• Preventing and controlling infection has long been an on going challenge for all healthcare workers at every level. High profile examples like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa or the prevalence of `super bugs' like MRSA demonstrate that this challenge is not going to go away. As a nurse you have a responsibility to protect your patients from harm and preventing and controlling infection is a crucial component of this.
    By introducing the unpinning microbiology to explain how infection occurs and spreads and the practical steps and precautions that you need to follow, this book will equip you with the knowledge and information necessary to play your part in preventing and controlling infection. 
    Key features:
    ·         Written specifically for pre-registration nursing students providing the core, evidence-based knowledge that you need to know
    ·         Breaks the science down using easy-to-follow language, practical examples and case studies
    ·         Applies microbiology to practice introducing practical steps, precautions and strategies that will benefit you as soon as you get onto your placements
    ·         Includes multiple-choice questions to test your understanding and activities to help you engage with wider issues around infection prevention and control.
    About the author
    Deborah Ward is a lecturer at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Manchester University.

  • Low self-esteem affects every aspect of our lives, from our career choices to our relationships, creating a life that leaves us feeling unaccepted and unfulfilled. When we feel that we are not good enough, we may avoid work and social opportunities and settle for less than we deserve. Overcoming Low Self-esteem with Mindfulness looks at how mindfulness can help us to wake up from the bad dream of negative thinking and see where our own thoughts, beliefs and reactions have led to poor choices. With a strong focus on the latest mindfulness studies, this book shows how to clear mental clutter and see the truth of who we are so that we can make healthy choices for ourselves. In this warm and well-researched book, Deborah Ward says that when we focus on the present moment and live our own lives according to our own needs and values, we can develop a mindful life that builds our self-esteem and helps us to make loving and fulfilling choices.

  • This collection presents stories from the field that were gathered from researchers using a breadth of visual methods. Visual methods refer to the use of still or moving images either as forms of data, to explore research topics and explorations of artistic practice. In addition to well-established visual methods, such as photo-voice and photo-elicitation, the possibilities for visual methods are flourishing through the proliferation of visual culture and developments in digital technologies. Methodological and ethical issues are emerging as visual methods are adapted and applied to answer new kinds of research questions, and in varied settings and populations. Authors offer practical and thoughtful discussions of emerging methodological and ethical dilemmas they encountered in innovative projects that used visual methods either in combination with other methods or as a stand-alone method. The discussions will be of interest to those seeking to understand the value, and potential ethical risks, of visual methodologies for social research.

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