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.
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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.
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.
Health care delivery is complex and scientifically grounded, and requires its practitioners to possess considerable knowledge and expertise. This book guides the reader through a conceptual framework for building effective patient relationships. Based on concepts of mindfulness, it provides a kind of mental scaffolding or operating platform on which to build thoughts, perspectives, and skills that help the busy clinician to achieve inner composure, attain greater self-awareness, and develop critical interpersonal skills that result in satisfying and compassionate patient care. In the first section of the book, mindfulness principles are embedded in discussions of the critical elements of interpersonal effectiveness, such as hope, empathy, and listening. The second section discusses how to navigate professional communication challenges. The third section provides chapters in which mindfulness principles are applied to challenging clinical situations. The fourth section describes effective approaches with challenging populations. Together, the applications in third and fourth sections give the reader concrete examples of mindfulness in action. The scenarios depicted throughout the book involve practitioners primarily from medicine and nursing. Nurses and physicians, trainees, social workers, and others are also presented in examples. However, with slight modifications, the scenarios are applicable across disciplines. Although the roles of nurses, social workers, and physicians certainly vary, the fundamental principles for establishing effective patient-provider encounters remain constant. And although the primary aim of the book is to promote mindfulness as a powerful method of enhancing patient-provider communication, the secondary aim is to promote mindfulness as a means of enhancing cross-disciplinary understanding.
This book presents a system to guide health care professionals in providing ethically sound care. It is grounded in the concept of “symphonia”, which, within the health care arena, is the study of agreements between health care professionals and patients and the ethical implications of these agreements. The book examines a variety of bioethical dilemmas from patients’ conflicts about their own care to withdrawing all life supports. It demonstrates the relevance of bioethical standards to these, and by extension to all, bioethical dilemmas. It also examines how to define and understand bioethical standards in different contexts in order to use them effectively in ethical decision making. In this way, even the novice health care professionals will have the tools to examine and manage ethical issues with their patients. Topics discussed in the book include: the ethical journey taken by the patient and nurse, the nurse-patient agreement, the bioethical standards and their role as preconditions of the agreement, the nature of the ethical context. contemporary ethical systems, legal decision making within a symphonological ethical perspective, practice-based ethics and moral distress. The book is intended to promote the welfare of both patient and health care provider.
This book provides a dynamic and comprehensive interprofessional approach to building a culture of safety by using simulation across clinical and education spheres in healthcare. It provides a narrative account of the origins of Patient Safety Institute (PSI) that emphasizes its integration and alignment with the strategic goals of the larger health care system an example, in effect, of innovation that, from within the organization, creates new capabilities. It also illustrates the concept of systems integration as representing a fourth domain of simulation, in addition to teaching/education, assessment, and research. In devising methods to improve the interprofessional response to acute medical emergencies in a psychiatric hospital, the book provides an instructive example of the ways in which simulation offers distinctive advantages over simple hands-on training and code drills. It also provides an in-depth summary of simulation in an emergency medicine residency program. After pioneering work in anesthesiology, pediatrics and perinatal medicine became two of the first disciplines in which providers recognized the considerable potential for simulation. The book further provides accounts of several programs that indicate both the depth and range of simulation.
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.
Global health policy should be of interest to nurses and other providers involved in all aspects of the healthcare, including practice, education, and administration. This book disseminates policy analysis of key health issues that have a global impact from the perspective of nurses. It is a compilation of case studies that highlight global initiatives to eradicate disease and promote health. The contributors are nurses who possess expertise in the global implications of the health issues and related policies of selected topics. Some of the topics included are transgender health, immigrant healthcare, chronic disease, human trafficking, pandemics, and infection control. These topics, as well as the others covered, are timely and of global significance. The case study approach provides the reader with an in-depth treatment of each topic’s health issue and the global policy implications. The goal of the book is to provide the unique perspective of nurses who live and work with these implications as they strive to provide care and educate future nursing professionals. Because the case studies presented provide an overview of a variety of significant global health issues and the policies that impact them, the book is appropriate for students of public health and medical anthropology/sociology as well as graduate nursing students. The book is organized into three parts. Part I discusses policy implications for global health, some of the policy-related research around major disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics of recent years, and policies related to healthcare funding for immigrants and refugees. It also documents the case study of two foreign-born physicians experiencing transition from foreign medical doctor in the country where the medical degree was obtained to nurse practitioner in the United States. Part II discusses exemplars of health policy in specific countries and Part III discusses exemplars of health policy related to specific conditions.
