Nurse mentors can inspire and “champion” other nurses, as well as model and imprint the highest standards of excellence. This book provides insight for protégés and mentors on using mentoring to build new generations of successful nurses. It covers a quick history of why mentoring is important, and how a protégé can identify and mentor. It also contains the necessary tools to help novice nurses benefit from mentor support through difficult and sometimes frightening and confusing times. The first two chapters discuss what it means to be a professional nurse, the difference between a career and an occupation, and present the historical background of the mentor connection and mentoring relationships in nursing, different types of support relationships and mentors. Mentor intelligence has three characteristics or competencies namely mentoring mentality, mentoring lens and mentoring momentum. Chapter four explains how to create a Personal Mentor Action Plan, types of mentors and where to find them, selection process of the mentor and the protégé, and how to inventory individuals and groups as potential mentors. After dealing with the factors leading to success and failure and cultivating a nurse’s potential, the book describes the need of networking as an essential marketing tool. The book concludes by presenting tips to increase mentor intelligence after talking about healthy mentor-protégé relationship and mentor leadership.
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This book presents a framework for nursing to build and, ultimately, sustain partnerships. Exemplar case studies written by nurses working in global health follow each chapter to illustrate specific elements of a strong partnership. The guiding principle for the book is that partnerships are paramount in creating sustainable outcomes. Varying degrees of partnership integration can include coordination, cooperation, and close collaboration. No matter their degree of partnership, nurses are ethically and morally obliged to be concerned with the world’s suffering. The book begins with a chapter which discusses types of existing partnerships and how nurses make the selection of an appropriate program to begin a partnership. Chapter 2 addresses how cultural perspectives, personal attributes, expectations, and knowledge of host country influence a volunteer nurse’s experience. In the third chapter, nursing roles in host country are addressed, community assessment as essential knowledge is highlighted. The importance of nursing licensure, mutual respect, and partnership is also dealt with. Chapter 4 presents examples of nurses’ experience with volunteers or partners, differences in the scope of practice between nursing partners, and the role of the nurse and nursing profession in host countries. This is followed by chapter which emphasizes the importance of resources, whether human, material, or financial, which are essential in developing a partnership. Two other chapters discuss important aspects of collaborative nursing research in international settings and explore the elements of sustainability to address the leadership required to maintain the partnership.
Effective health communication is the result of a complex process that begins with understanding the theories related to various interdependent and interrelated communication disciplines. This book is intended to serve as a source of information, primarily as a stimulant for interaction, exploration, application, reflection, and self–assessment. To assist the reader in better assimilating and utilizing these disciplines, each chapter provides real and/or hypothetical examples that can be assessed and analyzed. The first chapter is an introduction and is followed by a chapter on health care pedagogy, which explores all aspects of American health care and its impact on a wide variety of health communication contexts and audiences. Another chapter focuses on interpersonal and gendered communication which is important to interpersonal relationship development and maintenance. Provider–patient communication is interpersonal, and differences in cultures potentially impact provider–patient communication. Ethical communication in clinical practice is critical to informed and collaborative decision making and enhances provider–patient interpersonal relationships. Leadership communication theories help the health care providers to understand and potentially apply in their various roles, situations, and/or teams. The book also discusses risk management vis–à–vis effective verbal, nonverbal, written communication policies, palliative care and end–of–life communication.
This book provides theoretical discussions of interpersonal, gender, intercultural, organizational, and media communication. Based on the author’s 35 plus years of experience as a health care provider, its goal is to enhance health care professionals’ understanding, analysis, and practice of health communication via role experiences, evaluations, and reflections. The book offers faculty, providers, and students of health communication an interactive method for exploring a wide variety of health communication interactions. It is an interactive tool to help enhance one’s understanding of provider-patient and provider-provider health communication. Health communication, regardless of the setting, is fundamentally interpersonal communication and thus, the more health care professionals understand about the theories related to interpersonal communication, the more effective they are likely to be in communicating with patients, peers, and colleagues/teammates. It expands on that work by looking at the theories related to gender communication. As will become apparent, it is very difficult to truly understand and enhance your interpersonal communication without a fundamental recognition of the role gender plays in these interactions and relationships. Health communication has been greatly impacted by the media and its ability to reach the masses. The goal for risk communication efforts is to motivate audiences to either change behaviors or prevent risk-taking activities. The book describes the communication theory attribution theory, intrapersonal and and interpersonal conflict. In organization communication, attribution theory helps to describe an individual’s emotional and behavioral responses to certain situations or stimuli. Research has shown that culture impacts health behaviors and outcomes. Therefore, it is incumbent on providers to understand that they work in a cross-cultural profession.
This book describes and analyzes nurses’ roles in select cases from disasters that have occurred in areas around the world from the late 19th century to the present. These include an outbreak of typhoid in Tasmania in 1885 to 1887; a devastating earthquake in Italy in 1908; an Ohio (USA) flood in 1913; the Alaskan influenza epidemic of 1918; the World War II bombings of London and Manchester, England, in 1941; the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1941; the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945; a destructive wild fire in Bar Harbor, Maine (USA), in 1947; the SARS crisis in Toronto, Canada, in 2003; and the effects of Hurricane Sandy on hospitals in New York City (USA) in 2012. Nurses’ actions are situated within local responses, national networks, and international aid. Nurses are a critical part of disaster response, and the book gives them a voice. Themes that recur throughout the narrative are: the notion of a nurse’s “duty to care” versus the need to protect herself or himself; the need for innovation and coordination of the response effort; and cooperation among the responders versus inherent political, racial, and interprofessional conflicts. Thus, the book examines political sensitivities, international conflicts, cultural differences, and societies’ varying professional and gendered expectations of nurses. In addition, the book highlights nurses’ voices during major World War II bombings, addressing realities that occurred during the war that have long been silenced for reasons of political and social correctness. These case studies document nurses’ roles in response to the London Blitz, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the bombing of Hiroshima, revealing nurses’ response to these crises: their dedication to patients, their ability to triage and improvise, and their adaptation to nursing professional norms expected in various cultures.
This book is for nurse leaders of the future. It speaks to clinicians who are experts in patient care and are now on a path toward leadership. Several clinician leaders offer their insights in their chapters, while other scenarios and examples drawn from practice appear throughout the book. This book is offered as a resource to those embarking on a journey toward transformational leadership. This work is neither a comprehensive encyclopedia for healthcare leadership nor a traditional text in nursing management. Rather, its purpose is to identify some key issues related to leadership development and contexts for transformational leaders in healthcare. The book is meant to introduce the clinical expert to important issues in their own aspirations toward becoming a leader. It provides a guide to focused current literature and experts on a variety of issues that healthcare leaders face. In this third edition, the authors have made changes to update the messages for present-day and future readers. This new edition expands the scope of leadership to encompass emerging healthcare contexts, transformation of vision, and practice innovations; presents a new chapter describing emerging contexts for healthcare and how to build a respectful culture in which emerging leaders can thrive; and includes a new chapter addressing transformative leadership vis-à-vis changing health care perspectives. It also presents cases and reflective questions that help students apply the theoretical content to their own situations and generate discussion across cohorts of students.
