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Management and Practice in Emergency Nursing

  • Bob Wright

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Joseph Blansfield
    Pages 20-31
  3. Dianne M. Danis
    Pages 32-62
  4. Gary J. Jones
    Pages 63-81
  5. Peter Blythin
    Pages 97-120
  6. Susan McGuinness
    Pages 133-164
  7. Bob Wright
    Pages 165-181
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 183-185

About this book

Introduction

I am delighted to be asked to write the Foreword for Management and Practice in Emergency Nursing. More than any other nursing speciality Accident and Emergency work reflects change in society because it is the casualties of social upheaval, imbalance and inequality that you face every day. Here, unfortunately, A and E staff are confronted on a regular basis with child abuse, family violence, the result of terrorist activities, social violence, motor car accidents, personal loss of loved ones, the frustrations and aggression of life. Sometimes, though, some pleasant and funny episodes do occur but all too infrequently to become the norm. My own experience of A and E nursing is very limited; in fact, it goes back to the days of the Department being linked with Orthopaedics and being called 'Casualty' . It could, though, appear that in this day and age the wheel is tuming full circle and moves have been made in the last reorganization to link the two new distinct specialities again. This proposal was met with lots of protest from A and E staff which appears to have been defused. The arguments stemmed mainly from the fact that orthopaedics and A and E are two quite difficult specialities of care and skills and as such must be seen as autonomous.

Keywords

age care child development education emergency management nursing organizations orthopaedics orthopedics pediatrics planning sudden death violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Bob Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Accident and Emergency DepartmentLeeds General InfirmaryUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-3146-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7099-5242-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3146-7
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