From the Publisher
This is a second edition of a successful, accessible textbook for health care assistants, which provides them with the knowledge and skills needed for everyday practice e.g. patient handling, meeting day-to-day needs, infection control, and patient confidentiality.
This new edition of a popular text covers essential theory and practical skills, includes new chapters on Human Rights and Ethics and also addresses care of patients of all ages.
From the Back Cover
Knowledge to Care provides health care assistants with the knowledge they need to gain confidence and understanding and to develop the skills and awareness required for everyday practice in hospitals, residential homes, and the community.
It covers essential theory and practical skills including meeting day–to–day needs, patient handling, infection control, and patient confidentiality. This second edition is significantly revised to reflect current practice, with an emphasis throughout on dignity, respect and care.