Tuberculosis: A Foundation for Nursing and Healthcare Practice
by Robert Pratt
The World Health Organization estimates that 200 million people will develop tuberculosis between 2000 and 2020 and that 35 million of these will die ... Show synopsis The World Health Organization estimates that 200 million people will develop tuberculosis between 2000 and 2020 and that 35 million of these will die. The unique contribution of nurses to prevention and care is enhanced by their comprehensive understanding of the current evidence and guidance for best practice in caring for patients with tuberculosis. Tuberculosis: a foundation for nursing and healthcare practice provides a clear and up-to-date insight into the issues surrounding the current global pandemic of tuberculosis and provides guidance on the nursing role in diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care. In this stimulating text, assumptions are challenged, new paradigms are explored and nurses and other practitioners are encouraged to apply and adapt core principles to their own care environments. This text offers nurses and other healthcare practitioners an essential reference for the planning and implementation of confident, competent and relevant individualised care for an increasing number of patients with tuberculosis.