Using Health Policy in Nursing Practice
Nursing | Public Health Nursing | Public health and health promotion
Health policy can appear complex and remote from nursing practice. This book demystifies health policy and helps you understand how policy decisions relate to your daily practice. Through the exploration of selected hot topics, such as patient involvement and dignity, the book helps you to consider how not only to use policy in practice, but also how to use practice to influence policy. Patient narratives and case studies are followed through each chapter to show how policy issues can impact on real life care. The book also shows how you can use an understanding of policy to develop your career.
- Shows how policy impacts on the real world and how you can use it to improve care or change practice
- Regular activities help you to engage with policy issues
- Enables you to see how to use policy in practice yourself
- Supports you in meeting the NMC requirements for registration
About the series
Transforming Nursing Practice is the first series of books designed to help students meet the requirements of the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for the new degree programmes. Each book addresses a core topic, and together they cover the generic knowledge required for all fields of practice. Accessible and challenging, Transforming Nursing Practice helps nursing students prepare for the demands of future healthcare delivery.
Series editor: Proffesor Shirley Bach, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Brighton. Co-series editor for learning skills titles: Dr Mooi Standing, Independent Academic Consultant at national and international level, and an accredited Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) reviewer.
Georgina Taylor was a Principal Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Sciences at Middlesex University for many years, and has recently retired. She taught research methods to a range of healthcare professionals and aspects of health policy and interprofessional working to third year nursing students. Research interests include the health of refugees and asylum seekers, health inequalities, intercultural care, and patient safety.
...This is book is written in the UK by an academic at Middlesex hospital. It is so apt for today’s nurses and following the Francis report. It also makes the links between policy and practice clear...
This has been the most fantastic text book for my module despite the fact that the students are not on a nursing course. It is pertinent and encompasses so many of the areas of policy that are contemporary within health and social care. I have found it invaluable and will be using it again this year.
this wasa great textbook for the students looking at the politcal aspect of nursing.. recommended for students and quailfed staff
This is a coherent textbook which will engage nursing students and enable them to understand and apply the complex world of health policy to their practice. It should also provide a reference point for their future practice and help them engage with this area. This is a much needed aspect of nurisng practice.
This is a useful resource for student nurses, clearly explaining health policy in nursing practice.
Will be on recommended list for a new module commencing next academic year.
Health policy is clearly explained, avoiding use of excessive jargon. The author manages to distil the complexity of the subject area making the book a useful resource for pre and post registration programmes. It encourages students to relate the policy to practice with useful examples of case studies making the book a useful resource .
Clear overview of key concepts with good application to practice.
Post Francis this is such a useful book that can be used to supplement material delivered in both pre and post reg education. Makes the links between policy and practice explicit.
I will use the mentioned book for preparing my classes.