Compassion in Nursing

Theory, Evidence and Practice

Author: Alistair Hewison,Yvonne Sawbridge

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137443707

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Is nursing in England experiencing a fundamental moral crisis? A number of recent high-profile reports about the state of nursing care in English hospitals certainly add weight to this argument; however, although the intense media attention on the decline of compassion in nursing has highlighted some of the issues, it has neither explained the underlying causes nor signalled a realistic solution. In this timely and important book, a collection of expert authors with a wealth of academic and practice experience examine the multitude of areas that need to be understood, and issues that must be addressed, before the policy recommendations triggered by the latest furore can be realised. These include: • Policy perspectives on compassion • Analysis of the historical roots of the concept of compassion • Examination of compassion in a contemporary nursing context, including patients' perspectives • The organisation of services to deliver compassion • Approaches to supporting staff to provide compassionate care. Compassion in nursing has become an issue of national attention in England; however, there has been a tendency for sensationalised reports to win out over analysis. This book explores the issues involved in more detail and depth. It is an essential resource for nursing students, practising nurses and health service managers, and anyone else interested in creating a compassionate health service.
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Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practice

Author: David Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351725106

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practice is a pioneering collection of essays focused on the place of character and virtue in professional practice. Professional practices usually have codes of conduct designed to ensure good conduct; but while such codes may be necessary and useful, they appear far from sufficient, since many recent public scandals in professional life seem to have been attributable to failures of personal moral character. This book argues that there is a pressing need to devote more attention in professional education to the cultivation or development of such moral qualities as integrity, courage, self-control, service and selflessness. Featuring contributions from distinguished leaders in the application of virtue ethics to professional practice, such as Sarah Banks, Ann Gallagher, Geoffrey Moore, Justin Oakley and Nancy Sherman, the volume looks beyond traditional professions to explore the ethical dimensions of a broad range of important professional practices. Inspired by a successful international and interdisciplinary conference on the topic, the book examines various ways of promoting moral character and virtue in professional life from the general ethical perspective of contemporary neo-Aristotelian virtue theory. The professional concerns of this work are of global significance and the book will be valuable reading for all working in contemporary professional practices. It will be of particular interest to academics, practitioners and postgraduate students in the fields of education, medicine, nursing, social work, business and commerce and military service.
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Culturally Competent Compassion

A Guide for Healthcare Students and Practitioners

Author: Irena Papadopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317199928

Category: Medical

Page: 116

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Bringing together the crucially important topics of cultural competence and compassion for the first time, this book explores how to practise ‘culturally competent compassion’ in healthcare settings – that is, understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it using culturally appropriate and acceptable caring interventions. This text first discusses the philosophical and religious roots of compassion before investigating notions of health, illness, culture and multicultural societies. Drawing this information together, it then introduces two invaluable frameworks for practice, one of cultural competence and one of culturally competent compassion, and applies them to care scenarios. Papadopoulos goes on to discuss: how nurses in different countries understand and provide compassion in practice; how students learn about compassion; how leaders can create and champion compassionate working environments; and how we can, and whether we should, measure compassion. Culturally Competent Compassion is essential reading for healthcare students and its combination of theoretical content and practice application provides a relevant and interesting learning experience. The innovative model for practice presented here will also be of interest to researchers exploring cultural competence and compassion in healthcare.
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Critical Approaches in Nursing Theory and Nursing Research

Implications for Nursing Practice

Author: Thomas Foth,Dave Holmes,Manfred Hülsken-Giesler,Susanne Kreutzer,Hartmut Remmers

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3737005125

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This comprehensive collection offers a unique look at nursing practice, theory, research and nursing history from various critical theoretical perspectives. It aims to initiate an international discussion among scholars from diverse countries, particularly Germany and Anglo-American countries, coming from distinctive schools of thought, e.g. German Critical theory and Post-structural approaches, and influenced by their respective histories of sciences. This book analyzes and criticizes nursing theory, nursing research and practice along several dimensions: Nursing Ethics, Subjectivity, Body and Flesh (Leib), Technology, Power, History, and Education.
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Self-Care Science, Nursing Theory and Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Katherine Renpenning, MScN,Susan Gebhardt Taylor, MSN, PhD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107796

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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"This is an excellent review of the development of self-care deficit theory and the use of self-care in nursing practice. Explanations of the various theories and theory terms are well done and written at a level that novice theorists can relate to. The authors demonstrate how self-care science can be fiscally and effectively applied to the care of patients/clients."--Doody's Medical Reviews Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Theory has been used as a foundation for nursing practice in healthcare institutions and as the basis of curricula in nursing schools for decades. This book explores the high-level theory of the application of Orem's Self-Care Theory, and how it can improve patient outcomes as well as cost-effectiveness of nursing care delivery. Written for nursing theorists, researchers, administrators, and graduate students, the text addresses the relationship of self-care theory and evidence-based care in nursing, and provides a solution to improving contemporary healthcare outcomes. The book is divided into three sections. Section one discusses the reason for the existence of the nursing profession, and identifies the performance of self-care. Section two covers three nursing practice sciences-wholly compensatory nursing, partly compensatory nursing, and supportive educative nursing. Section three offer suggestions on how health care organizations can incorporate this broadened perspective of what constitutes evidence based practice and on-going research methodology into every-day delivery of nursing services. Key Features: Includes case examples to illustrate the application of theory to nursing practice Provides a current, cost-effective resource for implementing Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory for effective evidence-based practice Builds the link between the application of Orem's Self Care Theory and improved patient and fiscal healthcare outcomes
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Providing Compassionate Healthcare