This book is an overview about how cannabinoids can play an integral part in a patient’s pain management treatment plan. It is a resource for anyone working with patients experiencing chronic noncancer related pain, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and bedside nurses. The book provides an unbiased look into how cannabis has helped with pain management for thousands of years and what is driving the resurgence in patient use. The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions with 130 people dying daily from complications of opioid use. Cannabis may be a way to combat the crisis, help relieve pain, and reverse opioid addiction rates. Right now, patients are self-medicating throughout the country with no supervision from their medical providers. It is estimated there are 3.5 million patients in the United States who are using medical marijuana to treat a myriad of ailments. The book is intended to be a tool to answer basic questions about medical cannabis and how it works in the body and gives an overview of the endocannabinoid system. The goal is to give the tools to provide unbiased, accurate information that one can share with one’s patients. Cannabis has many benefits being discovered daily, but it is also a drug, not a miracle cure. The book is structured into six parts. Part I discusses the opioid epidemic. Part II provides an overview of cannabis. Part III discusses cannabinoids, terpenes, synthetic cannabinoids, and cannabinoid isolates. Part IV describes medical marijuana. Part V is on chronic pain management. Part IV explores the role of cannabinoids in the opioid crisis.
This book is an excellent introduction to nursing at the master’s level. It addresses a gap in literature regarding nonadvanced practice nursing degrees. The book focuses on key roles in both direct and indirect care settings as identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). It provides a different perspective on the role of the nurse functioning within an interprofessional or interdisciplinary team, while providing tools that can be applied quickly. The book is organized into five sections comprising 16 chapters that can be extremely helpful to nurses moving toward the next level of their careers. Section one describes nursing history, nursing process, nursing theory selection, nursing research ethics, and clinical ethics and the role of the master’s-prepared nurse (MSN). Section two discusses the various roles of MSN such as clinical nurse leader, nurse educator, and advanced practice nurse. Section three presents the indirect care roles of MSN: public health nurse, informaticist, and nurse executive. Section four discusses MSN as change agent, AACN essentials, and Interprofessional collaboration. The final section focuses on special topics such as considerations for lifelong learning, self-care, and mentoring. The book could be introduced to students at the BSN level to help them make career choices as they move forward with their careers.
Understanding and managing technology is a key component in providing quality patient care today. This book delivers required competencies and frameworks for both nursing education and practice, expanding upon integral systems and technologies within one’s healthcare system and their impact on the responsibilities of the individual nurse. Highlighting the intricacies within a specialized approach to healthcare data, data mining, and data organization, this resource connects day-to-day informatics practices to larger initiatives and perspectives. Clear and concise synopses of healthcare essentials, case studies, and abundant practical examples help readers understand how health informatics improves patient care within the nursing scope of practice. Thought-provoking questions in each chapter facilitate in-depth considerations about chapter content. The book provides a broad overview of informatics knowledge to empower nurses to be thoughtful and participate in the capture, storage, and use of data to optimize patient outcomes. Technology is changing rapidly in healthcare, and this book provides a primer for noninformatics nurses who wish to know more about data and how those data affect healthcare. It explains the importance of informatics and informatics competencies and provides the core of the informatics architecture, including the electronic health record and decision support tools. The text concludes with information related to the ethical, legal, and social issues related to informatics and the user experience.
Choosing the journey to pursue a doctoral degree is an exciting time but can also be an arduous experience. The authors believed that it would be extremely helpful to have a practical guidebook that clearly identified the options available to a nurse with a
DNPdegree. This book provides a current overview of the roles that can be held by DNP-prepared nurses and how to successfully use the degree to enhance an individual’s practice choices. It emphasizes the different role options available to nurses pursuing the DNPdegree, including those who remain at the bedside or the clinic and those who assume leadership and faculty positions. This engaging handbook delivers practical guidance on the burgeoning roles and career opportunities afforded by the DNPdegree, as well as the knowledge and skills required for career advancement. It provides students and professionals with a fundamental understanding of the value of the DNPdegree and how it supports opportunities for nurses to shape the future of health care at academic, policy, organizational, site, and patient-care levels. Following an overview of the DNPdegree along with a discussion of key competencies required for success in any DNParena, the guide examines the various roles a DNPgraduate can hold. The chapters highlight potential career paths, education and certification requirements, opportunities and challenges, and the integration of relevant American Association of Colleges of Nursing DNPEssentials. The book delivers practical guidance on the DNPdegree, potential roles, and career opportunities, describes how to integrate DNPEssentials into practice, and discusses key competencies required for success in any DNProle. It illustrates potential career paths with education and certification requirements, promotes self-reflection with thought-provoking questions, and includes resources for further exploration.
Guided Participation in Pediatric Nursing Practice:Relationship-Based Teaching and Learning With Parents, Children, and Adolescents
A central activity of the nursing care process is observation and incorporation of the child’s behavioral expression of strengths, limitations, and achievements as well as physical, emotional, and developmental challenges. This book describes the critical nature of clinician–parent relationships as clinicians care for children who are ill or healthy and in need of health promotional and illness prevention care; hence, the content is appropriate for all clinicians. Guided participation (GP) draws on, articulates with, and utilizes the theoretical perspectives of many disciplines, including cultural and educational anthropology, education science, communication science, and the science of relationships. The book offers a systematic, principled, and dynamic approach that engages with the child and family in ways that support the parent’s development of health- and complex-care competence. It shows how shared attention and understanding between clinician and parent can enable joint problem solving and activities that lead to parent confidence and competence in health-related tasks. The book is organized into four sections comprising 24 chapters. The first section discusses the underpinnings of guided participation in nursing. The second section describes guided participation from the perinatal period through infancy. The last two sections explore guided participation in caring for children with acute and chronic conditions, and in mental and behavioral health of children and families. To make the content on GP and the associated theoretical perspectives easily comprehensible, the book uses case examples of conditions that pose care challenges, such as extreme prematurity, congenital heart disease, technological dependence, cancer, and seizure disorder. It illustrates how complex communication and reflection processes help parents and clinicians make shared treatment decisions that reflect both clinical realities and family values.
Motivational Interviewing in School, 2nd Edition:Strategies for Engaging Parents, Teachers, and Students
Given the growth of
MIin schools that has occurred since the first edition was published, the book has been revised and updated. Several key improvements have been made to the current edition. First, the literature on the science and practice of motivational interviewing ( MI) in schools has been updated. Second, the chapter on MIwith students has been vastly expanded and describes many new applications of MIin schools with youth. Third, the chapters on implementation and dissemination have been completely rewritten. These chapters reflect the latest science about how to ensure one is implementing MIas intended and strategies for learning and improving MIskills. Fourth, it has expanded coverage of MIapplications with school problem solving teams. The authors believe that this is an emerging and important area of research and practice and hope this chapter sparks important progress for building and sustaining effective problem solving teams. Fifth, the chapter on the context of motivation and getting teachers, parents, and students to be willing to engage in MIconversations has been expanded. Finally, every chapter on specific applications of MIhas been updated. The book is organized in three parts: an overview of MI; specific applications of MIwith teachers, parents, students, families, and problem-solving teams; and implementation and dissemination strategies for learning MIand monitoring fidelity. This book includes several features intended to aid learning and retention of material. It provides extensive examples of MIconversations and dialogue, each with labels of MIstrategies that are being used and consulted to change and sustain talk responses. These examples show MIis used in structured interventions and also how it can be used everyday as one interacts with anyone who is contemplating change. Finally, the current edition has many Expert Tips for learning and improving MIskills.
