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Below is a selection of nursing book reviews that you may find useful for your clinical practice. If you like the review there is a link directly to Amazon where you can go ahead and order the book online.

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Reviews

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF MIDWIFERY: 2ND EDITION

Reviewer: Nicky J Clark

The chapters have been updated with new information and some have had the content reorganised into more appropriate chapters e.g. The chapter on pregnancy complications now includes multiple pregnancy, Breech presentation and intra-uterine restriction instead of them being misplaced in the chapter on medical conditions complicating pregnancy evidenced in edition one. Oxford Handbook of Midwifery: 2nd Edition - Review >>>

NURSING: COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN PRACTICE (PREPARE FOR PRACTICE)

Reviewer: DEBRA LARSEN

The book is divided into 3 parts, the first being concerned with the theories of communication, the second, the application of communication skills in nursing and the third, advancing application of communication skills. The book also gives the user access to a set of valuable online resources. Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice (Prepare for Practice) - Review >>>

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA NURSING

Reviewer: DEBRA LARSEN

With the increasing health care needs of orthopaedic patients and their families, as well as rising healthcare costs, orthopaedic nurses are more challenged than ever to deliver safe, quality patient care. Professional orthopaedic nurses play integral roles in all aspects of orthopaedic care delivery in various practice settings, including outpatient and acute care, extended or long-term care, home care, and community environments. Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - Review >>>

FUNDAMENTALS OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING: AN INTRODUCTION FOR NURSES AND ALLIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Reviewer: DEBRA LARSEN

Demand for orthopaedic treatment has grown steadily for the last twenty years in terms of the number of interventions per head of the population (DH, 2005) and is predicted to continue to rise. Orthopaedic and rheumatology nursing requires skilled knowledge in this specialist field. Fundamentals of Diagnostic Imaging - Review >>>

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF MUSCULOSKELETAL NURSING

Reviewer: DEBRA LARSEN

The Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing from Oxford University Press is a little gem which is absolutely packed with easily accessible information for use in practice. Whilst containing a vast amount of information on orthopaedic conditions, their prevalence, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatment options; its format makes it quick and simple to find what you need; and its design makes it appropriate to take to work for use in practice. Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing - Review >>>

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS FOR THE PEOPLE PROFESSIONS: LEARNING FROM PRACTICE

Reviewer: JAN TREZISE

Throughout your nursing career, effective interpersonal skills are essential when working with and relating to other people. These skills can also set you apart from other candidates when you attend interviews but, although many people already possess these skills, others may need to develop them.This book reviews approaches adopted by people in different professions whilst working with patients/clients, multidisciplinary teams and other professionals. Interpersonal Skills for the People Professions:Learning from Practice - Review >>>

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF RESPIRATORY NURSING

Reviewer: Sue Garratt

Respiratory disease continues to have high mortality and morbidity, requiring holistic management to help patients and families cope with its effects. Written by Nurses for Nurses this compact handbook is an indispensable, practical evidence based reference guide and companion for those involved in this specialism, both within hospital and community. Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing - Review >>>

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF PRIMARY CARE AND COMMUNITY NURSING

Reviewer: Sonia Hall

For the nurse new to the field it sets out the skills and knowledge needed to care for families and individuals from cradle to grave. For the experienced community or primary care nurse or health visitor it provides an accessible instant resource for everyday practice, an aide memoir, and reference to locate more in depth information. Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing - Review >>>

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CARDIAC NURSING

Reviewer: Andria Haffenden

This book is very clearly laid out with one topic per page. The style is crisp and to-the-point. It claims not to be a ‘specialist text’, and I would agree with that, although it manages to cover subjects ranging from ACS, interventional cardiology, congenital heart disease to cardiac rehabilitation and more. Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing - Review >>>

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CANCER NURSING

Reviewer: Dr Cherith Semple

This book is essentially a handy, pocket-size guide, providing an evidence-based and practical approach, to a broad spectrum of issues relating to cancer nursing. It could be viewed as a means of providing quick reference material applicable to nurses caring for patients with cancer in the UK. Oxford Handbook of Cancer Nursing - Review >>>

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF NURSE PRESCRIBING

Reviewer: Anna Hunter

A goldmine! An essential nutshell guide for nurses and other health professionals undertaking formal learning to become non-medical prescribers. A handy reference for experienced nurse practitioners and nurse prescribers. Oxford Handbook of Nurse Prescribing - Review >>>

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

Reviewer: Scott Kane

An ideal guide to ‘what’s what’ in mental health nursing. It’s strength lies in its no-nonsense, straightforward approach that describes a massive range of mental health related topics in a compact and succinct manner. A must have for those embarking on a career in mental health nursing. Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing - Review >>>

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