Social Policy for Nurses
1. Auflage März 2012
2012. 320 Seiten, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-7456-4919-1 - John Wiley & Sons
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Important changes within the NHS and nursing have takenplace over the last fifteen years. The healthcareenvironment has been transformed and the picture of professionalnursing redrawn and sharpened. But how do these changes relate topractising nurses and student nurses at the beginning of theirprofessional practice and what effect will they have on theeveryday lives of nurses and their patients?Social Policy for Nurses aims to answer these essentialquestions, providing the ideal introduction to health policy fornurses at all stages of their careers. Written in an engaging andaccessible style, the book provides a comprehensive discussion ofthe current policy imperatives facing nurses across the UK. Thetext offers a clear overview of the nature of policy andpolicy-making, reminding nurses of their ability, andresponsibility, to become involved. The importance of learninglessons from the past, both good and bad, is strongly emphasisedand the book has helpful chapter summaries, case studies andlearning activities to help readers engage with the policiesdiscussed. The themes explored include:* Working in partnership and empowering the users* Building a healthier nation* Professionalism* Information technologyThe future for the profession and for a high-quality, collectivelyprovided health service is now very much in the hands of allnurses. This book sets out to inspire the current andfuture generation of nurses to reflect fully on the influence thathealth policy has on their profession and daily practice, and onhealth service provision more generally.