The Australian and New Zealand healthcare systems

Linda Deravin, Elisabeth Coyne, Lyn Croxon, Judith Anderson

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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 and cultural competency skills that are essential for nurses in any practice context. Each chapter is enriched with pedagogical features designed to solidify understanding and promote critical thinking, including case studies, reflections, key terms, review questions, research topics and further readings. Offering students a relevant and contemporary understanding of the acute care context, Acute Care Nursing is an essential companion that can be taken from the classroom into practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcute care nursing
EditorsJulia Gilbert, Elisabeth Coyne
Place of PublicationPort Melbourne, Australia
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781108329477
ISBN (Print)9781108413039
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


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