‘This has to be a must have text book for all nursing students.’
Title: Foundations of Adult Nursing
Author: Dianne Burns
Reviewer: Jane Brown, quality governance manager, Clinical Support Worcester Acute NHS Trust
What was it like?
Excellent book for today’s nursing students and useful throughout their training. Literally this is the foundations on which to build and grow as a nurse.
What were the highlights?
The text book is set out well and is easy to read. This is up to date for the nursing student of today. The reader gains everything they need and is a well researched resource. The chapters are set out and pleasing to the eye. The nursing history is interesting and then to read where are we now.
Every time the reader searches on a topic, for instance the 6Cs of nursing or the Francis report (2013) it is there.
The scenarios are real and in each chapter the student has a comprehensive checklist – to achieve entry to the register as an adult nurse- leave nothing to chance.
Strengths & weaknesses:
I found no weaknesses in this excellent text book. It feels small but it is packed with such useful topics. I would have benefited from this type of format when I was training.
The chapters are set out well and referenced at the end of the chapters. I found the stop and think boxes useful to reflect on your practice- it literally makes you stop and think.
Who should read it?
This has to be a must have text book for all nursing students. I would urge all nursing university lecturers to read this first in order to recommend to their students.
foundations of adult nursing