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Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing


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Introduction Understanding Our Role in Patient Assessment - Lioba Howatson-Jones Making Sense of Patient Information - Lioba Howatson-Jones Assessment Tools - Lioba Howatson-Jones Nursing Diagnosis - Lioba Howatson-Jones Care-Planning Principles - Lioba Howatson-Jones Relationship of Nursing Models to Care Planning - Lioba Howatson-Jones Ethical Aspects of Patient Assessment Dilemmas - Lioba Howatson-Jones Community Health Needs Assessment - Susan Roberts Patient Assessment and Decision-Making - Mooi Standing

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Lioba Howatson-Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she teaches on preregistration, postregistration and Masters level courses. She has taught at the University since 2003 and has a particular interest in reflective practice and person-centred care. Her research interests include nurses' learning and inclusion of carers' perspectives within patient assessment. Lioba has published on these and other clinical topics since 1999 and completed a PhD in Education in 2010. Dr Mooi Standing is an independent academic nursing consultant with over 40 years' experience that includes: (i) practising mental health and adult nursing in a range of hospital and community settings; (ii) lecturing pre-registration and post-registration nursing students from certificate to Master's level and presenting scholarly papers at international nursing conferences; (iii) researching how nurses develop clinical decision-making skills and publishing articles, books and chapters on this topic for nursing students, registered nurses and advanced practitioners; and (iv) providing external consultancy in curriculum development and quality enhancement of nursing programmes both nationally and internationally. Mooi is currently a Series Editor for Learning Matters' Transforming Nursing Practice book series and has had extensive experience serving as a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Quality Assurance Reviewer of nursing educational programmes, and as a Professional Regulator as a Panellist on the NMC Practice Committee. After qualifying as an RN in 1986, Sue completed a Diploma in Community Healthcare and worked as a District Nurse until 1997. She then took a post at Canterbury Christ Church University as a Nurse Fellow, before taking on her current role as a Senior Lecturer in 2000. She also has a BSc (Hons) in Community Health Care and an MA in Applied Social Science. Her professional interests include Primary Care, Public Health and Tissue Viability.

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