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Nursing in Partnership with Patients and Carers

Nursing in Partnership with Patients and Carers

May 2011 | 184 pages | Learning Matters
Future healthcare services are changing to give patients more rights over their own healthcare. The NMC requires that nurses work in partnership with those in their care. This book provides a timely guide to enabling patient and carer participation in nursing care. It challenges the reader to see the person in the patient and explores the nature of the nurse-patient relationship. It gives practical advice on how students can promote participation on placements and in practice. The book also offers an insight into the realities of being a carer, and discusses how quality of patient experiences can be assessed.
The Nurse-patient Relationship
Health Policy on Patient and Carer Partnership
Patient Participation and Partnership
Nursing in Partnership with Carers
Family-centred Care
The Biographical Approach and Assessment
Supporting Self-care
Health Information and Health Literacy
Quality Issues in Patient Participation

'The title of [this book] truly reflects the content, which achieves the aim of supporting student nurses working across all undergraduate pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes to understand why this partnership is so essential. The style and format is accessible, directional and supportive of learning in and reflecting on practice by unifying theory with practical examples, activities, case studies, research summaries and scenarios. The mapping of each chapter against the Nursing and Midwifery's Council's Standards for Pre-Registration Nurse Education and Essential Skills Clusters complements learning and is a welcome inclusion. The authors should be commended for creatively illuminating and detailing (with the backing of evidence) why and how these partnerships are the bedrock in delivering individualised person-centred care - and may contribute to restoring the image of nursing.

An essential purchase for student nurses on pre-registration programmes, highlighting the fundamental partnerships that underpin the delivery of quality nursing' -
Times Higher Education

Working with our patients is a concept many people talk about and endorse but not something which people are necessarily good at doing in practice. This text highlights some of the key issues in delivering true partnership working with he patients and carers we support.

Mr Tyler Warburton
School of Nursing, Salford University
April 12, 2016

An excellent book used on the degree programme in both the long term conditions module and acute care module

Mrs Georgina Ritchie
school of health , University of Central Lancashire
June 22, 2015

This book is east to read, including activities and case examples for students to explore. It gives an oversight of current legislation and policy, and suggestions for further reading. A great book for those looking to develop their person centred care.

Mrs Kirsty Henry
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
September 23, 2015

Always in huge demand with our first year students - excellent book!

Mr Gary Michael Souter
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
January 4, 2016

The relationship and partnership between nursing, patients and carers is essential. By aligning theory with practical examples, activities and case studies/scenarios, the book successfully details the importance of these partnerships in delivering individualised person centred care.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
May 1, 2014

This book is aimed at nurses in the UK, and is written with British practice in mind. This makes it less interesting for students in other countries.

Dr Elisabeth Dorant
Fac: Health, Medicine & Life Sciences, Maastricht University
December 16, 2013

This book is a helpful resource for all nurses who wish to examine the issues and challenges that emerge from working in partnerships, whilst at the same time offering some practical advice on how this can be achieved.

Mr Peter Inns
Nursing, School of Healthcare, Leeds University
November 21, 2013

The text did not address ppi in te way required for the educational program. It's a great text, but it did not meet my needs

Ms Amanda Lee
Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Hull University
June 7, 2013

Excellent background reading- useful for additional reading for students who need further rationale

Miss Sarah Mobbs
Health and Social Care (Nursing) Southwark Campus, London South Bank University
December 12, 2012

Audrey Reed

Audrey Reed has recently retired from the role of programme manager and nursing lecturer at Leeds University. She had been in this role for ten years during which she had led on curriculum development. On such development, was a new module on service user and carer perspectives which she created jointly with an “expert patient”. She has 25 years' experience of teaching, both pre- and post- registration students. More About Author