Notes on Nursing: A Guide for Today's Caregivers
The International Council of Nurses is proud to announce a very special anniversary publication of Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing - it is called Notes on Nursing: A Guide for Today's Caregivers. It is an update of the Florence Nightingale's classic, but includes some of her original text.
This special book is meant as a 'gift' from nursing to the patients and family caregivers of today.
Here you have a preliminary excerpt of the book , the cover, the Preface and then a sample chapter.
We would like to invite readers to read the 'Preliminaries' , the sample chapter and comment on the book here.
The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO)
is pleased to provide this Foreword to Notes on Nursing, the
International Council of Nurses’ guide for today’s caregivers,
and to reinforce the essential partnership between
patients and caregivers. Caregivers provide a personal approach
to healthcare, integral to a patient-centered system. This
publication provides useful information on managing
patients’ daily needs and guidance for supporting patients
in participating in their own care.
IAPO’s Declaration on Patient-Centred Healthcare (2006)1
outlines five principles of patient-centered healthcare which
are relevant to the role of carers. These are respect, choice
and empowerment, patient involvement in health policy,
access and support, and patient information. In order to
achieve patient-centered healthcare for patients with chronic
conditions, these principles and the relationships between
caregivers and patients are of paramount importance.
Chronic conditions often continue for many years and
affect all aspects of a person’s life. The goal for patients is
to manage their condition so that they can participate in
life as fully as possible. Caregivers play an important role
by understanding patients’ emotions, wishes and needs,
and helping communicate these to others.
The updated Notes on Nursing supports effective dialogue
between patients and caregivers to promote mutual understanding
and respect, each contributing to achieve a good
quality of life as defined by the patient.
Chief Executive Officer
International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO)
Continue reading the book preliminary here.
Continue reading the sample chapter here.
Comment on this book here.
We greatly appreciate your feedback and thank you !
1 Available online at www.patientsorganizations.org/declaration