Social Policy for Nurses


Author: Anita Fatchett
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 074564919X
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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Important changes within the NHS and nursing have taken place over the last fifteen years. The healthcare environment has been transformed and the picture of professional nursing redrawn and sharpened. But how do these changes relate to practising nurses and student nurses at the beginning of their professional practice and what effect will they have on the everyday lives of nurses and their patients? Social Policy for Nurses aims to answer these essential questions, providing the ideal introduction to health policy for nurses at all stages of their careers. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book provides a comprehensive discussion of the current policy imperatives facing nurses across the UK. The text offers a clear overview of the nature of policy and policy-making, reminding nurses of their ability, and responsibility, to become involved. The importance of learning lessons from the past, both good and bad, is strongly emphasised and the book has helpful chapter summaries, case studies and learning activities to help readers engage with the policies discussed. The themes explored include: Working in partnership and empowering the users Building a healthier nation Professionalism Information technology The future for the profession and for a high-quality, collectively provided health service is now very much in the hands of all nurses. This book sets out to inspire the current and future generation of nurses to reflect fully on the influence that health policy has on their profession and daily practice, and on health service provision more generally.

Social Policy For Nurses And The Helping Professions


Author: Peckham, Stephen,Meerabeau, Elizabeth
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335219624
Category: Medical
Page: 330
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What is social policy and why is it relevant to nursing and other caring professions? How has the welfare state changed in response to new social problems? What roles do professionals and lay people play in providing welfare services? This fully revised text is one of a series of books providing coherent and multi-disciplinary support for all client groups involved in the provision of health and social care. The book examines the relationship between welfare and health and includes discussion of key policy issues such as; changes in health care delivery, regulation of professionals, privatisation, welfare pluralism and the tackling of health and social inequalities. The significance of social policy in preventing ill health and disability, as well as supporting the sick and disabled people, is emphasised throughout the book. This new edition is updated throughout and includes new chapters on: Health policy in the post-war period The role of health and social care professionals The future of social policy and health in the 21st century Social Policy for Nurses and the Helping Professionsequips students with a lively, readable and well-illustrated introduction to social policy. The reader is guided through the material with the help of chapter summaries, further reading and a glossary, as well as new examples and case studies to reflect the different client groups within nursing.

Social Policy For Nurses And The Helping Professions


Author: Peckham, Stephen,Meerabeau, Elizabeth
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335219624
Category: Medical
Page: 330
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What is social policy and why is it relevant to nursing and other caring professions? How has the welfare state changed in response to new social problems? What roles do professionals and lay people play in providing welfare services? This fully revised text is one of a series of books providing coherent and multi-disciplinary support for all client groups involved in the provision of health and social care. The book examines the relationship between welfare and health and includes discussion of key policy issues such as; changes in health care delivery, regulation of professionals, privatisation, welfare pluralism and the tackling of health and social inequalities. The significance of social policy in preventing ill health and disability, as well as supporting the sick and disabled people, is emphasised throughout the book. This new edition is updated throughout and includes new chapters on: Health policy in the post-war period The role of health and social care professionals The future of social policy and health in the 21st century Social Policy for Nurses and the Helping Professionsequips students with a lively, readable and well-illustrated introduction to social policy. The reader is guided through the material with the help of chapter summaries, further reading and a glossary, as well as new examples and case studies to reflect the different client groups within nursing.

Mental Health Policy for Nurses


Author: Ian Hulatt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473905168
Category: Medical
Page: 264
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Mental health nursing has been shaped by a variety of policy factors in the past 50 years. In this new textbook, edited by the mental health policy advisor to the Royal College of Nursing, a range of experts in their field introduce the essential elements of policy and legislation to new students and experienced practitioners which will affect them throughout their careers. Clinical examples are drawn on throughout, to help students think about the real-life context of what can be a difficult subject.

Social Policy for Nurses and the Caring Professions


Author: Louise Ackers,Pamela Abbott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780335193592
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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* What is the relationship between social policy and health? * Who provides social welfare? * How has the provision of welfare developed? Social Policy for Nurses and the Caring Professions is one of a series of texts which provide coherent and multi-disciplinary support for all professional groups involved in the provision of health and social care. It provides the student with a lively, readable and well-illustrated introduction to social policy. The authors take as a starting point the importance of the conceptual connection between health and illness. The stress throughout the book is on the significance of social policy in preventing ill health and disability as well as supporting the sick and disabled. A broad approach to social policy is taken, and the text is organized around the provision of welfare in the following contexts: * public * private *voluntary * informal Consideration is given to competing ideologies of welfare and the development of welfare as well as contemporary provision. Social Policy for Nurses and the Caring Professions is based on the authors' first-hand teaching and research experience. The text has been carefully designed with the student in mind: a comprehensive reference list is provided at the end of the book, together with a glossary of important terms. The text is illustrated with tables and graphs throughout, and there are suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. Social Policy for Nurses and the Caring Professions is a key textbook for all students undertaking diploma or degree level courses in nursing, health and social care.