Clinical nurse educators support students to gain new competencies in a broad spectrum of skills; providing them challenges and opportunities to grow. Clinical nursing education today is incredibly complex and every clinical nurse educator needs some familiarity with clinical education pedagogies and evaluation methods; clinical agency policy standards; and academic policies. This book was developed by expert nurse educators in academia and clinical practice to assist others in obtaining wanted certification. Chapter one describes the
CNEcltest specifics to help readers grasp the parameters of the examination. Chapter two reviews test-taking strategies because even though nurse educators teach; when anyone is placed back into the student role; a review assists them to apply concepts to themselves. Chapters three to five address aspects of “Functioning within the Education and Healthcare Environments”. Chapter three addresses the content outline scope within the test plan by reviewing the clinical nurse educator role. Chapter four operationalizes the curriculum and describes the process of transference of knowledge from classroom to patient care. Chapter five reviews legal and ethical issues faced by clinical nurse educators in the increasingly complex healthcare system. Chapter six describes the learning process experienced within the clinical environment and Chapter seven addresses interprofessional relationships. Interprofessional relationship development is the key for all healthcare students to maintain patient safety. The focus of Chapter eight is clinical expertise and how the clinical nurse educator can incorporate expertise to enhance and expand student learning opportunities. Chapter nine discusses student socialization; an important consideration for all nurse educators when educating healthcare professionals. Chapter ten reviews the parameters of student assessment and evaluation within the clinical learning environment. Chapter eleven offers an entire practice test and Chapter twelve provides questions; answers; and rationales that are designed to prepare nurses for the clinical nurse educator certification examination.
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.
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.
This second edition have kept all the essential components of the first edition as recommended by practitioners but also added a number of additional features. It provides content on mindfulness interventions, acceptance and commitment therapy, habit reversal training, and behavioral activation. It also includes more detailed descriptions of step-by-step cognitive behavioral therapy (
CBT) applications (e.g., planning sessions, targeted session activity examples, therapy closure, exposure therapy), as well as two additional case studies. Essentially, the second edition goes more in-depth into translating current clinical practices for the school-based practitioner audience. Additionally, the book has enhanced coverage of culturally responsive CBTresearch, scholarship, and applied practice tips. Consistent with the first edition, the second edition provide practitioners with an easily accessible and practical guide for implementing basic CBTcounseling strategies in applied school settings. Because of the unmet mental health needs displayed by millions of students in these settings, and the advancements in the training and provision of school mental health services during the past couple of decades, school-based mental health professionals, such as counselors, school psychologists, undefined, and others, are increasingly being asked to provide evidence-based counseling and intervention services such as CBT. Therefore, to address this need, this text provides an overview of methods used to conduct effective CBTinterventions in school settings. Whether the reader is a graduate student in training, beginning a career in counseling, or a seasoned practitioner, this workbook can serve as an easy how-to guide because it offers numerous counseling activities and examples as well as over 50 forms to use when planning, structuring, and conducting therapy. This book differs from many extant CBTguides and workbooks in that it is designed for the busy practitioner who primarily works in K-12 school settings and must balance a range of different roles and responsibilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book is an essential tool for online instructors and serves as a companion for instructors regardless of their experience with online teaching. It is designed to help develop a roadmap for the next online class. The book presents information on the research on online teaching for those who are more interested in the basis of online instruction. Chapters 1 and 2 familiarize new online instructors with the fundamental technology and practical applications of delivering content online within the helping fields. This includes a review of basic education platforms and a glossary of key terms and definitions. Chapter 3 addresses the typical fears and anxieties associated with teaching online in the helping vocations. Chapter 4 focuses on the student experience and perspectives of online courses based on a brief guided questionnaire of open-ended questions. Chapter 5 surveys the research into online education and addresses the quality concerns associated with online classes and programs. Chapter 6 presents a roadmap of practical steps to course design and building, tech-tool use, communication techniques, and many more considerations for a successful semester. Chapter 7 provides practical tips to learners, and useful samples for instructors to use in preparing them to become online learners. Chapters 8 and 9 share tips, best practices and stories from experts and instructors in the helping professions. Chapter 10 presents recommendations on what not to do based on authors experiences and those of other online instructors in the helping professions. Chapter 11 focuses on the ethical considerations in online teaching. Chapter 12 looks at the evolving technological environment around online learning. Chapter 13 discusses pedagogy and technology in the helping professions. The final chapter provides encouragement to readers who are beginning the process of course design and delivery and includes a To Do list for preparing online course and semester.
