by Tracy Levett-Jones, Sharon Bourgeois
A unique, fundamental resource for nursing students in a clinical environment The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition: An essential guide for nursing students is an interactive textbook designed to guide nursing students through their clinical placement journey. The first edition of this nursing reference proved extremely valuable in helping nursing students use their clinical placements as opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge, attitude and understanding that underpin quality practice. The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition is fully revised with a fresh new appeal. It builds upon the success of the first edition, while incorporating a wealth of new, topical content written in easy-to-understand language. Designed to challenge and inspire students, The Clinical Placement, 2nd Edition: An essential guide for nursing students introduces foundational knowledge in early chapters before addressing more complex issues. This indispensible nursing resource will motivate students to think deeply and critically about important professional and clinical issues.
•stories and scenarios to help students relate theory to the reality of practice
•’something to think about’ boxes offering valuable advice
•’student experience’ sections
•reflective thinking activities to encourage self-assessment and experiential learning
•new sections to address contemporary issues such as Indigenous health, patient safety, clinical reasoning, therapeutic communication, interprofessional communication, clinical handover, emotional intelligence, information and communication technology and social networking
•issues of relevance to the New Zealand health care context
•discussion of topical issues such as national registration
•enhanced attention to cultural safety
•refers to the most recent professional standards and codes of practice
•new clinical specialties profiled, including drug and alcohol nursing, emergency nursing and international nursing
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