Limiting Harm in Health Care: A Nursing Perspective by Frank Milligan, Kate Robinson

By Frank Milligan, Kate Robinson

Limiting damage in wellbeing and fitness Care highlights the potential of pointless damage in wellbeing and fitness care perform. This damage is usually accidental, however it may result from many alternative features of scientific remedy in quite a lot of perform components. antagonistic occasions, occasions or omissions in the course of medical care leading to actual or mental harm, are more and more being regarded as major difficulties in health and wellbeing care.

Following explanation of the character and volume of clinical damage in overall healthiness care, separate chapters discover the potential of clinical damage in various components of perform. themes comprise difficulties within the use of medicine, the therapy of acute center sickness, the position of medical institution regimen and the possibly destructive function of medically ruled remedy in psychological ailment and palliative care. The e-book comprises suggestions for lowering pointless damage in the increasing barriers of nursing perform. The reader is challenged to evaluate the aptitude dangers inherent within the overall healthiness care method, to re-evaluate verified tools of remedy, and to think again expert operating relationships.Content:
Chapter 1 advent, goals and Mapping overall healthiness Care (pages 1–16): Frank Milligan and Kate Robinson
Chapter 2 Defining drugs and the character of Iatrogenic damage (pages 17–41): Frank Milligan
Chapter three Being a qualified ? A Defence opposed to inflicting damage? (pages 42–60): Kate Robinson
Chapter four damage aid in Context ? The Scope of Nursing perform (pages 61–78): John Wilkinson and Joan P. McDowall
Chapter five increasing Nurse Prescribing and the Hidden damage inside of glossy Drug treatment (pages 79–106): Jennifer Kelly
Chapter 6 Shifts within the Care of Hyperactive teenagers (pages 107–126): Ponnusamy Ganeson and Uttom Chowdhury
Chapter 7 The Medicalisation of psychological overall healthiness perform ? classes from the Care of sufferers who intentionally Self?Harm (pages 127–148): Alastair McElroy
Chapter eight court cases as a degree of injury ? classes from neighborhood well-being Councils (pages 149–170): Angeline Burke
Chapter nine Nurse clinically determined Myocardial Infarction ? Hidden Nurse paintings and Iatrogenic chance (pages 171–193): Denise Flisher and Marilyn Burn
Chapter 10 speaking damage, Whispering dying ? An Exploration of Iatrogenic damage in Palliative Care (pages 194–215): Valerie Young
Chapter eleven NHS Direct ? decreasing pointless damage in overall healthiness Care via details know-how and moving Nurse Roles (pages 216–235): Richard iciness and Stuart Thompson
Chapter 12 heading off damage in remedy ? A Doctor's viewpoint (pages 236–254): Donald Richardson
Chapter thirteen proscribing damage in wellbeing and fitness Care ? The function of Nursing (pages 255–273): Frank Milligan and Kate Robinson

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