Each individual is complex, and, as such, is an integral part of many distinct populations or groups. Such groups can be categorized based on the geographical location where people reside or by more specific personal information such as gender, age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or presence of a specific diagnosis or health condition. Unlike traditional textbooks that begin with extensive reviews of historical facts and gradually develop topics over several chapters, this book aims to prepare nurses and student nurses for practical, evidence-based application from page one. It is divided into five overarching sections, each exploring population health in the following settings: community based; home care and rural; school-based and primary care; medical homes and palliative care; and acute and long-term care. Sections begin with an overview chapter introducing readers to fundamental concepts about the setting and groups served therein, including characteristic trends, expenditures, and critical concepts. Overview chapters are followed by more succinct chapters highlighting specific populations across the life span and the diseases, illnesses, or healthy/risky behaviors common to them. Chapter topics include nurse advocacy and policy roles; care access; emergency preparedness; community resiliency; infectious and chronic disease prevention, care, and outcomes; obesity, addiction, alcohol use, and anxiety disorders; perinatal death; medication management; and emergency department use and misuse. Chapters include populations living at home, in rural settings, or on college campuses; the homeless, Veteran, and immigrant populations; and those utilizing primary care offices, medical homes, and acute and long-term care facilities. Strategies, resources, and data are used to exemplify the nursing role when caring for individual people who compose larger populations with similar outcomes. Chapters conclude with case studies written from the nurse’s perspective in each setting. Sample questions and answers with rationale are provided to help the reader integrate the information learned into practical application.
This succinct, engaging text for graduate and undergraduate nursing programs distills the complexities of health care finance, economics, and policy into a highly accessible resource that can be applied to any practice setting. It presents economic and financial dynamics in healthcare as a precursor to policy and advocacy in nurses. The second edition adds graduate-level considerations and is updated to reflect our current political and legislative landscape. Real-life illustrations support foundational concepts and interactive quizzes reinforce information. Faculty resources include PowerPoint slides, a test bank, comprehensive review questions, and a sample syllabus. The book adds new chapter on early lessons from
COVID-19and graduate-level considerations to content. It updates to reflect current political and legislative landscape. The book expands payment section to include advanced practice roles. It includes updated information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and Supreme Court deliberations. The book presents complex concepts in easy-to-understand language. It addresses policy and payment competencies that align with nursing program accreditation criteria. The book breaks down complex financial principles to educate nurses with no prior understanding of health care finance and includes practical, accessible real-life examples to help make sense of complex health care systems. It provides interactive quizzes so readers can test knowledge and includes a step-by-step, skill-building guide to enhancing professional influence through participation on governing boards. This text is designed to prepare students at all levels with foundational material that can support a lifetime of informed, impactful advocacy.
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.
Compassion fatigue and burnout are the two most frequently talked about aspects of professional quality of life. This book shares stories of human connection and the intimacy of the caring experience. Part one discusses the integral relationship between the cared for and the carers, with an emphasis on an ethic of care. Part two discusses the positive aspects of nurses’ professional quality of life, focusing on compassion contentment and its relationship to their ethical foundation—the values and excellences identified and solidified in their code of ethics. It introduces a healing model (
ART) specifically designed to address the enhancement of professional quality of life. It addresses different aspects of professional quality of life (compassion fatigue, moral distress, burnout, workplace violence, facing death, posttraumatic stress disorder, leadership) and describes how ARTcan be applied. Part three covers the bad—both compassion fatigue and moral distress. Part four delineates the ugly, uglier, and ugliest aspects of professional quality of life. It includes discussion of incivility and bullying which are definitely the uglier side of nursing. Part five discusses how facing death can negatively affect nurses and, conversely, how it can positively transform the way they go about being in the world and how they go about caring for the dying and their loved ones. It includes a discussion on collective trauma and death overload, from both natural and man-made disasters, along with posttraumatic stress. Part six discusses the collective healing of nursing profession through nursing education and leadership efforts and how, through knowing participation, nurses can work toward transforming the workplace and enhancing their professional quality of life.
This book covers the most advanced practices and techniques in early differential diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of cortical dementias, and is intended to advance clinical skills of professionals and trainees alike. It focuses on cortical dementias as opposed to also discussing subcortical dementias. The book discusses the foundations of neuropsychology in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of cortical dementias. Individual dementing processes are discussed in detail, from traditional presentations such as Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia to less commonly discussed entities such as primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Advances in neuroimaging and the utilization of biomarkers in early detection are discussed. Additional chapters are dedicated to related topics including the role of caregivers and determination of capacity. The book is divided into three sections. Section I describes the neuropsychological, neuroanatomical, and neurophysiological features of several of the more common cortical dementias, provides a brief guide to the main brain imaging techniques and a quick look at future directions in neuroimaging, and presents an overview of the differential diagnostics techniques such as Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Clinical Dementia Rating scale (CDR). Section II covers the types of cortical dementias such as vascular dementias, dysexecutive impairment associated with vascular dementias, neurophysiological disturbances and frontotemporal dementia. The third section talks about interventions, pharmacological interventions including galantamine and memantine, non-pharmacological cognitive, the role played by caregivers, comorbidities, and some legal and ethical considerations.
This book provides an overview of nursing professional practice models; their potential value to patients, nurses, and health systems; an orderly process of ensuring their translation into daily workflow; and the requisites for demonstrating their impact. It highlights the contribution that exemplary professional nursing practice can make to patients, families, professional nurses, and the health care system, given a systematic and thorough approach to its integration. The book is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the definition, value, and disciplinary need for professional practice models (PPMs), and includes practical steps required in preparation for model integration. The emphasis of Part II is eventual enculturation and it fulfills this purpose through repeated examples and exemplars, concentrating on the nurse–nurse leader relationship and associated strategies. Chapters deal with the importance of the chief nursing executive during the implementation of PPMs, usage of unit-level formative data, adoption of Quality-Caring Model and learning how PPM became a Magnet exemplar. Part III centers on sustaining the "transformed culture" and spreading PPMs through specific communication mechanisms, and special relationships and practices. This part of the book concludes with a chapter on creating impact— influencing change beyond the doors of a single organization—adding value, and building an impressive future. Examples and other resources are presented in the appendices.