This book is an essential resource for all nurse educators interested in or engaged in Caring Science and the humanization of nursing education. It was written in response to prevalent dehumanizing practices toward nursing students and the impacts such practices may have on students and their learning. It offers guidance on how to be inspired by Human Caring to humanize nursing education and ground the nurse educator’s role in developing authentic teaching/learning caring relationships with students. The book assists in translating caring values, attitudes, and behaviors into knowing, doing, being, and becoming caring nurse educators. It explains how Human Caring can expand nurse educators’ consciousness to explore the path to a relational emancipatory pedagogy for nursing education. The book also gives meaning to nurse educators’ practice of “teaching from the heart,” which contributes to making a difference in students’ lives and learning experiences, and shares how Caritas Processes and Caritas literacy can inform nurse educators in their daily teaching–learning practices. The text explains how a caring worldview may enhance nurse educators’ moral imperative to develop and foster “habitus,” an ontological space, to enable students to explore healing as their professional purpose. It also describes how nurse educators can politically influence their nursing school colleagues to encourage the formation of caring relationships throughout the institution. The book concludes with the introduction of a Being-Caring perspective of teaching as a new lens and a new mandate for nursing education.
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 delivers proven strategies to help nurses overcome stressors and challenges when—and even before—they arise. The first edition focused on the resilience strategies that nurses can implement to strengthen themselves. The second edition extends this insight, adding information on what nurses can also do to strengthen and motivate patients with whom they work, and who may be susceptible to feeling helpless in the face of overwhelming stressors. Featuring seven new chapters and new authors, the second edition reflects the latest research on resilience and wellbeing and applies it specifically to nursing professionals. The edition focuses not only on resilience strategies nurses can implement to help themselves, but also provides them with tools they can use to strengthen and motivate patients, their families, and health care communities at large. It describes a diverse range of proactive or preventative approaches nurses can harness in a variety of healthcare contexts. These strategies help to develop strength, flexibility, and the determination to adapt to professional challenges that may at first seem daunting. The book discusses several workplace challenges and presents a range of strategies to assist in avoiding or resolving such challenges. This will allow readers to be more prepared for new, difficult, and challenging encounters. The aim of this book is to assist nurses to cultivate qualities and use proven strategies to retain personal professional strength. It is structured into two parts that will help the reader to develop resilience and to be empowered to make changes based on thought rather than on reaction. Each chapter includes a series of activities that are designed to encourage readers to contemplate key concepts raised about resilience and how they can be adapted and implemented to support patients’ well-being as well as their own.
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.
The book is designed primarily for graduate students in nursing, especially those in advanced practice nursing programs at the master’s and doctoral (DNP) programs who are engaged in clarifying the process of advanced nursing practice, and those in PhD programs who are interested in addressing epistemic questions related to nursing practice as generic subject matter. The conceptualization of client from the nursing perspective is discussed, as the client is the central figure in nursing practice. Detailed descriptions and comprehensive expositions regarding the structures of perspective, knowledge, philosophy, dimension, and process of the model of nursing practice are presented in the book. The book identifies, describes, and examines the essential general tools of practice specific to nursing, which are required for and applied in nursing practice. These are behavioral and cognitive repertoires that are applicable to various sorts of nursing practice situations, and that have nursing-specific utility, meaning, and application. The book addresses the concept of collaborative practice in terms of intra-, inter-, and cross-agency collaboration in the context of person-centered practice. Knowledge application in practice is examined applying a model of knowledge application in nursing practice. The concept of knowledge-based practice is discussed vis-à-vis evidence-based practice, and critical reflective inquiry as a generative mode of development in practice is presented. The book also deals with excellence in practice and the meaning of good practice in relation to the concept of quality of practice.
