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Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals


Author: Dominic Upton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317902475
Category: Medical
Page: 424
View: 4446
What makes someone feel healthy? Why do some people respond differently under stress to others? Why don’t people always follow nursing advice? This second edition of Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionalsprovides an accessible but thorough introduction to the key psychological theories and concepts which underpin nursing and healthcare, and clearly demonstrates how they can be applied in clinical practice. Using a research-led approach, each chapter guides you through important theories and topics in health psychology, such as lifespan and development, communication, and social processes, and helps you use your understanding to deliver better patient care.

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Psychology for health professionals


Author: Patricia Barkway
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 072958156X
Category: Medical
Page: 376
View: 8445
This fully updated second edition is written specifically for health science and nursing students in Australia and New Zealand. Authored by the highly regarded Patricia Barkway, with a diverse range of expert contributors, this Elsevier e-book interprets psychology for nurses, as well as for students of paramedicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health, pharmacy, psychology, social work and midwifery. Psychology for Health Professionals 2e e-book examines essential psychological theories, placing them within a social context. Acknowledging increasing awareness that behaviour is influenced as much by external factors as biological and psychological ones, the book’s first half outlines psychological, lifespan and social theories, then applies them to contemporary health issues in later chapters. A key focus of this leading psychology e-book is examining individual personality and psychological theory within the social context of people’s lives. New content includes current, evidence-based research, references and clinical examples relevant to interdisciplinary, contemporary healthcare practice. Issues of cultural safety and awareness have been strengthened throughout; there is a new section on chronic illness and a focus on recovery. This introductory psychology e-book does not assume its readers will have prior ‘psychology’ knowledge, yet it can easily be used well beyond first-year university. Critical thinking questions Classroom activities Research focus boxes providing examples of current research and evidence-based practice Interdisciplinary case studies throughout Further resources and web links to provide further reading and research and up-to-date information, data and statistics

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Psychology for Nurses


Author: Devinder Rana,Dominic Upton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317904249
Category: Medical
Page: 640
View: 1082
This text aims to be useful and relevant for student nurses from all backgrounds with a range of professional aspirations. It demonstrates the importance of psychology in both the nursing role and in health care in general.

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Psychology for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals

Developing Compassionate Care
Author: Sue Barker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473984939
Category: Medical
Page: 288
View: 2645
Focusing in particular on compassionate care, this practical textbook covers all aspects of psychology relevant to nursing and healthcare students. Key Features include: Coverage of the most important core psychology concepts for students, directly linked to relevant practice contexts Case studies and scenarios from service users, carers, students and practitioners to help readers relate theory to practice Reflective activities to develop critical thinking with outline answers at the end of each chapter A glossary with definitions of key terms to further understanding.

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Health Psychology in Nursing Practice


Author: Elizabeth Barley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473965772
Category: Medical
Page: 192
View: 1675
Health Psychology in Nursing Practice gives nurses and healthcare practitioners the essentials of health psychology to assist patients and their relatives in adjusting to diagnoses, coping with treatments and other disease-related life changes, managing symptoms and making healthy choices. Directly aimed at nurses, this textbook helps them improve their practice in a very practical way. Key features: * Concise content specifically aimed at nurses and other healthcare professions and taking both an evidence-based and applied approach * Key learning objectives and chapters summaries for revision * Case examples give even more insight into how theory works in the real world * Reflective activities help think about real life practice and quizzes test your knowledge Elizabeth Barley is a Chartered Psychologist, Practitioner Health Psychologist and Registered General Nurse. She is Professor in Health and Wellbeing at the University of West London and Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London.

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Introduction to Computers for Healthcare Professionals


Author: Irene Makar Joos,Associate Professor La Roche College Ist Department Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Irene Joos, PhD, RN,Ramona Nelson,Marjorie J. Smith
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449697259
Category: Medical
Page: 600
View: 4179
"An ideal resource for introductory computer courses for healthcare professionals, the text provides a comprehensive approach to digital literacy with the incorporation of social media tools. The Sixth Edition features an extensive revision of each chapter to reflect Microsoft Office® 2010 and Windows® 7 updates, as well as computer-assisted communication"--Back cover.

