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: 9827

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.
Posted in Medical

Nursing's Social Policy Statement

The Essence of the Profession

Author: American Nurses Association

Publisher: Nursesbooks.org

ISBN: 1558102701

Category: Medical

Page: 178

View: 3451

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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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: 3785

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.
Posted in Political Science

Mental Health Policy for Nurses

Author: Ian Hulatt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905176

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 6900

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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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: 2833

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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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: 9372

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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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: 7586

"[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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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: 7154

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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Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions

Author: William Roth

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438432224

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 1305

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

From Bedside to Boardroom

Author: Rebecca Patton,Margarete Zalon,Ruth Ludwick

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826198910

Category: Medical

Page: 568

View: 8789

"There is a plethora of policy books on the market, but none illustrate the steps in the policy process better than this one. The high caliber editors and contributors, all of whom have been involved in policy work, bring years of experience to illustrate the key points... This publication is timely as the shift in healthcare requires input from all health professionals, but especially nurses who are at the frontline of healthcare change and delivery. This outstanding resource will help motivate many more nurses to get involved in the policy process... Weighted Numerical Score: 93 - 4 Stars!"--Doody's Medical Reviews Written by those in the know–exceptional nurse leaders in practice, education, and politics–this is a practical, "how-to" book written to help advanced students and nurse leaders develop health policy skills to advocate for patients from the bedside to the larger political arena. Co-published with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the book examines the pivotal role of nurses' involvement in health policy and describes the requisite steps for facilitating policy change–from understanding the political system through activating a plan and beyond. It features the voices of a wide variety of nurse leaders who discuss policy work both locally and nationally through descriptive case histories. The book discusses those qualities and skill sets that are needed for advocacy at the bedside and other arenas where health policy is determined. It examines the political system and opportunities for nurse involvement, and clarifies the process of identifying issues that need a policy solution. Because citing research is an integral component of health policy solutions, the book describes how research can be used to strengthen policy initiatives. The book guides the reader step by step through the process of creating a work plan and describes the resources needed to accomplish policy change. Activating an action plan and strategies for working with the media are covered, along with the process of taking a leadership role, evaluating outcomes, using policy to eliminate health inequities, and maintaining and expanding momentum. Woven throughout the book are the major themes of ethics, leadership, safety, and the quest for quality of care. The text provides information and perspectives relevant to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) doctor of nursing practice (DNP) Essentials, and includes multimedia electronic links to resources (podcasts, online articles, social network resources, and key political websites) that promote policy research and leadership development. KEY FEATURES: Delineates the steps to becoming a policy advocate in organizational, educational, and political settings Written by noted nurse leaders who describe policy work locally and nationally Presents competencies for nursing policy work derived from the AACN DNP Essentials Focuses throughout on themes of ethics, leadership, quality, and safety Facilitates web use for policy research and development Ancillary materials from the editors are available
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Social Policy for Nurses

Author: Anita Fatchett

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745649203

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6853

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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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: 1969

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: 6953

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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Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

Author: American Nurses Association

Publisher: Nursesbooks.org

ISBN: 1558101764

Category: Medical

Page: 27

View: 9584

Pamphlet is a succinct statement of the ethical obligations and duties of individuals who enter the nursing profession, the profession's nonnegotiable ethical standard, and an expression of nursing's own understanding of its commitment to society. Provides a framework for nurses to use in ethical analysis and decision-making.
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Mothers of the Municipality

Women, Work, and Social Policy in Post-1945 Halifax

Author: Judith Fingard,Janet Guildford

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442658231

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3429

Highlighting women's activism in Halifax after the Second World War, Mothers of the Municipality is a tightly focused collection of essays on social policy affecting women. The contributors – feminist scholars in history, social work, and nursing – examine women's experiences and activism, including those of African Nova Scotian 'day's workers,' Sisters of Charity, St. John Ambulance Brigades, 'Voices' for peace, and social welfare bureaucrats. The volume underscores the fact that the 1950s and 60s were not simply years of quiet conservatism, born-again domesticity, and consumption. Indeed, the period was marked by profound and rapid change for women. Despite their almost total exclusion from the formal political arena, which extended into the tumultuous 1970s, women in Halifax were instrumental in creating and reforming programs and services, often amid controversy. Mothers of the Municipality explores women's activism and the provision of services at the community level. If the adage "think globally; act locally" has any application in modern history, it is with the women who fought many of the battles in the larger war for social justice.
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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: 3925

"[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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From Silence to Voice

What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public

Author: Bernice Buresh,Suzanne Gordon

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801467365

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 5141

To get the resources and respect they need, nurses have long had to be advocates for themselves and their profession, not just for their patients. For a decade, From Silence to Voice has provided nurses with the tools they need to explain the breath and complexity of nursing work. Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon have helped nurses around the world speak up and convey to the public that nursing is more than dedication and caring-it demands specialized knowledge, expertise across a range of medical technologies, and decision-making about life-and-death issues. "Nurses and nursing organizations," they write, "must go out and tell the public what nurses really do so that patients can actually get the benefit of their expert care." The comprehensively revised and updated third edition of From Silence to Voice will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their work. Because nurses are busy, the communication techniques in this book are designed to integrate naturally into nurses' everyday lives and to complement nurses' work with patients and families.
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Policy and Program Planning for Older Adults

Realities and Visions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826129475

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 8791

This authoritative book serves as an invaluable resource for policy advocates, program planners, and service delivery agents. It provides an overview of the major pieces of legislation that currently impact the field of aging, and the lives of older adults; addresses the philosophical, historical, and demographic challenges that they face; and lays out tools that facilitate policy and program development to include the media, coalition building, the use of an evidence base, and health promotion strategies. Jurkowski also examines major service areas for older adults, and how each major mandated program addresses these programs and services--a must for the program planner or a service delivery setting. The book is also extremely helpful to graduate students in social work, public health, and gerontology, building their understanding of policy development through a critical analysis and review of policy frameworks, and promotes development of skills in shaping programs and implementing policy. Unlike other books in this field, Policy and Program Planning for Older Adults focuses on triangulating skills, policies, and programs for the reader, and blends a social welfare and public health approach to the text's conceptual design. Instructor's Guide Now Available! An Instructor's Manual for this textbook is available for those professors who have adopted Policy and Program Planning for Older Adults and can verify a bookstore order of 7 or more copies. Please email our Marketing Department at [email protected] if you have adopted this text as you will need a password to download the guide. Please provide the name and telephone number of the bookstore that ordered the textbooks.A print version of the Instructor's Manual is also available.
Posted in Social Science