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Client Education

Client Education: Theory and Practice focuses on health education and the role of health care providers, especially nurses, in working with clients such as individuals, families and groups, in health care institutions and community health settings. It addresses the need for health education; the learning process; principles of learning; assessing readiness, abilities and needs of clients across the age span; working with culturally diverse clients; preparing a framework for teaching to include analyzing assessment data; selecting teaching strategies and materials; implementing a plan; and evaluating learning by assessing client compliance and evaluating teaching effectiveness. Each chapter includes a sample client-based teaching plan that incorporates the theory presented to help students understand and apply their knowledge.

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Passing Your Advanced Nursing OSCE

This book aims to provide an easily accessible quick reference guide for advanced nursing students preparing to undertake practical examinations to assess advanced clinical practice competence, and students preparing for practical examinations in non-medical prescribing assessment. These examinations are commonly known as objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). The book is a preparation and revision tool, designed to be read in conjunction with any recommended core clinical textbooks: however, along with giving students step-by-step instructions on performing well in OSCE scenarios, it also gives guidance to academic staff on preparing to teach and mark OSCEs. This book uses a case study approach to OSCEs in a coherent, consistent, and easily understandable style. Both authors are clinical academic nurse practitioners who regularly work in clinical practice in conjunction with teaching advanced nurse practitioner and non-medical prescribing students.

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Study Skills for Nurses

The new edition of Study Skills for Nurses will help you develop the skills and techniques you need for stress-free studying throughout your nursing training. This invaluable book will help you face everyday challenges like essay writing, doing assignments, and taking exams, with confidence.

All chapters have been revised and updated for this Second Edition, which also includes a new chapter giving advice to students with special needs (including dyslexia, hearing and visual impairments, disability and mental health concerns), as well as more material on the importance of achieving a study/life balance. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the core study skills, including practical advice on:

  • how to manage your time effectively
  • how to conduct literature searches
  • how to use technology in your study
  • how to use references
  • how to write assignments
  • how to pass exams.

With summaries, learning aids, and a glossary of key terms, students at all levels will find Study Skills for Nurses an accessible and indispensable companion throughout their training.

Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead is a Reader in Community Nursing and Health at the University of Chester. Tom Mason is Professor of Mental Health and Learning Disability at the University of Chester.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Praise for previous edition:
‘This book should be a useful source of information and reference to aid nurses in general, not just Accident and Emergency nurses, who are undertaking new academic study’ – Accident and Emergency Nursing

‘Reader-friendly format and wide-ranging coverage of material… this will be useful as a pre-course reader to new students and as a companion during the course’ – Journal of Advanced Nursing

‘This book is definitely for you if you want to perfect the art of studying and turn what is usually viewed as a chore into a pleasurable, rewarding experience’ – Journal of Neonatal Nursing

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Case Applications in Nursing Leadership & Management

Case Applications in Nursing Leadership and Management is a case study book designed to accompany traditional Nursing Leadership and Management texts. While it may also be used as a stand-alone text, it complements existing, traditional books by assisting the user to 1) summarize cogent points discussed in the primary text, 2) by using case studies to determine potential alternatives and outcomes, students are assisted in their critical thinking process and 3) many of the case studies can be utilized by faculty in the evaluation of their students.

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Leadership and Nursing Care Management

Uniquely organized around the AONE competencies, this trusted resource gives you an easy-to-understand, in-depth look at today‚Äôs most prevalent nursing leadership and management topics. Coverage features the most up-to-date, research-based blend of practice and theory related to topics such as: the nursing professional’s role in law and ethics, staffing and scheduling, delegation, cultural considerations, care management, human resources, outcomes management, safe work environments, preventing employee injury, and time and stress management.

  • UNIQUE! Chapters divided according to AONE competencies for nurse leaders, managers, and executives.
  • Research Notes in each chapter summarize relevant nursing leadership and management studies and highlight practical applications of research findings.
  • Case Studies at the end of each chapter present real-world leadership and management situations and illustrate how key concepts can be applied to actual practice.
  • Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter present clinical situations followed by critical thinking questions to help you reflect on chapter content, critically analyze the information, and apply it to the situation.
  • NEW! Full-color design makes content more vivid and realistic.
  • NEW! Chapter on Communication and Care Coordination covers these integral topics.
  • NEW! Updates to critical thinking exercises, case studies, research notes, and references offer the most current information.
  • NEW! Updated sections on Current Issues and Trends reflect the latest topics in the field.
  • NEW! Relevant Web Sites boxes provide authoritative resources for additional research.
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Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators

This completely revised, yet comprehensive text provides management concepts and theories, giving professional administrators and students in nursing theoretical and practical knowledge. Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Sixth Edition provides a foundation for nurse managers and nurse executives as well as students with major management and administrative content including planning, organizing, leadership, directing, and evaluating. An additional chapter, titled “The Executive Summary”, is included. Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Sixth Edition combines traditional organizational management content with forward-thinking healthcare administration content. This comprehensive Nursing Administration text includes content on: *complex adaptive systems *evidence-based practices *academic and clinical partnerships *trends in nursing leadership *implications for education and practice *creating a culture of magnetism *information management and technology *risk management *legal issues *building a portfolio Key features of this book include unit openers, learning features and objectives, “Concepts,” “Nurse Manager Behaviors,” “Nurse Executive Behaviors,” quotations, summaries, exercises, review questions, Evidence-Based Practice Research Boxes, case studies, tables, figures, and charts, clinical leader content and content related to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and a glossary.

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Management and Leadership in Nursing and Health Care

Time-tested leadership and management strategies based on experiential learning activities are at the foundation of this text for undergraduate and graduate students in nursing and health care leadership or management courses. It is grounded in theories and concepts applied to the health care environment from business, organizational psychology, health care law, and educational administration fields. The text encompasses theories of effective communication, problem analysis, conflict resolution, and time management challenges.

This new edition includes three new chapters that cover current theories of creative leadership, working with diverse groups, and ethics for leaders and managers in health care, as well as new experiential learning activities throughout. These activities make theory application palpable and support the development of skills that students can use to motivate, educate, and lead those in health care to achieve the goals of a group, team, or organization. Included among the experiential learning activities are case studies, simulation, review questions, suggested assignments, and expected learning outcomes. The text will also be of value to nurse managers who wish to enhance their current leadership or managerial skills.

Key Features:

  • Provides strong direction for improving leadership and management skills in the health care environment
  • Includes three new chapters on creative leadership, working with diverse groups, and ethics for healthcare leaders and managers
  • Offers new learning activities throughout, including review questions and suggested assignments
  • Features over 35 Experiential Exercises which invite the reader to experience new behaviors in a safe environment