This week, our Resource List of the Week focuses on Nursing. Before starting, let’s give a definition to this topic.
What is Nursing?
According to the International Council of Nurses, nursing
“encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings.”
To better understand the topic, we suggest you read the following titles and resources.
1. Nurses and Nursing – Ó Lúanaigh, P.
This title draws on international contributors with a range of backgrounds to explore and engage readers in understanding the many aspects and elements which influence the contemporary nursing practice. Furthermore, with a focus on the future, this title explores the challenges that health services will face. Finally, it presents the arguments for a nursing contribution and influence in ensuring safe and quality care.
2. Professional Nursing – Black, B.
This book equips students and new nurses with vital knowledge, that will positively impact their careers and their profession. Firstly, it details what means being a professional nurse as well as the history, values and standards, and commitment to lifelong learning. Furthermore, it thoroughly explains Electronic Health Record information, the effect of social media in nursing, and information on the Affordable Care Act.
3. Nursing Research – Moule, P., Aveyard, H. and Goodman, M.
This title provides readers with key information to understand and implement research in daily practice. Firstly, the book is written in an accessible and engaging manner encouraging students and practitioners to think about the whole research process. This is everything from, reading the research of others, to designing, conducting and analyzing their own investigation. Furthermore, the title outlines of all aspects of doing research, from research design to data gathering and report writing, and in-depth nursing-based examples.
4. Becoming a Nurse – Sellman, D., and Snelling, P.
This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills students require to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council(NMC) requirements. Firstly, it demystifies what learners need to know, while preparing themselves to meet NMC standards and become confident, practising professionals. Secondly, it introduces many subjects which are essential for both pre-registration and practising nurses.
5. Nursing Practise – Peate, Ian and Wild, Karen
This title is designed to support the student throughout the entire nursing degree. Firstly, it is structured around the latest Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct. Secondly, in one complete and accessible volume, the book explores a range of clinical and professional issues which students need to know. Finally, it explores the principles of supporting families and carers in practice, advice on revalidation, as well as a number of learning features and activities to help consolidate learning.
This website hosts a range of material including breaking news, which covers developments in clinical practice as well as professional issues; a sharing practice section highlighting best practice and innovation across the sector; and career development information including careers clinics.
This paper is a valuable resource for anyone involved in nursing and its development. The list of resources includes print, electronic, and web sources. This content supports all parts of nursing, including practice, education, administration and research activities.
This paper documents the individual and workplace characteristics associated with the decreased work productivity and the intent to stay in nursing for nurses employed in direct patient care in the hospital setting. Furthermore, it outlines all the factors associated with decreased work productivity such as age, total years worked, quality of care provided, job stress score, job injury and health problems.