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals


Author: Donna M. Nickitas,Professor Hunter College City University of New York Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing New York New York Deputy Executive Director Doctor of Nursing Science Program CUNY Graduate Center New York New York Donna M Nickitas,Nancy Aries,Donna J. Middaugh
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284032493
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals, Second Edition focuses on the idea that all health care providers require a fundamental understanding of the health care system including but not limited to knowledge required to practice their discipline. The text discusses how health care professionals must also prepare themselves to engage in the economic, political and policy dimensions of health care. The Second Edition offers a nursing focus with an interdisciplinary approach intertwined to create an understanding of health care practice and policy. The text is enriched through the contributions from nurses and other health professionals including activists, politicians, and economists who comprehend the forces of healthcare in America how their impact on the everyday provider. The new edition features key updates on the current health care environment including the Affordable Care Act.

Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals


Author: Donna Nickitas,Donna J. Middaugh,Nancy Aries
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763756598
Category: Law
Page: 378
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Policy and Politics for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals: Advocacy and Action provides a nursing focus within an interdisciplinary approach, which intertwines to create an understanding of economics, politics, and policy in relation to health care. Contributors to this text offer future nurses and healthcare providers keen insight about clinical practice and its derivation from regulation, laws, and policies that have roots in public policy and politics. This innovative text also offers practical knowledge on how healthcare professionals can get involved and be proactive in the policy that directly affects their profession and patients. Key pedagogical features include chapter objectives, summaries, examples, boxed articles, case studies, review questions, key terms, photographs, and a tool kit that includes a "skills" section.

Health Care Finance, Economics, and Policy for Nurses

A Foundational Guide
Author: Betty Rambur,Betty Rambur, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826123228
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Distills complex principles essential to nursing practice today into a concise, easy-to-read format The complexities of health care finance, economics, and policy are today inextricably intertwined with traditional nursing practice. This undergraduate nursing text distills these challenging topics into an engaging, easy-to-read format that facilitates ready application into any practice setting. Written specifically for RN to BSN and second degree nursing programs, the book is the only such text grounded in nurses' understanding and experience. Concise and practical, it supports foundational concepts with real-life case studies and clinical applications and reinforces information with interactive quizzes and multimedia materials. The book's content fulfills one of the AACN's key Essentials of Baccalaureate Education. Written by a health economics and policy expert, former dean, and award-winning teacher, the text synthesizes the vast scope of health economics to create an easily understandable guide for nursing action from bedside to boardroom. The text describes the relationship between nursing and health care economics, and traces the history of our health care system from the early 1900s. It contrasts the economics of health care with that of classic free markets, and discusses the intersection of ethics and economics-providing nurses with the ethical tools to thoughtfully consider dilemmas wrought by today's focus on the bottom line. The book describes how to use economic principles to shape organizations and public policy, and includes a step-by-step, skill-building guide to enhancing professional influence through participation on governing boards. Complex ideas are synthesized to create easy understanding and relevance to nursing practice, especially challenging financial principles for nurses having no prior knowledge of this discipline. The book also includes relevant information on the Affordable Care Act and is compatible with online teaching and coursework. Faculty resources include PowerPoint slides, a test bank, comprehensive review questions, and sample syllabi. Key Features: Fulfills one of the key Essentials of Baccalaureate Education Addresses the specific needs of RN to BSN courses with a concise, easy-to-read format Illuminates complex principles with specific, engaging case examples relevant to nursing practice Authored by leading nurse expert, health policy leader, former dean, and award-winning teacher Guides readers in using economic principles to shape organizations and public policy

Policy and Politics for Nurses

Action and Change in the Workplace, Government, Organizations, and Community
Author: Diana J. Mason,Susan W. Talbott,Judith Kline Leavitt
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
ISBN: 9780721646688
Category: Nurses
Page: 748
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A Guide for Nursing Home Social Workers, Second Edition


Author: Elise Beaulieu, PhD, MSW, LICSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826193498
Category: Social Science
Page: 410
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ìBeaulieuís decades of social work practice illuminate every chapter, her years of networking with colleagues in Massachusetts and nationwide enhance every paragraph, and nuggets of insight earned through successfully establishing meaningful relationships with residents and families are reflected in every word. She knows her stuff and through this book shares it with others who are committed to enhancing the quality of life of nursing home residents through excellent social work services.î From the Foreword by Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW, MA The University of Iowa School of Social Work "Beaulieu's book... clearly articulates what on-the-ground nursing home social work practice involves... These resources are useful as it is rare to be exposed to this type of information or detail during one's educational training... Beaulieu reveals layer upon layer of social worker roles, responsibilities, and important tools. This is a comprehensive guide for social workers."--The Gerontologist This completely updated guide for nursing home social workers reflects the latest political, economic, and cultural trends and requirements for nursing home facilities and how they impact social workers. It is the most comprehensive guide to nursing home social work available and includes new chapters on changing expectations and new models for nursing home facilities (including the patient-centered facility), disaster planning, pain in older adults, and families and next of kin as legal representatives. Also included are policies that have been revised or added since the previous edition was published, including information about the new Minimum Data Set (MDS 3.0) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and updated content on dementia, depression, elder abuse, and more. Key Features: Comprises the most comprehensive guide to nursing home social work available Includes new chapters on culture and diversity; spirituality; disaster planning; pain in older adults; new models for nursing homes; and families as legal representatives Provides new information about MDS 3.0 and HIPAA Contains helpful forms for assessments, screenings, transfer/discharge notes, new HIPAA forms, and many others

Placement Learning in Community Nursing - E-book

A guide for students in practice
Author: Jane Harris,Sheila Nimmo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070205173X
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Titles in this series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing Each book also covers: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes

Public Health and Community Nursing E-Book

Frameworks for practice
Author: Dianne Watkins,Judy Cousins
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702042609
Category: Medical
Page: 336
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The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing

Nurses Making Policy

From Bedside to Boardroom
Author: Rebecca M. Patton, DNP, RN, CNOR, FAAN,Margarete L. Zalon, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN,Ruth Ludwick, PhD, RN-BC, APRN-CNS, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826198929
Category: Medical
Page: 568
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"There is a plethora of policy books on the market, but none illustrate the steps in the policy process better than this one. The high caliber editors and contributors, all of whom have been involved in policy work, bring years of experience to illustrate the key points... This publication is timely as the shift in healthcare requires input from all health professionals, but especially nurses who are at the frontline of healthcare change and delivery. This outstanding resource will help motivate many more nurses to get involved in the policy process... Weighted Numerical Score: 93 - 4 Stars!"--Doody's Medical Reviews Written by those in the knowñexceptional nurse leaders in practice, education, and politicsñthis is a practical, "how-to" book written to help advanced students and nurse leaders develop health policy skills to advocate for patients from the bedside to the larger political arena. Co-published with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the book examines the pivotal role of nurses' involvement in health policy and describes the requisite steps for facilitating policy changeñfrom understanding the political system through activating a plan and beyond. It features the voices of a wide variety of nurse leaders who discuss policy work both locally and nationally through descriptive case histories. The book discusses those qualities and skill sets that are needed for advocacy at the bedside and other arenas where health policy is determined. It examines the political system and opportunities for nurse involvement, and clarifies the process of identifying issues that need a policy solution. Because citing research is an integral component of health policy solutions, the book describes how research can be used to strengthen policy initiatives. The book guides the reader step by step through the process of creating a work plan and describes the resources needed to accomplish policy change. Activating an action plan and strategies for working with the media are covered, along with the process of taking a leadership role, evaluating outcomes, using policy to eliminate health inequities, and maintaining and expanding momentum. Woven throughout the book are the major themes of ethics, leadership, safety, and the quest for quality of care. The text provides information and perspectives relevant to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) doctor of nursing practice (DNP) Essentials, and includes multimedia electronic links to resources (podcasts, online articles, social network resources, and key political websites) that promote policy research and leadership development. KEY FEATURES: Delineates the steps to becoming a policy advocate in organizational, educational, and political settings Written by noted nurse leaders who describe policy work locally and nationally Presents competencies for nursing policy work derived from the AACN DNP Essentials Focuses throughout on themes of ethics, leadership, quality, and safety Facilitates web use for policy research and development Ancillary materials from the editors are available

