Grounded theory is a systematic qualitative research method of data collection and analysis, ultimately leading to a theoretical explanation (a “grounded theory”) that is grounded in those data and that explains a phenomenon of interest. Widely used in nursing, grounded theory enables researchers to apply what they learn from interviewees to a wider client population. This book describes traditional and focused grounded theory, phases of research, and methodology from sample and setting to dissemination and follow-up. The grounded theory method was developed by Glaser and Strauss, in response to Blumer’s call for a method founded on concepts of symbolic interactionism, the social psychological theoretical framework that provides the guiding tenets of grounded theory methodology. Over the years, grounded theory has undergone an evolution of sorts. An alternate method of grounding data in qualitative research is dimensional analysis. Other scholars have developed variants of grounded theory, such as constructivist grounded theory and situational analysis. The book describes the extent to which nurse researchers have published grounded theory and presents an overview of the process of conducting a qualitative study using grounded theory as the method. Varied case studies range from promoting health for an overweight child to psychological adjustment of Chinese women with breast cancer to a study of nursing students’ experiences in the off-campus clinical setting, among many others. The book also discusses techniques whereby researchers can ensure high standards of rigor. Examples from published nursing research, with author commentary, help support new and experienced researchers in making decisions and facing challenges.
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Palliative care is considered a subspecialty of medicine and nursing, with certifications offered to insure the highest quality of care that can be offered to those with acute, chronic, progressive, life-altering, or life-threatening diseases. Palliative and hospice care are on the same continuum. Hospice care is offered in the last 6 months of life, whereas palliative care is offered earlier, at the time of diagnosis, with any diagnosis that can eventually lead to death. This book gives palliative care and hospice nurses the advanced knowledge they need, beyond their undergraduate and graduate nursing education, to incorporate advanced empirical, aesthetic, ethical, and personal knowledge into their nursing practice. The book is organized into four sections comprising 27 chapters. Section I articulates the purpose and value of palliative care and hospice nursing and the revolution across America and the world, which demands the relief of suffering and every effort to promote quality of life until its end. Section II emphasizes on the care for the whole person and family. The chapters on culture and spirituality, and sexuality will help to recognize that a person is more than a physical body. The art of communication, the promotion of health, and holistic therapies are also taught. Section III focuses on advancing one’s knowledge of life-threatening diseases such as cancer, end-stage heart disease, end-stage heart disease, end-stage renal disease, end-stage liver disease, chronic lung disease, neurological disorders, HIV/AIDS. Section IV deals with effective management of symptoms such as dyspnea, anxiety, depression, delirium, posttraumatic stress disorders, gastrointestinal symptoms, fatigue, and skin alterations by pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic, and complementary therapies. In the peri-death chapter, nurses will learn how their presence at the deathbed can imprint a memory that replaces fear with calm, suffering with relief, and sorrow with abundant appreciation and love.
This book describes innovative, nurse-managed solutions for improving health care today. It addresses the key business, policy, medical, financial, and operational considerations necessary for successfully opening and operating nurse-led health facilities. With the mission to dramatically expand access to primary and preventive health care, these clinics provide a full range of services including primary care, health promotion, disease prevention, and behavioral health care to residents of underserved communities throughout the United States. The book provides a historical perspective on nurse-managed health centers (NMHCs), includes chapters on the practical aspects of starting and operating NMHCs, combined with case studies that illustrate the challenges, lessons learned, and successes of NMHCs, and deals with an assessment of the current status of NMHCs and a vision for their future. The book delivers a wealth of comprehensive information for nurses who are considering opening their own clinics. Reinforced with best-practice models and case studies, it discusses what it takes to successfully start and run a nurse-managed health center. The book addresses the history and growth of nurse-led clinics and describes the nurse-led paradigm of care. It identifies the different types of nurse-led clinics (primary care, school based, wellness, and more) and the clinical services offered within them. Also discussed are the requirements and mind-set of potential consumers and strategies for sustainability along with the role of the collaborative team. The pros and cons of a variety of business and operations models are examined along with quality metrics and initiatives. The book also covers various state and federal policy challenges and opportunities and explores the future of nurse-led care in view of ongoing health care reform.
