Theories Guiding Nursing Research and Practice : Making Nursing Knowledge Development Explicit

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Mar 312018
 

This is the first book to clearly and fully demonstrate the process of using theory to guide nursing research and professional practice. It describes a step-by-step format for evaluating nursing theoryis applicability to research, a format that links theory (both middle-range and grand theory) to research on a wide range of clinical populations and care delivery systems. The book describes how theory analysis models are used to examine various nursing phenomena as they relate to nursing research and professional practice, and provides key examples of how this is accomplished.

The book takes the reader through the process of using a theory to guide research from inception of a research question to evaluation of future research. International experts in theory-related nursing research describe twelve theories that have previously been applied to research and practice and six theories that can be applied to future research and practice. Using a consistent analytic framework, each chapter applies a specific theory (from either nursing, psychology, sociology, or management) to a particular clinical population or care delivery issue. These encompass clinical, administrative, and educational nursing settings. The consistent format facilitates ease of comparison across different theories. Generous use of figures and tables further demonstrates the complex relationships between and among concepts embedded in the theories.

Key Features:

– Demonstrates a systematic format for evaluating middle-range and grand nursing theoryis applicability to research
– Links theory to clinical practice at patient population and care delivery levels
– Provides a useful template for students of nursing disciplinary knowledge development
– Presents the scholarship of international researchers of theory-related nursing
– Includes theories from nursing, psychology, sociology, and management

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Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing : Foundations, Skills, and Roles

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Mar 302018
 

A fundamental, reader-friendly guide to evidence-based practice (EBP) for BSN, MSN, and DNP nursing students, Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing explains the conceptual underpinnings of EBP and demonstrates how nurses can put EBP concepts into practice. Replete with critical knowledge, skills, tools, and scholarly development to enable nurses to fully and confidently deliver the highest-quality EBP care, this book eschews a one-size-fits-all approach unique systematic guidelines for understanding and applying EBP. Building blocks of information grow progressively more complex to apply to any point along nursing’s academic trajectory.

Thoughtfully organized to fit a variety of EBP-related course objectives, Evidence Based Practice in Nursing easily adapts for standalone EBP courses at any level as well as advanced practice specialty courses that integrate EBP content. This book addresses the needs of all nursing instructors, including those who teach at multiple levels simultaneously. Key content discusses requisite conceptual knowledge of EBP for building clinical decision-making skills; conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating EBP projects; conducting translational research and quality improvement for implementation and evaluation of EBP; developing leadership and structural empowerment strategies; and analyzing how students at each degree/level work with EBP independently, inter-professionally, and intraprofessionally. Chapters align with AACN essentials.

Key Features:

– Follows a methodical systematic trajectory building from simple to complex concepts
– Includes abundant examples demonstrating both negative and positive EBP applications
– Enables instructors to adopt one textbook for BSN, MSN, and DNP students
– Includes practical design templates for developing EBP information plans with critical guideposts
– Provides a quality improvement toolkit, key words and concepts, illustrative tables, and figures.

 

 

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Advancing Nursing Practice in Cancer and Palliative Care

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Mar 302018
 

Advancing Practice in Cancer and Palliative Care critically explores and analyses the themes and pragmatics of advancing nursing practice in relation to cancer and palliative care. Written by a team of experienced practitioners and educationalists, each chapter considers key elements of advanced practice in terms of conceptual, practical and organisational themes. Case studies are used throughout to encourage the reader to take a reflective stance on the way in which the themes of the text can be applied to practice. The book will be a useful resource for cancer and palliative care nurses wanting to advance and lead practice effectively.
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Leadership Skills for Licensed Practical Nurses Working with the Aging Population

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Mar 282018
 

This textbook fills a gap in education for licensed practical nurses (LPN), providing information specific to their own needs and concerns.
Firstly, it clarifies the leadership role of LPNs in the healthcare setting, and then identifies the knowledge, skills and abilities related to leadership, management, communication, culture change and person-directed care concepts. It also explains the efficacy of these concepts related to the LPN care of patients in the work setting and reviews the Nurse Practice Act (NPA) enacted in every US state.
LPNs play an essential role in the patient care team and we have to ensure they receive advanced education as practitioners in healthcare settings that reach vulnerable populations such the elderly. They have been considered as the registered nurses’ right hand in acute care as well as many home-health settings. They provide basic medical and nursing care, ensure the comfort of patients, discuss health care with patients, and report the status of patients to registered nurses and doctors. But the LPNs are often expected to take on a real leadership role based on the perception that as licensed nurses they already have all the qualifications and education necessary for leadership roles. However, there is a gap in the education they receive and a limited body of literature dedicated to them. Written in honor of all LPNs, this educational textbook fills that gap. With learning objectives, review questions and scenarios, it is a valuable resource for courses for undergraduate students training to be LPNs.

