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Book review: Person-Centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care: Theory and Practice (Second edition)

Person-Centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care: Theory and Practice (Second edition)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This book is a good example of how nursing practice and approaches are transferable to others disciplines within healthcare. In this revision, the subject has been expanded to cover healthcare in a broader sense and in non-hospital settings.

The book is well presented and guides the reader clearly through various areas that might need to be considered when thinking about person-centred practice.

The context of person-centred practice sets the basis for the later sections that explore and develop the notion of ‘person- centredness’.

The way in which different approaches of practice, not only clinical, are used to illustrate a person-centred and how this can be integrated into practice is balanced. The reflection of the concept is even-handed and gives an in depth, practical way of considering person centred support.

The narrative is not only from a UK perspective which allows the reader to consider that a person can be kept at the centre of their support regardless of country.

The authors do not suggest that the subject is simple, but with this comprehensive work, it is clear that even within different paradigms, the key principles are worthy of consideration.

This book is excellent and I would expect libraries to stock it. 

Brendan McCormack and Tanya McCance (Eds) | Wiley Blackwell | 288pp | £29.99 | ISBN: 9781118990568

Reviewed by Jackie Riddett, registered nurse manager in a Leicestershire Care Home with Nursing

 

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