Social Policy For Nurses And The Helping Professions

Author: Peckham, Stephen,Meerabeau, Elizabeth

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335219624

Category: Medical

Page: 330

View: 5852

What is social policy and why is it relevant to nursing and other caring professions? How has the welfare state changed in response to new social problems? What roles do professionals and lay people play in providing welfare services? This fully revised text is one of a series of books providing coherent and multi-disciplinary support for all client groups involved in the provision of health and social care. The book examines the relationship between welfare and health and includes discussion of key policy issues such as; changes in health care delivery, regulation of professionals, privatisation, welfare pluralism and the tackling of health and social inequalities. The significance of social policy in preventing ill health and disability, as well as supporting the sick and disabled people, is emphasised throughout the book. This new edition is updated throughout and includes new chapters on: Health policy in the post-war period The role of health and social care professionals The future of social policy and health in the 21st century Social Policy for Nurses and the Helping Professionsequips students with a lively, readable and well-illustrated introduction to social policy. The reader is guided through the material with the help of chapter summaries, further reading and a glossary, as well as new examples and case studies to reflect the different client groups within nursing.
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Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy

A Guide for the Health and Helping Professions

Author: Bruce S. Jansson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047050529X

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 7113

While vulnerable populations are most susceptible to lack of health care and inadequate services, all consumers are potentially at risk. This book uses an intervention framework and first-person case studies from health care workers and consumers to illustrate how everyone in the health care system can advocate effectively. Cases are provided from a wide range of health professionals and consumers. Written in a clear, jargon-free style, this book focuses on health care access and the treatment of vulnerable populations. Essential reading for social workers and front line health care workers.
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Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions

Author: N.A

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335243924

Category: Psychology

Page: 302

View: 3919

This book introduces students and practitioners to psychological knowledge and understanding for clinical contexts, with emphasis on enhancing care.
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Mental Health Policy for Nurses

Author: Ian Hulatt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905176

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 2672

Mental health nursing has been shaped by a variety of policy factors in the past 50 years. In this new textbook, edited by the mental health policy advisor to the Royal College of Nursing, a range of experts in their field introduce the essential elements of policy and legislation to new students and experienced practitioners which will affect them throughout their careers. Clinical examples are drawn on throughout, to help students think about the real-life context of what can be a difficult subject.
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Nursing's Social Policy Statement

The Essence of the Profession

Author: American Nurses Association

Publisher: Nursesbooks.org

ISBN: 1558102701

Category: Medical

Page: 178

View: 4492

Text articulates the role of nursing in the U.S. and its relationship with society, its contribution to health care, and its obligation to those receiving nursing care. Defines nursing, identifies the scope of its practice, and describes the profession's knowledge base and ways of regulation. Previous edition: c1995. Softcover. DNLM: Philosophy, Nursing.
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Social Media for Nurses

Educating Practitioners and Patients in a Networked World

Author: Ramona Nelson, PhD, BC-RN, FAAN, ANEF,Irene Joos, PhD, RN,Debra Wolf, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082619589X

Category: Medical

Page: 284

View: 555

"[T]he authors recognize the role the nurse has in empowering patients to take charge of their health by using social media responsibly... the information presented in this book can be useful to nurses in a variety of settings and with different levels of understanding regarding social media. The authors masterfully present information on Web 2.0 and Health 2.0 applications for nurses at the point of care, educators, advanced practice practitioners, administrators, and nursing students." -- Michelle E. Block, RN, PhD, Nursing Science Quarterly This book clearly and comprehensively presents the knowledge and skills nurses and health professionals need in order to effectively use the Internet and interactive social media to educate health consumers. By understanding and using Web 2.0 and Health 2.0 applications and technology, nurses will have access to a critical tool for improving the health of individuals, families, and communities, as well as enhancing their own professional development. The different types of health care information sites available on the Internet are addressed along with criteria for evaluating them. The text provides a framework for understanding the devices that support social media and depicts the many scenarios in which social media can be used to promote health. Also included are examples of research studies related to health care informatics. Each chapter begins with clear and concise learning objectives and explanations of related terms. A theoretical foundation for understanding the concepts in the chapter is included, along with web-based resources that support additional in-depth learning. Discussion questions and exercises stimulate the development of critical thinking skills and promote point-of-care applications. Advances in technology and point-of-care use expected to come in the near future are woven throughout. The text will be of value for all nurse education and practice settings. Key Features: Provides easily understood information on interactive social media applications and their implications for nursing and health delivery Illustrates how to use social networking tools and sites effectively Describes the types of health care information websites available and how to evaluate them Addresses the many devices that support social media and when to use them Includes a database of tools and resources to assist educators, students, administrators, and practitioners in their use of the Internet and social media
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Public Health and Community Nursing E-Book

Frameworks for practice

Author: Dianne Watkins,Judy Cousins

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042609

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 6172

The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing
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Critical Reflection for Nursing and the Helping Professions

A User's Guide

Author: Gary Rolfe,Dawn Freshwater,Melanie Jasper

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333777954

Category: Introspection

Page: 194

View: 1993

Critical reflection, like all practice-based skills, can only be mastered by doing it. This practical user's guide takes the reader through a structured and coherent course in reflective practice, with frequent reflective writing exercises, discussion breaks and suggestions for further reading. With chapters on individual and group supervision, reflective writing, research and education, this book will be of interest to students and practitioners at all levels of nursing, midwifery, health visiting and social work.
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The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

View: 2475

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
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A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions

