What is Nursing?: Exploring Theory and Practice (Transforming Nursing Practice)

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The role of the nurse is changing to meet evermore complex healthcare needs in modern society. It is essential for students to understand the various strands that make nursing what it is, in order to develop their own professional identity and deliver the best care to their patients. This book clearly explores theories of nursing through their application within nursing practice. It first considers the nature of nursing and how it is defined as a profession. It then looks at the nature of nursing as an activity — what its aims are and how these aims are met through systems of care delivery. The book also considers nursing globally within other cultures and how sharing ideas can benefit nursing practice. Through group interviews with registered nurses, it discusses the benefits and challenges of working in each of the main nursing fields of practice. It considers the UK's NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) guidance in relation to the application of nursing theory and practice in both student and qualified work, allowing students to look forward to their practical needs as they progress towards registration.

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Dawn Ritchie is a Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Nottingham. She has been involved in nurse education for a number of years, including pre-registration and learning beyond registration programmes, and has developed a keen interest in the practical application of nursing. Dawn's clinical background is in critical and acute care in children's nursing.Dr Carol Hall is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, University of Nottingham. She enjoys teaching practical elements of nursing within pre-registration nursing curricula, as well as supervising pre- and post-registration students in their dissertations and theses. She has a background in Children's Nursing and Nursing Education.

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"An excellent introduction to key concepts in nursing." (Head of Department, University of Liverpool.)

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