American Nursing

Author: Vern L. Bullough
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826111475
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In the fall of 2009, with the publication of her #1 national bestselling memoir, Sarah Palin had the privilege of meeting thousands of everyday Americans on her extraordinary 35-city book tour. Inspired by these encounters, her new book, America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, celebrates the enduring strengths and virtues that have made this country great. Framed by her strong belief in the importance of family, faith, and patriotism, the book ranges widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, and reflects on the key values-both national and spiritual-that have been such a profound part of Governor Palin's life and continue to inform her vision of America's future. Written in her own refreshingly candid voice, America By Heart will include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have moved her-from the nation's founding documents to great speeches, sermons, letters, literature and poetry, biography, and even some of her favorite songs and movies. Here, too, are portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her deep love of country, her strong rootedness in faith, and her profound love and appreciation of family. She will also draw from personal experience to amplify these timely (and timeless) themes-themes that are sure to inspire her numerous fans and readers all across the country.

The Practice of Nursing Research E Book

Author: Jennifer R. Gray
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293310
Release Date: 2013-12-24
Genre: Medical

Learn how to properly evaluate and use existing research data and how to conduct your own original research. This authoritative text gives provides a comprehensive foundation for appraisal, synthesis, and generation of research evidence for clinical nursing practice. This new edition also features enhanced coverage of the research methods most applicable to evidence-based practice (outcomes research, intervention research, and translational research), along with a significant increase in the coverage of qualitative research methodologies. Comprehensive coverage of nursing research organizes content into five units: Introduction to Nursing Research, Nursing Research Processes, Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Strategies for Analyzing Research and Building an Evidence-Based Practice, and Writing Proposals and Obtaining Funding. Rich and frequent examples from the literature demonstrate the importance and immediacy of research in nursing practice and bring principles to life through the context of actual published studies. Strong coverage of quantitative and other clinically-applicable research methodologies gives you a solid grounding to conduct, appraise, and apply research evidence to the realities of clinical practice in today’s healthcare environment. NEW! Enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice equips you to generate research evidence and to appraise and synthesize existing research for application to clinical practice. Using the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program criteria as a point of focus, this book prepares you for today’s emphasis on evidence-based practice in the clinical setting. NEW! Expanded emphasis on qualitative research addresses phenomenological research, grounded theory research, ethnographic research, exploratory-descriptive research, and historical research to support the development of nursing. NEW! Updated coverage of digital data collection guides you through use of the internet for research and addresses the unique considerations surrounding digital data collection methods. NEW! Pageburst ebook study guide gives you the opportunity to fully master and apply the text content in a convenient electronic format with integrated interactive review questions.

Understanding Nursing Research

Author: Nancy Burns
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437726558
Release Date: 2010-09-20
Genre: Medical

Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Two different appraisal processes are included: A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research. A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.

Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Author: Committee on the Adequacy of Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309556651
Release Date: 1996-04-10
Genre: Medical

Hospitals and nursing homes are responding to changes in the health care system by modifying staffing levels and the mix of nursing personnel. But do these changes endanger the quality of patient care? Do nursing staff suffer increased rates of injury, illness, or stress because of changing workplace demands? These questions are addressed in Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes, a thorough and authoritative look at today's health care system that also takes a long-term view of staffing needs for nursing as the nation moves into the next century. The committee draws fundamental conclusions about the evolving role of nurses in hospitals and nursing homes and presents recommendations about staffing decisions, nursing training, measurement of quality, reimbursement, and other areas. The volume also discusses work-related injuries, violence toward and abuse of nursing staffs, and stress among nursing personnel--and examines whether these problems are related to staffing levels. Included is a readable overview of the underlying trends in health care that have given rise to urgent questions about nurse staffing: population changes, budget pressures, and the introduction of new technologies. Nursing Staff in Hospitals and Nursing Homes provides a straightforward examination of complex and sensitive issues surround the role and value of nursing on our health care system.

Getting Fit Your Way

Author:
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788100629
Release Date: 1993-12-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Helps you to build an exercise routine that you can do to help you look and feel your best. Divided into 4 stages: 2 weeks for making a winning game plan, 3 weeks for getting a good start, 9 weeks for building an exercise habit, and a lifetime of exercise. Also, how to quit smoking, how to lose weight, how to develop strength, and much more. Drawings.

Enduring Issues in American Nursing

Author: Patricia D’Antonio, RN, PhD, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826116329
Release Date: 2000-12-18
Genre: Medical

Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001 by Choice! "Why turn to the past when attempting to build nursing's future?...To make good decisions in planning nursing's future in the context of our complex health care system, nurses must know the history of the actions being considered, the identities and points of view of the major players, and all the stakes that are at risk. These are the lessons of history." -- from the Introduction This book presents nursing history in the context of problems and issues that persist to this day. Issues such as professional autonomy, working conditions, relationships with other health professionals, appropriate knowledge for education and licensure, gender, class, and race are traced through the stories told in this volume. Each chapter provides a piece of the puzzle that is nursing. The editors, all noted nurse historians and educators, have carefully made selections from the best that has been published in the nursing and health care literature.

