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The Short Textbook of Nursing Education
© 2011, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
All rights reserved. No part of this publication should be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author and the publisher.
First Edition: 2011
Typeset at JPBMP typesetting unit
Printed in IndiaDedicated to
My Parents Shri Gurupadappa GM and Smt Annapurana Mendagudli (Bijapur)Preface
It gives me immense pleasure to present the The Short Textbook of Nursing Education to the nursing students, educators and nursing practitioners.
As there is rapid change in the trends of nursing profession, where nursing education plays a very important role, which helps the nursing students to learn the principles, methods of communication and teaching which are important skills to be acquired to develop and to maintain interpersonal relationship to do nursing care effectively in teaching and clinical settings.
In the book topics covered are as per the Indian Nursing Council (INC) prescribed syllabus. The detailed information about each topic is lucidly presented in an organized and systematic way with simple language.
The nursing educators can make best use of the textbook to teach and prepare their students for examination.
The feedbacks and suggestions are invited from readers. Positive criticism and advice which will help in the betterment of the book are also welcome.
I hope this book will enrich reader with great knowledge and meet all the requirements of nursing profession.
I am thankful to Lord Almighty who always strengthens me and showers blessings on me to complete my task in time.
It is my honor to thank my loving parents Shri Gurupadappa GM and Smt Annapurana Mendagudli who always stand by me and who instill confidence, courage and motivation through their unconditional love.
My heartfelt thanks to Dr Jeyaseelan Mackam Devadason, Principal, Dean at Annai JKK College of Nursing and Professor H Halesh (PhD) and Mrs Suchitra A Rati, Professor, BM Patil College of Nursing, Bijapur, Karnataka, India for their support and encouragement.
My sincere thanks to Shri Vijaysinh Mohite Patil, Ex-Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, for his constant support and encouragement.
I am greatful to my loving brother Mr Mallikarjun and Mrs Vijay Lakshmi K, Vice Principal of BGS College of Nursing, Mysore, Karnataka, India for their support and encouragement.
It gives me immense pleasure to acknowledge sincere thanks to Mr Anand Heralgi, MSc (N); Shankar Reddy, MSc (N); Kumar TS, MSc (N); Jinni Jeorge, MSc (N) and Saraswathi PC, MSc (N); for their cooperation in gathering materials from different sources.
I convey my sincere thanks to my teachers, guide, and students for their guide and support to achieve this level and all persons who helped me in preparing this book.
My sincere thanks to Shatrughan B Tupe, Sales Representative and staff of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India for giving me an opportunity to publish this book.