This book covers a wealth of information from marijuana’s early history, the laws effecting its use, the pharmacodynamics, potential uses, and side effects, to mention a few areas of interest. It helps healthcare professionals to navigate the maze of information and disinformation about medical cannabis. Written for all healthcare professionals who are considering including medical cannabis in their treatment plans, this is the first handbook to disseminate all the information needed to advise patients safely and legally. Replete with evidence-based guidelines firmly grounded in the most up-to-date research, the resource covers the historical, legal, and biological context of medical cannabis so healthcare professionals can confidently discuss possible plans with their patients. The book delves into the biology of the endocannabinoid system addressing how cannabis interacts with the body, its effects and side effects, and how to manage cannabis-drug interactions. It discusses in detail how to talk to patients, what language providers can and cannot use, protocols for patient-centered dosing, and the variety of available cannabinoid pharmaceuticals. Based on the latest research, the book demonstrates the efficacy of cannabis in treating a broad range of symptoms and conditions. Written for any healthcare professional who might have to answer patient questions about medical cannabis, it dispels common myths and confirms little-known facts about medical cannabis. The book delivers the most up-to-date, evidence-based research on medical cannabis to enhance understanding of this complex topic. It provides historical, legal, and biological content so that healthcare providers can confidently discuss medical cannabis with patients and discusses pain management regarding cannabis and opioids.
This book presents stories of older adults which illustrate what it means to be a victim of or at risk for elder abuse and talks about the nurses who care for such older adults. The book is divided into five parts. The chapters in Part I provide background information on elder abuse as it applies to nurses in health care settings, introducing the topic by describing the forms of abuse including self-neglect and emotional abuse, risks, and consequences of elder abuse in various settings such as domestic settings and long-term care facilities. Details about cultural considerations related to elder abuse in specific groups in the United States are also described. The second part describes roles of nurses in detecting and reporting elder abuse by discussing legal responsibilities of nurses, and focusing on ethical issues related to elder abuse, with emphasis on dilemmas faced by nurses in clinical settings. Part III serves as a “how-to” guide for nurses with the chapters illustrating the application of usual nursing assessment and intervention skills to unusual situations. Nurses can develop nursing interventions that address the following facets of elder abuse situations: overall approach, behavioral and mental health issues, risks to safety of the older adult and others, resources within the health care settings, needs of caregivers, family dynamics, and legal issues. The chapters in Part IV use unfolding case examples to describe nurses in action addressing elder abuse across settings, and Part V provides an overview of financial abuse and sexual abuse.
This book is designed to introduce the historical, global, societal, and scientific events that have patterned and influenced today's health care system. It helps us to understand the significance of the transformation in nursing and the profound influences these changes have had on our approach to nursing practice today. The book showcases the role of nursing and its key place within the development of medicine from ancient and medieval times to the present. It delves into the unique role of the nurse in the care of the injured during wartime; traces the impact of key events, such as Florence Nightingale's effect on the care of soldiers during the Crimean War and nursing's role in subsequent wars, on today's practice of nursing; and describes the future of health care and its direct influence on the nursing profession. The history of the nursing profession is closely intertwined with that of health care, medicine, society, and public policy. This book helps nurses understand the important events and influential nurses that shaped nursing as a professional practice discipline. It provides key information in an easy-to-read format, with "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" identifying key points throughout every chapter. The book includes an interview with a nurse historian, Dr. Jean Whelan. It provides a brief historical overview of the origins of nursing and the profession. The book next focuses on Florence Nightingale and her significant contributions to nursing, nursing in early 1900s and new developments in nursing, such as public health nursing, and the impact of both world wars. It provides a more in-depth account that focuses on the tremendous growth and professional development over the past 100 years. Finally, the book looks closely at nursing theorists and leaders, nursing education, nursing research, professional organizations, and the future of nursing.
This textbook was developed out of need. As a practicing school nurse for more than 25 years and adjunct instructor at the university level for the past 20 years, the author has witnessed firsthand the changes in today's school-age child. These changes drove the author to edit a comprehensive reference, which had to include basic information needed by every school nurse, as well as provide insight into emerging issues in childhood, society, and education to help prepare future school nurses for the challenges ahead and ensure their continuing professional growth. Each chapter includes comprehensive, updated information on the respective author's area of expertise. Objectives are clearly noted and relevant questions posed to aid in the student's evaluation. The book is organized into four parts. Part I shares the exciting history of school nursing. Part II acquaints the reader with the role of the school nurse in building healthy communities. Part III deals exclusively with issues that tend to marginalize today's student. This part explores mental health disorders, cultural diversity, substance abuse, gender identity, eating disorders, and bullying. Part IV leads us into the future of school health practice. Topics include legal aspects, school-based clinics, special education, school violence, crisis management, ethical issues/legal guidance, technology, and the ever-shifting paradigm for school health. In light of the global pandemic that has inflicted extensive pain and suffering, an additional chapter, Pandemics and Plagues, was added. It gives the reader an historical perspective of the scope of pandemics as well as specific information on coronavirus. It puts the current crisis in perspective and provides realistic strategies to deal with the reopening of schools. This is an essential read for all school personnel. This unique reference takes the reader on a journey from the humble beginnings of the school nurse profession through today's expanded role.
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.
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.
Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator, 3rd Edition:The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development
There is a critical need to prepare nurses for roles as educators in schools of nursing and healthcare settings. This book, in its third edition, meets that need: It is a comprehensive text that provides, under one cover, essential concepts for effective teaching in nursing and carrying out other dimensions of the educator role. The book begins with a description of the role of a faculty member in a school of nursing and nurse educator in other settings. A new chapter examines the transition from clinician to educator, barriers and facilitators to the transition process, and strategies to facilitate this transition. Other chapters describe theories of learning; teaching methods, including integrating technology in teaching; teaching in online environments, simulation, learning laboratories, and clinical settings; interprofessional education; developing partnerships with clinical agencies; and preparing graduates to contribute to global health. Nurse educators also need to assess learning and performance, and for this reason the book includes chapters on assessment, testing, and clinical evaluation. Teachers in nursing should understand the curriculum and how it is developed and evaluated. There is a new chapter in this edition on program evaluation and accreditation of nursing programs. Another new chapter describes the roles and responsibilities of Nursing Professional Development practitioners in healthcare settings; these nurse educators help employees to become and remain competent in their roles. It is important in nursing education that teachers use evidence to guide their educational practices and develop their scholarship.
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.
This book offers leadership lessons for aspiring nurse leaders from luminaries in business, medicine, philanthropy, government, academia, research, and health care. It offers practical advice, lessons learned, and testimonials as to how nurses can prepare themselves for leadership, which in turn, will help them to provide exceptional patient care. As per the report of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the heightened roles of the professional nurse allow nurses of all practices to more fully develop their leadership skills. Nurse leaders are moving the interprofessional collaboration agenda forward by serving in key leadership positions. A nurse leader who led public research in the Kent State University and Bowling Green State University challenged the common perception that successful leaders are born, complete with the requisite temperament and talents. Nurses who play leadership roles can fill in research on health care policy formulation and implementation that will change the course of health care payment, delivery, and quality. The book discusses nurse research leadership from an economist’s perspective, hiring leaders to understand leadership, and nursing leadership lessons from an association executive’s perspective, from a physician’s chief executive officer’s perspective, from a nursing friend’s perspective and from a collaborative team’s perspective. The book also highlights nursing leadership’s contributions to safety and quality, how leadership can usher in health reforms and achieve better health for all people, and advancing the cause of transformational nurse leadership.
