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Nurse Prescribing - Jennifer L. Humphries

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Published: 24th January 2002
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This unique and highly popular book provides an essential and authoritative guide to the principles and practice of nurse prescribing. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated in response to the recent developments that have secured an expansion of prescribing authority in terms of the nurses who may prescribe and the products that may be prescribed.

Retaining the concise format and clear writing style of the first edition, the text explores a wide range of topics related to current practice and provides access to a variety of perspectives on nurse prescribing. The contributors draw on a wealth of experience to provide a critical exploration of the development and implications of nurse prescribing. Topics covered include:

accountability
assessment and evaluation
responsibilities
management
compliance.

New for this edition are separate chapters covering legal issues and ethical principles, as well as a whole chapter of case study scenarios that give the reader real-life examples of nurse prescribing in practice.

Whether you are already a nurse prescriber, about to become one, or a health care professional interested in prescribing issues or the developing and expanding role of the nurse, this book is for you.

'...invaluable and eminently readable...explores fundamental professional issues around responsibility, accountability, management, assessment, ethics and the law.' - Fiona Winstanley, Senior Lecturer, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Nursing Times 'This is an excellent as a 'must have' book for anyone considering nurse prescribing...The editors have done an excellent job.' - Jill Peters, Primary Health Care

Notes on contributors
Foreword to the first edition
Foreword to the second edition
Preface
Development of the nurse prescribing initiativep. 1
Nurse prescribing: ethical principles and accountabilityp. 18
Nurse prescribing: accountability and legal issuesp. 34
Assessment and evaluation in nurse prescribingp. 46
Responsibilities of prescribingp. 63
The management of prescribingp. 83
Keep taking your medication or you will not get better. Who is the non-compliant patient?p. 95
Nurse prescribing: the realityp. 113
Will you walk a little faster ...?p. 129
Nurse prescribing case studiesp. 140
Nurse prescribing: the futurep. 156
The Nurse Prescribers' Formulary 1999-2001p. 170
PROPOSED List of Prescription Only Medicines for Prescribing by Independent Nurse Prescribers (Medicines Control Agency 2001 - Annex B of Consultation Letter MLX 273)p. 171
Indexp. 176
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ISBN: 9780333930922
ISBN-10: 0333930924
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 24th January 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised