Nursing is a service to humankind to prevent illness, support those in need and give care to others. It involves the giving of intimate personal care at the edges of life and death – to the hurt and the vulnerable. It is a science that calls for certain personal attributes, for the development of professional values and attitudes, and a firm foundation of knowledge and understanding of people. The principles and practice of nursing and health care addresses the essential educational needs of nursing students and health care professionals within the context of the most recent guidelines set by the South African Nursing Council.
The principles and practice of nursing and health care integrates a wide range of perspectives, giving students a sense of their multiple responsibilities, while at the same time demonstrating and reinforcing the values and ethics that must form the foundation of all their duties. As interactive learning is an essential aid for students, plenty of activities, case studies and questions are provided. An accompanying CD contains additional reading material and practical applications.
Contents include the following:
- Professional-ethical practice
- Legal rights and responsibilities
- Professional regulation, competencies, responsibilities and accountability
- The management and planning processes
- Financial management
- Organisation and coordination of a health care unit
- Staffing and staff development
- Clinical leadership and supervision
- Control and safety measures
- Overview of the research process
The principles and practice of nursing and health care has been carefully designed to meet the academic needs of nursing students and health care professionals. In addition, it will serve as a practical reference and guide in understanding and managing the many issues readers will confront every day while delivering quality care to clients and communities.
Prof. Karien Jooste (PhD) is the Head of the Nursing Science Department at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Her niche area is leadership in health services management.
Section 1 Ethos of nursing and
Chapter 1 Nature and parameters of nursing practice
Chapter 2 Nursing theories and philosophy
Chapter 3 Professional-ethical practice
Chapter 4 Legal rights and responsibilities
Chapter 5 Professional regulation: an organised profession
Chapter 6 Professional competencies, responsibilities and accountability
Chapter 7 Professional and legal aspects
Section 2 Health care unit management
Chapter 8 The management process: an overview
Chapter 9 Legislation and policy frameworks in planning a health care unit
Chapter 10 The planning process in a health care unit
Chapter 11 Financial management in a health care unit
Chapter 12 Change and project management
Chapter 13 Organisation and coordination of a health care unit: theoretical concepts
Chapter 14 Organisation and coordination of a health care unit: teams and groups
Chapter 15 Information and knowledge management
Chapter 16 Staffing
Chapter 17 Labour relations
Chapter 18 Leadership and guidance in a health care unit
Chapter 19 Empowerment
Chapter 20 Communication in a health care unit
Chapter 21 Clinical leadership and supervision
Chapter 22 Control and safety measures in a health care unit
Section 3 Staff development
Chapter 23 Staff development
Chapter 24 Career management
Section 4 Overview of the research process
Chapter 25 Foundations of research in nursing for evidence-informed practice
Chapter 26 Ethics in research
Chapter 27 Initial steps of planning in research
Chapter 28 Conceptualisation in research
Chapter 29 Research design, population and sampling
Chapter 30 Data gathering and analysis
Chapter 31 Validity, reliability and trustworthiness
Chapter 32 Reporting the research findings
Section 5 Health dynamics
Chapter 33 Health systems
Chapter 34 Health care indicators and profiles
Chapter 35 Current health care dynamics
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