• Advocacy

      Baldwin, Moyra A.; University of Chester (Sage, 2008-03-17)
      This chapter examines the role of advocacy within the healthcare system, considering the need for advocates to support patients who have to make decisions but may not have the knowledge, confidence or ability to do so. The chapter also discusses the need for an advocate to promote and protect the patient’s autonomy and act on their behalf.
    • Assessment: Physical

      Ridgway, Victoria; University of Chester (Sage, 2008-03-17)
      This chapter examines the need for effective assessment skills in the nursing profession, and argues that the process of assessment is not a one-off activity and that ongoing assessment of patients is needed in order to identify actual and potential problems along with need to prioritise the need against demands on resources. Further consideration is given to the underpinning philosophy of the process of assessment.
    • Autonomy

      McCarthy, Jill; University of Chester (Sage, 2008-03-17)
      This chapter examines the concept of autonomy within the health care profession, which involves consideration of the moral and legal implications. The chapter also discusses the practicalities of autonomy when it is not always possible for the patient to exercise their autonomy because of an inability to communicate or act independently.
    • Biological determinants of need

      Woodhouse, Jan; University of Chester (Sage, 2008-03-17)
      This chapter examines the concept of biological determinates of need; consideration is given to many factors that impact on the human. The chapter argues that there is need for issues to be examined holistically. This would allow for all the different factors which may affect an individual to be considered, rather then being condensed into specialised areas, and would lead the way to understanding disease, its treatment and prevention.
    • Caring

      Rose, Pat; University of Chester (Sage, 2008-03-17)
      This chapter examines the concept of caring, and considers the essential elements of caring such as knowledge and competence. The discussion also highlights how caring involves a relationship between the carer and the cared-for.
    • Clinical governance

      Meredith, Linda; University of Chester (Sage, 2008-03-17)
      This chapter examines the role of clinical governance within the healthcare system, and how it can facilitate continuous quality improvement in the delivery of health care. The discussion also considers the importance of a quality healthcare that meets national standards but provided at a local level.
    • Common sense

      Phillips, Sue; University of Chester (Sage, 2008-03-17)
      This chapter examines the use of common sense in the healthcare profession, discussing how common sense can be applied in working environment, which allows creativity in the problem solving process.
    • Key concepts in nursing

      Mason-Whitehead, Elizabeth; McIntosh, Annette; Bryan, Ann; Mason, Tom; Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Chester (SAGE, 2008-03-17)
      Each entry features a snapshot definition of the concept, a broader discussion, key points, a case study and examples of further reading.
    • Story-telling: A telling approach in healthcare education

      Woodhouse, Jan; University of Chester (2008-06-23)
      This powerpoint presentation and associated notes discusses storytelling as a teaching strategy within healthcare. It gives the background to investigating the use of storytelling and discusses the findings from the literature. It is further supported by a small piece of research undertaken, which identifies ‘good reads’ recommended by healthcare lecturers.
    • Teaching strategies

      Woodhouse, Jan; University of Chester (SAGE, 2010-10-29)
      This book chapter discusses the range of teaching strategies and how they can change depending on whether the setting is classroom or practice. Use of the appropriate teaching strtaegy can move the elarner from being dependent to self-directed learning.