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Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice

Edited by Karen Holland and Debbie Roberts

May 2013

ISBN: 9780199641420

304 pages

In Stock

Prepare For Practice

Price: £25.99

Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice is an evidence-based guide for student nurses that prepares them to make effective decisions on the ward and in the community.



Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice is an evidence-based guide for student nurses that prepares them to make effective decisions on the ward and in the community.

  • An evidence-based guide that applies to nurses across the full spectrum of specialties
  • Packed with exercises, case studies, and activities to consolidate learning
  • Encourages a reflective approach to prepare students for real-world scenarios in nursing practice

About the Author(s)

Edited by Karen Holland, Professor of Nursing, University of Salford, and Debbie Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Karen Holland is Series Editor of the Prepare for Practice series. She has extensive experience in nurse education and practice and has co-authored numerous nursing textbooks. Karen is also Editor of the journal Nurse Education in Practice (Elsevier). She has a commitment to learning and teaching at all levels and is leading an evidence -based approach to education development in Salford School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Debbie Roberts is is an experienced nurse lecturer who teaches both pre-registration students and qualified nurses, she has written several peer reviewed papers and chapters in nursing text books relating to teaching and learning in nursing. She gained her Doctorate (PhD) in the field of nursing education, focusing on peer learning in practice.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Decision making: theory and practice
    1:Principles of decision making, Karen Holland and Debbie Roberts
    2:Making decisions as a student: decision-making opportunities, Debbie Roberts
    3:Using evidence for decision making, Thérèse Leufer and Joanne Cleary-Holdforth
    4:Learning from decision making, Debbie Roberts and Karen Holland
    Part 2: Decision making and achieving competence
    5:Professional values, Ruth Chadwick
    6:Communication, interpersonal skills, and decision making, Jenni Templeman and June Keeling
    7:Nursing practice and decision making, Dawn Gawthorpe
    8:Leadership, management, team working, and decision making, Mike Lappin
    Part 3: Decision making in specific fields of practice
    9:Mental health nursing and decision making, Tony Warne and Gareth Holland
    10:Decision making in children's and young people's nursing, Aatefa Lunat and Denise Major
    11:Decision making in adult nursing, Deborah Atkinson and Jane McGrath
    12:Decision making in learning disability nursing, Sue Hart and Eva Scarlett
    Part 4: Decision making in professional practice
    13:Decision making for transition to registration and preceptorship, Sarah Ratcliffe and Joyce Smith


"A mixture of case studies, activities, and exercises ensure that theories of decision-making are brought into real-world nursing situations, ensuring linking theory to practice. The case studies are particularly helpful as they detail common scenarios that student nurses and newly qualified nurse encounter in practice. . . I would recommend this book to student nurses who want to develop their decision making skills." - Phil Jevon RN BSc (Hons) PGCE, medical education skills manager; Nursing Times

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