Clinical Pocket Reference Fundamental Care 2nd Edition


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  • Informed by and structured around the 6 C’s ( DH) of person-centred care and the NMC 2018/9 Educational Standards and 2018 Code
  • Essential guide to the importance and provision of person-centred care
  • New emphasis on relationship management and communication within a wide range of care and support settings
  • Covers a range of fundamental skills central to daily practice
  • Supports communication with the patient, promoting the physical and psychological well-being of the patient at all times
  • Enables rapid reference and reflective thinking before and after shifts

This essential and timely resource has been prepared to provide support and information for nursing and nursing associate students, all qualified nurses and healthcare professionals no matter what their experience. Built around a practical, person-centred framework it will help practitioners deliver effective care and support.
The structure of the guide is built around the (DH) 6 Cs – Care, Compassion, Communication, Competence, Courage, Commitment and the ‘Person Centred Nursing Framework’ suggested by McCormack and McCance (2010). Examples of this framework are highlighted to the reader throughout.
Updated content includes more on nutrition and hydration, latest thinking and research on person-centred care and initiatives, mental health and learning disability.
Clinical Pocket Reference resources provide quick access to key knowledge within a particular nursing or healthcare support environment. All resources are portable, durable, fully referenced, clearly written, logically presented.

Through the use of this new Clinical Pocket Reference care providers will become better informed about the key elements of care and empowered to deliver that care effectively and with compassion. Students on clinical placement and newly qualified nurses will find this resource invaluable.

“I am delighted to recommend… Clinical Pocket Reference Fundamental Care: A Person Centred Approach… this text occupies an important space in the person-centred nursing resource file.”

Professor Brendan McCormack, Queen Margaret University

Additional information


Juliet Bostwick, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, Andrew Kerry, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, Katie Mills, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK


Print, eBook(TBA)




Spiral bound, laminated, 96pp; charts, tables & line drawings; 160x84mm