This book on leadership and management includes all of the basic content that registered nurse (RN) -to- bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) students need. It is organized into 5 parts comprising 17 chapters. Part I provides introductory information such as leadership attributes, leadership and management roles in professional nursing, and foundational aspects of leadership. Part II discusses leadership skills that are essential to the practice of nursing. Those skills include handling stress, setting priorities, managing time, communication, accountability, delegation, teams, problem solving, decision-making, and confliict resolution. Given the need for nurses to lead us to a preferred healthcare future, Part III focuses on leading change. The book introduces the readers to the factors that influence organizational culture, innovation, change, power, politics, and managing quality and safety. Part IV concentrates on the business aspect of healthcare by reviewing how to manage human and fiscal resources. Finally, Part V of the book helps the reader to contemplate his or her evolution as a professional by discussing how to integrate leadership and management competencies into his or her nursing practice. Although one book cannot cover all aspects of leadership and management, our goal is to provide a core framework and useful skills and strategies to successfully lead nursing and healthcare forward. Each chapter of the book contains essential information that acknowledges the prior learning experience of the practicing nurse who is now an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-master of science in nursing student. Each chapter begins with a brief overview of specific leadership and management topics. The book presents case scenarios throughout the chapters to help readers apply the information to practical situations. It provides concise and application-based examples that help promote selfgrowth as a professional.
This book provides a framework to assist nurses in achieving this ethical competence. James Rest’s four-component model (FCM) integrates the cognitive and affective processes that form an understanding of ethical nursing practice: sensitivity, judgment, motivation, and action. Beginning with a brief overview of ethical theories and principles and building on the experiences of readers who are practicing nurses, each chapter includes one or more evolving case scenarios. Questions posed with each case scenario encourage ethical sensitivity, awareness of personal values, and use of a decision-making model that integrates elements of virtue and care ethics. Recognizing the challenges that arise when attempting to implement a justifiable decision, strategies to maintain ethical motivation, or moral courage, are also presented. Skills to enhance the nurse’s actions in everyday ethical practice with patients, family members, and peers, such as protecting autonomy, promoting safety, and speaking out against lateral violence, are discussed. The two main forms of clinical ethics in a hospital are: ethics committees and ethics consultation services. As the nurse is obligated to maintain and improve the moral environment, several chapters discuss the competencies needed to recognize and address organizational and societal issues. The three ethical issues arising for clinical nurses in the provision of person-and family-centered care (PFCC) are: ensuring that the patient’s voice has primacy over that of the nurse; honoring the choices of the patient even when they conflict with those of the nurse; and engaging with family as the patient directs.
Many nursing scholars from around the world have demonstrated the need to find ways to bring historical elements into nursing curricula. This book addresses this need by summarizing existing histories and showcasing the work of emerging nursing history scholars. It uses historical case studies that relate to specific issues in the development of the profession. The book is divided into four sections, and the chapters are organized chronologically. Section I explores issues concerning diversity and vulnerable populations by focusing on health disparities among minority community, the role of public health nurse in primary health care, and the need for school nurses in rural areas. In Section II, the focus is on socio-political issues raised with a world embroiled in war by describing the work of British nursing sisters during World War II, the conflicts between nursing ethics and the state edicts and the so-called “euthanasia” programs, the importance of mental health nursing after the war, and the efforts to prepare faculty to teach in the newly created associate degree in nursing (ADN) programs in the late 1950s. In Section IV, the book examines the volatile years of the Civil Rights and Women’s Liberation movements, by addressing the role of nursing to the very vulnerable population of critically ill neonates, explores the idea of activism as patient advocacy and demonstrates how nurses have been consistently involved in the domain of women’s health.
This book can serve as a guided learning text for any student, practitioner, educator, or administrator needing a graceful and inviting guide to translate and integrate the complexities of the abstract, philosophical-ethical worldview underlying the Human Caring Theory; finding ways to live out into concrete daily self-caring practices. It is organized into two sections containing 15 chapters. The book is arranged to provide a simple and direct method for learning about and working with Watson’s Theory of Human Caring. The first chapter describes the use of mindfulness to cultivate understanding of Watson’s Theory of Caring. Chapters two to four presents overview of Watson’s theory, Nhat Hanh’s mindfulness practices and perspectives, and Layers of Caring and Mindful Influence. Chapters five to fourteen describe each of Watson’s 10 Caritas Processes along with project abstracts that illustrate integration of the theory into professional practice in a variety of areas. The 10 Caritas Processes are as follows: embrace altruistic values and practice loving kindness with self and others; enable faith and hope, and honor others; be sensitive to self and others by nurturing individual beliefs and practices; develop helping-trusting-caring relationships; promote and accept positive and negative feelings as you authentically listen to another’s story; use creative scientific problem-solving methods for caring decision making and creative solution-seeking; share teaching and learning that addresses individual needs and comprehension styles; create a healing environment for the physical and spiritual self that respects human dignity; assist with basic physical, emotional, and spiritual human needs; and open to mystery and allow miracles to enter. The concluding chapter provides caring touchstones to support caring consciousness in day-to-day settings.
Healthcare needs for our military and veterans is something that has a long history and will continue into the foreseeable future. The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have answered the call in many ways to enhance services and programs to meet the needs of service members, a large growing group of Post-9/11 veterans, and their families. The care of military service members, veterans, and their families is a national public health concern and as nurses we have a duty to provide care to this population in a culturally sensitive manner. Military service members, veterans, and their families deserve culturally sensitive patient-centered care. This book undertakes to honor the sacrifices of our military and veteran populations and to provide all nurse educators one comprehensive resource they can turn for ideas and suggestions incorporating care of these individuals into the courses they teach and the clinical experiences of students and practicing nurses. It not only addresses what every nurse should know about military culture and the unique healthcare needs of this population, but also what and how to teach the content and engage student veterans in the classroom. The book is divided into three sections. Section I provides a context for understanding the importance of military and veteran healthcare in nursing education. Section II describes major health issues and disabilities that are unique to the military and veteran population. It covers occupational and environmental exposures specific to military training and deployments as well as common physical injuries. Lastly, Section III discusses on teaching nursing students about the healthcare needs of this population by focusing on what should be taught and suggestions on how to do to it. It includes competencies for students, faculty, and practicing nurses, along with examples of assignments in both classroom and clinical settings.
Leading as a nursing dean or director is an honor and a privilege. It is also an intense experience that demands a full investment of one’s time, energy, wisdom, wit, and patience on a daily basis. Evidence suggests that serving as the chief nursing officer in an academic setting can be an overwhelming, stressful, and lonely experience. This book serves as a primer and all-purpose guide for nurses who are either new to academic leadership or aspire to academic leadership roles. It provides fundamental information in an engaging and conversational manner, with real-life examples that help the reader to understand and embrace the multifaceted opportunities and challenges of “deaning” and directing. The target audience is novice academic nursing leaders: deans, associate deans, assistant deans, chairs, and directors of nursing programs, departments, and schools. Section I introduces readers to selected aspects of the nursing dean/director role, including the processes of searching for and stepping into a position; day-to-day, for-profit, and interim deaning scenarios; and, finally, the process of stepping up from a dean or director position. Section II covers general responsibilities of nursing deans and directors, including enrollment management, student success, recruitment and retention, academic policies and programs, fundraising, stakeholder engagement, budgeting, strategic planning, clinical enterprises and faculty practice, and executive leadership. The book concludes with a section that covers work–life integration and self-care for nursing deans and directors.
Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing, 2nd Edition:Clinical Strategies, Medical Considerations, and Practical Interventions
Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing: Clinical Strategies, Medical Considerations, and Practical Interventions serves as a resource for nurses working in inpatient psychiatry, nursing students, and nursing faculty who teach undergraduate psychiatric nursing. Psychiatric nursing practice has changed dramatically to accommodate vast changes in our healthcare system. The patients who now meet the level of care standards for an acute care setting must be very ill and typically exhibit considerable behavioral impairments and multiple safety issues. This handbook for psychiatric nurses and nursing students reflects these changes and focuses on four particularly challenging aspects of acute psychiatric nursing practice: keeping the patient safe, stabilizing symptoms, promoting engagement in treatment, and discharge planning. In a systematic, easy-to-access format, the book offers proven, clinically useful interventions designed to modify and manage disruptive patient behavior. It also includes a chapter on overcoming one’s own barriers to effective nursing in the difficult psychiatric environment. This book is organized according to patient behaviors (Part I) and interventions that nurses can employ to manage behaviors (Part II). In Part I, there is a consistent chapter format so that specific content is easy to access, and each chapter concludes with a comprehensive table covering goals, areas of assessment, and interventions of the chapter’s covered behavior. Part II covers specific types of interventions such as family interventions, medication administration, relaxation techniques, sensory interventions, therapeutic one to one, and managing violence. It is the vision of the editors that this approach will provide a translational model to improve outcomes for psychiatric patients with medical symptoms and for medical patients with psychiatric symptoms. It is for this reason the second edition includes information connecting a variety of medical conditions that may be complicated by psychiatric illness or present with symptoms that may be attributed to mental illness in error. It is intended for any nurse working with patients having behavioral disturbances regardless of the cause.
This book provides information and strategies to help an experienced nurse begin her journey forward and achieve her educational and career goals. It is divided into three units. The first unit deals with the starting of the journey, with the first chapter covering the transtheoretical model (TTM). TTM is composed of four constructs: stages of change, decisional balance, self-efficacy, and processes of change. The chapter on decisional balance focuses on the motivations and barriers nurses may consider when making the decision to return to getting educated. Others chapters cover the various choices, which nurses have for getting educated again, and the steps necessary to apply to a graduate nursing program. Unit II deals with the preparation at various levels that have to be undertaken by the nurses to succeed in their efforts with the chapters discussing the mental-emotional preparation, financial preparation, computer and technology preparation, academic preparation, family/social preparation, physical preparation and work preparation. Nurses need to know to how handle change in their lives and self-assess their attitudes, the various financing options available, and to use social media to access sites of professional organizations. In addition, nurses need to have academic skills essential for success, and family and social support when they return to the school. They also have to maintain their physical health while in school and negotiate their work schedule to fit with the school. Unit III highlights the need to enjoy the journey back to school and to stay motivated.
Fast Facts on Combating Nurse Bullying, Incivility, and Workplace Violence:What Nurses Need to Know in a Nutshell
Incivility, bullying, and workplace violence in nursing is a significant problem–so much so that the American Nurses Association (ANA) developed a position statement in 2015 addressing the issue (ANA, 2015). ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements notes that nurses are required to “create an ethical environment and culture of civility and kindness, treating colleagues, coworkers, employees, students, and others with dignity and respect”. This book explores the topic and gives the reader practical hands-on skills on how to identify and deal with this phenomenon. It provides detailed information, emphasizing why it is not okay to put new nurses “through the ringer” because we were once in that position. The book is intended to be a “field guide” to bullying and incivility: how to define, recognize, and deal with the behavior. It helps in understanding workplace violence in health care and the cost of nurse bullying on the health care system. The book explores the effects of bullying on the nurse and how to resolve and heal these effects, and the movement for formal workplace bullying legislation. It describes the responsibilities of nursing leadership and the employer and explains how to resist nurse bullying. Finally the book presents four case studies on bullying and the student nurse, bullying and the novice nurse, bullying in nursing education, and bullying in nursing administration.
The nurse executive must navigate a healthcare environment with competing priorities and conflicting pressures. The rapid changes and economic demands in healthcare present challenges and ethical dilemmas for the nurse executive. The nurse executive is to be professionally and morally responsible to meet the expectation of the role in accordance with ethical standards of the nursing profession. Professional moral courage (
PMC) is the quality necessary to influence decisions and actions when advocating for the nurse and the patient that also benefits the organization. The nurse executive has an enormous amount of responsibility and accountability for how the organization delivers care and for maintaining the balance between quality and cost. Setting priorities and developing strategies to position the nursing department and the overall organization for effective growth is a necessity. Leading a healthcare organization and redesigning the way it delivers care requires PMC. The literature confirms a gap in the field regarding the construct of PMCin the nurse executive population. Therefore, identifying PMCas a recognized executive leadership competency sets the expectation for nurse executive practice. This book provides information and guides nurse executive practice and promotes the PMCcompetency framework. The objectives for this book include the following: provide the nurse executive with a foundation and understanding of PMC; discuss current healthcare challenges and dilemmas; review why PMCis important to the nurse executive role; describe the ethical components and decision-making in executive leadership; identify what is needed for the ability to lead with PMC; examine a measurement tool to evaluate PMCfor existing and future nurse executive professional development; and provide guidance on how a nurse executive may develop and enhance PMC.
With the move towards assuring the public that nursing students are graduating with the needed competencies to step into their very important careers, competency-based education (
CBE) has become increasingly important. This book describes how competence is the outcome and how nursing students can rise to meet the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills needed to become professional nurses that make a positive impact on the health of individuals, families, and communities. The Coronavirus ( COVID-19) crisis has underscored the importance of CBE. Nurse educators throughout the country have analyzed standards, criteria, regulations, and student learning outcomes to define the competencies needed during this disruptive time in nursing education. Nurse educators have creatively and innovatively assisted nursing students to meet the needed competencies in alternative formats, thereby ensuring graduates will have the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills needed to become excellent professional nurses. The book is arranged to assist nurse educators to understand and reflect on the concepts and components of CBE, as well as the pragmatic implementation of CBE. It is a clear, succinct tool needed by nurse educators to move from a traditional nursing curriculum to one that ensures that nursing students are ready for today’s healthcare challenges. This book format uses examples and evidence to assist nurse educators to take the first steps in moving a nursing program towards a CBEand ensuring nursing graduates are ready to face evolving healthcare needs and future events.
