Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery : A Person Centred Approach to Care
Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery is an introductory-level textbook designed specifically to meet the needs of undergraduate Australian and New Zealand nursing students. This comprehensive resource provides a detailed overview of key information with person-centered care highlighted throughout to provide a focus on the individualistic, interactive, and holistic nature of nursing and midwifery care. The approach introduces students to the why as well as the how by focusing not only on the patients physical healthcare needs, but also on the intellectual, emotional, sociocultural, and spiritual aspects of care. In this way, students learn to be holistic care givers while acquiring the foundational knowledge, procedures, and skills required for registration and successful nursing practice. The thoroughly revised and updated third edition includes progressive case studies, updated content on nursing informatics and IELTS (the International English Language Testing System), expanded coverage of mental health and mental illness, discussion on the ISBAR handover tool as a format for structured handover communication, and in-text references to the companion publication, Checklists for Clinical Nursing Skills, by Sparkes, Bassett, and Jacob.