Using Health Policy in Nursing Practice

Author: Georgina Taylor
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446281383
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Medical

This book is part of the Transforming Nursing Practice series, written specifically to support nursing students on the new degree programme. Health policy can appear complex and remote from nursing practice. This book demystifies health policy and helps you understand how policy decisions relate to your daily practice. Through the exploration of selected hot topics, such as patient involvement and dignity, the book helps you to consider how not only to use policy in practice, but also how to use practice to influence policy. Patient narratives and case studies are followed through each chapter to show how policy issues can impact on real life care. The book also shows how you can use an understanding of policy to develop your career. Key Features: - Shows how policy impacts on the real world and how you can use it to improve care or change practice - Regular activities help you to engage with policy issues - Enables you to see how to use policy in practice yourself - Supports you in meeting the NMC requirements for registration About the series Transforming Nursing Practice is the first series of books designed to help students meet the requirements of the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for the new degree programmes. Each book addresses a core topic, and together they cover the generic knowledge required for all fields of practice. Accessible and challenging, Transforming Nursing Practice helps nursing students prepare for the demands of future healthcare delivery. Series editor: Proffesor Shirley Bach, Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Brighton. Co-series editor for learning skills titles: Dr Mooi Standing, Independent Academic Consultant at national and international level, and an accredited Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) reviewer. Georgina Taylor was a Principal Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Sciences at Middlesex University for many years, and has recently retired. She taught research methods to a range of healthcare professionals and aspects of health policy and interprofessional working to third year nursing students. Research interests include the health of refugees and asylum seekers, health inequalities, intercultural care, and patient safety.

Shaping Health Policy Through Nursing Research

Author: Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826110703
Release Date: 2010-08-26
Genre: Medical

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! 2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Nursing Research! "This is a much needed addition to nursing's arsenal of policy books. It is the first to really examine the need for scientific evidence to underpin policy. The two editors are pioneers in research and have led nursing research to new levels. It is fitting they do the same in underscoring the important role nurses have in using their programs of research to develop policy agendas."Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's A must-read for health care policy makers, as well as nursing students, faculty, and professionals, this groundbreaking text provides actual strategies for translating nursing research to health policy at all levels of policy-making. The editors, both leaders in nursing research, provide key findings from research programs that have positively influenced health policy decisions and programs at community, state, national, and international levels. The first compilation of information linking health policy and nursing research, this text presents perspectives and frameworks for understanding the processes bridging research and health policy; multiple factors influencing the processes; and actual examples of National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)-funded research that has influenced health policy programs. Key Features: Examples of NINR-funded research that has been used at all levels to influence health policy, including settings, populations, and age spectrums Models and strategies for linking research and health policy Lessons learned from pioneer nurse scientists who have shaped health policy with nursing research Recommendations for improving nurses' work environments for better patient outcomes

Public Health Nursing Policy Politics Practice

Author: L. Louise Ivanov
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401839659
Release Date: 2008-01-18
Genre: Medical

Public Health Nursing: Leadership, Policy, and Practice presents cutting edge public health nursing content that focuses on populations and aggregates, the political process, public health nursing activism, and leadership in health policy development. Coverage of high risk populations, health policy, and disaster preparedness makes this text a unique tool for the public health nurse and administrator. A focus on the Healthy People 2010 objectives underscores the core functions of population-based practice and prepares the public health nurse for the challenges of today's global health issues. Readers searching for an innovative and focused text will turn to Public Health Nursing: Leadership, Policy, and Practice for the answers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials

Author: Mary Zaccagnini
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449657772
Release Date: 2010-10-15
Genre: Medical

Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials assists and advises current DNP students, students considering obtaining the degree, and also serves as a reference for those who have already completed a DNP program. This text is modeled after the eight DNP Essentials as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Each section discusses the materials relevant to an element of the essentials document and helps students understand the Essentials and complete the steps necessary to fulfill the requirements of the degree.

Mental Health Policy for Nurses

Author: Ian Hulatt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473905160
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Medical

Mental health nursing has been shaped by a variety of policy factors in the past 50 years. In this new textbook, edited by the mental health policy advisor to the Royal College of Nursing, a range of experts in their field introduce the essential elements of policy and legislation to new students and experienced practitioners which will affect them throughout their careers. Clinical examples are drawn on throughout, to help students think about the real-life context of what can be a difficult subject.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446281314
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Medical

Reflection enables us to make sense of, and learn from, experiences that can sometimes seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane. The second edition of this popular book introduces student nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner. It explains what reflection is, why it is so important to nursing practice and the different types of reflection that can be used to help make sense of practice. The new edition includes a new chapter on using digital media in reflection, new case studies from each field of practice and new activities.