Delivering Culturally Competent Nursing Care, 2nd Edition:Working With Diverse and Vulnerable Populations
Nurses who provide care that is culturally congruent with patientsâ€™ healthcare values and beliefs are better able to promote health among culturally diverse populations, prevent complications from delayed treatment, and ensure quality care for all patients. By identifying populations at high risk for disease, and delivering effective and culturally appropriate care, nurses help reduce healthcare costs and healthcare disparities at the same time. However, despite the rapidly increasing body of knowledge on cultural competency, the goals of becoming culturally competent and reducing healthcare disparities are not easy to achieve. Many nurses continue to express concern and confusion about what it really means to be culturally competent. The author takes the position that the process always begins with the nurseâ€™s careful self-assessment. The book is divided into 14 chapters. The Staircase Model, developed by the author and presented in Chapter 1, assists nurses in this process. By applying the Staircase Self-Assessment Model, nurses are guided toward a conscientious self-reflection that enables them to determine their personal level of cultural competency in the care of a particular patient population. Chapter 2 offers a description of current cultural assessment models to be used by the nurse to explore the patientâ€™s cultural background and healthcare needs. Chapter 3 focuses on nursesâ€™ interactions with one another as colleagues when there are language or cultural differences between them. In Chapters 4 through 14, the reader explores topics and case examples that focus on more challenging nurseâ€“patient situations. The journey to cultural competency is one of ongoing, conscientious self-reflection, cultural assessment, and collaboration between the patient and the nurse. The book offers nurse readers a step-by-step approach to developing those skills.
Over the years there has been a call and mandates by national originations such as the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), Institute of Medicine (IOM), and American Nurses Association (ANA) that nurses have more technology skills to meet ever-evolving workforce demands in the newer high-tech healthcare practice environments. This book provides a basic understanding of technology requirements using nursing informatics (NI) knowledge and skills needed in today's practice workforce as well as the basic considerations needed for professional development and lifelong learning. First it provides a foundation explaining the rapid evolution and importance of NI. The book then provides the basics to understating the primary tool used by nurses in today's clinical practice—the computer—as well as other technology and software needed in practice. It presents case scenarios and critical thinking questions and activities to engage the reader and enhance understanding of concepts. The book takes the reader further into clinical application such as general, everyday uses in project management as correlated with the nursing process, applications of NI and computer concepts used in research, as well as how NI and technology tie into and support education. It provides an overview of the connection between data, information, knowledge, and wisdom; definitions for quality and data quality; and criteria for quality data and information during input, storage, and at retrieval, display, and printing. The book also reviews competencies needed by the baccalaureate-prepared nurse in today's healthcare setting to recognize data quality, problems with data quality, and corrective measures.
A major challenge for nurses including faculty, clinicians and students has been, and continues to be, to engage in more scholarly writing. This book defines scholarly writing as writing that involves the transfer of new knowledge. The types of scholarly writing explored in the book are not limited to publications in research and practice journals but also proposals, abstracts, letters, articles in popular press including newspapers, magazines, blogs, and more. Knowledge moves through the discipline of nursing in many ways. The results of rigorous research which document effective and efficient strategies to improve patient outcomes are only widely available when the findings are published. The outcomes of evidence based practice projects, quality improvement projects, or other scholarly projects are commonly reported only within the local organization where the project is conducted. Widely accessible publication of information about best practices is vital for those practices to be extensively distributed to improve the care for a larger number of patients. Publication is a much more than a nice hobby when time is available, it is essential to improve patient outcomes. If you have knowledge that is not widely known, it is your professional responsibility to publish that knowledge. The value of this book is that it explains how to disseminate new knowledge to improve patient care. This book is an excellent resource for authors who want to publish their scholarly products. It is especially insightful with strategies to avoid common pitfalls in the authorship trajectory. Scholarly writing skills matter. The good news is that scholarly writing skills can be learned. The book wisely starts with an in-depth examination of strategies to overcome typical barriers to starting the writing process by acknowledging authorship ambivalence. It also addresses the challenge of revising papers as well as coauthorship issues.
A comment in the preface of the last edition was that some things are the same and some things are different. In this edition, the conclusion is that some things are the same, and they are the basics of teaching and learning online. The very different things include technology and new structures for teaching and learning. What is on the horizon? In addition to traditional education, massive online open courses, certificates, badges, and stackable degrees will provide education for the purpose of training and retraining. This edition is still about using the web and all its richness to teach students and professional nurses how to use technology and to maintain competency and embrace lifelong learning as a nursing professional. This book describes definitions, history, and best practices for teaching online, and they form a foundational knowledge base for teaching. It identifies the impacts of demographics, finance, technology, and career development on teaching and learning using alternative teaching structures. Pedagogy and the study of learning provides the theory to develop effective educational programs. The book introduces theories and frameworks that guide the development and use of flexible learning environments. Guiding structures of online learning are applicable when developing traditional and alternative learning environments. The book also deals with reconceptualizing course content from face-to-face to an online environment; creating blended-learning environments; developing, teaching, and evaluating professional education; and establishing the pedagogical foundations of teaching continuing medical education. The technology courseware and software necessary to teach in online environments, manage online learning, and assess and evaluate learning in online environments are pertinent topics for teaching online. The book finally introduces the characteristics that the nurse educator needs in developing and teaching in flexible and creative environments and explains how nurse educators are supporting the direction of the future trends for nursing.
Understanding the undergraduate college financial aid application process is daunting enough, but entering the unknown nuances of graduate nursing financial aid, which encompasses need- and merit-based grants, scholarships, stipends, “tuition free” work requirements, loan options, loan repayments, and loan forgiveness, can be overwhelming. The good news is that this book offers constructive guidance, substantive information on financial strategies, and how to let Uncle Sam not only support your grad college costs with free money but also assist with using tax initiatives for help with mortgages and retirement. The authors tried to take into account that there are many profiles of a graduate nursing student: a single student in his or her twenties going from undergrad to a master’s in nursing education (
MSN) program, a nurse who decides to return to grad school after working for several years, or a nurse who has a family with kids in college or who are about to enter college. Regardless of the student’s profile, the authors have provided case studies that the reader can identify with and consider real-life funding solutions. The book offers advice on how, when, and why to appeal a grad nursing financial aid offer—and how to interact and develop a “partnership” with the financial aid office. This comprehensive guide gives nursing students a road map to paying for their advanced nursing degrees. It offers much-needed direction for navigating the complex problem of paying for an advanced nursing degree. The book is meant to be the reader’s financial aid advocate. It provides insight into three key areas: how to overcome unintentional college financial aid barriers and how to manage change; new financial planning strategies to ensure future financial success; and the latest tax planning innovations for your greatest financial return.
