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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Juta’s Manual of Nursing, Volume 2

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Mar 212018

Companion text to Juta’s Manual of Nursing Volume 1: Fundamental and General Nursing, or Juta’s Complete Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing.]

Suitable for use in the Staff Nurse, Professional Nurse and Midwifery or Nursing Auxiliary courses, Juta’s Manual of Nursing Volume 2: The Practical Manual is the ‘how to’ book in the Juta Nursing range of books. Written in a clear and logical style, nursing procedures are explained in a step-by-step manner to help the student develop competencies to provide quality nursing care. Rationales for actions are always given, so that the student understands the reasons behind specific activities.

Contents Include:
Now in its second edition, additional procedures have been added and where appropriate, the latest evidence-based information added. Care has been taken to explain the integration with related aspects of the nursing curricula.

Key Benefits:
Each nursing procedure has the following features:

· Explanation of the procedure
· Learning outcomes
· Learning assumed to be in place
· Indications and contraindications
· Resources required
· Specific guidelines for the particular procedure
· Essential patient teaching
· Critical assessment criteria
· Tips for nurses and/or precautions

Now in its second edition, additional procedures have been added and where appropriate, the latest evidence-based information added. Care has been taken to explain the integration with related aspects of the nursing curricula.


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The European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Textbook for Nurses: Under the Auspices of EBMT

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Mar 202018

This textbook, endorsed by the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), provides adult and paediatric nurses with a full and informative guide covering all aspects of transplant nursing, from basic principles to advanced concepts. It takes the reader on a journey through the history of transplant nursing, including essential and progressive elements to help nurses improve their knowledge and benefit the patient experience, as well as a comprehensive introduction to research and auditing methods. This new volume specifically intended for nurses, complements the ESH-EBMT reference title, a popular educational resource originally developed in 2003 for physicians to accompany an annual training course also serving as an educational tool in its own right.
This title is designed to develop the knowledge of nurses in transplantation. It is the first book of its kind specifically targeted at nurses in this specialist field and acknowledges the valuable contribution that nursing makes in this area. This volume presents information that is essential for the education of nurses new to transplantation, while also offering a valuable resource for more experienced nurses who wish to update their knowledge.




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Law for Nurse Leaders, Second Edition

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Mar 172018

One of the most hotly discussed and debated areas of society today, health care law carries a host of legal and ethical complexities that nurses and providers must increasingly recognize and factor into their best decision making. This convenient and comprehensive reference, written by expert nurse attorneys, untangles the legal dilemmas often encountered in contemporary nursing practice, such as nursing malpractice/negligence and liability, risk management, corporate compliance, employment law, business law, and dispute resolution as they relate to health care law and nursing practice.

Written with the same no-nonsense, understandable language of the first edition, this revision continues to break down the often complex legalese of health care law and now includes two completely new chapters on the evolving roles of advanced practice nurses, and managing disasters and public health emergencies. Multiple case studies and legal analyses walk the reader through the varied scenarios nurse leaders will confront with staff and patient-related legal issues they will encounter on a regular basis.

Revised to reflect multiple changes in health care law and updated information to the nursing/legal arena
A new chapter, “Advanced Practice Nursing,” covers increasing responsibilities in primary care, dynamics of health care reform, and changing nursing roles
A new chapter, “Disasters and Public Health Emergencies,” discusses major laws governing these events and hospital emergency operations plans

Serves as a comprehensive text for undergraduate and graduate programs
Includes Objectives, Conclusions and Trends, and Key Points in each chapter
Presents real-life cases and interactive features to reinforce learning
Addresses business topics and corporate law, not typically covered in similar texts
Covers nursing malpractice, risk management, employment law, business law, corporate compliance, and dispute resolution

Praise for the First Edition: “This book is so well written! I cannot say enough positive things about the material I have read. …This is excellent material and should be a ‘stock’ book in the library of every nurse!” – Helen Gordon, DNP, MS, CNM, Assistant Professor, Duke School of Nursing.




