleblowingSummary13. Health Information Systems and TechnologiesIntroductioneHealthNursing informaticsNursing informatics competenciesmHealthSummary14. Lifelong learning and the Registered NurseIntroductionContinuing professional developmentLifelong learningCareer planningApplying for a positionTaking care of yourselfSummary

ISBN: 9780195588729
ISBN-10: 019558872X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 5th November 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.2  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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