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Readership: Nursing students, qualified nurses, mentors, nursing academics as well as nurse managers and leaders.
Edited by Wilfred McSherry, Staffordshire University, UK, Robert MSherry, Teesside University, UK, and Roger Watson, Professor of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Wilfred McSherry is Professor in Dignity of Care for Older People, Centre for Practice and Service Improvement at the Faculty of Health Staffordshire University and The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust UK and Part-Time Professor at Haraldsplass Deaconess University College, Bergen, Norway
Roger Watson is Professor of Nursing, is Professor of Nursing, University of
Western Sydney, Australia and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Nursing and holds several visiting positions in China and Australia.
"In a time of extraordinary challenges, this book provides an important insight into what it means to deliver patient care. From theory to practice, high quality care must be at the heart of all that we do" - Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive & General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing
"This is a book you could buy before starting on a nursing course and still be able to refer to it further on in your studies and even post-qualification. It addresses current and relevant topics often missed out in other texts and acknowledges some of the situations students and staff face.
" - Beverly Hall, 3rd year student, Adult Branch, Manchester
"Will students a good grounding in the theory and knowledge base related to caring in nursing. The practical tips and transferable skills gained will be beneficial to students in dealing with and helping patients.
" - Ruhi Behi, formerly Head of the School of Heath Care Sciences, Bangor University
"I have never come across the caring debate in such detail or from such a highly original, realistic and refreshing angle before. The main strength of this book is that it is easy to read, inspiring and gives helpful practical advice to students so they can implement on placement what they have learned in theory.
" - Alys Bunce, Final Year Student, North East England
"We did not have a book such as this when I was training and I think it would have been invaluable, I also believe it would be a good ongoing resource to inform all practitioners. Well and clearly written with good balance of practical knowledge, theory and evidence base.
" - Becky Harding, Mental Health Staff Nurse, England
Part 1 - Defining Care
1: Roger Watson: So you think you care?
2: Anthony Schwarz and Barbara Wren: Caring for oneself
3: Robert McSherry: Quality of nursing care
4: Milika Matiti and Lesley Baillie: Respecting the individual
5: Aru Narayanasamy and Gavin Narayanasamy: Diversity in care
Part 2 - Human Dimensions of Care
6: Susan Thornton: Caring for communities
7: Glenn Marland and Annette Thomson: Emotional aspects of care
8: Wilfred McSherry and Joanne Smith: Spiritual Care
Part 3 - Contexts of Care
9: Fiona Timmins and Catherine McCabe: Communicating care
10: Sharon Bateman and Jane A Gibson: Pathways of care
11: Eleanor Bradley and Tim Lewington: Partnerships of care
12: Karen Breese and Helen Hampson: Caring in challenging circumstances
Part 4 - Evaluating Care
13: Samantha Foster: Leading, Managing and Celebrating Care
14: John Tingle and Jean McHale: When care is absent
15: Sue Hamer and Steve Page: Care to complain?
16: Sally Brearley and Peter Griffiths: So you think you've cared
Part 5 - The Cost of Care
17: Joanne Gray: The cost of care