This text is concerned with selected nursing practices or interventions. The selection of practices was made with the aim of including all those which the non-specialist nurse should be able to perform safely. It attempts to establish clearly in the student's mind, from the outset of his or her career (or, indeed, when that career is resumed), the crucial link between theory and practice, and the equally important concept that these apparently physical nursing practices require psychosocial skills just as much as manual dexterity. These two aims have been kept firmly in mind throughout the book. This text provides guidelines as to what the nurse should do when he or she is carrying out a nurse-initiated intervention, such as a bed bath; or helping the medical practitioner to carry out, for example, a lumbar puncture. The guidelines are succinct and stress principles, since the detail of practice inevitably varies from one place to another. The nursing practices have been viewed within the framework of a model for nursing which includes the process of nursing. Although the book can be used in combination with any model, one has been selected throughout to provide the student with examples of its application - the Roper, Logan and Tierney model for nursing as described in "The Elements of Nursing".
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Book Description Elsevier. Book Condition: New. pp. 400. Bookseller Inventory # 5281882