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Florence Nightingale, Nursing, and Health Care Today

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Mar 172018

Contributes new insights to Nightingale’s relevance for nursing today

This in-depth analysis of Nightingale’s legacy goes beyond established scholarship to examine her lesser known–and arguably even more important–writings beyond Notes on Nursing. The book demonstrates afresh her unparalleled and ongoing influence on professional nursing, on the core concepts of health, disease, and access to care as we understand them today. It introduces readers to the “real” Florence Nightingale – who pioneered evidence-based health care, campaigned for hospital safety, promoted economic opportunities for women, and mentored two generations of nursing leaders.

The first part of the book focuses on Nightingale’s core nursing concepts: gender and women’s issues, education, health promotion, infection control, professional ethics, pediatrics, and palliative care, and how they have transcended time to influence professional nursing today. The author draws on comments from current nursing and medical literature to demonstrate the ongoing relevance of Nightingale’s work. In the second part of the book, the author presents key writings by Nightingale, including the little-known background work that shaped her iconic Notes on Nursing. It goes on to cover key later writings, which show how her ideas evolved with advances in medical science and nursing practice.

Key Features:
Expands on established scholarship to reveal Nightingale’s contributions to theory, science, and policy in greater breadth and depth
Demonstrates the remarkable relevance of her work to nursing issues today
Nightingale’s core nursing concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, and access to care
Disseminates Nightingale writing especially relevant to nursing leaders and policy advocates.

About the Author
Lynn McDonald, PhD LLD (hon), is Professor Emerita, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and editor of the 16-volume Collected Works of Florence Nightingale all peer-reviewed, along with numerous publications on sociological theory, women theorists, political sociology, criminology and the history of ideas. She is a former Member of Canada’s Parliament and a former President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, then Canada’s largest women’s organization. An environmentalist, she is co-founder of JustEarth: A Coalition for Environmental Justice, and has served on the Board of Directors of Climate Action Network Canada. When in Parliament, Dr. McDonald authored Canada’s groundbreaking legislation, the Non-smokers’ Health Act, 1988, which led the world in establishing smoke-free work and public places. In 2015, she was named a member of the prestigious Order of Canada.






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The Organizational Context of Nursing Practice: Concepts, Evidence, and Interventions for Improvement

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Mar 162018

This book explores the various features of work environments that affect nurses’ experiences of their work, their interactions with co-workers and patients, and ultimately health care quality and patient outcomes. Using a broad and comprehensive approach, the authors identify the most extensively researched and best-understood concepts in the field and presents a critical and up-to-date review of the evidence regarding causes and effects of work environment features.
It then presents evidence regarding organizational interventions aimed at broad ranges of clinical practices and outcomes, such as team-based interventions and management practices to improve practice climate.

The ideas, approaches, and evidence are presented by a team of researchers and experienced practitioner/leaders; taken together, they form a state-of-the-science toolkit. Unique features of this book include a systematic presentation of best practices in nursing and healthcare leadership, along with the conceptual grounding and empirical support for these approaches, and extensive demonstrations of how these practices, many of which originated in North America, apply to European contexts.


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Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines, Third Edition

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Mar 122018

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines has proven to be one of the most foundational books on EBP in nursing. This fully revised third edition builds on the strength of the first two editions with updated content based on more than a decade of the model’s use and refinement in real-life settings. Authors Deborah Dang and Sandra L. Dearholt also incorporated feedback from nurses around the world. Key features of the Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP model include:

* NEW: Tips for using the newly updated Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP model and guidelines
* NEW: Tips on seeking funding for the advancement of interprofessional collaboration and teamwork
* NEW: Tools to guide the EBP process, such as Stakeholder Analysis, Action Planning, and Dissemination
* Explanation of the Practice question, Evidence, and Translation (PET) approach to EBP projects
* Overview of the Patient, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome (PICO) approach to EBP question development
* Creation of a supportive infrastructure for building an EBP nursing environment
* Exemplars detailing real-world EBP experiences

CNOs, nurse managers, bedside nurses, and students alike have successfully transformed their practices and improved patient care using Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines.


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