New Edition
Foundations of Nursing Practice,
Edition 2 Fundamentals of Holistic Care African Edition
By Chris Brooker, BSc, MSc, RGN, SCM, RNT and Anne Waugh, MSc CertEd SRN RNT FHEA

Publication Date: 02 Nov 2016

The latest edition of Foundations of Nursing Practice: Fundamentals of Holistic Care has been prepared specifically to meet the needs of readers undertaking basic nursing science programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Based upon the highly successful UK text, Foundations of Nursing Practice, second edition, the latest African version has been extensively reviewed and adapted by a range of experts from a variety of nursing and educational backgrounds within the RSA. The volume will be ideal for all pre-registration students and nurse professionals involved with course delivery and/or mentorship.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage provides student nurses with an integrated approach to nursing and global healthcare in the 21st Century
  • Focuses on the knowledge base and practical skills required to provide person-centered, holistic patient care
  • Places particular emphasis on critical and reflective thinking in order to foster evidence-based practice
  • Useful learning features such as Learning Outcomes and end-of-chapter summaries aid the learning process
  • Looks at nursing interventions across the human lifespan – from pregnancy and birth to end-of-life care
  • Activity boxes contain scenarios and related student activities to help readers explore particular topics in more depth
  • Chapters explore the role of the nurse in health promotion, education and research
  • Explores the importance of communication, language and interpersonal skills in the enhancement of nursing practice
  • Key words and phrases for literature searches guide readers as they find out more about key topics within each chapter
  • Glossary at the end of the book provides a useful selection of commonly used nursing terms and their definitions

New Features

  • Meets the requirements of the new pre-registration nursing curriculum including the NMC (2010) competencies and Essential Skills Clusters
  • Greater emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable people, maternal health and first aid
  • Self-test questions with answers available on accompanying website.
About the author
By Chris Brooker, BSc, MSc, RGN, SCM, RNT, Author and Lecturer, Norfolk, UK and Anne Waugh, MSc CertEd SRN RNT FHEA, School of Acute and Continuing care Nursing, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
Table of Contents

SECTION 1 – Health, nursing and health care in the 21st century

Chapter 1 Health as a value and a concept

Chapter 2 The evolution of contemporary nursing

Chapter 3 -Health and social care delivery systems

SECTION 2 – Professional practice

Chapter 4 Learning and teaching

Chapter 5 Evidence-based practice and research

Chapter 6 Legal issues that impact on nursing practice

Chapter 7 NMC Code of Conduct and applied ethical principles

SECTION 3 – Nursing and lifespan implications

Chapter 8 The human lifespan and its effect on selecting nursing interventions

Chapter 9 Relationship, helping and communication skills

Chapter 10 Sleep, rest, relaxation, complementary therapies and alternative


Chapter 11 Stress, anxiety and coping

Chapter 12 Loss and bereavement

SECTION 4 – Developing nursing skills

Chapter 13 Safety in nursing practice

Chapter 14 The nursing process, holistic assessment and baseline observations

Chapter 15 Preventing the spread of infection

Chapter 16 Caring for the person with physical needs, sensory impairment and unconsciousness

Chapter 17 Breathing and circulation

Chapter 18 Mobility and immobility

Chapter 19 Promoting hydration and nutrition

Chapter 20 Elimination: urine

Chapter 21 Elimination: faeces

Chapter 22 Promoting the safe administration of medicines

Chapter 23 Pain management: minimizing the pain experience

Chapter 24 Caring for the person having surgery

Chapter 25 Wound management



Book details
ISBN: 9780702066283
Page Count: 816
Illustrations : Approx. 145 illustrations (90 in full color)
Retail Price : £28.99

Students on Pre-registration nursing programmes