A Handbook for Trainee Nursing Associates

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: May 15, 2023

Pages: 206 pages

ISBN: 9781914962042 Related titles:

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Description

A Handbook for Trainee Nursing Associates provides a concise introduction to the essential background knowledge that aspiring nursing associates need as a foundation for their training.

Each chapter is linked to the outcomes of the NMC Standards of proficiency for nursing associates. This book will underpin your studies and enable you to support registered nurses in caring for people in a variety of health and care settings. It will also give a solid grounding for nursing associates who want to follow the progression route into graduate nursing.

Packed with activities to help you apply theory to contemporary practice, A Handbook for Trainee Nursing Associates covers the core of your studies:

  • Study skills
  • Professional and communication skills
  • Values and ethics
  • Society and health
  • Psychology and health
  • Public health and health promotion
  • Research and evidence-based practice
  • Mental health
  • Learning disabilities

A Handbook for Trainee Nursing Associates gives you an accessible introduction to the knowledge and understanding you will need at the start of your training and into your healthcare career.

Preface; Acknowledgements; About the authors; Introduction: background and context

Chapter 1: Study skills
Neil Davison
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Check your study skills
1.3 Learning preferences
1.4 Getting organised
1.5 Finding and reading information
1.6 Participating in specific learning and assessment activities
Chapter summary; Further reading; References

Chapter 2: Professional skills
Linda Bale
2.1 Introduction
2.2 The importance of communication in nursing
2.3 Team working and leadership
2.4 Leadership and management
Chapter summary; Further reading; References

Chapter 3: Values and ethics
Anneyce Knight and Nevin Mehmet
3.1 Introduction
3.2 What are values and ethics?
3.3 Why are values and ethics relevant to nursing and my role as a nursing associate?
3.4 Virtue ethics in everyday healthcare
3.5 The four principles in everyday healthcare
3.6 Accountability
Chapter summary; Further reading; References

Chapter 4: Society and its impact upon health
David Matthews
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Social determinants of health
4.3 Why society? Understanding your service users
4.4 Biomedical model
4.5 Social model
4.4 Social class, money and wealth
4.6 Gender: men, women and health
4.7 Ethnicity and health inequalities
Chapter summary; Further reading; References

Chapter 5: Psychology and health
Graham Jones
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Psychology
5.3 Psychology of health
5.4 Philosophy of psychology
5.5 Approaches to health management
5.6 Holism
5.7 What makes us what we are?
5.8 Behaviour
5.9 Locus of control
5.10 Conclusion
Chapter summary; Further reading; References

Chapter 6: Public health and health promotion
Anneyce Knight
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Why are public health and health promotion relevant to my role as a nursing associate?
6.3 What is public health?
6.4 History of public health
6.5 The structure of English public health
6.6 UK Health Security Agency
6.7 World Health Organization and global public health
6.8 The NHS Long Term Plan and national public health priorities
6.9 What is health promotion?
6.10 History of health promotion
6.11 The importance of the Ottawa Charter
6.12 Developing health literacy
6.13 Understanding some of the challenges to changing health behaviour
Chapter summary; Further reading; References

Chapter 7: Research and evidence-based practice
Neil Davison and David Matthews
7.1 Introduction
7.2 The knowledge base of nursing practice
7.4 Evidence-based practice
7.5 Research
7.6 The hierarchy of evidence
Chapter summary; Further reading; References

Chapter 8: Mental health
David Matthews
8.1 Introduction
8.2 What do we mean by ‘mental health’?
8.3 Stigma
8.4 Labelling
8.5 Mental health problems: biological, psychological and sociological causes
8.6 Mental health across the life course
8.7 Mental health conditions
8.8 Intervention and support
Chapter summary; Further reading; References

Chapter 9: Learning disability
Josh Hodgson
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Learning disability – the broad picture
9.3 Comorbidities
9.4 Capacity
9.5 Communication
9.6 The role of behaviour
9.7 Mental health
9.8 Contemporary initiatives and drivers for change
9.9 Building a resource toolkit
9.10 The impact of Covid-19 on people with a learning disability
Chapter summary; Further reading; References

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