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.
This book provides both counselors in training and established counselors the tools needed to make sound ethical decisions. It integrates a comprehensive review of ethical standards and guidelines by two major professional governing bodies in psychology: the Ethical Principles for Psychologists and Code of Conduct of the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association (ACA). The book focuses on engaging the reader in critically thinking through the intersections of legal requirements and ethics codes. It integrates critical self-reflection and identifies variables that would place a counselor at risk. The book is organized into four parts. Part one provides an overview of the topics discussed in the book. Part two reviews typical ethical issues that counselors encounter in practice relating to confidentiality, professional boundaries, and professional competence. Part three analyzes ethical dilemmas that may arise given the changing face of technology and the country’s demographics relating to culturally competent treatment, managing social media, and confronting colleagues and other sticky situations. The final part focuses on recommendations for counselors to continue sound ethical decisions. The book is designed for counselors-in-training or engaged in externships and practicums. They include master’s level students in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, and mental health programs; doctoral students; predoctoral students on internship; and students enrolled in programs with dual degrees. It is also for established counselors who must remain abreast of changing standards and issues affecting clinical practice, such as those related to social media and technology, for postdoctoral counselors working toward licensure, and for undergraduate-level students who are training to become Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).
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.
Fast Facts About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nursing:Building Competencies for an Antiracism Practice
This nursing handbook introduces and defines key terms about race and racism for nurses, nursing students, and nurse educators. It addresses how race and racism act as structural and core social determinants of health and propel health inequities. It moves beyond a focus on multicultural approaches for understanding inequity toward a recognition of the broader impact that both systemic and structural racism have had on inequality in health and life opportunities. Through a social justice lens, the book underscores how nurses, as frontline health professionals, need to understand racism as a factor behind these inequities and its significance to their working environment and nursing practice.
In concise chapters with brief paragraphs and bulleted information, this practical handbook offers strategies for how to productively engage in a dialogue about race and racism. It considers the history of racism in the United States and then breaks down how it operates at structural, institutional, and individual levels. Case studies illustrate such concepts as microaggressions, implicit bias, power, privilege, and intersectionality in order to foster understanding and provide opportunities for both self-reflection and collective conversation.
This 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 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.
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.
Given the importance of religion for humans and its function to provide them with transformative meaning and guide action, it is particularly important for them when they get sick, become disabled, celebrate a new life, mourn a loss, or face death. And it is at just such times as these that nurses typically meet a person, family, group, or community. Thus, although it is unrealistic to expect nurses to become experts in comparative religions, they ought to have a minimal awareness of diverse religions to be able to ask a patient pertinent questions and plan religiously sensitive care. The book consists of 32 chapters. It begins by addressing the five W questions of who, what, where, when, and why, as they relate to nurses providing patients with religiously sensitive care. Religions included are those most likely to be encountered by a Western, English-speaking, first world nurse-the nurse who can obtain this book. The book includes several religions with smaller (yet more than 200 or so thousand in North America) numbers of adherents if their religion involved significant health-related implications. The religions covered include Afro-Caribbean and Traditional Yoruba religions, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, North American Indigenous religions, Sikhism, traditional Chinese religions, and Zoroastrianism. It makes an attempt to delimit the information about each religion to only that which would provide necessary context or entail practice implications relevant for a nurse. It should also be noted that for many religions, there are no explicit directives to guide healthcare decision making; therefore, the information provided is sometimes skimpy.
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.
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.