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Psychological Change

A Practical Introduction
Author: John Mayhew
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349253774
Category: Change (Psychology)
Page: 264
View: 4313

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The Sociology of Healthcare


Author: Alan Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317864530
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
View: 2335
The Sociology of Healthcare, Second Edition explores the impact of current social changes on health, illness and healthcare, and provides an overview of the fundamental concerns in these areas. This new edition features a brand new chapter entitled ‘End of Life’ which will help health and social care workers to respond with confidence to one of the most difficult and challenging areas of care. The ‘End of Life’ chapter includes information on changing attitudes to death, theories of death and dying, and palliative care. All chapters have been thoroughly updated to address diversity issues such as gender, ethnicity and disability. In addition, expanded and updated chapters include ‘Childhood and Adolescence’ and ‘Health Inequalities’. The text is further enhanced through the use of case studies that relate theory to professional practice, and discussion questions to aid understanding. Links to websites direct the reader to further information on health, social wellbeing and government policies. This book is essential reading for all students of healthcare including nursing, medicine, midwifery and health studies and for those studying healthcare as part of sociology, social care and social policy degrees. “In an age when health policy follows an individualist model of “personal responsibility” this book by Alan Clarke demonstrates with a vast array of evidence, just how much there is such a thing as society. An excellent overall book.” Dr. Stephen Cowden, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Coventry University

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Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare

A Guide to Best Practice
Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk,Ellen Fineout-Overholt
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1605477788
Category: Medical
Page: 599
View: 9977
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University

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Statistics for Healthcare Professionals

An Introduction
Author: Ian Scott,Deborah Mazhindu
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446298027
Category: Medical
Page: 256
View: 8347
This book introduces you to the basic rules and principles of statistics and shows you how straightforward statistical tests can be performed and analysed in relation to healthcare. Key features of the text are: -Examples which show how statistics are used in the real world -Exercises to test your understanding and develop your proficiency -A glossary to remind you of key terms. -Additional online material including guides to using Microsoft Excel and SPSS and sample datasets.

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Psychology for Nurses and Health Professionals, Second Edition


Author: Richard Gross,Nancy Kinnison
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444179926
Category: Medical
Page: 531
View: 4073
Psychology for Nurses and Health Professionals, Second Edition is an accessible guide providing comprehensive coverage of psychology for nurses and healthcare professionals in training and practice. Key features include: Fully updated and restructured to ensure content matches training requirements for nurses and healthcare practitioners Stronger focus on the biopsychosocial model, therapeutic relationships and self-awareness More examples to highlight application with theories demonstrated through scenarios relevant to practice Accessible style with critical discussion boxes, student diary entries, reflection points, summary boxes and glossary Free lecturer PowerPoints, extension material, MCQs and exercises available to download Written by the bestselling psychology author Richard Gross and Nancy Kinnison, an experienced nurse and lecturer, this is an essential guide to applying theoretical aspects of psychology to nursing and health care.

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Psychology and Sociology in Nursing


Author: Benny Goodman
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473927552
Category: Medical
Page: 224
View: 6547
Nurses have to be aware of a range of sociological and psychological issues in order to provide holistic care. This book explores sociology and psychology relevant to nursing and explains why it is so important to understand these disciplines in order to be a good nurse. It is written specifically for nursing students, and clearly explains the key concepts using nursing case studies and examples. Chapters move from individual and personal issues onto wider society as a whole and explore the psychological and sociological basis of all aspects of nursing practice.

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Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional


Author: Laurie Kelly McCorry,Jeff Mason
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781582558141
Category: Medical
Page: 251
View: 1794
Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional is a comprehensive yet compact guide to learning essential communication skills that will prepare students for success as healthcare professionals. Intended to supplement the clinical coursework students complete in the first one to two years of all allied health programs, the book uses a broad range of examples, role plays, and scenarios from virtually every healthcare field, enabling both instructors and students to use it as an essential resource for mastering any area-specific communication skill. Each chapter provides students with objective and short-answer questions to test comprehension of the material, as well as more complex clinical applications that encourage students to develop the critical thinking skills they will need every day as professionals in the healthcare industry.

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Psychology of Medicine and Surgery

A Guide for Psychologists, Counsellors, Nurses and Doctors
Author: Peter Salmon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 312
View: 8314
In the context of acute physical illness and surgery, the beliefs, emotions, and behaviour of individuals, both lay people and health professionals, can have a profound effect on the processes of understanding, communication and coping.

    • Psychology

Clinical Psychology

An Introduction
Author: Alan Carr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415683971
Category: Psychology
Page: 395
View: 5706
Clinical Psychology is for students studying clinical psychology as part of an undergraduate programme in psychology, nursing, sociology or social and behavioural sciences. Undergraduate students who wish to know if postgraduate study in clinical psychology would be of interest to them will find this book particularly useful. The book will inform students about: the profession of clinical psychology how to get onto a clinical psychology postgraduate training programme the way clinical psychologists work with children, adolescents and adults with common psychological problems the main models of practice used by clinical psychologists, and the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of psychological interventions. There is a focus on both clinical case studies and relevant research, and the book includes summaries, revision questions, advice on further reading and a glossaryof key terms, all of which make it an excellent student-friendly introduction to an exceptionally interesting subject.

