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Values Project booklist

Available at Sir James Paget Library

Book collection to support the Values Project

Baughan, J. (2013) Compassion, Caring and Communication. Skills for Nursing Practice. Pearson Education.

  • Using real-life narratives, case studies and reflection activities, the authors demonstrate how you can develop and maintain the empathy and communication skills you need to create effective, compassionate and caring partnerships.

Chambers, C (2012) Excellence in Compassionate Nursing Care: Leading the Change. Radcliffe   

  • We are passionately interested in the importance of nursing values and believe that excellence in compassionate nursing care lies at the heart of nursing practice and that leadership is key to making this happen. Every nurse, whatever their position and role, has a vital leadership role to play in ensuring excellent care remains at the heart of nursing practice.

Churchill, LR et al. (2013) What Patients Teach: The Everyday Ethics of Health Care. OUP

  • Being a patient is a unique interpersonal experience but it is also a universal human experience. The relationships formed when we are patients can also teach some of life's most important lessons, and these relationships provide a special window into ethics, especially the ethics of healthcare professionals. This book answers two basic questions: As patients see it, what things allow relationships with healthcare providers to become therapeutic? What can this teach us about healthcare ethics?

Fulford, KWM. (2012)  Essential Values-Based Practice: Clinical Stories Linking Science with People. Cambridge University Press.

  • The most likely reason for unsatisfactory clinical consultations is a failure of values-based practice – not ascertaining the relevant values perspectives and acting on them in an appropriate manner. This book will help clinicians acquire and develop the processes and skills of values-based practice, improving outcomes for patients, carers and clinicians.

Gilbert, P. (2010) Compassion Focused Therapy.  Routledge

  • This book explains how Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) – a process of developing compassion for the self and others to increase well-being and aid recovery – varies from other forms of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

McCarthy, J. & Rose, P. (2012) Values-based health and social care Sage, 2012

  • The book describes the rise of evidence-based practice and explores major criticisms of the approach. It argues that evidence should be seen as part of a broader vision of practice which places equal value on:- a holistic vision of the needs of patients and clients.- professional knowledge and intuition, and- seeing patients and clients as partners in their care. Examples are used throughout the book to help readers link the concepts to practice. The book concludes with suggestions on how to develop a values-based approach in practice and through professional education.

McCormack, B & McCance, T. (2010) Person-Centred nursing. Wiley-Blackwell

  • The concept of 'person-centeredness' has become established in approaches to the delivery of healthcare, particularly with nursing, and is embedded in many international healthcare policy frameworks and strategic plans. This book explores person-centred nursing using a framework that has been derived from research and practice.

Mandelstam, M. (2011)  How We Treat The Sick: neglect and abuse in our health services. Jessica Kingsley.

  • Setting out a wealth of evidence not previously brought together, Michael Mandelstam shows beyond question that neglectful care is a systemic blight, rather than mere local blemish, within our health services.

Matiti, M.R. (2011) Dignity in Healthcare. Radcliffe.

  • Dignity in Healthcare provides a practical approach, underpinned by up-to-date theory, to this crucial issue for those providing care to people in all stages of life, including those with mental illnesses or learning disabilities.

Nordenfelt, L. (2009) Dignity in Care for Older People. Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Dignity in Care for Older People highlights the notion of dignity within the care of the elderly, focusing on the importance of theoretical concepts.

Omari, M. (2012) Towards Dignity and Respect: An Exploration of the Nature, Causes and Consequences of Workplace Bullying    

  • Bullying, or mobbing as it is called in the European literature is a longstanding workplace safety and performance issue. This behaviour can have adverse effects for individuals, including both the perpetrator and the victim, as well as their families, the organisation, and ultimately the wider society. Bullying may not be evenly distributed across industry. The nature of people and industries at risk is explored in this book.

Please note we have a range of books on Values in the Library on the shelves at various locations. Please ask Library staff for help.

Our thanks go to the Library Manager at Warner Library, Mid Essex Hospital Trust  for compiling this list.

These are just a selection of books in stock at the Library other guides are available, please check the ELMS catalogue.