Fast Facts for Curriculum Development in Nursing, 2nd Edition:How to Develop and Evaluate Educational Programs
The primary purpose of this book continues to be as a guide for nurse educators as they navigate the challenging process of developing and evaluating educational offerings, whether at the program level or the individual course level. Practice standards and advances in healthcare technology continue to change at a rapid pace requiring informed and competent healthcare providers. The book guides the novice educator in the development of programs or courses that meet most approval accrediting agency standards. It includes suggestions on how to transform the curriculum, programs, and individual educational offerings into competency-based educational systems. The book divided into four parts containing seventeen chapters. The first part consists of five chapters and follows a step-by-step process especially helpful in the development of all levels of nursing education programs. This part provides a summary of nursing program approval/accreditation processes and stresses the importance of using systems thinking in program development. In addition, it explains how to develop the program elements required by many approval/ accrediting agencies. Part II consists of four chapters that guide the development of educational and level outcomes as well as curricular mapping processes. Part III consists of three chapters addressing curriculum and course design using an organizing framework. The final part consists of five chapters and addresses evaluation processes. It pulls everything together in the evaluation of programs and curriculum.
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.
Nursing is a wonderful profession and a rewarding career, and never before have the possibilities for engagement been so diverse—from the bedside to the boardroom. Yet seizing the opportunities and optimizing one’s personal potential requires thoughtful and intentional tactics and strategies. In many ways, the more opportunities presented to an individual, the more daunting career planning can be. This book provides a useful road map to optimize one’s career potential and provides tools to shape career story. It presents practical strategies on how nurses can advance in their professional journey. What are the options as they pursue professional development opportunities? Where should they be looking for support? What could be holding them back from moving forward in their careers? Each chapter includes examples from nurses who experienced these roles firsthand, with specific advice on how to reach full potential. The book helps to healthcare organizations in pursuing the American Nurses Credentialing Center (
ANCC) Magnet® Recognition Program and Pathway to Excellence. Aligned with transformational leadership and structural empowerment, the book provides insight on how healthcare organizations can best support nurses in developing professionally. The book presents the professional opportunities available to nurses at all levels along with practical advice on how to navigate various professional development pathways and advance in the nursing journey.
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.
This book provides a basic reference for nurses caring for newborns and high-risk newborns as well as care considerations for families. Nurses continue to function as valued members of a collaborative healthcare team, play a primary role in the assessment and care of the newborn, and provide education for new parents regarding the newborn's needs. Families experience dramatic transformations as roles develop and change during the newborn period, and rely on the knowledge, support, and encouragement of the nurse to learn to care for their newborn and meet the newborn's most basic needs. In-depth knowledge of the physiological changes of the newborn enables the nurse to detect possible complications that warrant additional assessment. Early identification of risk factors and complications can help ensure that proper newborn evaluation and care are provided when alterations are present. Advancements in obstetrical care practices have led to advances and new options for very premature newborns. The nurse plays an invaluable role in providing education to the family on the proper care of the newborn, including assisting with feedings. The book is divided into key topic areas including physiological adaptations to birth, newborn assessment and basic newborn care, newborn nutrition, common and high-risk neonatal conditions, special topics, and information based on a family-centered care model that addresses parent assessments, needs, and discharge instructions. Chapter objectives highlight procedures and policies to know as well as needed equipment, supplies, medications, and evidence-based protocols. The book provides essential information for new neonatal nurses and their preceptors in a concise, consistent, easy-to-use format. It encompasses all aspects of effective, evidence-based, holistic care in all practice settings. The book includes a special “orientation guide” and “Fast Facts” boxes in each chapter. It offers practice-relevant information for quick retrieval and highlights health promotion and discharge teaching.
