Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments?
This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.
Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a Care of the Older Person placement or a general placements in areas where the majority of patients are older people
Provides an introduction to the principles of care, treatment and management of an older person, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice
Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning
Considers some of the more-complex concepts within caring for older people
Draws on a person-centred approach, looking at theories of ageing and exploring dementia and delirium
Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available placements in specialist care of older people in any setting
Explains how to develop your portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
Considers attitudes to older people and explores diversity and contemporary challenges that arise in caring for older individuals
Integrates learning through an in-depth case studyapproach links theory to practice.
By Julie McGarry, DHSci, MMedSci, PGDip (Medical ethics), BA (Hons), RN (MH), University of Nottingham, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Derby, UK; Philip Clissett; Davina Porock, PhD RGN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Center for Nursing Research, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
and Wendy Louise Walker, RN, D HSci, MSc, BA(hons), Lecturer and BSc programme leader
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