Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being

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Aug 082018
 

Physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals working in today’s health care settings must be prepared to offer support in dangerous times despite staffing shortages, financial pressures, and complex legal requirements. Overcoming Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being is a concise guide for all medical professionals who face these demands. This book: · Provides critical information about the dangers of compassion fatigue/burnout and vicarious post-traumatic stress disorder in health care settings · Introduces a newly-developed “Medical-Nursing Professional Secondary Stress Self-Awareness Questionnaire” that can be profitably self-administered at each phase of one’s career and reflected upon in private, with one’s mentor, or in a small group setting · Includes a unique section on strengthening one’s inner life through the use of three core spiritual wisdom approaches drawn from a world religion perspective · Provides a description of four types of “voices” one needs to have in one’s circle of friends to ensure that balance, perspective, growth, and challenge are fostered in one’s personal and professional life · Describes how physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals can formulate a personally-designed self-care protocol for themselves Lastly, this book offers an extensive and up-to date bibliography of recent research, clinical papers, and books on medical-nursing practice and secondary stress. Overcoming Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice is an indispensable resource for medical and nursing professionals, students, and the counselors and therapists who work with them.

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Evidence-based Nursing: An Introduction

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Aug 072018
 

What is evidence–based nursing? Simply, it is the application of valid, relevant, and research–based information in nurse decision–making. Used effectively, evidence–based nursing methods can be used to dramatically enhance patient care and improve outcomes. Evidence–based Nursing is a practical guide to evidence–based nursing for students and practitioners. Proceeding step–by–step, it enables nurses to understand and evaluate the different types of evidence that are available, and to critically appraise the studies that lay behind them. It also considers the ways in which these findings can be implemented in clinical practice, and how research can be practically applied to clinical–decision making. Evidence–based Nursing is a vital resource for students and practitioners wanting to learn more about research based nursing methods.
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Nursing Care Plans: Guidelines for Individualizing Client Care Across the Life Span

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Aug 032018
 

Updated with NANDA-I 2012-2014 Diagnoses This all-in-one care planning resource provides the step-by-step guidance you need to develop individualized plans of care, while also honing your critical thinking and analytical skills. Thoroughly updated and revised throughout, 167 care plans reflect the latest NANDA-I diagnoses and terminology. You’ll also now find an expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice through citations that support the incidence of the problem, the validity of the diagnostic tests, and the recommended nursing interventions. The Plus Code, inside new, printed texts, unlocks a wealth of instructor and student learning resources online at DavisPlus, including your Davis Digital Version, your complete text online. You’ll also have access to all of the care plans in the book as well as additional care plans. Use the Online Disorder Lookup to easily search through 800 disorders to select the most appropriate diagnoses for your client.
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Men in Nursing: History, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Aug 012018
 

Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007 byChoice!
[A] fascinating historical perspective on men in nursing; the societal stereotypes associated with nurses and nursing; and the gender-based barriers facing males in the profession and those considering nursing as a career….Everyone in the expanding health care delivery system should read this book on men’s contributions to the field of nursing. Essential.
–Choice

From the Foreword:

At a time when all of the world’s talent must be tapped to provide the top-notch quality of health care that we all need and deserve, no profession can afford to ignore any of its brightest and best. Gender neutrality in nursing must be attained; our future patients deserve it. Thankfully this book will help.
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Eleanor J. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Former Dean, University of Kansas School of Nursing and Past President, Sigma Theta Tau International
This book is the first of its kind and a very valuable addition to the nursing literature√ñ.It is an excellent read and has many implications for nursing education√ñ” Score: 96, 4 stars
–Doody’s
The editors and contributors…are not afraid to tackle controversial topics like reverse gender discrimination in nursing leadership, masculine styles of nursing care, and the effects of gender on communication and workplace relationships. Other chapters explore the history and accomplishments of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN), lessons learned from other countries…and future leadership opportunities for male nurses in the 21st century, including recommendations for a men’s health nurse practitioner curriculum.” –Minority Nurse
If you’re thinking about a career in nursing or currently practicing in the field, this new innovative guide is just for you. For the first time, authors, educators and practicing nurses, Chad O’Lynn and Russell Tanbarger offer a unique insider’s view to how men work, succeed, and survive in this fast growing segment of the healthcare industry.

From the barriers and stereotypes men must overcome, to the basic daily work needs they have as nurses, this book covers the entire spectrum of career-based issues men face today and have faced in the past.

Men in Nursing is the perfect guide for men seeking a career in this fast growing industry. From insider advice and real-life experiences, this new innovative and inspiring guide is a must-have for everyone involved in the field today.
Topics Covered Include:
– History-Presents an inspirational overview of the contributions men have made to the nursing field.

– Current Issues – Provides recommendations to address barriers such as reverse discrimination, workplace communication and leadership.

– Worldwide Perspective – Includes examples from countries outside the United States proving similarities and concerns exist throughout the world.

– Future Directions-Offers insight and solutions in order to grow and maintain the interest and enthusiasm of men for careers in nursing.
Essential Data Included:
– List of U.S. Nursing Schools for Men

– Curriculum Recommendations

– Top 10 Barriers Men Face

– Important Research Data
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Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Core Curriculum: Ostomy Management

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Jul 282018
 

This volume in the new Core Curriculum series from the WOCN(R) Society covers Ostomy Management, and is the crucial text for nurses practicing or studying ostomy patient care. It offers pathology and physiology basics in easy-to-grasp terms, while providing expert guidance on patient management. The perfect study guide for the wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) certification exams, it also provides step-by-step direction on essential nursing procedures. The evidence-based, easy-to-follow format of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society(TM) Core Curriculum: Wound Management facilitates your comprehension of: o Anatomy and physiology of the GI and urinary tracts o The disease states that lead to a fecal/urinary stoma o Fecal or urinary stoma construction o Fecal or urinary diversion. Step-by-step instruction leads you through care planning and delivery, including management of stoma and peristomal complications. And, end-of-chapter Q&A helps you remember all vital points. Practical directions cover: o Preoperative care for patients undergoing fecal or urinary diversion o Postoperative nursing assessment and management o New surgical procedures and pouching techniques o Patient education o Rehabilitation issues o Ostomy patient needs, including assessment and management of pediatric patients. Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society(TM) Core Curriculum: Ostomy Management is essential for nursing students in ostomy care programs; nurses caring for patients with an ostomy; nurses in gastroenterology, urology, and surgical nursing; graduate nursing students; those seeking WOC certification or recertification; and nursing faculty. Also available as an e-book at other major retailers

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Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice: Third Edition

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Jul 222018
 

The third edition of this award-winning text provides new and updated knowledge about genetics issues relevant to nursing practice. Read in sequence or used as a reference, this is a comprehensive overview of how genetics affetcs the care that nurses provide. In addition to a summary of basic human genetics and discussion of the Human Genome Project, this new edition includes the latest research findings and implications about inheritance, major genetic disorders (cytogenetics or chromosomal, inherited biochemical, and congenital anomalies), and genetics in twin studies. A consideration of the ethical impact of genetics on society and future generations, as well as information on assisted reproduction round out the overview.

Includes over 100 illustrations and photos of specific genetic disorders; tables and figures on the distribution of disease; and an extensive appendix listing associations, organizations, and websites relevant to genetics.

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Fast Facts for Curriculum Development in Nursing, Second Edition

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Jul 222018
 

Updated and revised to meet all current standards

This is a concise step-by-step guide for novice nurse educators on the development of new programs and curricula―or the revision of existing ones―that meet the standards of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE. The second edition of this quickaccess guide is updated to meet all new and revised standards for program approval and covers the full scope of the development process from conception through evaluation. The resource’s thoughtful organization and bullet-point format enable users to access the information they need in seconds, and an abundance of updated examples clarify each step of the way.

The book uses concepts and principles of Systems Theory to guide curriculum development and evaluation. It addresses the major components of the educator role: teaching, curriculum, developing a mission statement and program philosophy, selecting an organizational framework, using information technology, and evaluating both students and programs. It stresses use of evaluation procedures in which decisions are based on data. Each step of the process is organized into manageable parts that build upon each other, instilling the confidence and knowhow to build quality programs. Chapters define key terms, summarize important points, and list resources for additional study.

New to the Second Edition:
Meets all of the new and revised standards for program approval according to the National State Boards of Nursing, the CNEA, the ACEN, and the CCNE
Features updated examples demonstrating each step of the development process
Highlights collaborative curriculum development
Introduces the career ladder experience and the concept of learning designs
Discusses educational/competency outcomes

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Evaluation Beyond Exams in Nursing Education: Designing Assignments and Evaluating with Rubrics

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Jul 222018
 

Although examinations have been the traditional method for evaluation of learning outcomes, a variety of alternate evaluation methods are now used, predominantly in graduate education and increasingly in undergraduate education. Written for nurse educators, this book is unique in its provision of rigorous rubrics to promote objective grading. It examines a variety of alternative evaluation methods, discusses how to design them, and best practices for using them. The book comprehensively addresses the evaluation of learning outcomes, examines different types of assignments and teaching strategies, and tracks the development of grading rubrics. It describes how to design effective assignments for evaluation, and examines in detail specific evaluation methods including best practices for their use and exemplar analytic scoring rubrics. Evaluation methods covered include papers, presentations, concept maps, case studies, and portfolios, and others. Key Features: * Provides rigorous rubrics for objective grading * Describes best practices for a variety of teaching/learning strategies * Includes guidelines for writing clear assignment descriptions * Discusses papers, presentations, concept maps, case studies, portfolios, and more

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Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses, Second Edition

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Jul 222018
 

Applied Clinical Informatics for Nurses, Second Edition employs a contextually based teaching approach to promote clinical decision making, ethical conduct, and problem solving. The text is designed to assist educators in creating significant and practical learning experiences for nursing students in clinical informatics. Its real-world approach makes it a practical handbook for both faculty and students.

The Second Edition features updated and expanded content on a variety of important topics that have been identified as strategic priorities by the National Institute for Nursing Research and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Another important focus is on the interaction between patients and computers and how such interactions can affect the quality of data collected by informatics applications.

Key Features:
Real-world application such as fall prevention
Explores bar coding and pharmacy management
Chapter objectives and chapter summaries
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Pediatric Nursing Care: A Concept-Based Approach

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Jul 222018
 

Pediatric Nursing Care: A Concept-Based Approach teaches undergraduate nursing students the need to know information for working in a pediatric nursing environment. The text has a strong focus on patient safety and QSEN competencies as well as the Family Centered Care Theory. This pediatric-focused text emphasizes communication and interdisciplinary team work, provides family education guidelines, questions for soliciting health history and employs a concept-based approach to the content. This text is differentiated from others through its unique approach to family dynamics including constellation, culture and religious influences to pediatric treatment.

Key Features:
Evolving case studies per chapter
Concept-based exercises
Critical thinking clinical exercises
Research tips and facts
Emphasis on unique aspects of family dynamics
Practice-centered case studies drawn from clinical experience
Pharmacological “Must Know” tips provide link between content and drug safety
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