Author: Vern L. Bullough, RN, PhD, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
From the frontier to the university, this exciting collection traces the development of the nursing profession through the biographies of individual nurses since 1925 that helped to create its unique history. Among the notable nurses featured in this volume are Faye Abdellah, Virginia Henderson, Margaret Kerr, Thelma Schorr, and many more.
This new interpretation of the history of nursing in the United States captures the many ways women reframed the most traditional of all gender expectations—that of caring for the sick—to create new possibilities for themselves, to renegotiate the terms of some of their life experiences, and to reshape their own sense of worth and power. For much of modern U.S. history, nursing was informal, often uncompensated, and almost wholly the province of female family and community members. This began to change at the end of the nineteenth century when the prospect of formal training opened for women doors that had been previously closed. Nurses became respected professionals, and becoming a formally trained nurse granted women a range of new social choices and opportunities that eventually translated into economic mobility and stability. Patricia D'Antonio looks closely at this history—using a new analytic framework and a rich trove of archival sources—and finds complex, multiple meanings in the individual choices of women who elected a nursing career. New relationships and social and professional options empowered nurses in constructing consequential lives, supporting their families, and participating both in their communities and in the health care system. Narrating the experiences of nurses, D'Antonio captures the possibilities, power, and problems inherent in the different ways women defined their work and lived their lives. Scholars in the history of medicine, nursing, and public policy, those interested in the intersections of identity, work, gender, education, and race, and nurses will find this a provocative book.
Author: Deborah M. Judd
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2010-10-25
History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is the first comprehensive nursing history text to be published in years. It provides a historical overview essential to developing a complete understanding of the nursing profession. For each key era of U.S. history, nursing is examined in the contexts of the sociopolitical climate of the day, the image of nurses, nursing education, advances in practice, war and its effect on nursing, licensure and regulation, and nursing research and its implications. From early nursing to Nightingale s revolutionizing influence, through two world wars to today, this succinct text engages students in an exploration of nursing s past while connecting it to nursing practice in the present. A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is designed to inform and empower today s student nurses as they help to create the future of nursing."
Author: Patricia Kelly
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2011-06-24
Designed to help students and beginning nurses develop the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage nursing care delivery, NURSING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT, 3rd Edition, prepares future nurse leaders to function successfully in the modern health care system. In this newly revised edition, students are provided with the most current information on relevant topics such as quality improvement, patient safety, legal aspects of nursing, delegation, and licensure that are important for preparing for a career in nursing. Through coverage of key topics such as teamwork, population-based health care, evidence-based practice, informatics, ethics, culture, and organizational change, students are given a framework for understanding how they can become leaders and make a difference within the vast healthcare system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Marsha L. Burris
Release Date: 2007-07-01
During World War II, nursing leadership used their wartime contributions to advance their professional interests. Nursing leaders directed the rank and file nurses in a war whose commanders demanded excellence in terms of skills and abilities while perpetuating regulations that restricted much of the efforts of recruitment and performance. Ex service nurses returned to the civilian work force confident in their abilities and ready to confront the causes of unfair working conditions under which they worked before the war. In adhering to the nineteenth century model of the well disciplined, self sacrificing and dutiful caretaker, however, organized nursing was unable to break the century long traditions that placed it in an inferior position in medicine, thus the field of nursing improved their circumstances only in areas over which they controlled such as education and licensing.
Author: Mary Ann Boyd
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2008
The AJN Book of the Year award-winning textbook, Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice, is now in its thoroughly revised, updated Fourth Edition. Based on the biopsychosocial model of psychiatric nursing, this text provides thorough coverage of mental health promotion, assessment, and interventions in adults, families, children, adolescents, and older adults. Features include psychoeducation checklists, therapeutic dialogues, NCLEX® notes, vignettes of famous people with mental disorders, and illustrations showing the interrelationship of the biologic, psychologic, and social domains of mental health and illness. This edition reintroduces the important chapter on sleep disorders and includes a new chapter on forensic psychiatry. A bound-in CD-ROM and companion Website offer numerous student and instructor resources, including Clinical Simulations and questions about movies involving mental disorders.
Author: Deborah Judd
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2013-03-11
A History of American Nursing, Second Edition provides a historical overview essential to developing a complete understanding of the nursing profession. For each key era of U.S. history, nursing is examined in the context of the sociopolitical climate of the day, the image of nurses, nursing education, advances in practice, war and its effect on nursing, licensure and regulation, and nursing research and its implications. From early nursing to Nightingale’s influence, through two world wars to today, this text engages students in an exploration of nursing’s past while connecting it to nursing practice in the present. A History of American Nursing, Second Edition informs and empowers today’s student nurses as they help to create the future of nursing. * Completely expanded and updated art program, including images from the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation and artist Lou Everett, a nurse educator * New feature: Historical Happenings – short vignettes throughout each chapter that highlight a relevant medical/nursing advance and/or historical event from a particular era * Updates to references, key people, discussion questions, and MeSH terms
Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2006-08-14
Designated a Doody's Core Title! Supporting the urgent need for new patient safety guidelines and practices, Focus on Patient Safety, provides the most current and authoritative research and review to help decision makers develop new and much-needed standards and practices in nursing. With contributions from experts in the field, this new up-to-date reference focuses on key disciplines and topics that are critical to patient safety today including: Patient safety indicators Medication errors Falls and injury prevention Hospital-acquired infections Patient safety in acute-care units in hospitals Medications in the perioperative environment Home visit programs for the elderly Nursing homes Informatics issues Organizational, climate, and culture factors From new and emerging issues in patient safety to a review of research methods and measurement, this new 24th volume in the Annual Review of Nursing Research (ARNR) series continues to provide the highest standards of content and authoritative review of research for students, researchers, and clinicians.