While an understanding of the knowledge which nurses use in practice is rapidly growing there is still much to be learned from exploring the contribution which related disciplines can offer. Since each discipline has its own way of developing its knowledge base it is important for nurses to grasp the underlying manner in which they tackle their work. This book brings together material about many of these disciplines which is normally scattered amongst a wide range of sources. It is presented in a manner which is both accessible and relevant to nursing practice and education. It will help nurses to identify ways in which the knowledge they acquire through study or experience can be used constructively to develop the service they offer patients.
The book offers insight into some of the fundamental changes which are occurring in nursing attitudes and thinking. It will provide stimulating reading and discussion material for students on Project 2000, degree and post-registration courses as well as for practitioners who wish to keep at the forefront of a profession which is undergoing continuing and dramatic change.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
CONCISE CONTENTS: The nature of nursing knowledge; Sources of knowledge; Using knowledge in practice; Future issues; Index