Published: 27/05/2004, Volume II4, No. 5907 Page 18

1 Dementia Nursing: a guide to practice covers a wide range of areas, including nutrition, falls prevention, palliative care and pain management.Contributions veer from the practically useful to the frankly opaque.

www. radcliffe-oxford. com

2 Nursing Care: from theory into practice examines the historical basis of nursing principles and also looks at the 'theoretical resources'available to develop good practice today. www. whurr. co. uk

3 Palliative Care Nursing covers a still neglected area of healthcare.A weighty tome, it is edited by a team of Sheffield University academics.

www. openup. co. uk

4 Fundamental Nursing Skills , edited by Sheffield University nursing lecturer Penelope Ann Hilton, is a dry but informative read covering all the basic areas with clarity. It also features some useful appendixes which the reader can use as learning aids.

www. whurr. co. uk

5 Theory and Practice of Nursing, a second edition, looks at evidence-based practice, therapeutic modes and the development of the profession. It concludes with an examination of the future of nursing and its role in a globalised, risk-averse culture.

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