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Fast Facts about PTSD

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Mar 272018
 

This is a concise, quick-access guide to the full continuum of care for all major health care professionals working with individuals suffering from PTSD. The most comprehensive book available about caring for this population, it encompasses the history of PTSD, its theoretical underpinnings, and complete instructions for conducting a full screening, assessment, and diagnosis for people with PTSD. Designed to facilitate speedy access to information, the guide consists of short paragraphs, bulleted information, and “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes containing critical points.

This book presents information about the scope of populations at risk for developing PTSD, from young victims of bullying to rape/sexual assault victims, and why they are at risk. It includes information for intervention with people of all ages and backgrounds, and includes abundant case scenarios depicting real-life situations. The book also provides important information about strategies for coping with PTSD and, when possible, prevention. Written for both students and practicing health care professionals, it includes everything RNs and APRNs need to be aware of when working with individuals or groups of people suffering from PTSD.

Key Features:

Delivers complete practice guidelines for frontline health care professionals who work with individuals with PTSD
Includes information on the scope of populations at risk for developing PTSD and why they are at risk
Provides real-life case scenarios of individuals with PTSD
Covers the practice continuum, offering guidance for intervening with people of different ages and situations
Offers objectives, case studies, and “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes

About the Author
Lisa Y. Adams, PhD, MSc, RN,is Course Instructor, Athabasca University, Alberta, CA, and Mental Health and Addictions Consultant, Ministry of Health, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, CA. For six years, Dr. Adams was Division Manager, Geriatric Psychiatry, Waterford Hospital, and, simultaneously, was Community Health Nurse/Crisis Intervener, Health and Community Services, St.John’s Region, Newfoundland, CA. She has conducted eight peer-reviewed research studies and has published 22 articles. Dr. Adams is an active volunteer in a variety of organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society, and is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association and the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses. She is also a volunteer Peer Reviewer for the UK journalHealth and Social Care in the Community, and serves as a board member of the Canadian journalHealthcare Management Forum.

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Elder Abuse and Nursing: What Nurses Need to Know and Can Do

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Mar 252018
 

The only text about elder abuse specifically for nurses in clinical settings.

Nurses are required by law to report elder abuse even when it is suspected but not verified. This is the only research-based and clinically oriented textthat applies what is known about different forms of elder abuse in domestic and long-term care settings to the everyday experiences of practicing nurses.Content not only addresses legal and ethical concerns, but also serves as an essential guide to caring for older adults, delineating the role of nurses indetecting, suspecting, reporting, assessing, intervening for, and preventing elder abuse in all clinical settings. Detailed and unfolding case studiesthroughout the text illustrate nurses in action as they address elder abuse in commonly encountered nurse-client or nurse-patient situations.

Chapters show nurses in various health care settings how to address elder abuse issues relating to older adults, caregivers, perpetrators, and situationalinfluences. Each section provides nurses with crucial information about how to access essential resources for addressing specific aspects of elder abuselike self-neglect, domestic abuse, abuse in long-term care settings, financial abuse, and sexual abuse. In-depth guides help nurses apply their usualnursing assessment and intervention skills to unusual situations when they care for older adults who are in actually or potentially abusive situations. Inan easy-to-use and clinically applicable format, concise tools and guides throughout the book highlight core facets of elder abuse and the role of nurses.Each chapter concludes with Key Points: What Nurses Need to Know and Can Do to highlight the content that is most applicable to nursing care of olderadults.

