Compassion and Caring in Nursing

Author: Claire Chambers,Elaine Ryder

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138030996

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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'Compassion, in its many manifestations, is the key to rediscovering what lies at the heart of nursing practice all over the world. It is absolutely essential that nurses start to revisit compassion as a central focus for nursing practice...' This user-friendly book adopts a patient-centred approach to care. The challenging theories are grounded in practical applications, encouraging readers to recognise opportunities for change in their daily practice. The book focuses on six key concepts central to compassionate care: A*
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Compassion in Nursing

Theory, Evidence and Practice

Author: Alistair Hewison,Yvonne Sawbridge

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137443707

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 5797

Is nursing in England experiencing a fundamental moral crisis? A number of recent high-profile reports about the state of nursing care in English hospitals certainly add weight to this argument; however, although the intense media attention on the decline of compassion in nursing has highlighted some of the issues, it has neither explained the underlying causes nor signalled a realistic solution. In this timely and important book, a collection of expert authors with a wealth of academic and practice experience examine the multitude of areas that need to be understood, and issues that must be addressed, before the policy recommendations triggered by the latest furore can be realised. These include: • Policy perspectives on compassion • Analysis of the historical roots of the concept of compassion • Examination of compassion in a contemporary nursing context, including patients' perspectives • The organisation of services to deliver compassion • Approaches to supporting staff to provide compassionate care. Compassion in nursing has become an issue of national attention in England; however, there has been a tendency for sensationalised reports to win out over analysis. This book explores the issues involved in more detail and depth. It is an essential resource for nursing students, practising nurses and health service managers, and anyone else interested in creating a compassionate health service.
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Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing

Enhancing Professional Quality of Life

Author: Vidette Todaro-Franceschi

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109772

Category: Medical

Page: 231

View: 9383

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Excellence in Compassionate Nursing Care

Leading the Change

Author: Claire Chambers,Elaine Ryder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1846198291

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 644

We are passionately interested in the importance of nursing values and believe that excellence in compassionate nursing care lies at the heart of nursing practice and that leadership is key to making this happen. Every nurse, whatever their position and role, has a vital leadership role to play in ensuring excellent care remains at the heart of nursing practice. From the preface Highly committed nurses often feel disillusioned, disempowered and angry when they are faced with negative media reports about poor standards of care. They are genuinely concerned, and want to address issues, when patients and clients feel they are not being cared for with compassion. However, complex and under-resourced healthcare environments pose many challenges. Developing ideas and initiatives from the highly successful Compassion and Caring in Nursing, in this new book Claire Chambers and Elaine Ryder focus on these potential difficulties and offers practitioners a chance to build on their current knowledge and experience, and consider ways to take the lead and act as catalysts for change. Each chapter focuses on a particular issue and case scenarios are used and revisited in each chapter, so that theory and practice are integrated throughout. Specific prompts encourage readers to bring about vital change in practice. All nurses, health visitors and health and social care practitioners should find this book motivating and realistic. It also offers thought-provoking inspiration for undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare students.
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Compassion, Caring and Communication

Skills for Nursing Practice

Author: Jacqui Baughan,Ann Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317902513

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 8534

Compassion and caring are at the very heart of nursing – possibly that’s why you were attracted to the nursing profession in the first place. But what does compassionate caring really mean in nursing practice? Compassion, Caring and Communication: Skills for Nursing Practice is a practical book that guides you through the complex dimensions of caring. It considers the ways in which you connect with patients, families and co-workers, and the long-lasting impact of emotions and feelings. Using real-life narratives, case studies and reflection activities, the authors demonstrate how you can develop and maintain the empathy and communication skills you need to create effective, compassionate and caring partnerships. New to the second edition: Comprehensively updated throughout to reflect and highlight current professional pressures and public concerns around nursing practice. Includes a broader range of relevant case studies, discussions and scenarios to engage students and qualified nurses at all levels. Contains new content about the impacts of recent government reports and policies on nursing care, developing an awareness of contemporary issues and debates. The BOND caring framework has been revised and updated alongside new ‘caring indicators’, to support the development of compassionate caring skills. All references have been updated using the latest sources and evidence-based studies.
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Prayer in Nursing