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Interpersonal Communication and Psychology for Health Care Professionals

Theory and Practice
Author: Dev. M. Rungapadiachy
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 9780750640800
Category: Medical
Page: 288
View: 4447
This book offers nursing students and professionals a unique opportunity to explore both interpersonal communication and psychology in the context of health care delivery. It is an ideal text for communication training on nursing courses from diploma to degree level. The main focus is on self-awareness, through self-reflection, encouraging practitioners to understand and improve their interpersonal skills. Interactive nature - plenty of exercises to engage the reader Well illustrated to enhance understanding of key concepts Integrated approach, drawing on theory, with practical applications

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Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Practice


Author: Jennifer Boore,Neal Cook,Andrea Shepherd
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473966264
Category: Medical
Page: 616
View: 6730
Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473938465) Drawing together the best of text, video and interactive material for the complete A&P learning resource for nurses. Effective, holistic nursing is impossible without a firm grasp of how the human body functions but knowledge of the scientific theory on its own is not enough. Using the person-centred practice framework as a guiding principle, this book brings anatomy and physiology to life combining the best of print and online learning into one integrated package. Key features Connects theory with nursing practice exploring the science from the perspective of a fictional family Supported by a rich array of video material including interactive figures, animations and mini-tutorials – perfect for visual learners Full of engaging activities designed to complement self-directed learning A bank of 170 online multiple choice questions and over 800 flashcards – ideal for revision and consolidating knowledge Written with the needs of nurses firmly in mind, focusing on the essential information More than just a book! Each purchase includes 12 months access to an interactive eBook version which seamlessly blends the traditional textbook format with the best of online learning. Students can study when and how they want and make use of additional tools including search, highlighting, annotation note sharing and much more. The book is also supported by a SAGE Edge website containing complete access to videos, animations, student revision material and action plans. Lecturer resources to support your teaching, including downloadable figures from the book and a test bank of questions for assessment use, are also available. Visit https://edge.sagepub.com/essentialaandp to find out more. *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook

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Becoming a Nurse

Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing
Author: Derek Sellman,Paul Snelling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317436296
Category: Medical
Page: 558
View: 7122
The guidelines and skills required to become a nurse are always changing and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the current standards. This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills you need to meet NMC requirements. Becoming a Nurse will demystify what you need to know while preparing you to meet NMC standards and become a confident, practising professional. The book introduces the many subjects outside the biological which are none the less essential for both pre-registration and practising nurses. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and includes four new chapters on psychosocial concepts for nursing; sociological concepts for nursing; spiritual care; and preceptorship and transition. Like the previous edition the book also covers: Law, ethics and policy Management and leadership Communication, interpersonal skills and interprofessional working Evidence based practice Medicines management Public health and professional development Each chapter is packed full of case studies, discussion question and further readings to encourage critical thinking and reflection. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of NMC standards.

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Practical Leadership in Nursing and Health Care

A Multi-Professional Approach
Author: Suzanne Henwood
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444172352
Category: Medical
Page: 255
View: 5392
This multidisciplinary text is an essential introduction to leadership in health care, combining the underpinning theory with a practical approach to help you come to decisions and solutions in everyday practice. * Written in an accessible and easy to understand style by an international team of practitioners who will engage, inspire and empower you to really make a difference in practice * Evidence based and with a focus on patient care and service delivery to ensure best practice * Includes case studies from a range of disciplines as well as questions and reflective activities to help you apply theory to practice * Provides practical tools from a number of disciplines including NLP, positive psychology, coaching and transactional analysis * Free HodderPlus website provides PowerPoints, case studies, questions, reflection activities and annotated web links This practical guide is an invaluable tool for all students and professionals in nursing and allied health, including radiographers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians and paramedics.

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The Psychology of Spirituality

An Introduction
Author: Larry Culliford
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004918
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
View: 5088
Spirituality is increasingly accepted as integral to human psychology, vital for physical and mental health. The Psychology of Spirituality is an accessible book that introduces the relationship between spirituality and psychology. The author sets out what spirituality is, the values it represents and how it can contribute to mental health and wellbeing. He then illustrates how knowledge of spirituality can provide a deeper understanding of people’s problems and can help them develop resilience and aid recovery. With reference to a new holistic or ‘psycho-spiritual’ paradigm, the book then covers stages of spiritual development: from having natural spiritual awareness in early childhood to the waning of interest in later childhood; largely conforming to group mentality in adolescence before discovering individuality; and then the final journey towards full personal and emotional maturity. Finally, the author outlines practical advice on how to explore and make use of spirituality, covering a range of spiritual skills and practices, including meditation and contemplation. Each chapter includes case examples and exercises to explore the ideas covered. This book will be compelling reading for psychologists, psychiatrists, chaplains, healthcare professionals, students, and anyone wanting to understand better the role of spirituality and psychology in the lives of all.