Everyday English for International Nurses

Everyday English for International Nurses A Guide to Working in the UKEdition 1

Editors: By Joy Parkinson, BA and Chris Brooker, BSc, MSc, RGN, SCM, RNT
ISBN: 9780443073991
Publication Date : May 29, 2004
Page Count: 256
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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Table of Contents
Description
This book helps nurses coming to work in the UK for the first time to communicate with patients and staff. Covering a range of subjects, its main purpose is to explain colloquial language that patients might use but is not found in conventional dictionaries e.g. 'to spend a penny' or 'trouble with the waterworks'.
In addition to communication skills it contains practical advice on becoming registered, nursing in the UK and the organization of the health and social care team.

Key Features

· An extensive list of colloquialisms, phrasal verbs & idioms will enable the nurse to understand most of the informal language encountered in practice.
· Practical information on getting on the UK register, the IELTS test & adaptation programs will help nurses to get jobs more quickly upon arrival.
· Information about the organization of the NHS will help nurses to make sense of the health system and settle in more quickly.
· Practical information on resources will help nurses tackle any organizational problems that they encounter.
About the Editor
By Joy Parkinson, BA, Author and Lecturer, London, UK and Chris Brooker, BSc, MSc, RGN, SCM, RNT, Author and Lecturer, Norfolk, UK
Table of Contents
1. Nursing in the UK. 2. Registering as a nurse in UK and career development. 3. The National Health Service and Social Services. 4. Nursing documentation, record keeping and written communication. 5. Communication in nursing. 6. Colloquial English - Parts of the body - Body functions - Mental and physical states - General expressions - Reproductive and sexual health problems - Glossary of medical and colloquial names. 7. Idioms: parts of the body. 8. Phrasal verbs. 9. Abbreviations used in nursing. 10. Useful addresses, web sites and other resources. 11. Units of measurement. Appendix: General further reading suggestions.