Pulling Together to Make a Difference

Author: Venner M. Farley
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595005390
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

A book of 14 essays on the ultimate changes which must be accepted by all nurses, and nurse leaders especially, in order to create the modern nursing profession. Service, cost and quality are hallmarks of success today in health care delivery. These 3 hallmarks have always been the centerpiece of nursing's practice. When we pull together, every nurse makes a difference every day. Chapter Titles • Manage Things, Lead People • The "Etched In Stone" Syndrome • Curing Phychosclerosis • Leadership Mandates Now • Nursing is on the Brink of Great Reform • Transitions and Transformations • Planning for Strategic Development • The BMW Club • Transformational Leadership • Leading the New Age of Nursing • Business Intuition Pt. I & II • Working the Shared Governance System • Conflict is Inevitable . . . but Manageable Well-known nursing leader speaks of the current issues in nursing today: Change, new opportunities, empowerment, conflict resolution, and presents a refreshing, optimistic, inspirational view of nursing in the future. Each chapter is loaded with practical insights and advice that will make you a better nurse, leader, employee and person.

Nursing Research

Author: Denise F. Polit
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781737338
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

This graduate level nursing research textbook continues the expansion of coverage on qualitative research, including important issues for specific qualitative traditions such as grounded theory, phenomenology and ethnography. Developing solid evidence for practice will be emphasized throughout the text, and important evaluative concepts like reliability, validity, and trustworthiness will be introduced. Other new features include stronger international content (with an emphasis on Canadian and Australian research), inclusion of “tips” in boxes located in appropriate places throughout the chapters, and the use of summary bullet points. This edition will now offer a free Connection Website, connection.LWW.com/go/polit.

Handbook of Health Behavior Research IV

Author: David S. Gochman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781489904843
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Psychology

Volume 4 considers the importance of health behavior research in practical settings. Particularly notable are treatments of the "narrative approach", the taxonomy of health behavior, and the organization of health behavior knowledge. Each volume features extensive supplementary and integrative material prepared by the editor, the detailed index to the entire four-volume set, and a glossary of health behavior terminology.

Assisted Living

Author: Sheryl Zimmerman
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801877216
Release Date: 2003-06-10
Genre: Medical

With the number of elderly persons needing long-term care expected to double to 14 million over the next two decades, assisted living has become the popular choice for housing or care. Assisted living represents a promising model of long-term care that blurs the sharp distinction between nursing homes and community-based care and reduces the gap between receiving long-term care in one's own home and in an "institution." Assisted Living: Needs, Practices, and Policies in Residential Care for the Elderly examines the evolving field of residential care and focuses on national issues of regulation, reimbursement, and staffing. The book is based on a four-state study of assisted living facilities and describes the facilities, the persons residing in them and their needs, and how the services vary by facility. Because one-third to two-thirds of residents in assisted living facilities have cognitive impairment, special attention is devoted to dementia care. The book also focuses on how today's long-term health care environment evolved, and it examines the future direction and implications of assisted living. Assisted Living: Needs, Practices, and Policies in Residential Care for the Elderly brings together a group of nationally recognized experts to help define the types of residential care that should be encouraged and sets guidelines for selecting an appropriate type of facility. -- Susan Daggett

Caring in Nursing Classics

Author: Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826171122
Release Date: 2012-12-12
Genre: Medical

"This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caring...[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity.” From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more. The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science. Key Features: Presents the seminal literature on caring Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels For use in baccalaureate, graduate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs Is accompanied by a digital teacher and student guide (please contact [email protected]gerpub.com to request this content)

Clinical Care Classification CCC System Manual

Author: Virginia Saba, EdD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826103545
Release Date: 2006-10-09
Genre: Medical

Designated a Doody's Core Title! The Preeminent Nursing Terminology Classification System "The Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System described in this manual is the only standard coded nursing terminology that is based on sound research using the nursing process model framework and that meets the Patient Medical Record Information (PMRI) comparability requirement. The CCC System allows patient care data generated by nurses to be incorporated into the PMRI database, and enables nurses' contributions to patient outcomes to be studied and acknowledged." -- From the Foreword by Sheryl L. Taylor, BSN, RN, Senior Consultant, Farrell Associates TESTIMONIES: "ABC Coding Solutions-Alternative Link developed ABC codes for nursing in collaboration with Dr. Virginia Saba, developer of the CCC system. Approximately two hundred ABC codes were developed from the CCC System of Nursing Interventions to accurately document nursing and integrative health care processes, classify and track clinical care, and develop evidence-based practice models, thus filling significant gaps in older medical code sets." --Connie Koshewa, Practitioner Relations Director, ABC Coding Solutions-Alternative Link "The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNPÆ) is a program of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). One of the first steps in the development of the ICNPÆ was to collect and compare all the nursing concepts in existing nursing terminologies, including the CCC. To facilitate the goal of ICNPÆ as a unified nursing language system, a project is under way to map the CCC to the ICNPÆ Version 1.0. This work will facilitate evaluation and ongoing development of both terminologies and allow ICN to compare data using CCC codes with data from other standard nursing terminologies." --Amy Coenen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, ICNPÆ Program, International Council of Nurses