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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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.
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology for School Psychology: A Practical Approach is the only text to address child and adolescent psychopathology from the viewpoint of the school psychologist. Integrating, comparing, and distinguishing Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (
DSM-5) diagnoses from Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act ( IDEA) disability classifications, it provides a comprehensive overview of mental health conditions in this population. This book addresses the impact of these conditions at school and at home, along with a description of practical, evidence-based educational and mental health interventions that can be implemented in school environments. It addresses the role of the school psychologist and details a variety of educational supports and school-based mental health services as they apply to specific conditions. This resource provides comprehensive coverage of school psychologists’ responsibilities, including assessment, educational and skill-based interventions and supports, consulting with key stakeholders, and advocacy. Case studies address classification issues and varied approaches psychologists can use to support students. Chapters provide a variety of features to reinforce knowledge, including quick facts, discussion questions, and sources for additional resources. Instructor’s supplements include an instructor’s manual with discussion questions and mapping to National Association of School Psychologists ( NASP) domains, PowerPoints, and a test bank.
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.
Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, 3rd Edition:Core Competencies for Nursing Leadership and Care Management
This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the essential Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (
QSEN) competencies for nurses. As students graduate from nursing programs and transition into their practice role, they are expected to be able to use informatics, function within an interprofessional team, deliver patient-centered care, incorporate evidence-based nursing practice, focus on patient safety, and engage in quality improvement activities. The book discusses many practical examples from real-life experiences for students. The contributors to this text include nurse educators, nurse faculty, nurse researchers, library scientists, nurse administrators, nurse case managers, physicians, lawyers, nurse quality improvement and patient safety practitioners, nurse practitioners, nurse entrepreneurs, psychologists, and others. The contributors are from all over the United States, emphasizing a broad view of quality and safety as well as leadership and care management. Each chapter includes interviews with experts in their respective healthcare field to provide an interprofessional team perspective. The book consists of 16 chapters. Each chapter provides nursing students and beginning nurses with a background and foundational knowledge of quality and safety to assist them in their role as nurses in today’s healthcare environment. New to the Third Edition is a mapping of the 2021 AACNEssentials to each chapter. A robust online evolving clinical case study is available as an instructional supplement for faculty to guide teaching the content, with options for how to use the case study for student learning. The content includes discussion questions for each section of the case study or guidance for a written paper assignment. The evolving case study pulls content from the text into how to address an evidence-based quality improvement project as a new nurse.
Nursing Informatics for the Advanced Practice Nurse, 3rd Edition:Patient Safety, Quality, Outcomes, and Interprofessionalism
The healthcare environment in which advanced practice registered nurses are currently practicing is a complex setting with rapid change underway driven by a need to transform the healthcare delivery system. The United States faces challenges with escalating healthcare delivery costs and questionable performance on many quality indicators for patient safety and overall population health. As an answer to these challenges, Health information technology (
HIT) has been promoted as a critical element in the National Quality Strategy ( NQS) to achieve three aims: better care, affordable care, and healthy populations and communities ( U.S.Department of Health and Human Services, 2011). More recently, a fourth aim has been added to include care of the provider within interprofessional teams. This fourth aim was added because HITis creating undue stress and the burden of documentation associated with the Electronic Health Record ( EHR), often resulting in burnout. Nurses will play an essential role within interprofessional teams in transforming the healthcare delivery system and are critical team members for success, particularly related to the effective and efficient deployment of HIT. In the last 10 years, the United States has focused on laying the HIT EHRfoundation established under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health ( HITECH) Act of 2009. Now, the United States is focused on optimizing the investments made on Health IT EHRimplementations and to address unintended consequences that have resulted from the rapid deployment of I.T. across the nation. This book consists of five sections. Section one provides a brief introduction to nursing informatics. Section two briefs on point-of-care technology. Section three discusses data management and analytics. Section four details patient safety/quality and population health. Finally, section five describes new and emerging technologies and is intended to provide the advanced practice nurse with a view for the future of healthcare-based informatics.
Teaching in clinical settings presents nurse educators with challenges that are different from those encountered in the classroom and in online environments. In nursing education, the classroom and clinical environments are linked because students apply in clinical practice what they have learned in the classroom, online, and through other experiences. However, clinical settings require different approaches to teaching. The clinical environment is complex and rapidly changing, with a variety of new settings and roles in which nurses must be prepared to practice. This sixth edition of Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing examines concepts of clinical teaching and provides a comprehensive framework for planning, guiding, and evaluating learning activities for prelicensure and graduate nursing students. It is a comprehensive source of information for full and part-time faculty members whose responsibilities center largely on clinical teaching, for adjuncts and clinical nurse educators whose sole responsibility is clinical teaching, and for preceptors. It also is useful when teaching nurses and other health care providers in the clinical setting. Although the focus of the book is clinical teaching in nursing, the content is applicable to teaching students in other health care professions. It describes clinical teaching strategies that are effective and practical in a rapidly changing health care environment. It presents a range of teaching strategies useful for courses in which the teacher is on site with students, in courses using preceptors and similar models, and in distance education environments. The book also examines innovative uses of technologies for clinical teaching. One of the most important responsibilities of the clinical educator is selecting teaching methods and crafting clinical assignments that are related to the competencies to be developed, appropriate to students’ levels of knowledge and skill, and challenging enough to motivate learning.