Amplifying Insight

Author: Nicki Weld

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857005410

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 4854

Supervision is a valuable protected space for personal and professional development that has the potential to contribute greatly to positive transformative change. This book explores what is meant by transformative supervision and how it can be undertaken. It examines the key factors that contribute to the transformative function, such as the role of observation and questioning, the importance of working with emotions, and exploring intuition. The book takes an in-depth look at the supervisory relationship and offers real examples from practice to illustrate the ideas in action. Offering a range of practical strategies, techniques, and approaches to enhance current supervision practice, this book brings a new voice to the topic of supervision by emphasising how it can contribute to continuous learning and self-development. Suitable for all those in the helping professions including social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and probation officers, this practical book is an invaluable guide to enhancing supervision and promoting both individual and social change.
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Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions

Author: William Roth

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438432224

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 3073

Explores the impact of globalization and the imperative of social justice for the helping professions in contemporary times.
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Social Policy for Nurses

Author: Anita Fatchett

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745649203

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 5056

Important changes within the NHS and nursing have taken place over the last fifteen years. The healthcare environment has been transformed and the picture of professional nursing redrawn and sharpened. But how do these changes relate to practising nurses and student nurses at the beginning of their professional practice and what effect will they have on the everyday lives of nurses and their patients? Social Policy for Nurses aims to answer these essential questions, providing the ideal introduction to health policy for nurses at all stages of their careers. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book provides a comprehensive discussion of the current policy imperatives facing nurses across the UK. The text offers a clear overview of the nature of policy and policy-making, reminding nurses of their ability, and responsibility, to become involved. The importance of learning lessons from the past, both good and bad, is strongly emphasised and the book has helpful chapter summaries, case studies and learning activities to help readers engage with the policies discussed. The themes explored include: Working in partnership and empowering the users Building a healthier nation Professionalism Information technology The future for the profession and for a high-quality, collectively provided health service is now very much in the hands of all nurses. This book sets out to inspire the current and future generation of nurses to reflect fully on the influence that health policy has on their profession and daily practice, and on health service provision more generally.
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The Sociology of the Caring Professions

Author: Pamela Abbott,Liz Meerabeau

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857289039

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 275

View: 9876

This updated and substantially revised second edition of a key textbook, provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of professions including social work, probation, nursing, midwifery and health visiting. The authors discuss the changing role of the caring professions, focussing on their status and the strategies used to enhance the standing of their members. The Sociology of the Caring Professions is for students of nursing and social work and an important text for courses in social policy and sociology.
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Social Policy for Social Work, Social Care and the Caring Professions

Scottish Perspectives

Author: Mr Steve Hothersall,Ms Janine Bolger

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409492672

Category: Political Science

Page: 466

View: 5187

Since devolution in 1999, social policy within Scotland has burgeoned. The Scottish Parliament has a range of powers in relation to key policy areas including social work, education, health, child care, child protection, law and home affairs, and housing. These powers and the existence of a distinct legal tradition in Scotland means that social work practice has developed a distinctive style, attuned to the particular needs of Scotland. Scottish distinctiveness however, has rarely been properly represented in textbooks on either social policy or social work. This innovative text offers comprehensive coverage of the discipline of social policy and its central relevance to social work, social care and related practice in Scotland. Designed to complement teaching and study associated with the new Honours degree in Social Work (Scottish Executive 2003), it fills a notable gap in the literature on this subject and will be essential reading for students, professionals and academics within a variety of health and social care occupations.
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Public Health Nursing - E-Book

Population-Centered Health Care in the Community

Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294103

Category: Medical

Page: 1128

View: 5917

Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.
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The Nursing Profession

Tomorrow and Beyond

Author: Norma .L Chaska

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452264864

Category: Medical

Page: 1050

View: 1811

This volume provides an in-depth and global study of nursing as a profession. The contributors project patterns about nursing now in to the future and present their views on how the profession should go advance. This volume contains 78 original chapters by 105 contributing authors, many of whom are elected Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.
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Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Diana J. Mason,Deborah B. Gardner,Judith K. Leavitt,Mary W. Chaffee,Eileen T. O'Grady

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323241441

Category: Medical

Page: 753

View: 5057

Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories,Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th Edition is the leader in helping students develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues.Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy.Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! NEW! Nine new chapters ensure you have the most up-to-date information on key topics such as ethical dimensions of policy and politics, patient engagement, public health, women's reproductive health, emergency preparedness, new health insurance exchanges, and much more.NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including theAffordable Care Act.NEW! Emphasis on evidence-based policy throughout the text.NEW! A list of online resources is included in most chapters for further study.
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Physical Change and Aging

A Guide for the Helping Professions, Fifth Edition

Author: Sue V. Saxon, PhD,Mary Jean Etten, EdD, GNP, FT,,Dr. Elizabeth A. Perkins, PhD, RNMH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826104472

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 1926

"[This book] has been honedÖinto an elegant compendium. This outstanding work should be widely read -- it is perhaps the best example of an integrative approach to gerontology." Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's This book serves as an authoritative textbook and guide to the physical changes and common pathologies associated with the aging process, with special emphasis on the psychological and social implications of these changes in the lives of older adults. This fifth edition presents the newly available research findings that differentiate "normal" aging from actual pathology. The authors provide a thoroughly updated and expanded review of important topics in aging, including death and grieving, complementary and alternative therapies, nutrition, exercise, and much more. The book also demonstrates how the elderly population can gain greater personal control over aging through lifestyle modifications and preventive health strategies. Key topics introduced and discussed: Psychosocial theories of aging Changes and disorders in the skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems Dementia, delirium, and mild cognitive impairment Aging in persons with lifelong disabilities This volume serves as a comprehensive textbook for students studying to become health care professionals, and is also a fundamental resource for gerontologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, clergy, and counselors.
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