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Author Smith, Christine, 1955 April 29-

Title Researching older people's nursing : the gap between theory and practice / Christine Smith
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, [2010]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  618.970231 Smi/Rop  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 155 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Research and theory -- An ethnography of older people's nursing -- Theory development in nursing -- Building professional knowledge in older people's care -- pt 2. Research and practice -- The context and culture of the care setting -- A framework for the delivery of care -- Focusing on the practice of caring for older people -- Future trends: standards and quality in care
Summary "Nursing older people is often considered the 'Cinderella' service. This ground-breaking new book seeks to rectify that, bringing discussion of elderly care to the forefront of research and critical practice." "Based on the author's own ethnographic research, it explores the gap between theory (what nurses know) and practice (what nurses actually do), including: key theories of older people's nursing ; day-to-day practices on an elderly care ward ; the essential skills of caring, nurturing and supporting ; the importance of critical reflective practice."--Back cover
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Geriatric nursing.
Nurses -- Training of.
Older people -- Medical care.
Geriatric Nursing -- methods.
ISBN 0230516475 (paperback)
9780230516472 (paperback)