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Understanding Person-Centred Care for Nursing Associates

Understanding Person-Centred Care for Nursing Associates

First edition

January 2021 | 160 pages | Learning Matters

Understanding how to deliver effective, person-centred care is vital for a future career as a Nursing Associate. In this book, trainee nursing associates are introduced to the principles of person-centred care, with case studies from a variety of healthcare settings and guidance on caring for different patient groups, from acute care to long-term and palliative care. This allows TNAs to see how the theory can be directly applied to their daily practice, regardless of where they work. The book also covers key issues in relation to providing care, such as inclusivity, ethics, legal issues, and health inequalities. 

Key features:

  • Fully mapped to the new NMC standards of proficiency for nursing associates (2018)
  • Case studies, activities and other learning features help TNAs understand the theory and apply it to practice
  • Designed around a Nursing Associate course, this book demonstrates how person-centred care feeds into each core module

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Understanding Nursing Associate Practice series (UNAP) is a new collection of books uniquely designed to support trainee Nursing Associates throughout their training and into a professional career.

Chapter 1: Providing person-centred care
Chapter 2: Acute and long-term care
Chapter 3: Healthcare ethics and law
Chapter 4: Palliative and end of life care
Chapter 5: Inclusivity in person-centred care
Chapter 6: Public health
Chapter 7: Health promotion and practice education
Chapter 8: Your future in person-centred healthcare

I am thrilled to see this text written specifically for Nursing Associates. Aligning to the NMC Standards of Proficiency and with reference to a wide variety of patient/client considerations across the lifespan, this is an invaluable read for any Nursing Associate student embarking on their educational journey. 

Nicola Witton
Keele University

Excellent book. Pity the e-version is only available through a hefty subscription.

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University
December 16, 2023

This book presents a comprehensive, culturally appropriate view of person centred care. It is easy to understand and written at a level that is relevant to the learning needs of Nursing Associate students. The examples used are applicable to practice and correlated to the NMC Code of Conduct. A very useful book for students to use for their essay and for classroom discussion. One of the biggest selling point of the book is, it can be easily understood by readers who are not native English speakers.

Mrs Sheiba Devadoss
School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London
June 16, 2023

Clear language that students will understand.
Linked well to NMC standards and gives context with case studies

Ms Wendy McCracken
School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences, Solent University
March 4, 2021

Students from a range of backgrounds can relate to this text and the practical scenarios within

Mrs Julie Mulinga
Nursing and Midwifery (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
October 18, 2021

Good basic information, however use of Mind Tools as a reference source has undermined adoption; we discourage apprentices from using on-line sources that may not be academically robust.
Liked the mapping to the NMC standards for Nursing Associate but would have been enhanced by also mapping the apprenticeship standard (Ofsted requires integration into curriculum)..

Mrs Karen Alred
Department of Science & Technology, University of Suffolk
May 11, 2021

Myles Harris

Myles Harris is an Adult Nurse and has an MA in Practice Education. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Registered Nurse Teacher. Myles worked as a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University (LSBU) and was a course director for FDSc Apprentice Nursing Associate. Myles had a leading role in the team at LSBU who provided two out of the eleven test sites for the national development of the Nursing Associate role. The pilot course at LSBU was shortlisted for the Student Nursing Times Award 2019, Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of the Year. Myles is... More About Author