Key Features:
• Presents essential facts about different forms of elder abuse and applies the information to nursing care of older adults in various clinical settings
• Describes key criteria for nurses to use for recognizing, assessing, intervening for, and reporting elder abuse
• Addresses legal, ethical, cultural, and interprofessional care considerations
• Provides numerous guides to nursing assessment and interventions that address elder abuse
• Describes many types of case examples illustrating nurses in action addressing situations of elder abuse
• Includes words of older adults describing their experiences and perceptions of elder abuse
• Includes words and thoughts of nurses describing their reflections on and perceptions of elder abuse situations
• Concludes each chapter with Key Points: What Nurses Need to Know and Can Do

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Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education, Second Edition

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Mar 232018
 

This highly anticipated, fully revised second edition revisits and augments the award-winning Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education. In this comprehensive new edition, author Cynthia Clark explores the problem of incivility within nursing academe and provides practical solutions that range from ready-to-use teaching tools to principles for broad-based institutional change. She further explores the costs and consequences of incivility, its link to stress, ways to identify the problem, and how to craft a vision for change – including bridging the gap between nursing education and practice. Rather than dwell on the negative, this book focuses on solutions, including role-modeling and mentoring, stress management, and positive learning environments. Nurse educators at all levels will appreciate the variety of evidence-based strategies that faculty – and students – can implement to promote and maintain civility and respect in the education setting, including online learning.

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Quality Improvement : A Guide for Integration in Nursing

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Mar 232018
 


The Institute of Medicine(IOM), the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), and the National League of Nursing (NLN) have emphasized the importance of quality improvement in patient care and the critical role nurses play in ensuring quality standards are met. Today, practicing nurses and nursing students are not well prepared to assume responsibility for quality improvement across various healthcare settings. Recent IOM reports strongly support the need for nurses to be more knowledgeable about quality improvement, participate actively in quality improvement initiatives, and to assume a leadership role in quality improvement.

Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing serves as a comprehensive resource for teaching practicing nurses and nursing students about the importance of improving patient care and reducing errors through quality improvement. The text focuses on the practical aspects of quality improvement and the nurse’s role in the process, while acknowledging the importance of an inter-professional approach. In addition, the text focuses on the current state of healthcare quality in the US, critical trends in preventing errors, data, analysis, and planning and implementing change to reach improvement. The author connects quality improvement to technology and the role of the patient while emphasizing the importance of engagement and nursing leadership.

Key Features:

– Emphasizes the importance of nursing leadership in quality improvement
– Discusses government and non-government initiatives to improve care
– Focuses on engaging students in key concepts to understand application of content
– Case studies teaches students the application of concepts and how to solve issues
– Exemplars focused on the application of the content to clinical settings and practice of nursing

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Evidence-Based Practice in Action

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Mar 222018
 

One of the biggest challenges of evidence-based practice (EBP) is translating knowledge, research, and clinical expertise into action. Failure to execute EBP well is rarely due to a lack of information, understanding, or experience; rather, it comes down to the lack of tools and practicality of implementing EBP into nursing care.

Evidence-Based Practice in Action is a unique, application-oriented EBP toolkit that follows the steps of the newly modified Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care. This book offers a detailed plan to guide nurses and healthcare leaders in promoting EBP adoption and implementation.

This practical, easy-to-use guide directs healthcare leaders through preparing, implementing, and evaluating EBP and provides tools for topic selection, literature searches, research and evidence review, implementation, and evaluation. The authors provide comprehensive building blocks along with strategies, tools, and tips to guide individuals and teams who make the important day-to-day decisions that ultimately affect patient outcomes.

 

 

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Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, Fourth Edition

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Mar 212018
 

This award-winning nursing reference, meticulously researched by luminaries in the field, represents the state of the art in nursing science. Comprehensive and concise, entries provide the most relevant and current research perspectives and demonstrate the depth and breadth of nursing research today. This one-stop reference presents key terms and concepts and clarifies their application to practice.

The fourth edition has been substantially updated to contain the latest research for nurse scientists, educators, and students in all clinical specialties. With new information from the National Institute of Nursing Research, this reference is an essential compendium of nursing research for nursing students at any level and researchers in all clinical specialities.

New to the Fourth Edition:

– Extensively revised and updated
– Provides new information emphasized by the National Institute of Nursing Research on wellness, end-of-life and palliative care, and health technology
– New entries, including Symptom Management Theory and Self-Management

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