From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice : 9780130325228

From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Nursing Issues, Nursing Theory, Nursing Ethics and Nursing Service.

This presentation of clinical judgement, caring practices, and collaborative practice provides ideas and images that students can draw upon in their interactions with others and in their interpretation of what nurses do. It includes many clear, colourful examples and describes the five stages of skill acquisition, the nature of clinical judgement and experiential learning and the seven major domains of nursing practice. The narrative method captures content and contextual issues that are often missed by formal models of nursing knowledge.

Table of contents
  •  1. Uncovering the Knowledge Embedded in Clinical Nursing Practice. 
  •  2. The Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition Applied to Nursing. 
  •  3. An Interpretive Approach to Identifying and Describing Clinical Knowledge. 
  •  4. The Helping Role. 
  •  5. The Teaching-Coaching Function. 
  •  6. The Diagnostic and Monitoring Function. 
  •  7. Effective Management of Rapidly Changing Situations. 
  •  8. Administering and Monitoring Therapeutic Interventions and Regimens. 
  •  9. Monitoring and Ensuring the Quality of Health Care Practices.
  • 10. Organizational and Work-Role Competencies.
  • 11. Implications for Research and Clinical Practice.
  • 12. Implications for Career Development and Education.
  • 13. The Quest for a New Identity and New Entitlement in Nursing.
  • 14. Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice.
  • Epilogue: Practical Applications.
  • References.
  • Glossary.
  • Appendix.
  • Index.
Features & benefits
  • Five stages of skill acquisition.
    • Provides students with a non-deficit approach to describing clinical knowledge development and experiential learning.

  • Nursing narratives.
    • Draws students into the risks and ambiguities inherent in actual clinical situations.

  • Interpretive commentary.
    • Encourages students to reflect about their own nursing practice.

  • Hidden aspects.
    • Teaches students to describe nursing practice.

  • Clinical judgement, caring practices and collaborative aspects.
    • Familiarises students with social and negotiated aspects of nursing.

  • Practices and practical knowledge.
    • Illustrates skilled know-how.