About this book
- An evidence-based guide that applies to nurses across the full spectrum of specialties
- Packed with exercises, case studies, and activities to consolidate learning
- Encourages a reflective approach to prepare students for real-world scenarios in nursing practice
Decision-making is now recognized as 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 that theories of decision-making are brought into real-world situations that any nurse is likely to face.
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.
Readership: Undergraduate and qualified nurses in all disciplines.
"By final year, we know we are graduating soon and that in just a few months we will be responsible and accountable for making clinical decisions. And sometimes this fact seems really scary! So I think that any opportunity to develop skills in this area is of some benefit and helps improve confidence for doing it in 'real life'." -Amy Jenkinson, student of Mental Health Nursing, University of Bradford
"I have a handful of books from when I did my training, and none of them compare to this one. The chapters are detailed and easy to understand. The case studies allow students to imagine themselves in a certain situation and come up with ideas as to how they would manage it." - Ebony Kunze, Registered Nurse
"This book is timely given the contemporary changes to nursing education in the UK." - Trevor Simpson, Senior Lecturer, School of Health & Social Care, University of Lincoln
Table of contents
Section 1: Decision making theory and practice
1: Karen Holland and Debbie Roberts: Principles of decision making
2: Debbie Roberts: Making decisions as a student
3: Thérèse Leufer and Joanne Cleary-Holdforth: Using evidence for decision making
4: Debbie Roberts and Karen Holland: Learning from decision making
Section 2: Decision making and achieving competence
5: Ruth Chadwick: Professional values
6: Jenni Templeman and June Keeling: Communication and interpersonal skills
7: Dawn Gawthorpe: Nursing practice
8: Mike Lappin: Leadership, management, and team working
Section 3: Decision making in specific fields of practice
9: Tony Warne and Gareth Holland: Mental health nursing
10: Aatefa Lunat and Denise Major: Children and young people's nursing
11: Deborah Atkinson and Jane McGrath: Adult nursing
12: Sue Hart and Eva Scarlett: Learning disability nursing
Section 4: Decision making in professional practice
13: Sarah Ratcliffe and Joyce Smith: Transition, registration, and preceptorship