Public and Community Health Nursing Practice

Author: Demetrius James Porche
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761924833
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

Public health practice focuses on the prevention of disease and disability as a means of promoting the health of communities and the individuals who make up those communities. Public and Community Health Nursing Practice presents a comprehensive summary of core practices for assessment, assurance, and policy development to achieve this goal through population-based practice. The author also outlines standards for evidence-based practice based on current research. This book will be of interest to students in nursing, public health, and behavioral medicine and practitioners in public and community health.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice

Author: Lisa Chism
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763766534
Release Date: 2010-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The Doctor of Nursing Practice provides information regarding the DNP degree and related role and professional topics. This unique reference includes chapters on the discussion of the evolution of doctoral education in nursing and the development of the DNP, rationale for the development of the DNP degree including relevant discussion of the American Association of Colleges of Nurse’s (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, the AACN’s Position Paper on the DNP, and the Institute of Medicine’s Report calling for higher education among health care professionals. This book also discusses the various roles of the DNP prepared advanced practice nurse including researcher, health policy advocate and nurse leader.

Evaluation of Health Care Quality in Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Joanne V. Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826107671
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Medical

Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This is a wonderful resource that fills a true gap in the literature. This is a topic that needs more exposure and more emphasis in the field of advanced practice nursing. The value of evaluation in healthcare quality will be seen in the outcomes of healthcare improvements." Score: 100, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews High-level evaluation skills reflecting national standards and benchmarks are becoming increasingly important in our changing health care climate. This is the only nursing textbook to lay the foundation for APNs to achieve the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. Comprehensive in scope, it distills current best practice information from numerous sources to create a thorough and reliable resource for APN and DNP graduates. The text addresses both the theoretical basis of evaluation and its application as an integral part of contemporary practice. It provides an overview of evaluation science and critically examines the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence. Several frameworks are described to provide the reader with different evaluation models, including those of economic evaluation. The text covers in detail the evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice, including information systems and patient care technology, the redesign of health care in accordance with patient-family centered models, and the challenges of the current trend toward electronic medical records. Also addressed is the evaluation of populations and health care teams, including characteristics, risk factors, and determinants, as well as the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Additionally, the text covers translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, and opportunities for advocacy and leadership among APNs. Key Features: Provides comprehensive coverage of evaluation of patient, population, systems, health team, and health care information systems technology outcomes Presents best practices and evidence-based practices that stress use in practice Uses case studies to illustrate application of evaluation in each practice area Stresses the importance of clear terminology in evaluation and provides definitions of relevant terms

Assessment and Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 9781446294192
Release Date: 2013-09-25
Genre: Medical

Assessment is an essential part of mental-health nursing and as such a core learning requirement for pre-registration nursing students. Getting assessment right is essential for the nursing student in order for them to become an effective practitioner. Many books on assessment are very theoretical. This is a practical, hands-on guide to the assessment process, underpinned by the latest evidence. The book explains the core principles through running case studies, so that readers can see how each decision they make impacts on the person in their care. Key features: Assessment principles are applied across a variety of modern nursing settings that you may find yourself working in as a registered nurse Each chapter is linked to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you know you are meeting the professional requirements Activities throughout help you to think critically and develop essential graduate skills.

Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Susan M. DeNisco
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449665067
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Medical

Nursing’s national accrediting bodies, including the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, demand that nursing curriculum include and emphasize professional standards. This new edition provides information on these professional standards by including chapters relevant to various aspects of advanced nursing practice, including changes in the national health care agenda, the 2010 Affordable Care Act, and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 2010 report on the future of nursing. With the explosion of the DNP, the revision of the American Association of College’s of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Essentials, and the refinement and development of the Clinical Nurse Leader role, this text is a timely resource for the next generation of advanced practice nursing.

Future of Advanced Registered Nursing Practice An Issue of Nursing Clinics E Book

Author: Robin Donohoe Dennison
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455744190
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Medical

This issue of Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by Robin Dennison, DNP, MSN, CCNS, RN, will focus on Future of Advanced Nursing Practice with topics including: regulatory procedures for APNs; future of the NP role; future of CNS role; future of nurse midwife role; future of the nurse anesthetist role; impact of LACE in public health; merging roles of the psychiatric mental health CNS and NP; impact of DNP on AP roles; future of reimbursement for APNs; role of APN in EBP; genetics and APNs; APNs in medical home; and executive role of the APN.

Public Health Nursing E Book

Author: Marcia Stanhope
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323294102
Release Date: 2014-07-21
Genre: Medical

Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

Evidence Based Review in Policy and Practice An Issue of Nursing Clinics

Author: Alan Pearson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323326636
Release Date: 2014-11-26
Genre: Medical

Evidence synthesis is the evaluation or analysis of research evidence and opinion on a specific topic to aid in decision-making in health care. Although the science of evidence synthesis has developed most rapidly in relation to the meta-analysis of numerical data linked to theories of cause and effect, the further development of theoretical understandings and propositions of the nature of evidence, its role in health care delivery, and the facilitation of improved global health have increased rapidly since 2000. The articles appearing in this issue examine the role of evidence synthesis in nursing and health care and are written by expert translational scientists from across the world. Three introductory articles overview evidence synthesis and its role in evidence-based health care; methods, issues, and trends in the systematic review of health care evidence; and the development of a robust evidence base for nursing. Subsequent articles explore the impact of systematic reviews on policy and practice in a variety of settings, including perioperative care, pediatrics, rehabilitation and long-term/continuing care, mental health, and public health. The final articles discuss the impact of evidence on health policy and practice and the complexities of translating evidence into policy and practice. These articles show the importance of synthesizing evidence and translating policy and practice into action in our quest to improve health care and health outcomes.