General Practice Nursing is the first Australian textbook developed specifically for practice nurses. The textbook provides practice nurses with information on a range of clinical and professional topics in a concise, easy to read format.
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About the book
General Practice Nursing is the first Australian textbook written specifically for practice nurses, a milestone in the development of practice nursing as a specialty.
This textbook offers practice nurses information on a range of clinical and professional topics in a concise, easy to read format. General Practice Nursing offers evidence based, contextual information supported by case studies to assist nurses in applying theory to practice. Clinical topics such as immunisation, triage, mental health, wound management, pharmacology and chronic disease management will be coupled with more broad, general topics such as the role of the practice nurse, the Australian health system, the scope of general practice, building research capacity, evidence based practice, continuing professional development and nurse led care.
To encourage reflective practice, each chapter will include questions throughout the text, testimonials and reflection questions. General Practice Nursing uses a similar format to the highly successful textbook John Murtagh’s General Practice, with colourful, easy to read headings and photographs.
A/Prof Elizabeth Patterson, RN, BSc, GradDipNursSt, MHSc (N), PhD, Head of School of Nursing & Midwifery, Griffith University
A/Prof William Wong, Director of General Practice & Primary Care Education; responsible for organising and coordinating the undergraduate and postgraduate education programs for the Department as well as directing the research, evaluation and development of the Victoria Metropolitan Alliance GP registrar education and training program in Victoria
Professor Doris Young, Head of Dept, Chair of General Practice, Associate Dean (Equity & Staff Development; extensive teaching, clinical and research experience in general practice, adolescent health and community health. Her recent research focuses on improving the health outcomes of disadvantaged populations with chronic illnesses through interventions in general practice and primary care.
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General Practice Nursing
Part 1: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
1. Practice Nursing
2. The Australian Health Care System
3. Scope of Practice
4. Effective Communication in Practice
5. Legal Issues
Part 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF PRACTICE NURSING
6. Triage in General Practice
7. Medication Management
9. Clinical Organisation and Infection Control
10. Promoting Health in Primary Care
11. Wound Management
Part 3: CLINICAL SKILLS AND MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE NURSING
12. Young Children in General Practice
13. Well Women Clinics
14. Mental Health
15. Chronic Disease Management
16. Self-management in Chronic Illness
Part 4: THE WAY FORWARD IN PRACTICE NURSING
17. Using Evidence in Practice
18. Building Research Capacity
19. Continuing Professional Development: Competence & Regulation
21. Nurse Led Care