Sunday, April 24, 2011

Care of the Difficult Patient A Nurse’s Guide

Publisher: Routledge
1st edition - December 12, 2005
Paperback: 160 pages
ISBN-10: 0415358248
ISBN-13: 978-0415358248

Developed collaboratively by a doctor and nurse team, this is the first text to deal specifically with nursing difficult patients. Whether patient problems stem from mental distress and ill health, historic substance abuse, demanding family members or abusive behaviour, difficult patients place extra demands on nurses both professionally and personally. Caring for difficult patients requires both technical and interpersonal skills along with an ability to exercise power and set limits. 

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