ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Up-to-date and practical advice on diabetes care, written by experienced health care professionals
- Contents are designed to enable nurses to deliver evidence-based care across a range of clinical areas
- Provides easy access to essential diabetes information which is patient centred, evidence-based and in line with latest guidelines
- Teaches and explains practical skills, and contains case studies to help nurses develop their expertise
With the growing incidence of the disease, all nurses, whatever their clinical area, will encounter people with diabetes. Best practice involves understanding the issues and complexities surrounding diabetes care. The Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing is unique in helping nurses and other health professionals to better care for patients with diabetes. Assembling the evidence, information and guidance on caring for adults with diabetes into one slim volume, it increases the knowledge, skills, competence and confidence of nurses to meet the demands of the government and patient agendas, improving the lives of people with diabetes.
As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes increases, there is a shift from routinely reviewing their clinical and psychological status in specialist secondary care clinics to more accessible primary care facilities. The Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing is an essential tool for practice nurses with a special interest in diabetes who have begun to deliver this ongoing care and assessment. It is also a valuable resource and aide memoire for community nurses and those working in acute settings.
The book is organised in a systematic way, providing advice and guidance on the complex patient centred, physiological, psychological and psychosocial challenges involved in diabetes care. Links, references and suggestions for additional reading are provided for each topic. Presenting a comprehensive overview, the Oxford Handbook of Diabetes Nursing is a useful companion for all those caring for and supporting people with diabetes.
Readership: Practice nurses with an interest in diabetes, community matrons and health care providers, nurses taking post registration education programmes, nurses working in acute settings, and other registered general nurses and allied health professionals working with people with diabetes.
"I wish this book had been around when I was working on the wards."
- Nursing Standard
"This compendium for diabetes care is an essential tool must for specialist nurses and nursing students." - Nursing Standard
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2: Type 2 diabetes
3: Type 1 diabetes
4: Dietary treatment for diabetes
5: Practical skills
7: Monitoring diabetes
8: Acute complications
9: Long-term complications
10: Erectile dysfunction
11: Stages of life and diabetes
13: Managing investigations and procedures
14: Organisation of care
15: New developments
17: Health education
18: Clinical governance
19: Case studies
Edited by Lorraine Avery, Medical Liaison Diabetes, Eli Lilly and Company Ltd and Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Portsmouth NHS Trust, UK, and Sue Beckwith, Consortium for Healthcare Research, Doctoral Research Fellow, UK
Janet Sumner, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK