Frontier Nursing in Appalachia: History, Organization and the Changing Culture of Care

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Nov 112019
 

This book provides a historical analysis of the Frontier Nursing Services in the Eastern Appalachians of the United States, as well as a review of the oral history tradition of former frontier and non-frontier nurses. The data was gathered from 2003 to 2007, and the historical part covers the years 1900 to 1970.
The objective of the study presented here was to conduct interviews with former frontier and non-frontier nurses in order to better understand their family and personal relationships, and the experiences that motivated their career choices. These interviews also give a voice to the working and middle-class women of the FNS. The emerging themes include moral inhabitability in work/education environments, the generational mix, nurse-physician and male-female relationships at the workplace, the role of technology, humanitarian versus financial rewards, and the public image of nurses.

In addition, the book examines how the FNS shifted from a community/grass-roots structure to the corporate/business model of healthcare delivery employed today. In closing, it stresses the importance of explorig past nursing in order to better grasp present nursing. It also represents a testament to the professional work and vital contributions of frontier nurses.

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The Application of Content Analysis in Nursing Science Research

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Nov 092019
 

This book provides principles on content analysis and its application into development of nursing theory. It offers clear guidance to students, lecturers and researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the method of content analysis, its implementation into their own research and criteria of trustworthiness evaluation. The book is written in user-friendly language with provided research examples and cases, and the content is illustrated by figures and tables. The authors offer their expertise in providing a well thought through explanation of content analysis in didactical style, which will enhance university education. The book includes highly experienced researchers who have published articles on content analysis and the trustworthiness of the method with more than 10 000 citations.

Divided into two parts, this book explores the application of content analysis into nursing science. The first part presents the philosophical position of content analysis, inductive and deductive methods of using content analysis, trustworthiness of the method, and ethical consideration of using content analysis. The second part informs on the theory development based on content analysis, conceptualization of the concepts of content analysis into generation of items and instrument development, and statistical testing of a hypothetical model. The last chapter shows a new approach to using content analysis in systematic reviews and quality evaluation of methodology within systematic review process. The book is an essential tool for nursing science, providing instruction on key methodological elements in order to provide rigorously conducted empirical research for clinical practice and nursing education.

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Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing

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Nov 042019
 

The role of the gastrointestinal (GI) nurse has changed considerably over recent years. The development of endoscopic equipment has resulted in a demand for skilled nurses to perform procedures which, in the past, were carried out by doctors. In addition, nurses now commonly perform diagnostic tests and prescribe specific drugs in gastroenterology, and the widespread recognition of the need for psychosocial support for gastrointestinal patients, in areas such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), has seen a large increase in the number of GI nurse consultants, nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners. GI nurses work with a wide range of patients from those suffering from minor and acute gastrointestinal disorders, through chronic conditions, to those requiring major surgery and treatment for malignant disease.

The Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing summarizes the current state of knowledge in gastrointestinal nursing and provides user-friendly, evidence-based guidelines on the management of patietns with gastrointestinal disorders. Organized into three sections covering the principles of gastrointestinal nursing, the sections of the gut, and specific disorders of the digestive system, this handbook offers a wealth of information on how to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate nursing care for gastrointestinal patients, whether in the pediatric or adult setting. Topics featured include nutrition, pain management, complementary therapies, prescribing in GI nursing and emergencies.

So you can find the information you need without delay, the book is clearly laid out with one topic per double page spread, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages for writing notes, observations and local protocols allow your handbook to be customised to meet your specific needs. All this is available at your fingertips, in a pocket-sized handbook with hard-wearing plastic covers.

Written by practicing nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Gastrointestinal Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for practicing nurses, and for all health care professionals who are involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders.

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Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice

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Oct 282019
 

A new and revised version of this best-selling reference! For over eighteen years, best-selling Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice has provided oncology nurses with the latest information on new trends in the rapidly changing science of oncology. Now, in its Seventh Edition, Cancer Nursing has been completely revised and updated to reflect key new developments. New topics covered include targeted therapy, hypersensitivity reactions, mucositis, and family and caregiver issues. With 27 new chapters featuring insights from key authors, the Seventh Edition is a must-have resource for every oncology nurse.

