Writing for publication in nursing is essential to disseminate evidence, share initiatives and innovations with others, provide new information to keep nurses up to date, and communicate the findings of research. Writing manuscripts is hard work, but the process can be simplified by understanding how to develop a manuscript and submit it for publication. This fifth edition of the book Writing for Publication in Nursing, was prepared for beginners and experienced authors, for nurses, and for graduate students in nursing to guide them in writing literature reviews, research reports, evidence syntheses, quality improvement and clinical articles, and other types of papers. It describes the process of writing, beginning with an idea, searching the literature, preparing an outline, writing a draft and revising it, and developing the final paper. The book details how to select a journal and gear the writing to the intended audience, submit a manuscript to a journal, revise a paper and respond to reviewers, and carry out other steps to facilitate publication. One chapter is devoted to writing research articles to assist nurses in preparing their work for publication; it includes strategies for developing manuscripts from scholarly projects, theses, and dissertations. Other chapters describe how to prepare articles that disseminate the outcomes of evidence syntheses (reviews), on quality improvement, and on clinical practice topics. There is also a chapter on writing a book and chapters. The book serves as a reference for students at all levels of nursing education to guide them in writing papers for their courses. It can be used in conjunction with the style manual in the nursing program. The book contains many examples and resources for writing in nursing and other healthcare professions. These resources make writing easier for both novice and experienced authors.
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Multicultural Counseling: Responding With Cultural Humility, Empathy, and Advocacy uses a strengths-based and liberatory approach to emphasize that our uniqueness is an asset to be nurtured and approached with humility, empathy, and advocacy. It expands diversity beyond race and ethnicity and enhances readers’ openness to people who are gamers, polyamorous, and of different faiths or no faith at all. The book is organized in three sections. Section I is an exploration of the reader, Section II illuminates the lived experiences of culturally diverse people, and Section III emphasizes practical application and approaches to support culturally responsive practitioners. Each chapter include clinical case scenarios, discussion questions, and activities in the instructor’s manual. Some chapters are supplemented by video interviews.
In this book, counselor educators contribute a data-driven foundation that includes years of experience in the field and research related to best practices. Current school counselors speak to how the work of school counselors often looks and feels in practice. K–12 students share how the interventions of school counselors have impacted their lives. In addition to ensuring intentionality with the voices present in this text, the authors focus on inclusion of issues that they feel are important to the profession. There is an entire chapter on
LGBTQIA+ issues – a group that is often assigned a few pages within a chapter focused on diversity in schools. Additionally, the authors ensure that issues related to culturally relevant school counseling interventions and social justice advocacy are not only a stand-alone chapter of import but rather woven in a very present way throughout each chapter of the text. The book presents current issues that have impacted the field of education such as Anti-Racism and Virtual Counseling to acknowledge issues that have and will continue to impact our work as school counselors. Chapters include case studies and discussion questions to prompt students to apply covered content. The practical application portion of each text allow the instructors to provide guidance for future practicum and internship students regarding how to apply what they have learned. The online instructor’s manual includes a slide show that can be used as is or edited to include additional content per faculty discretion. The test bank portion includes multiple choice, true or false, and short answer questions and may be used for formative or evaluative purposes. Links to online resources to augment chapter content are included in the manual to allow for students to begin building a toolbox of useful resources available for use within the program and as new professionals.
This comprehensive introductory text for counselors-in-training delivers foundational concepts through the lens of advocacy and intersectionality. This book emphasizes exploration of the individual and collective effect of local, national, and global social issues on clients and their communities, and imparts real-world experiences from authors and clinical experts who provide personal accounts of challenges and successes in their practices.
The text examines key evidence-based counseling theories with an in-depth focus on trauma-informed counseling, and prompts reflection and dialogue about critical issues in counselor development. It introduces specific counseling micro-skills, techniques, and modalities, and describes the varied settings in which counselors can practice. Engaging activities that foster self-analysis and self-actualization illuminate the path to becoming a professional counselor.
With its focus on the basics of genetics and genomics in nursing practice, this Fast Facts resource is the first to fill the content gap in this important area. Its streamlined format–featuring bulleted, step-by-step information and brief paragraphs–disseminates key content that is presented simply and understandably. The book examines how genetics impacts families and the care they need, and provides nurses with the genomic knowledge to advocate for personalized patient and family care, and to improve patient outcomes.
Following a discussion of the science and foundations of genetics and genomics, this resource addresses their impact on patient care and application in nursing practice. It covers the relationship of genetics and genomics to health, prevention, screening, diagnostics, prognostics, and selection and monitoring of treatment. Case studies demonstrate how genomic concepts are applied in practice, and underscore their implications for patients with cancer, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders, and autoimmune deficiencies. End of chapter questions are designed to assess knowledge.