The Spirituality of Compassionate Caregiving

Author: Mary Elizabeth O'Brien

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763722395

Category: Medical

Page: 164

View: 9617

This Slim, Yet Significant Book Examines The Role Of Prayer In The Life Of A Nurse From A Variety Of Perspectives. To Encourage The Practice Of Prayer, Each Chapter Begins With A Meditation And Ends With A Prayer Reflective Of A Nurse’S Spirituality.
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Palliative Care in Nursing and Healthcare

Author: Michelle Brown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473969352

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 2637

This book helps nursing and healthcare students to prepare for the challenges of working with the increasing number of patients requiring palliative care, so that they can work in partnership with patients and their carers, providing care that is compassionate, practical and backed up by the latest evidence. Delivering palliative care can be emotionally challenging and the book focuses on supporting healthcare staff, allowing them to provide the care that is needed. Key features include: * case studies in every chapter, helping students to practically work through difficult scenarios * reflective activities that assist readers in thinking critically about their care and how to improve it * a holistic approach to palliative care that includes family, carers and interprofessional work * up to date theory and policy. Palliative Care in Nursing and Healthcare is suitable for undergraduate nursing students and allied health students and practitioners. Michelle Brown is Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby.
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Caring in Nursing Classics

An Essential Resource

Author: Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,Marian C. Turkel, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN,Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171125

Category: Medical

Page: 532

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"This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caring...[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity.” From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more. The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science. Key Features: Presents the seminal literature on caring Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels For use in baccalaureate, graduate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs Is accompanied by a digital teacher and student guide (please contact [email protected] to request this content)
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Caring

The Compassion and Wisdom of Nursing

Author: Gosia M. Brykczyńska

Publisher: Singular Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 209

View: 8501

Caring: The Compassion and Wisdom of Nursing is a collection of essays that will encourage nurses to consider more deeply what caring means to them, to their patients, to society and to their profession. Aimed at a wide audience of nurses, this text is a valuable resource for all health professionals interested in caring and the arena in which it takes place. The authors look at the cultural and historical origins of caring, the practical and professional responsibilities that caring involves, the personal and professional strengths necessary in order to care, and the role that the arts and humanities play in promoting caring sensitivities. This unique approach to the subject puts caring into a sharp and clear focus. Each chapter requires a different type of reflection and the various approaches together form an interesting picture of both the complexities and simplicities inherent in caring.
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Time to Care

Wie Sie Ihre Patienten und Ihren Job lieben

Author: Robin Youngson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3863213211

Category: Medical

Page: 315

View: 8288

Das Buch des international bekannten, neuseeländischen Arztes Robin Youngson zeigt allen im Gesundheitswesen Tätigen Auswege aus Stress und Burn-out. Es beschreibt, wie man in seinen Berufsalltag wieder Freude, Erfüllung, Wohlbefinden und Widerstandsfähigkeit hineinbringt. Das Buch richtet sich an Fach- und Führungskräfte aus dem Gesundheitsbereich, StudentInnen, PatientInnen und alle, die das Gesundheitswesen wieder menschlicher und solidarischer gestalten wollen.
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Compassion in Nursing: Is It Necessary?

Author: Deborah J. Mauffray

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469121778

Category: Medical

Page: 50

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Compassion in Nursing: Is It Necessary? is a book designed to ignite nurses to be more willing to share their compassion. But it is also for the lay people in the communities and cities who have or will experience health care to help them understand why compassion may not be evident in nurses every day. Compassion is truly a part of the caring-healing model of nursing. However, nurses are human as well and they can only take the day-to-day encounters with death and dying and healing the sick for so long without developing compassion fatigue. This book will hopefully open the eyes of many people, as it did mine in writing it.
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Spiritual Care in Everyday Nursing Practice

A New Approach

Author: Janice Clarke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137256540