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Mosby’s 2019 Nursing Drug Reference (SKIDMORE NURSING DRUG REFERENCE) 32nd Edition

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Oct 242019
 

Put the most trusted name in nursing in your hands. Mosby’s 2019 Nursing Drug Reference is a full-color portable nursing drug handbook that makes it easy to find the most vital information on the drugs that nurses administer most frequently. More than 5,000 drugs are profiled in the text and on the free app ― including 15 new entries for drugs and drug therapies recently approved by the FDA. Plus, no other drug guide places a higher emphasis on patient safety, with Black Box Warnings for dangerous adverse reactions, Safety Alerts for situations requiring special attention, and a focus on both common and life-threatening side effects of 50 common drug classes. This 32nd edition proves once again why Mosby’s is the bestselling drug reference for nurses on the market!

  • Coverage of more than 5,000 generic and trade-name drugs provides information for almost every drug you’re likely to encounter in clinicals.
  • Black Box Warnings provide alerts to FDA warnings of dangerous or life-threatening drug reactions.
  • Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical drug interactions and side effects.
  • Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments.
  • IV drug administration coverage in bold highlight dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.
  • Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to specific drugs, and a full-color design highlights important information.
  • Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information.
  • Cross-references indicate drug information that may be found in the appendices.
  • Complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion.
  • NEW! 15 added monographs provide up-to-date content on newly released, FDA-approved drugs and drug therapies.
  • NEW! BEERS indications included for selected monographs.
  • NEW! Drugs with genetic indications identifiable by easy to spot icon.

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Best Practices in Nursing Education: Stories of Exemplary Teachers

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Oct 222019
 


Who better to learn from about teaching than teachers themselves? Written by teachers and about teachers, this book is for graduate students in nursing education as well as mid-career nurse educators. This volume features narratives based on interviews with twenty-one distinguished teachers of nursing. Selected by the editors based on personal experiences with them as teachers or mentors, their current stature in the nursing education community, or because they are recipients of national teaching awards, these teachers provide multiple role models for career development and offer a plethora of wisdom, including: Deciding on a career in teaching nursing Preparing and mentoring in teaching Maintaining excellence Comfortable times as a teacher Embarrassing teaching moments Most and least rewarding times Significant challenges Advice for new teachers Building collegial relationships Continuous self-development Scholarly development Balancing professional and personal life

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Introduction to Nursing Informatics, 4th edition

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Oct 182019
 

This 4th edition of Introduction to Nursing Informatics is designed for use by practicing nurses and students in undergraduate programs of study. It presents the fundamental concepts of Nursing Informatics, and includes a number of contributions from leading experts who have practiced in the field of informatics over a number of years. The information is presented and integrated in a purposeful manner to encourage you to explore key concepts, starting with the fundamental concepts and then progressing on to core concepts and practice applications in the later sections. Briefly, the word CARE is presented as an acronym for Connected Health, Administration, Research and Education and the book is organised in sections with these sub themes. Critically, the content is linked with case-based examples to contextualize the theory presented.

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Fast Facts for the Antepartum and Postpartum Nurse: A Nursing Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

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Sep 082019
 

All aspects of safe, effective, holistic care for birthing mothers, newborns, and their families are included in this easy-access guide for new antepartum and postpartum nurses and their preceptors during the orientation period. Presented in the convenient, easy-to-use Fast Facts format, the book provides up-to-date information regarding care for both low- and high-risk antepartum and postpartum patients. It encompasses evidence-based practice guidelines and clinical recommendations for routine antepartum assessment and nursing care, care of women with pre-existing conditions prior to pregnancy or complications of pregnancy, routine postpartum assessment and care, postpartum complications, and care of special populations. Each chapter features a helpful “orientation guide” to acquaint the new orientee with essential information on procedures and policies, equipment, medications, and evidence-based protocols.

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The Art and Science of Telephone Triage: How to Practice Nursing Over the Phone

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Sep 062019
 

Based on current practice, nursing theory, research and experience, these authors present a balanced, common-sense, reality-based approach to the practice of telephone triage nursing. This book is a must-read for everyone working in the fields of ambulatory care and telehealth nursing, from manager to educator or front-line nurse. Physicians, administrators and others involved in the provision of care over the telephone will also find this an invaluable resource in understanding the practice of telephone triage nursing. This book has been endorsed by the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN). TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword Introduction 1. Telephone Triage as a Vehicle for Nursing Care in the 21st Century 2. The Origin and Evolution of Telephone Triage 3. Misconceptions about Telephone Triage 4. Telephone Triage as Professional Nursing Practice 5. Nursing Regulation and Scope of Practice 6. Models Directing the Practice of Telephone Triage 7. Decision Making in Telephone Triage 8. Clinical Practice Part I: The Patient Interview 9. Clinical Practice Part II: Dealing With Challenging Situations 10. Clinical Practice Part III: Patient Assessment 11. Clinical Practice Part IV: Use of Decision Support Tools and Documentation 12. Risk Management and Common Pitfalls in Telephone Triage 13. Quality in Telephone Triage 14. Program Design and Implementation Part I: Organizational Culture and Staffing 15. Program Design and Implementation Part II: Access, Call Flow, and Policy Development 16. Best Practices 17. Frequently Asked Questions Epilogue: The Future Is Now Appendix A: Boards of Nursing Survey Regarding Nursing Regulation and Scope of Practice in Telephone Triage Appendix B: Telephone Triage Policy Manual Outline Index

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Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing: Enhancing Professional Quality of Life

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Sep 052019
 


“[T]his is an exceptional book and worth the investment for both the novice nurse who wants to proactively recognize compassion fatigue and for the experienced nurse who is struggling with professional quality of life.”–Journal for Nurses in Professional Development

“An excellent resource for all levels of nurses…Highly recommended.”–Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

“The book is a powerful expression of the needs of all nurses, whatever their practice setting, with an easily applied method of reaching out to our co-workers and other healthcare professionals to improve our own lives, and, ultimately, the welfare of our patients.”–ANA-Maine Journal, The Newsletter of the American Nurses Association–Maine

“This book provides insight and solutions to [compassion fatigue and burnout] and can save numerous nurses from leaving a loved and valued profession.”–Advance For Nurses

“Todaro-Franceschi has done a great service not only for nurses, but for all professional health care providers who will find this book helpful in sustaining compassion satisfaction while avoiding fatigue and, hopefully, preventing burnout.”–The Forum

“This book is a good resource for nurses interested in helping themselves or others maintain a connection with the purpose of their work.”–Critical Care Nurse

Compassion fatigue afflicts nurses working in all caring environments and has become a serious issue in health care institutions nationwide. This is the only book to specifically address this challenge and the related syndrome of burnout in nursing. It presents a unique healing model designed to identify, treat and, where possible, avert compassion fatigue with holistic strategies and action plans that help cultivate a healthier, more satisfying work environment.
The volume addresses risk factors for and manifestations of compassion fatigue, burnout, and other related experiences such as PTS, death overload, collective trauma, and moral distress, and presents strategies to mediate and resolve these issues. The author emphasizes ways in which dissatisfaction influences the quality of patient care and calls for nurses to reinvent their work environments to favor compassion contentment. Case vignettes and exercises will help readers identify and alter patterns of negativity to reaffirm purpose in their professional lives.
Key Features:

Describes the positive and negative contributors to professional quality of life
Explores the multifaceted nature of compassion fatigue and burnout, in nursing
Addresses the unique risk factors for nurses who work in critical care/ER, oncology, medical/surgical, and palliative care areas
Offers holistic self and group strategies and action plans to help leadership and staff nurses overcome compassion fatigue and promote work satisfaction
Addresses gaps in education which contribute to the development of compassion fatigue and burnout
Designed for nurses in stressful health care environments, and nurse educators and students

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