Edited by a world-renowned authority, Learning to Care has been prepared by a team of experienced nurse educationalists and practitioners to meet the learning needs of the new Nursing Associate. Richly illustrated throughout, this exciting resource is designed to fully equip trainee nursing associates for their future role as professional healthcare providers with chapters ranging from 'how to learn' and essay writing to communication skills, reflective practice, and the role of evidence-based clinical decision making.
Complete with a full exploration of basic anatomy and physiology, together with the care and treatment of common disorders, Learning to Care also comes with a wide range of helpful learning features such as 'Hot Spots' and the 'Medicine Trolley', all designed to aid learning and help foster safe clinical practice. The volume comes complete with a downloadable image bank to assist with assignments.
Learning to Care will be ideal for all Trainee Nursing Associates and Health Care Assistants wishing to enhance their knowledge-base as well as those on Enrolled Nurse programs overseas.
- Clear, no nonsense writing style helps make learning easy
- Provides helpful advice on study skills and essay writing
- Incorporates the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate
- Learning objectives at the start of each chapter enable readers to monitor their progress
- Key Words feature encourage familiarisation with a new vocabulary
- 'Self Test' questions at the start of each chapter allow readers to establish their baseline knowledge
- Reflection and Critical Awareness features encourage critical thinking and recall of essential information
- Medicine Trolley feature outlines common drugs, their usage, routes of administration and side effects
- Case Studies give practical context to core information
- Care in the Home Setting, At the GP Surgery and Communities of Care boxes illustrate healthcare provision outside the hospital environment
- Includes anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology of important diseases and disorders
- OSCEs help trainee nursing associates prepare for examinations
- Helpful glossary provides definitions of new terms
Edited by Ian Peate, OBE, RN, DipN (Lond.), RNT, BEd (Hons), MA (Lond.), LLM, Head of School, School of Health Studies, Gibraltar Health Authority, St Bernard's Hospital, Gibraltar