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 8363

As changes in technology, policy and management put an increasing emphasis on processes and procedures in nursing and health care, how do we continue to make room for compassion, the ancient human value that calls most nurses to the profession? In Spiritual Care in Everyday Nursing Practice, Janice Clarke argues that it is compassionate care of the whole person, body and soul, which is at the heart of nursing practice that values the individual and respects their dignity. Rather than seeing spiritual care as an addition to what nurses already do, this new approach considers it a natural part of compassionate care which doesn't present the nurse with an extra ambiguous burden to deal with. Providing a brief historical introduction to the concept of spirituality, Clarke examines the ways in which our spiritual life – a source of strength and meaning – can be influenced by factors such as age, illness and suffering, and mental illness, as well as our religious beliefs. Providing a practical guide to talking about and working with spirituality, she explores how nurses might imbue all their practice including the physical aspects of care – from use of touch to helping patients to move, bathe and eat – with an attention to spiritual needs. A timely, accessible and practical introduction to a concept that is under-explored in contemporary nursing literature, this book will be of great value to students and professionals alike.
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Servant Leadership in Nursing

Spirituality and Practice in Contemporary Health Care

Author: Mary Elizabeth O'Brien

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449611001

Category: Medical

Page: 355

View: 9754

Servant Leadership in Nursing: Spirituality and Practice in Contemporary Health Care embraces the philosophy that a true leader, in any venue, must be a servant of those he or she leads. This text includes current information on the relevance of servant leadership for nurses practicing in a health care setting with extensive literature review on leadership in nursing and healthcare as well as on servant leadership. This unique text also includes many powerful and poignant perceptions and experiences of servant leadership elicited in tape-recorded interviews with 75 nursing leaders currently practicing in the contemporary healthcare system.
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Assessment in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

In Search of the Whole Person

Author: Philip J. Barker

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748778010

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 2992

This bestseller has been updated to reflect new concepts and ideas. The assessment of mental health problems is vital to the successful planning and treatment for people suffering from them. This book provides a step-by-step guide of how to conduct this assessment, giving student nurses a humanistic perspective on the subject. New material in this second edition includes person-centered assessment and care planning, and culture and culturally-appropriate assessment and care planning.
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Management and Leadership in Nursing and Health Care

An Experiential Approach, Third Edition

Author: Elaine La Monica Rigolosi, EdD, JD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108407

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 9981

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
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Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Compassion, Caring and Communication

Author: Barbara Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906209

Category: Medical

Page: 44

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Compassion, caring and communication are all fundamental parts of patient care and something all health and social care workers encounter on a daily basis. This user-friendly reference guide will help you care for your patients in a person-centred way. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.
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Patient and Person

Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Author: Jane Stein-Parbury

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729586294

Category: Communication in nursing

Page: 352

View: 3439

Effective communication is vital for nurses to provide quality care for patients and their families. Patient & Person provides students with an essential framework to establish and build effective interpersonal skills in nursing practice. Incorporating a person-centred approach, Patient & Person focuses on the importance of relating and interacting with patients as people - a concept central in providing quality nursing care and developing a therapeutic relationship in practice. Focus on interprofessional and team communication throughout A suite of scenario-based videos supporting key communication skills and concepts, including empathy, challenging behaviours, advocating for a patient and admitting a patient with reflections from both the nurse and patient perspective A series of video interviews - exploring diverse cultural backgrounds from the patient and practitioner perspective More than 40 Learning Activities to help develop featured skills and concepts Research highlights in each chapter covering the most recent research on communication in nursing
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Compassion

The Essence of Palliative and End-of-life Care

Author: Philip J. Larkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198703317

Category: Compassion

Page: 240

View: 2251

Since the efforts of Dame Cicely Saunders and the founders of the modern hospice movement, compassion has become a fundamental part of palliative care. In this ground-breaking book, international experts give their critical thoughts on the essence and role of compassion, in both palliative and hospice care over the past half-century. Compassion: The essence of palliative and end of life care provides insight into the motivations for, and practice of, compassionate palliative and hospice care, featuring the reflections of leading healthcare professionals, social workers, chaplains and educators. Chapters utilise case examples and first-hand experiences to explore the historical and contemporary discourse surrounding the concept of compassion in palliative medicine. This book is relevant to a multidisciplinary audience of palliative care practitioners, including undergraduate and graduate students in sociology, psychology and theology, and healthcare professionals in oncology and gerontology.
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