Social work has a long-standing commitment to healthcare and the recognition of the inextricable link to quality of life and well-being across the lifespan. This book emphasizes the critical importance of health for all members of society and the significant role of social work in the field. It presents essential information about health and social work critical to understanding today’s complex health care systems and policies. The book is intended as a core text for masters of social work (MSW) and advanced bachelor of social work (BSW) courses on health and social work, social work and health care, health and wellness, social work practice in health care, and integrative behavioral health taught in social work, public health, and gerontology. The book is organized into three parts containing 18 chapters. The first chapter describes the role of social work in healthcare. The second chapter discusses ethics and values in healthcare social work. The next three chapters present social determinants of health, intersectionality, and social work assessment. Chapter six discusses health promotion and public health. Chapter seven presents integrated behavioral healthcare. Chapter eight describes substance misuse, abuse, and substance-related disorders. Chapters nine and ten discuss palliative care, end-of-life care, correctional healthcare, and psychosocial care. Chapter 11 describes children and family health. Chapter 12 explores healthcare and work with older adults and their caregivers. Chapters 13 to 15 delve on immigrants and refugee health, health and HIV/AIDS, and LGBTQ health. Chapters 16 and 17 describe healthcare and disability, and healthcare and serving veterans. The final chapter discusses future direction of healthcare and social work.
Teaching With Technologies in Nursing and the Health Professions, 2nd Edition:Strategies for Engagement, Quality, and Safety
This book is designed for graduate students, faculty, and staff educators learning to use technologies effectively and efficiently in their teaching. It is conceptualized in three sections comprising 17 chapters. Chapters one and two remind readers of the basics of good teaching practices and reviews concepts of self-directed learning and lifelong learning. Chapter three introduces readers to concepts and theories that guide teaching with technology. Chapter four describes lesson plans as tools for organizing a plan to make technology an efficient part of teaching and students’ learning outcomes. Chapter five addresses student technology skills and information literacy, now critical competencies in all nursing programs. Chapter six explores good communication practices to guide teaching with technologies. Chapter seven provides facilitator strategies, faculty tools, and strategies to help diverse students learn with technologies. Chapter 8 deals with active learning that is an important part of learning with technology, engaging students via online opportunities and applied assignments. Chapter 9 discusses the faculty role in providing student feedback and debriefing. Chapters ten and eleven address online education, and the changing class room and technology. Chapter 12, addressing simulated clinical learning experiences, focuses on teaching and learning strategies to help students practice critical thinking and safety competencies in the safety of the clinical laboratory. Chapter 13 focuses on helping students gain skills with nursing informatics, including the tools of electronic health records (EHRs) to promote patient safety and care quality. Chapters 14 and 15 focus on teaching clinical technologies, engaging patients, and addressing population needs for health promotion. Chapter 16 emphasizes the technology leaders’ role in mentoring faculty, promoting needed curriculum change, and partnering with colleagues for technologies sharing. The final chapter explores the opportunities for using technology projects to further scholarship, engaging interprofessional teams, and reflecting about teaching with technologies into the future.
Fast Facts for the Antepartum and Postpartum Nurse:A Nursing Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell
This book provides a basic reference for nurses caring for women and their families during the antepartum and postpartum periods. It encompasses evidence-based practice guidelines and clinical recommendations for routine antepartum assessment and nursing care, care of women with pre-existing conditions prior to pregnancy or complications of pregnancy, routine postpartum assessment and care, postpartum complications, and care of special populations. Chapters are organized systematically to include assessment and management guidelines, health promotion and teaching recommendations, routine laboratory and ultrasound tests, and holistic evidence-based nursing care practices. A separate section addresses special populations and outlines care components specific to these women and their families. They include culturally diverse families, women on each end of the age spectrum, women with fetuses or newborns diagnosed with adverse outcomes, women who have a history of being victimized, and those with deployed partners. While targeted to hospital-based nurses and new nurses in hospital orientation and their preceptors, it is also a helpful resource for nurses who practice in a great variety of related settings, as well as nurse midwifery students. Appendices include a skills checklist, a list of commonly used medications, abbreviations, and lab values.
This book is addressed to nurses, administrators, nursing academics, nursing students, as well as other health care professionals, and to the interested general reader. Nightingale was far ahead of her time in setting out the core principles of the new nursing profession, with demanding ethical standards and continuing education to keep up with best practice. The book is organized into two parts containing twelve chapters. Part I, Nightingale’s Nursing: Then and Now, presents what she wrote and did in key areas of nursing and health care: patient care, health promotion, ethics, infection control, pediatric nursing, long-term and palliative care, administration, and research and policy development. Part II, In Nightingale’s Own Words, takes the reader into Nightingale’s best writing itself. It provides selections of Nightingale’s most important writing from 1858 to 1893, thus facilitating the tracing of her ideas as they evolved. Nightingale’s writings are categorized into Nightingale’s early writing on hospitals and nursing, Nightingale’s writing on nursing for the poorest, and Nightingale’s late writing on nursing, hospitals, and disease prevention. The book shows how Nightingale interacted with leading physicians and other health science experts. The prime purpose of this book is to bring Nightingale’s ideas and work to the attention of nurses today, not as a historical figure but as a source of principles, vision, and sound practice in the here and now.