School nursing is noble work and a recognized specialty within the profession of nursing. The author’s goals in this book are to share her passion for school nursing and to help her colleagues recognize school nursing careers as unique opportunities for helping students and the larger community. The book is an essential guide to meet the exciting professional challenges of school nursing. It will help school nurses recognize a wide range of health issues and the ever-expanding role that they have in prevention and treatment. The book is a quick-reference guide for both the novice and the experienced school nurse who wishes to keep abreast of new information. It may also serve as a supplemental textbook for nurses who are enrolled in college or university programs of study for state certification or who are preparing to take the examination for national certification through the National Board for the Certification of School Nurses. It includes relevant information about the five components included in the exam and in the courses that must be taken: health problems and nursing management, health appraisal, health promotion and disease prevention, professional issues, and special health issues. A chapter titled “Up Your Game,” which is new to this third edition, includes descriptions of 12 attributes essential for school nurse practice. Also included is a separate section dealing with the marginalized child, which covers issues including gender identity, mental illness, and chronic health conditions. The new edition also covers gun violence, the history of drug use in the United States, medical use of marijuana, vaping, and Narcan use.
This book acquaints a student nurse with the demands and rewards of both an education and a career as a nurse. It is divided into four parts. Part I looks at the beginning of the new life for the student nurse. A career in nursing is a journey that begins with information gathering and planning on the part of the student nurse. A student nurse with a real-world perspective is better equipped to tackle the demands of the nursing profession. In the course of nurse education, nurses will be asked to put what they have learned into practice by working in a hospital or other clinical setting under the direction of a nursing instructor. The second, third and fourth parts talk about achieving success in the classroom, at the clinical site and at home. There is a strong correlation between good classroom performance and good clinical performance. In the clinical education setting, students need to apply classroom knowledge to “real world” situations. Many nursing programs have requirements called technical standards that must first be met by nursing students in order to qualify for enrollment in a clinical nursing course. Creative thinking can allow a nursing student to handle personal crises without unduly impacting progress toward graduation. Part V deals with success following education. This part focuses on licensure and the National Council License Examination (NCLEX), job hunting, financial exposure and malpractice insurance.
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.
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.
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 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.
Telemedicine is one of the quickest growing field inside of medicine. In one form or another, it has been around for generations. The World Health Organization (
WHO) and the various academies of specialties and state board of medicine or nursing all offer opinions on the efficacy and need for digital health platforms. An organization must analyze the base information from these resources and formulate how to implement in their own organization. This is not an easy task, but to use the road already paved by others and build upon it eases the burden. This book answers these topics and enlightens emerging providers, administrators and payers to the benefits of telemedicine and telehealth. With knowledge comes power and the ability to effect change. The future of telemedicine is in the hands of those who are rendering the services. The technology can and always catch up to the demand. The legislation and business need to be motivated to change. This comes with continued proof that this method of practicing medicine is cost-effective with high patient and provider satisfaction. Deciding if the complaint the patient is presenting for is appropriate for the digital platform is important for the successful completion of the telemedical or telehealth visit. While the provider cannot perform a physical exam via telemedicine, there are techniques that can be implementing uses family, or another trusted person. The book discusses means for self-evaluation and or coaching family and friends through the physical exam. Special equipment can be utilized to also assist in the digital physical exam. Telehealth can also include medical education, administrative care, training events and follow up evaluations with nurses, dieticians, physical and occupational therapists. Telehealth also incorporates the ability to provide medical education and offer an ability to provide in-service to providers and staff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health Care System Transformation for Nursing and Health Care Leaders:Implementing a Culture of Caring
This book serves as both a challenge and a bridge to nursing and health care leaders as they grapple with the need for changing structures, approaches, and skills necessary to support sustainable health transformation. It offers a values-based, theoretically grounded guide for transforming the culture of health care systems and provides detailed, practical strategies for living the value of caring in the workplace using the Dance of Caring Persons as the framework for transformation. The book is organized into three sections. The first section begins with a chapter emphasizing the inevitable need for transformation in health care systems compelled by health care reform through the Affordable Care Act. The second and the third chapters provide a substantive understanding of the Dance of Caring Persons model that grounds the design and implementation of specific strategies and focus on the relationship of cultural aspects of a health care system to the experience of those within the system and ultimately to the success of the organization. The second section addresses strategies to prepare people and processes in all functions for whole system transformation. Successive chapters in the third section address practical strategies for transforming the organizational mission, leadership structures and processes, communication and outcomes. In keeping with the inclusive and dialogic character of the Dance of Caring Persons model, responses from health professionals representing a broad range of participants in health care are included in each chapter.
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.