Nursing Care of Children - E-Book

Principles and Practice
Author: Susan R. James,Kristine Nelson,Jean Ashwill
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329345X
Category: Medical
Page: 880
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Master the art of caring for children with most effective, efficient, and affordable title on pediatric nursing care. Taking on a family focus, this student-friendly text teaches growth, development, and information on the major body system alterations. Plus, dramatically streamlined content and new learning tools make this new edition even more tailored to your learning needs. Expert reviews of chapter content ensure all chapters include current practices, terms, and updated information. Health Promotion boxes summarize information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach you how to perform a comprehensive assessment of well infants and children at various ages. Illustrated Procedure boxes include step-by-step instructions for common nursing tasks. Pathophysiology boxes explain changes in physiology that occur in a variety of diseases and disorders in children. Nursing process highlighted in nursing care plans and in-text discussions. Clinical Reference pages provide students with easy-to-find reference sections, including basic anatomy and physiology, pediatric differences, related laboratory and diagnostic tests, and commonly prescribed medications. Safety Alert boxes highlight patient safety as part of the QSEN initiative for better outcomes of nursing care. Updated Evidence-Based Practice boxes (formerly Using Research to Improve Practice) assist you in determining best practices in your future care of children. Patient-Centered Care boxes guide you in teaching the parents and child about self-care in the home and follow-up care in community-based health care settings. Streamlined Nursing Care Plans have been reformatted to make them easier to read and use. Updated photos throughout the book keep the text up-to-date and visually appealing. Key concepts are highlighted in the book and their definitions are provided in a glossary.

Nursing's Social Policy Statement

The Essence of the Profession
Author: American Nurses Association
Publisher: Nursesbooks.org
ISBN: 1558102701
Category: Medical
Page: 178
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Text articulates the role of nursing in the U.S. and its relationship with society, its contribution to health care, and its obligation to those receiving nursing care. Defines nursing, identifies the scope of its practice, and describes the profession's knowledge base and ways of regulation. Previous edition: c1995. Softcover. DNLM: Philosophy, Nursing.

Health and Society

Key Debates in Health Care
Author: Gary Taylor
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335240542
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
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Key Debates in Healthcare explores the answers to these and many more topical questions in healthcare. The book considers eight main debates in healthcare, ranging from the role of the state in the provision of health care to the rights of patients, and the responsibilities each of us have for our own health.

Nursing Policies and Procedures for Long Term Care

Nursing Home Policy and Procedure Manual
Author: Debra Collins, RN, RAC-CT
Publisher: LTCS Books
ISBN: 0986254274
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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October, 2016 Edition for MDS v1.14.1. Current with all RAI Manual Updates, Surveyor Guidelines and Federal Regulatory Changes. Covers all nursing policies and procedures for long term care. Includes many policies for Medications, Falls, Restraints, Pressure Ulcers, and Pain Care. Current with all of the latest regulatory updates. The form at the top of each nursing policy for long term care has spaces for the date the policy and procedure was approved by the Director of Nursing and the date of any addendums or changes. Each nursing policy for long term care may also be used as teaching tools in an inservice or employee counseling session. Nursing policies and procedures have been updated to ensure compliance with the change to MDS 3.0 and with all of the federal regulations and guidelines updated during the past year. Each nursing policy for long term care in the book is also included on the CD which is located in the back of the manual, so they may be easily edited on a word processor for desired updates and changes.

Sociology for Nurses


Author: Elaine Denny,Sarah Earle,Alistair Hewison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 150950544X
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Sociology for Nurses has become a leading textbook and an invaluable companion for students wishing to get to grips with how sociology can positively transform professional nursing practice. This thoroughly revised new edition maintains its commitment to providing jargon-free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of nursing. Readers will develop a clear understanding of what sociology is and why it is essential to practice, gain deeper awareness of social issues such as gender, ethnicity, class and the life course, and become more familiar with the social contexts of health policy and nursing as a profession. With updates in every chapter, the third edition includes a new chapter on research methods, a reorganized collection of chapters on health policy, extended coverage of long-term illness and disability, as well as contemporary case studies on topical healthcare issues such as dementia, the ‘obesity epidemic’ and recent attempts to integrate health and social care. In addition, the book provides clearly defined learning aims, a useful glossary of sociological concepts, structured activities and questions for discussion, and annotated suggestions for further reading. The editors and contributing authors to the book have a wealth of experience teaching sociology to nurses at diploma and degree pre-registration and post-registration levels. Their book will continue to spark interest and debate among all student nurses, particularly those approaching sociology for the first time. Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.politybooks.com/sociologyfornurses.