Challenges in Policy and Practice

Author: Sue Shea,Robin Wynyard,Christos Lionis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134501153

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 308

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Despite the scope and sophistication of contemporary health care, there is increasing international concern about the perceived lack of compassion in its delivery. Citing evidence that when the basic needs of patients are attended to with kindness and understanding, recovery often takes place at a faster level, patients cope more effectively with the self-management of chronic disorders and can more easily overcome anxiety associated with various disorders, this book looks at how good care can be put back into the process of caring. Beginning with an introduction to the historical values associated with the concept of compassion, the text goes on to provide a bio-psycho-social theoretical framework within which the concept might be further explained. The third part presents thought-provoking case studies and explores the implementation and impact of compassion in a range of healthcare settings. The fourth part investigates the role that organizations and their structures can play in promoting or hindering the provision of compassion. The book concludes by discussing how compassion may be taught and evaluated, and suggesting ways for increasing the attention paid to compassion in health care. Developing a multi-disciplinary theory of compassionate care, and underpinned by empirical examples of good practice, this volume is a valuable resource for all those interesting in understanding and supporting compassion in health care, including advanced students, academics and practitioners within medicine, nursing, psychology, allied health, sociology and philosophy.
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Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: Presbyterian School of Nursing - Queens University of Charlotte North Carolina North Carolina William K Cody

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763767972

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Page: 321

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An excellent resource for graduate nursing students in master's and doctoral programs! Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Nursing Practice focuses on the theoretical and philosophical perspectives necessary to guide advanced nursing practice. The expertly written chapters are diverse in content and emphasize evidence-based practice, values, person-centered care and global perspectives, and explores the interrelationships between theory, practice, and research.
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Primary Care, Second Edition

An Interprofessional Perspective

Author: Robert V. DiGregorio, PharmD, BCACP,Carol Green-Hernandez, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FNS,Stephen Paul Holzemer, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826171486

Category: Medical

Page: 1168

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A complete, state-of-the-art bible of interprofessional primary care in one easy-to-use resource for Interprofessional Primary Care A truly interprofessional primary care textbook, created by DNPs/APRNs, MDs, PharmDs, PAs, CNSs, and CNMs Evidence-based practice guidelines for Primary Care Includes community care, team work, and wellness coachings Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Across the lifespan focus PLUS gender, occupational and palliative care considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text This second edition of Primary Care delivers succinct, current, and integrated information on the assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with commonly seen conditions in primary care settings. Written and edited by APNs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs and other health professionals, it emphasizes guidance on differential diagnosis, interprofessional primary care, lifestyle management, health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention. The text features ërelationship-centered care, extensive coverage of age, gender, and occupational considerations; complementary approaches; nutritional assessment; violence exposure and vulnerability assessment; family, community, and cultural assessment; palliative care; and evidence-based practice guidelines. This important text presents current diagnostic criteria for each condition and includes relevant anatomy, pathology, and physiology, epidemiology of the condition, including cultural and economic factors, risk identification, and disease prevention strategies. Also included are related laboratory studies, the focused physical exam, wellness coaching, treatment options, potential pitfalls, and much more. Additionally, the book includes clinical "pearls", clinical warnings, referrals and warning points, and references. The text is of value to all interprofessional primary care providers, with a special focus on the needs of advanced practice nurses and MSN/DNP students, and as a course textbook for teaching primary health care topics New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on interprofessional primary care, including community care, team work, and wellness coaching Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Broad team of interprofessional authors and editors Special focus on elder/geriatric primary care and palliative care Evidence-based practice guidelines Stronger focus on age, gender, and occupational considerationsFocus on age, gender, and occupational considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text
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Fundamentals of Midwifery

A Textbook for Students

Author: Louise Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118528026

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Fundamentals of Midwifery: A Textbook for Students makes the subject of midwifery accessible, informative and motivating, ensuring that it is an essential text for the aspiring midwife! This resource brings together knowledge from a collection of clinical experts and experienced academics to support your learning and prepare you for the challenges faced in contemporary midwifery healthcare. It presents you with the ‘must-have’ information that you need concerning both the theoretical and practical aspects of what it means to be a midwife. With extensive full colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support you throughout your entire education programme. Fundamentals of Midwifery is essential reading for all pre-registration student midwives, as well as newly qualified midwives. KEY FEATURES: • Broad and comprehensive in scope, with chapters on: team working; antenatal care, intrapartum and postnatal care; infant feeding; public health and health promotion; perinatal mental health; complementary therapies; pharmacology and medicines management; and emergencies. • Interactive and student-friendly in approach, with activities throughout. • Brings together professional and clinical topics in one user-friendly book. • Ties in with the latest NMC Standards for pre-registration midwifery education. • Supported by an online resource centre featuring interactive multiple-choice questions, additional scenarios and activities, and links to further reading.
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Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories and Practice

Author: Hugh McKenna,Majda Pajnkihar,Fiona Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118492110

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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A concise, accessible introduction to the development, application and evaluation of nursing theories, this new edition of Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories & Practice provides a thorough overview of the body of knowledge on the topic, and a clear outline of their relevance to everyday nursing practice. Linking the development of theory to practice, this full-updated text features learning outcomes, key concept summaries and reflective exercises to aid the study of this key element of all modern nursing courses. Special Features Clearly examines the relationship between nursing theory, clinical practice and nursing roles Accessible and user-friendly with a range of features to help study, including key concepts, learning objectives and reflective exercises Useful for all pre-registration nursing students, as well as newly qualified nurses Accompanied by an online resource centre featuring case studies, multiple choice questions, exercises and activities
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