School nursing is noble work and a recognized specialty within the profession of nursing. The author’s goals in this book are to share her passion for school nursing and to help her colleagues recognize school nursing careers as unique opportunities for helping students and the larger community. The book is an essential guide to meet the exciting professional challenges of school nursing. It will help school nurses recognize a wide range of health issues and the ever-expanding role that they have in prevention and treatment. The book is a quick-reference guide for both the novice and the experienced school nurse who wishes to keep abreast of new information. It may also serve as a supplemental textbook for nurses who are enrolled in college or university programs of study for state certification or who are preparing to take the examination for national certification through the National Board for the Certification of School Nurses. It includes relevant information about the five components included in the exam and in the courses that must be taken: health problems and nursing management, health appraisal, health promotion and disease prevention, professional issues, and special health issues. A chapter titled “Up Your Game,” which is new to this third edition, includes descriptions of 12 attributes essential for school nurse practice. Also included is a separate section dealing with the marginalized child, which covers issues including gender identity, mental illness, and chronic health conditions. The new edition also covers gun violence, the history of drug use in the United States, medical use of marijuana, vaping, and Narcan use.
Global health policy should be of interest to nurses and other providers involved in all aspects of the healthcare, including practice, education, and administration. This book disseminates policy analysis of key health issues that have a global impact from the perspective of nurses. It is a compilation of case studies that highlight global initiatives to eradicate disease and promote health. The contributors are nurses who possess expertise in the global implications of the health issues and related policies of selected topics. Some of the topics included are transgender health, immigrant healthcare, chronic disease, human trafficking, pandemics, and infection control. These topics, as well as the others covered, are timely and of global significance. The case study approach provides the reader with an in-depth treatment of each topic’s health issue and the global policy implications. The goal of the book is to provide the unique perspective of nurses who live and work with these implications as they strive to provide care and educate future nursing professionals. Because the case studies presented provide an overview of a variety of significant global health issues and the policies that impact them, the book is appropriate for students of public health and medical anthropology/sociology as well as graduate nursing students. The book is organized into three parts. Part I discusses policy implications for global health, some of the policy-related research around major disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics of recent years, and policies related to healthcare funding for immigrants and refugees. It also documents the case study of two foreign-born physicians experiencing transition from foreign medical doctor in the country where the medical degree was obtained to nurse practitioner in the United States. Part II discusses exemplars of health policy in specific countries and Part III discusses exemplars of health policy related to specific conditions.
This book highlights how nurses have held a myriad of roles as leaders since the time of Florence Nightingale. Schools of nursing developed master's-prepared nursing programs, which led to the development of advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) roles. Graduate nursing education for nurse leaders has evolved to address the advanced knowledge and skills required in these roles. The book has been developed to be a resource for clinical nurse leader (CNL) and other Nurse Leadership Programs. The intent is to provide a book for faculty and students that focuses on the essential knowledge required in any graduate nurse leader role and in any setting. All graduate level nurses should be prepared to embrace leadership and have a positive impact on healthcare and patient outcomes. The book is organized into three sections comprising 26 chapters. Section I, Nursing Leadership, describes trends in leadership; leadership types; healthcare advocacy; CNL role; lateral integration of care services; integrating the CNL/APRN skill set as master'-prepared nurse leaders; and ethical nurse leadership. Section II, Patient Assessment and Clinical Outcomes, discusses advanced patient assessment; illness/disease management; health promotion, disease prevention, and injury reduction; interprofessional communication and collaboration skills; and health policy, laws, and regulatory issues. Section III, The Care Environment, covers a wide range of topic, which includes healthcare systems and organizational structure; healthcare economics essentials for the nursing professional; financial and budget principles for nurse leaders; knowledge and outcomes management; evidence-based practice; evaluating statistical approaches in nursing; quality improvement and patient safety; and healthcare informatics. Each chapter provides an overview of the topic and how it applies to master’s-prepared nurse leaders. It is hoped that faculty will provide assignments that further clarify how to apply the content to a nurse leader role. This may include papers, projects, in person or online discussions, presentations, and internships.