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Key techniques in Nursing presents a far wanted consultant to the important subject matters and debates which form nursing thought, coverage and modern perform. From evaluate to ethics, and management to threat administration, the e-book bargains a entire but concise advisor to the pro field.Each access positive aspects: " a photograph definition of the concept that" a broader dialogue addressing the most concerns and hyperlinks to perform" key issues suitable to the access" case reviews to demonstrate the appliance to perform" examples of additional reading.Highly readable, with transparent indexing and pass referencing, this can be a great e-book for trainees to show to for studying extra approximately key concerns in nursing perform and schooling. It meets the validation standards of all education programmes and also will be useful for nurses carrying on with their specialist schooling, these returning to perform and for mentoring.

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Is about promoting and protecting patients’ autonomy. is acting as an intermediary. has a role to play in a modern patient-led service. qxd 2/26/2008 3:59 PM DISCUSSION Advocacy has a long history of being explored in nursing literature (Corcoran, 1988; Mallik, 1997a; Mallik and Rafferty, 2000; Hewitt, 2002). Much of this work is USA based, although the UK contribution to the literature is expanding (see Mallik and Rafferty’s (2000), bibliometric analysis). Advocacy first appeared in the curriculum of UK nurse education with Project 2000 (UKCC, 1988) and was followed by the publication of the Code of Professional Conduct (UKCC, 1992), which encouraged nurses to accept responsibility for advocacy when exercising accountability.

The Nolan Report (HMSO, 1995) provided further impetus and suggested there should be even more transparency in appointments and for a declaration of interest to be recorded and made public and appointments to be made on merit. The NMC code incorporates these recommendations and they are now deeply embedded in the profession’s maintenance of public accountability. qxd 2/26/2008 3:59 PM Page 13 Public accountability also covers research. This is broadly applied in the beneficence ethics of research (do no harm) and in the methodological approach and dissemination of data.

Apprising promotes and protects patients’ rights to be involved in decision making and informed consent. qxd 2/26/2008 3:59 PM Page 17 • Interceding involves acting as an intermediary between patients and their family or significant others, also between them and healthcare providers. The advocate is one who maintains the person’s sense of individuality and humanity. These qualities have been identified by Gadow (1980) and Curtin (1979). They express valuing as ‘the nurse being ideally placed to experience the patient as a unique human being with individual strengths and complexities …’ (Gadow, 1980: 81), and the nurse and patient as human beings who share humanity (Curtin, 1979).

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