Fast Facts for Patient Safety in Nursing:How to Decrease Medical Errors and Improve Patient Outcomes
This book highlights the alarming statistics regarding medical errors and the most common causes. A thorough review of the literature identified the most significant errors and their causes. The significance of critical thinking, logic, and clinical judgment has been well established, and the book includes strategies for developing and improving these skills. It addresses case studies, exemplars, tips from the field, discussion questions, and special topics that support the integration and application of the important concepts. The book is structured and organized around two major units. Unit I addresses the severity of the issue and common causes. It provides an overview of the issue and the agencies that focus on patient safety. Despite numerous policy changes and strategies, patient errors have continued to increase after a previous improvement that stemmed from the initiatives after the landmark report To Err Is Human. Common medical errors include medication errors, patient falls, pressure ulcers, infections, and surgical errors. Unit I also describes the primary causes with poor communication being one of the most common causes. Unit II focuses on improving patient safety and decreasing adverse events. It focuses on ways to become a safe practitioner through education and competency development. It also highlights several theories that can be used to promote quality of care and decrease adverse outcomes. It then focuses on the significance of critical thinking in promoting patient outcomes and ways to develop and improve critical thinking and reasoning. The book focuses on prioritization and delegation and ways to develop these skills in addition to the scope of practice, intuition, and ethics. It focuses on leadership and emotional intelligence and finally focuses on the issue from a holistic approach and includes cultural humility and artificial intelligence.
Fast Facts About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nursing:Building Competencies for an Antiracism Practice
This nursing handbook introduces and defines key terms about race and racism for nurses, nursing students, and nurse educators. It addresses how race and racism act as structural and core social determinants of health and propel health inequities. It moves beyond a focus on multicultural approaches for understanding inequity toward a recognition of the broader impact that both systemic and structural racism have had on inequality in health and life opportunities. Through a social justice lens, the book underscores how nurses, as frontline health professionals, need to understand racism as a factor behind these inequities and its significance to their working environment and nursing practice.
In concise chapters with brief paragraphs and bulleted information, this practical handbook offers strategies for how to productively engage in a dialogue about race and racism. It considers the history of racism in the United States and then breaks down how it operates at structural, institutional, and individual levels. Case studies illustrate such concepts as microaggressions, implicit bias, power, privilege, and intersectionality in order to foster understanding and provide opportunities for both self-reflection and collective conversation.
This book primarily is founded upon the credence gleaned from Dr. Vannatta’s published dissertation that demonstrated through a rigorous systematic content analysis of Group Counseling course syllabi used to prepare students at the graduate level to conduct group counseling programs and interventions, while learning group leadership skills, and understanding group dynamics and so forth, minimally included evidence of multiculturalism being incorporated in the courses. It provides content, experiential activities, strong case applications in group leadership across every chapter. The book also provides a detailed case illustration that includes a solid foundation of the goals, purpose, membership, and other group dynamics. It uses different examples to bring to life the learning objectives of the chapter. The cases attempt to provide a broad spectrum of group leaders, coleaders, and group members. The use of multiple cases affords the reader some consistency of engaging in the material while reflecting on applying specific aspects of group leadership. Additionally, the book has an entire chapter that includes a variety of creative and thoughtful case illustrations to highlight special topics centered on a myriad of multicultural considerations. Finally, it pays particular attention to providing information on leading groups, like most group counseling texts on the market; however, it expands the market by offering counselor educators, doctoral students and early career professionals strategies on providing supervision to masters’ level practitioners.
The only policy text written specifically for
APRNstudents, this preeminent resource delivers a sweeping examination of policy impact on the full implementation of the APRNrole across all environments, including its effectiveness on specific patient populations. The expanded third edition–containing six new chapters–includes expanded information on policy analysis, nursing roles, and the impact of technology. It provides practical knowledge on developing policy to advocate for vulnerable populations–bolstered by case examples–and discusses how interprofessional education has changed and will continue to alter health policy in the United States and internationally. Additionally, the text discusses the evolving influence of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act ( PPACA) and the implications of current and future health policy changes as they affect APRNpractice. New doctoral-level content adds to the book’s relevance for DNPstudents.
The text addresses the initiative within nursing for Full Practice Authority for all
APRNs, which enables them to practice to the full extent of their educational preparation. Edited by experienced APRNleaders who have been closely involved with health policy development, the text meets the requirements of the IOMreport on The Future of Nursing and the DNP criteria V for the inclusion of health policy and advocacy in the curriculum. This “call to action” for APRNsis specifically designed for courses serving a variety of APRNtrajectories and includes content from all APRNrole perspectives in every section.
This graduate-level text disseminates the core principles of epidemiology within a population health framework and provides practical knowledge nurses can use to analyze and improve healthcare in the community. Informed by the evolution of epidemiological science resulting from the
COVID-19 pandemic, this book demonstrates how epidemiology can have a profound impact on health. It showcases a variety of settings and epidemiological roles demonstrating the importance and practicality of this discipline. Clear and concise, this text explains the basics of population health followed by epidemiological concepts and designs. It is distinguished by its application-based case studies, analytical tools of epidemiology, and calculations, which foster skill development and necessary familiarity of the subject. Also included is an important Biostatistics Primer, relevant content from Healthy People 2030, and an “Epidemiology in Practice” section focusing on examples from different epidemiological arenas.