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Books and E-Books
Textbooks are the first place for you to start when learning about issues relating to Nursing. Buy or borrow at least one book from your reading list, and use the other books to read more on your subject.
Bolton Library is your primary source of information. Use Bolton University's library catalogue and online reading lists to find online books recommended by your lecturers.
For print books, use Bradford College Library.
Use Bradford College's library catalogue to check what we have in stock, whether it is available or on loan, and to reserve items or check their due date. To find a list of print books on your reading list, see the links below. Most books can be taken out for 2 weeks and will be automatically renewed each week if no one else requests a copy or if you have reached the limit of 20 renewals - and you can take out up to 20 books at any one time. There are Self-Issue machines in the Library where you can borrow and return your books.
Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals by In the current healthcare climate, it is more important than ever to be able to select and find the right evidence for your practice to ensure patients receive safe, high quality care. The fully updated new edition of this comprehensive book helps nurses and healthcare professionals understand how to use evidence in all aspects of care, with plenty of examples and activities to help relate concepts to practice. The new edition features: * Explanation of what values-based practice means and how it fits alongside evidence-based practice * A new chapter on innovation and improvement to help you make a difference in your practice * Even more examples from a range of professions to understand how different professions work together * Learning features to make it easier to learn, including word puzzles, chapter summaries and a glossary It is essential reading for all pre-qualifying and qualified nursing and allied health students who are exploring evidence-based practice for the first time. Janet Barker was formerly Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Nottingham. Paul Linsley and Ros Kane are both Principal Lecturers at the University of Lincoln.
Leadership, Management and Team Working in Nursing by To download an e-inspection copy click here or for more information contact your local sales representative.With all nurses expected to demonstrate leadership, management and team working skills it is vital that students engage with this aspect of their training as early as possible. As well as covering all of the core theory and knowledge, the authors encourage the reader to explore their own values and experiences when it comes to leadership that will help to develop emotional intelligence and a solid understanding of what good leadership and management practice looks like and why it matters to them. Key features: · Written with the needs of student nurses firmly in mind with activities and case studies that bring theory to life · Linked to the 2018 NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses · Provides practical guidance on the immediate challenges that the new nurse will face
Social Policy for Nurses by Important changes within the NHS and nursing have takenplace over the last fifteen years. The healthcareenvironment has been transformed and the picture of professionalnursing redrawn and sharpened. But how do these changes relate topractising nurses and student nurses at the beginning of theirprofessional practice and what effect will they have on theeveryday lives of nurses and their patients? Social Policy for Nurses aims to answer these essentialquestions, providing the ideal introduction to health policy fornurses at all stages of their careers. Written in an engaging andaccessible style, the book provides a comprehensive discussion ofthe current policy imperatives facing nurses across the UK. Thetext offers a clear overview of the nature of policy andpolicy-making, reminding nurses of their ability, andresponsibility, to become involved. The importance of learninglessons from the past, both good and bad, is strongly emphasisedand the book has helpful chapter summaries, case studies andlearning activities to help readers engage with the policiesdiscussed. The themes explored include: Working in partnership and empowering the users Building a healthier nation Professionalism Information technology The future for the profession and for a high-quality, collectivelyprovided health service is now very much in the hands of allnurses. This book sets out to inspire the current andfuture generation of nurses to reflect fully on the influence thathealth policy has on their profession and daily practice, and onhealth service provision more generally.
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Workbook by This new study guide is a companion to the bestselling textbook Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students, and is designed to help and support you with this subject area, by testing and consolidating your knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Jam-packed with tips, hints, activities and exercises, this workbook will guide you through the core areas of anatomy and physiology, and provide you with loads of help with your studies. Designed to support all styles of learning, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Workbook provides you with a wide range of activities including: Clear illustrations for tracing, copying, shading and colouring in Blank diagrams for labelling Multiple choice questions Fill in the gap exercises Learning tips and hints Crosswords Word searches Also available: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students 2nd edition - the bestselling textbook upon which this study guide is based.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing by The new edition of this well regarded book introduces the underpinning theory and concepts required for the development of first class communication and interpersonal skills in nursing. By providing a simple to read overview of the central topics, students are able to quickly gain a solid, evidence-based grounding in the subject. Topics covered include: empathy; building therapeutic relationships; using a variety of communication methods; compassion and dignity; communicating in different environments; and culture and diversity issues. Three new chapters have been added that point readers towards further ways of approaching their communication skills that are less model and technique driven and focusing more on therapeutic considerations, as well as looking at the politics of communication.
Where are the books for Nursing?
Nursing is shelved at 610.73, and general Health Studies is shelved at 362.1, with Social Policy at 361.61. Medical books are at 610 with Health Promotion at 613 and Public Health at 614. There are also Nursing journals in the journals area, including Nursing Times and Community Practitioner for Community nurses. and Study Skills books for help with academic writing, reading and note-taking, and PDP. You can use the library catalogues to find the exact location of your books.
Some books are shelved in Hockney Stack. If you see that your books are at this location, find a member of library staff who will collect the book for you. This is because we are unable to shelve all the library books upstairs in the main library.
Reference books cannot be taken out of the Library. These are shelved with the lending books, so look out for the Reference sticker on the spine.
New loan rules (Auto-renewals)
You can borrow most items for 2 weeks.
- 2 week loan items will automatically renew for up to 20 times - unless another user requests an item, in which case you will be given 5 day notice to return that item.
- Reference items and journals can be used only in the library
Email reminders about your library use are automatically sent to your College email account. To access your College email account go to the Student Portal. You will receive an email confirmation when you borrow an item, and you will receive an email confirmation when an item is due for return. PLEASE NOTE: if an item cannot be automatically renewed you will receive an email reminder telling you the item and date it must be returned by. If you do not return an item you will receive email reminders on the due date, 7 days after due date, 14 days after due date, and 28 days after due date.
If you do not wish to regularly check your College email account it is vital that you set up a forwarding rule from your College email account, so that any emails received will be sent to an email address of your choice. To find out how to do this, click here.
You can check the items that you have on loan on the 'My Account' tab at the top of the Library Catalogue.
I can't find my book
If we don't have the book you need on the shelf, check the library catalogue. If it is out, you can usually reserve it so that when it is returned, it is kept for you to collect. Please note that we will let you know when your book has been put aside for you by emailing your college email account. You may find that the book is in the Hockney Stack. If this is the case, just ask a member of library staff and we will collect it for you. If we don't have the book or journal article at all, we may be able to request it for you from another library. Click on the tab for Inter-Library loans to get more information.
We have a growing number of electronic books available. E-books can be accessed 24/7 from outside College.
Find the book you need by using the Library Catalogue. You may also see links to eBooks in this Moodle course - click on the title of your topic to see a selected reading list. You may also find links to eBooks on your course pages, or other library pages.
Just enter your usual College (Moodle) login when asked for a password.
You can print from eBooks but only a limited amount of pages. This is to comply with copyright law.
Please get in touch if you have any difficulties in using eBooks.