Fast Facts to Loving your Research Project:A Stress-Free Guide for Novice Researchers in Nursing and Healthcare
This innovative resource is a user-friendly introduction to evidence-based practice and other types of research-based initiatives that improve patient outcomes. Using a method formed through years of teaching experience, the author translates the difficult and sometimes confusing language of research into everyday vocabulary, linking complicated concepts with easily understood scenarios. Written in quick-access Fast Facts style, the book presents knowledge in a consistent, step-by-step format characterized by bite-sized information. Each chapter opens with learning objectives that unfold into new concepts, followed by everyday life examples. Fast Facts boxes, systematized tables, and new vocabulary reinforce learning and highlight key concepts. This application-based approach helps students question their preconceived notions about research and then engage in it with a newfound confidence. The approach teaches the reader not only how to conduct a first research project but also how to construct an argument, a theory, and critically explore a belief. This method of conducting research engages the reader in active problem-solving, asking the right questions, finding answers, and being able to understand even the most complex problems. The book is divided into three sections: Part I: Define, Clarify, Search, Prepare introduces the reader to the vocabulary of research methods and the importance of defining the problem, identifying the discrepancy, and clarifying the specific problem at hand and the factors that are possible contributors to it. Part II: Starting the Actual Project investigates qualitative and quantitative research designs, methods of data collection, the reliability and validity of data, the sample from the population, and the ethical and legal considerations of engaging in research. Part III: Test, Analyze, Discuss dedicates to the proper collection and analysis of the data. The book also presents an easy guide through the steps needed to be taken when embarking on a research project.
This is a compilation of over 40 diverse nurse leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs, each possessing the same mentality—to change the face of healthcare by thinking outside the norm and moving past traditions. This compilation of stories portrays the winding and demanding paths that nurses have braved in order to improve themselves and the care for their patients. These rebel nurses push the boundaries of their profession by demanding a seat at the table of healthcare innovation, lobbying on Capitol Hill, expanding their horizons to fix the broken healthcare systems around the world, and valuing the humanity of the inevitable moments at life’s end. The book presents a personalized plan for success by using motivational introductions, rebel nurse’s progress notes, and thought-provoking questions. It helps nurses at all career levels embrace and develop leadership potential to effect change in healthcare. The book draws on the leadership expertise of internationally recognized nurse innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders to mentor and inspire the reader, and provides powerful tools to help nurses evolve in their roles as innovators. It explains the “Five ‘Rights’ of Healthcare Innovation” and other innovative methodologies to spur creative problem-solving.
Teaching nursing is both a science and an art. As a science, the scholarship of teaching is focused on describing, explaining, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating evidence-based teaching-learning strategies to prepare graduates who will contribute to improving patient and healthcare outcomes. As an art, teaching nursing demands creativity and innovation from both the learner and the educator. Learners are expected to demonstrate willingness to participate in the learning activity, be present in the moment, and cultivate an attitude of self-reflection after each learning opportunity. This book showcases exemplars of teaching strategies and innovation from national and international leaders in academia that advance and elevates the science and art of teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level. It affirms that nursing education is a specialty area of practice and an advanced practice role within the discipline of nursing. This book will support educators in meeting these expectations by providing evidence-based teaching strategies that have influenced both undergraduate and graduate student nursing learning outcomes positively. Further, the book describes teaching that exemplifies nursing education as a dynamic and symbiotic process that draws its energy from the meaningful interactions between the learners and its facilitators. It attempts to capture that energy that educators can use to inspire and motivate learners and further fuel their drive for excellence in teaching. Each book entry is organized in a consistent format to facilitate ease in adopting the teaching strategy. The outcomes-focused teaching strategies also include a discussion of the evidence base that supports the teaching strategy, a description and implementation process of the teaching strategy, the methods or proposed methods to measure its effectiveness, and how they are linked with student-centered competencies and nursing education accreditation standards.
This book updates current trends in practice and reviews the origins, standards, and competencies of the advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in the United States. It discusses APRN roles within a nursing context, identifies organizational roles for APRNs, and examines ethics in guiding APRN clinical decision making. The book is organized into three parts comprising 16 chapters. It examines and addresses all four APRN roles. The book reviews useful tools in advanced clinical decision making, practice issues (regulation, certification prescriptive authority, credentialing, and liability), and the exploration of employment opportunities and strategies. It explores the role of the APRN in the team’s formation and leadership. The chapter discusses the composition of interprofessional teams that will include a variety of healthcare providers. It challenges APRNs to assume more prominent leadership roles in healthcare delivery systems. The book emphasizes the importance of leadership competencies necessary for the delivery of quality care, evidence-based practice, and patient safety. Different leadership development models and curricula related to leadership in master’s and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs are considered. The book describes the multifaceted roles of APRNs internationally. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has placed APRNs on the front lines of healthcare reform. The book reviews the critical events that have sculpted the APRN policy role in influencing and creating legislation and discusses how to become an engaged citizen in directing change. It discusses health information technology competencies for nurses and APRNs, as well as common information management resources that APRNs are using or likely to encounter in the near future. The book explores the multiple modalities that are incorporated into the scholarship of practice, such as sharing tricks of the trade, completing quality improvement projects, collaborating with nursing researchers, and being an active member in professional organizations.
Project management is an important skill in both career and life, yet little has been written to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals acting in leadership and advanced practice roles with the tools needed to ensure success in this area. This book offers guidance and insights and ties the skills of a seasoned project manager, advanced practice nurse, and nurse educator together to take the reader through all phases of the project management process from start to finish through tools integrated throughout the text. It continues to grow from teaching and practice experiences in nursing informatics as well as working as a consultant and project manager implementing electronic health records nationally and internationally. Concepts in this text provide a guiding framework that graduate students can use in both clinical practice and leadership, as well as when preparing a practicum assignment for graduation and residencies to guide masters of science in nursing, nurse executive, and doctoral projects such as those in doctor of nursing practice and PhD programs. The book supports nurses and healthcare professionals in understanding and applying project management (nursing process) structures to goals and objectives that must be accomplished in an organized way, thus promoting the development of leadership skills as well. It outlines the phases of project management, such as design and planning, implementation, monitoring and controlling, and final evaluation. Tools utilized in the process include timelines and tracking tools, and many other management documents that help application and monitoring tasks are included. New to this second edition are case scenarios with exemplars of a process or application of a tool, critical-thinking questions and activities, and new, updated content based on the current practices and national organizations’ mandates. Many tools used in organizations for management of goals and objectives are included in each chapter.
Mental health and mental illness permeate all sectors of society and all people. Although beliefs about mental health vary across cultures, generations, and ages, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has emerged as a growing concern in recent years. Although many interventions exist for health care professionals to use for their patients with PTSD, it is critical to remember that all individuals respond differently, not only to the trauma and stress experienced, but also to the treatment regimens and support that are available to them. Hence, an individualized approach to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment is always a must. This book will help the health care clinician better understand the effects of trauma, what the assessment of PTSD should entail, and what interventions are most effective. Recognizing, understanding, and having an increased awareness of PTSD, as well as who it impacts and how it does so, are important if health care clinicians are to work together to implement appropriate interventions and obtain the best possible outcomes for all involved. The book is a great starting point for those working with individuals who are suffering from PTSD. The book is divided into three parts. The first part discusses stress, mental health, mental illness, and trauma. The second part of the book focuses on PTSD, predisposing factors and risk factors for developing PTSD, the impact of traumatic events, and the long-term impact of PTSD. The final part describes prevention of PTSD, clinical and treatment interventions of PTSD, and coping with PTSD. It also explores community involvement, cultural implications, and special population considerations in PTSD management, and describes future trends and directions for treating PTSD.