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Acute Care Nursing

Edited by Julia Gilbert, Federation University Australia, Elisabeth Coyne, Griffith University, Queensland


Acute Care Nursing provides an accessible and practical overview of the role of the nurse in acute medical and surgical settings in the Australian and New Zealand context. Linking closely with the Australian 'Registered nurse standards for practice' and the New Zealand Competencies for Registered Nurses, this text equips students with foundational knowledge of the pathophysiology, treatment and legal and ethical issues associated with common acute conditions. Through the person-centred, collaborative care approach, students will also learn effective communication, decision-making…

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  • Provides a structured overview of the role of the nurse in the care of clients in the acute setting
  • Presents a narrative-style, person-centred approach to nursing in the acute context
  • Contextualises acute care nursing for Australian and New Zealand students by including local statistics, frameworks, policies and content written by respected Australian academics and practising nurses

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