This book reviews the body of knowledge and practice standards that define the specialty of correctional nursing. The text also describes the health care needs of the youth, men, and women who are incarcerated in jails, prisons, and detention centers. The book supports correctional nurses by providing guidance and resources about the best practices to deliver nursing care that reduces suffering and improves the quality of life for incarcerated individuals, their families, and the community at large. The book is divided into four parts. Part I presents an overview of correctional nursing with chapters covering the ethical principles and legal considerations involved, and safety aspects of the nurse and the patient. The nurse-patient relationship is imposed on both the inmate and the nurse by the governmental entity that is responsible for providing the medical service. The second part talks about the health concerns and diseases of the inmates. These include discussions on alcohol and drug withdrawal, chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, arthritis, dental conditions, end-of-life care, women’s and juveniles’ health care, infectious diseases, mental health and pain management. Part III deals with the nursing care process with presentations on health screening, sick call and emergency care. The last part of the book discusses the professional roles and responsibilities on the nurses in correction centers. One of the chapters in this section discusses research participation and evidence-based practice.
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This book is a history of nursing in the United States from 1607. It is intended as an introduction to nursing history for undergraduate and graduate nursing students and to others who might be interested in how the profession developed in the United States. The book uses examples of nursing education, nursing leadership, and changes in nursing practice throughout the narrative. The first chapter examines nursing care in the early Colonial period, Revolutionary War and post-Revolutionary period. The second chapter argues that nursing work changed to an organized system of “care by strangers” during the American Civil War. The third chapter describes creation of nurse training schools. Chapter 4 discusses formation of National Organization for Public Health Nursing, Children’s Bureau, and Rural Nursing Service of the American Red Cross. Fifth chapter focuses on the founding and development of first nursing organizations. Sixth chapter emphasizes the importance of innovation in nursing during the Progressive Era. Chapter 7 describes transition towards hospitals as the preferred place for treatment of illness. Eighth chapter describes the role of nursing during World War I and pandemic influenza of 1918. Ninth chapter explores the role of nurses to promote health of mothers and babies. Tenth chapter describes nursing during the Great Depression. Chapter 11 explores the opportunities and challenges of nursing during World War II. Chapter 12 discusses nursing shortage, and the impact of Hill-Burton funding on the rise of the modern hospital. Chapter 13 talks about the rise of coronary care nursing and its impact on nurses’ scope of practice, and military nurses’ work in the Vietnam War. The penultimate chapter describes the response of nurses to a number of national and international health crises such as HIV/AIDS emergency, nursing shortage, and the Persian Gulf War. The final chapter discusses nursing in the 21st century.
This pivotal resource—the first written specifically for nurses—focuses on the unique health needs and inequities affecting
LGBTQ+ patients and discusses how to provide them with safe, respectful, and holistic care. Written in an easy-access bulleted format with concise paragraphs, this book sets the stage by examining the background and history of the LGBTQ+ population and focusing on the health disparities that set them apart. It addresses the nursing implications and care of LGBTQ+ patients in all practice settings, highlighting transgender medical, surgical, and mental health. To help nurses create inclusive environments, chapters cover best practices and strategies for appropriate communication and define key terms nurses should know when obtaining patient history, performing an assessment, and delivering overall care. Fast Facts About LGBTQ+ Care delivers resources to help nurses create and sustain changes within their practice and beyond. A multitude of case studies demonstrate the importance of collecting gender identity in the electronic health record and span a variety of scenarios nurses are likely to encounter.
Nurses are at the forefront of health care and experience the challenges of resource shortages every day in their clinical settings. Whether caring for the uninsured, facing budget cuts, or coping with staff shortages, nurses know the realities of problems with health care finance and economics. Unfortunately, nurses often lack the basic education and fundamental understanding needed to address these finance and economic problems. Big changes are happening in the financing of health care systems and settings across the United States. Care is continuously moving from inpatient to outpatient settings. Payment for services continues to move from traditional billing from individual providers to a flat fee that is shared by all providers over a patient’s entire course of care. This book is designed to help entry-level nurse leaders and experienced nurses understand the impact of health care economics and finance in their day-to-day clinical work. In addition, the concepts in the textbook are essential for nurse entrepreneurs, nurse managers, and other nurse leaders. Nurses will learn how national and global economics affect the health care industry, and how health insurance strategies affect consumer access and outcomes. Nurses will learn how to manage and prepare budgets and how to make a successful business case to get the resources they need to improve care in their work settings. These are all skills that nurses and nurse leaders need in this time of changes and challenges. End-of-chapter exercises and instructor’s materials incorporate concepts drawn from Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies. New to this edition, having some significant influence on nursing education are The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. This textbook is designed for use either in a traditional in-class format or with online and distance teaching and learning technologies.
This book provides a transformative approach to the study of nursing through nursing case studies in caring. It provides an innovative and exciting approach to the study of nursing from within the context of nursing situations. The book is divided into two parts. Part I provides an introduction to the concept of nursing situations; an overview of the philosophical and theoretical perspectives grounding the framework development; an explanation of the Barry, Gordon & King Teaching/Learning Nursing Framework; a conceptual translation and application of the framework to selected grand and midrange theoretical perspectives; and an in-depth exemplar of teaching the discipline of nursing through the use of a nursing situation at the graduate level. Part II presents examples of nursing situations across a variety of populations, health concerns, and practice settings. These include caring between a nurse and an older adult, a nurse and a young woman experiencing a sickle cell crisis, a nurse and a young woman who experienced sudden cardiac arrest, a nurse and an adult, a nurse and a young adult experiencing cancer, a nurse and a baby and its parents, a nurse and a child, a nurse and a group of men hospitalized with chronic mental illness. The settings are also varied such as an emergency room, NICU, long-term care setting or a hospice care. The last chapter talks about caring during the Ebola outbreak in Uganda.
This book helps to foster the leadership expertise and partnerships that will facilitate the delivery of the highest-quality nursing care and health care. It focuses on building and maintaining effective partnerships, motivating and developing others in the team, organizational analysis, strategizing, communicating, planning and managing change, measuring team and partnership effectiveness through metrics, and leveraging results within and outside of the organization. The book is divided into four sections. Section I deals with nursing and health care team models and skills. Chapters cover building effective partnerships, strong teams and team strategies. The second section looks at the teams in action by discussing the team work, planning for team and partnership success, and measuring the success. Section III deals with the various nursing and health care team challenges. Team training is necessary for teams to thrive in an organization. SCAMPER method, TeamSTEPPS program, MedTeams programs and other techniques/programs are described in this section. The fourth section discusses the leveraging of nursing and health care team results by using self-advocacy, financial funding, and other mechanisms.