Nursing: Decision Making for Practice

Paperback | August 30, 2013

EditorKaren Holland, Debbie Roberts

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Decision-making is a key skill for today's nurses. Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice is an essential guide for student nurses that prepares them to make effective decisions on the ward and in the community. This new title in the Prepare for Practice series details the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to make good decisions across a variety of nursing areas: from involving patients in decision making, to using the best evidence in care planning. Case studies, activities, and exercises ensure thattheories of decision-making are brought into real-world nursing situations . Evidence-based and with links to core NMC competencies throughout, this textbook will help undergraduate and qualified nurses to make confident decisions and boost their academic, personal, and professional development.

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Decision-making is a key skill for today's nurses. Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice is an essential guide for student nurses that prepares them to make effective decisions on the ward and in the community. This new title in the Prepare for Practice series details the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to make good deci...

Karen Holland is Series Editor of the Prepare for Practice series. She has extensive experience in nurse education and practice and has co-authored numerous nursing textbooks. Karen is also Editor of the journal Nurse Education in Practice (Elsevier). She has a commitment to learning and teaching at all levels and is leading an evidenc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:August 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199641420

ISBN - 13:9780199641420

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Decision making theory and practice1. Karen Holland and Debbie Roberts: Principles of decision making2. Debbie Roberts: Making decisions as a student3. Therese Leufer and Joanne Cleary-Holdforth: Using evidence for decision making4. Debbie Roberts and Karen Holland: Learning from decision makingSection 2: Decision making and achieving competence5. Ruth Chadwick: Professional values6. Jenni Templeman and June Keeling: Communication and interpersonal skills7. Dawn Gawthorpe: Nursing practice8. Mike Lappin: Leadership, management, and team workingSection 3: Decision making in specific fields of practice9. Tony Warne and Gareth Holland: Mental health nursing10. Aatefa Lunat and Denise Major: Children and young people's nursing11. Deborah Atkinson and Jane McGrath: Adult nursing12. Sue Hart and Eva Scarlett: Learning disability nursingSection 4: Decision making in professional practice13. Sarah Ratcliffe and Joyce Smith: Transition, registration, and preceptorship

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"This book is timely given the contemporary changes to nursing education in the UK." --Trevor Simpson, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln