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Fundamentals of Children's Applied Pathophysiology introduces nursing and healthcare students to the pathophysiology of the child, and offers an applied full-colour visual approach throughout. Explaining the anatomy of the human body, and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology, it enables the reader to develop the understanding, knowledge, and skills required to know how to respond and provide safe and effective high-quality care to children and their families. Key features: Written by an experienced author team Filled with superb full-colour illustrations Packed with learning features, including key words, test-your-knowledge, exercises, further reading, and learning outcomes Includes case studies to help readers understand how to apply the knowledge in clinical practice Contains links to clinical observations, vital signs to look out for, investigations boxes, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, and medication alerts Fundamentals of Children's Applied Pathophysiology is an ideal book for pre-registration nursing students, including child and adult nurses, as well as for all healthcare professionals who come into contact with children and their families.
"I would highly recommend this book to any nurse or nursing student for its practical usefulness in any practice arena. It is a desirable reference for nurses who want access to pertinent health education information and resources at their fingertips...Score: 97, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews
This addition to the Fast Facts series provides a succinct guide for nurses in adult-health clinical settings and fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work, helping to improve patient outcomes, and throughout their daily lives, helping to reduce personal and professional stress and improve their overall wellness.
There currently is no clinical reference book that nurses can use for health promotion in general and health promotion for wellness in particular. Having such a reference is especially pertinent to nurses who learned about health promotion in academic nursing programs, but did not learn about health promotion in the broader context of promoting wellness.
Since Florence Nightingale, nurses have considered health promotion interventions - particularly patient education -- as an essential component of nursing care. Historically, these interventions traditionally focused on physical health concerns, such as nutrition, exercise, and fresh air, and more recently, on immunizations, and screening for disease (e.g., cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease). Because health promotion has expanded to include "wellness," nurses now address issues related to broader aspects, such as stress reduction, body-mind connectedness, and self-responsibility.
At the same time that wellness has become an important focus of care, health care providers increasingly are emphasizing cost effectiveness and use of advanced technology. As a result of these concurrent trends, nurses experience high levels of job-related stress and have less time to promote patient wellness as an integral part of their care, even though they recognize its importance. In addition, nurses increasingly recognize that job-related pressures negatively affect them personally and they are looking for ways to incorporate wellness in their work and personal experiences.
"Fast Facts for Health Promotion for Wellness (FF HP)" fills the need for an easy-to-use clinical reference that delivers a quick-access reference on ways to incorporate wellness into their work and throughout their daily lives.
This book: Helps nurses understand wellness in the context of health promotionClearly defines wellness as it applies to the practice of nursing Describes evidence-based techniques that nurses can readily incorporate into their usual care to promote wellness for their patientsProvides easy-to-use assessment tools for identifying wellness-related needs of patients Provides easy-easy-to-use tools for teaching patients about interventions to promote wellnessProvides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative practices that nurses often address in patient care situationsProvides information about reliable resources for patient teaching and additional information about topicsDiscusses ways in which nurses can achieve self wellness
The perfect companion for student midwives in clinical settings, packed full of useful and practical information to help guide and enable you to get the best out of your midwifery placements. This compact, portable text includes what to expect on each type of placement whether it be working in a low or high risk environment from how to prepare for practice, what you can anticipate whilst you re there, the key essential skills to acquire, what pitfalls and problems to be aware of, and how to deal with them if they do arise. Each chapter contains Top Tips from current or recently qualified midwifery students, as well as real life student experiences and suggestions for further readings.
Edition after edition, Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known as one of the leading undergraduate nursing textbooks. The streamlined and enhanced 7th edition gives you unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research for evidence-based nursing practice. Known for its authoritative content, time-tested systematic approach, and unique research example format - the new edition includes an enhanced EBP focus, added mixed-methods and reduced outcomes research content, plus a spotlight on need-to-know information to meet your busy life. Clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to EBP. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. Critical Appraisal Guidelines boxes provide step-by-step guidance in appraising published research studies. Balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative research prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Authoritative content is written by pioneers and practitioners of nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. NEW! Enhanced evidence-based practice focus equips you to apply the latest research findings to clinical practice. NEW! Streamlined research examples serve as concise and clinically relevant exemplars of key contents. NEW! Mixed-methods content focuses on need-to-know material on mixed-methods research, which is growing significantly in popularity. NEW! Improved legibility, usability, visual appeal, and readability meets the needs of visual learners with easy-to-understand content.
At the end of life, our comfort lies mainly in relationships. In this book, Daniel Miller, one of the world's leading anthropologists, examines the social worlds of people suffering from terminal or long-term illness. Threading together a series of personal stories, based on interviews conducted with patients of an English hospice, Miller draws out the implications of these narratives for our understanding of community, friendship, and kinship, but also loneliness and isolation. This is a book about people's lives, not their deaths: about the hospice patients rather than the hospice. It focuses on the comfort given by friends, carers and relatives through both face-to-face relations and, increasingly, online communication. Miller asks whether the loneliness and isolation he uncovers is the result of a decline of English patterns of socialising, or their continuation. This moving and deeply humane book combines warmth and sharp observation with anthropological insight and practical suggestions for the use of media by the hospice. It will be of interest not only to students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, social policy and media and cultural studies, but also to healthcare professionals and, indeed, to anyone who would like to know more about the role of relationships in the final stage of our lives.
In this thought-provoking text, a collection of respected authors with a wealth of academic and practice experience come together to challenge some of the prevailing ideas serving as the foundation for the current child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) structure. Providing a fresh new perspective on critical issues and seeking to stimulate reflection and debate; from managers and commissioners to newly qualified practitioners and students, this book will both challenge and energise readers, spurring them on to reconsider some of the pressing CAMH issues of our time.
Are you prepared for revalidation? All nurses and midwives in the UK are required to complete the revalidation process every 3 years in order to renew their registration. This book explores key areas of revalidation such as adult learning and CPD, personal reflection and growth, and improving practice by obtaining and learning from practice-related feedback. This handy guide contains a wealth of tips and advice for all nurses and midwives to help to make the process more understandable and manageable. Key features: * Practical suggestions and examples for engaging in relevant continuing professional development (CPD) * Introduces methods to help complete the reflective accounts * Provides support to prepare for the reflective discussion and confirmation process * Features 'Time Out' boxes and activities throughout that can be used for reflection on practice and support personal development * Practical ideas for portfolio development Essential reading for all NMC registrants, regardless of practice setting, as well as student nurses and midwives who will need to undergo revalidation throughout their careers. Employers will also find this book helpful when supporting staff with revalidation. "I found this book very easy to read. It shows clearly how to incorporate revalidation into our practice and make it as stress-free as possible!" Myrna Melville, Registered Nurse, UK "The book is structured in an accessible way and is designed to really assist registrants through the revalidation process. I particularly like the frequent activities built in as the reader progresses through the chapters." Professor Ian Murray, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, UK "This book is a first of its kind and as the title suggest it's a journey where the authors walks with the readers step by step to a successful revalidation destination. The authors are evidently well vast with this subject matter and had produced a book that is beautifully laid out, easy to read without being patronizing." Esther Kuria
Become better at understanding and applying nursing research to your everyday work with Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice, 9th Edition. Written by an all-star team of educators and research experts, this four-time recipient of the American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year is the perfect text to help ground you in the processes behind nursing research and evidence-based practice. This new ninth edition has been thoroughly updated and refocused to better match the needs of the nurse who will read and apply research versus the professional researcher herself. This new edition also features: new research examples and vignettes; easy-to-use navigation tools; enhanced readability; expanded information on how to integrate interprofessional education and evidence-based practice; and well-balanced coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. It's a must-have resource for any nurse wanting to take advantage of the nursing research and evidence-based practice currently out there. Balanced but distinct coverage of both the qualitative and quantitative approaches to nursing research acquaints you with the processes behind research and evidence-based practice. Complete, high-quality research examples, including three sample critiques, demonstrate how to apply the principles outlined in the text to published quantitative and qualitative research studies. Research Vignettes introduce you to real-world practitioners of nursing research and help bridge the gaps among clinical research, academia, and clinical practice. All-star group of contributors represents a widely respected team of experts in nursing research and evidence-based practice. Effective learning aids in every chapter include Key Terms, Learning Outcomes, Helpful Hints, Evidence-Based Practice Tips, Appraising the Evidence, Critiquing Criteria, Critique of a Research Study, Critical Thinking Decision Paths, Critical Thinking Challenges, and Key Points. NEW! Revised, refocused, and streamlined content throughout to better address the needs of consumers of research for evidence-based clinical practice. NEW! All-new research examples and Research Vignettes have been added throughout to demonstrate the most current high-quality published studies, and to exemplify the work on prominent nurse-researchers. NEW! Content on mixed-methods research along with secondary analysis has been added to the chapter on nonexperimental designs. NEW! Expanded coverage of systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines addresses these important aspects of research. UNIQUE! Integration of interprofessional education concepts and activities addresses the growing interest in interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice. NEW! Enhanced readability and navigation tools make it easier for you to locate, understand, and retain information in the text. NEW! Revamped coverage of theory content and strategies for developing an evidence-based practice feature consolidated chapters that are more visual and less text-heavy.
This slim UK text is a helpful guide to understand the basic mathematical concepts needed throughout a nursing career. The book examines a range of numerical skills for practicing nurses, rather than just focusing on medicine calculations. Using real-life examples as a basis, this key resource allows nurses to gain confidence in their existing skills and then build on them by applying them to clinical practice.
The Moulster and Griffiths nursing model is the first developed specifically for learning disability nurses. This book describes the model and offers a solid framework to assess, plan, reflect on and evaluate person-centred care. With approximately 1.5 million people in Britain living with a learning disability and a proven correlation between the use of models of care and the achievements of outcomes for those supported, this book is the perfect tool for learning disability nurses. It ensures that there is a shared vision for learning disability nursing practice, and helps nurses address a wide variety of heath care needs. By providing an in-depth description of the model, the book provides a dedicated structure for learning disability nursing, and remains unique in its transferability to different clinical settings.
This is an essential, accessible introduction to the practicalities of research and evidence-based practice aimed at all pre-registration nursing and healthcare students. It places research and evidence in the context of clinical practice, introduces the main methodological approaches in qualitative and quantitative research, and describes the processes of research appraisal, dissemination and implementation.
The new edition of "Research for Evidence-Based Practice" "in Healthcare" has been updated to include information for a broader health care audience. It engages students with the research and evidence agenda, demonstrates the relevance of research and evidence to nursing practice, and provides the skills needed to explore these areas in greater detail.
- A practical guide to research methods and evidence-based practice
- New edition of a successful student textbook
- Includes a glossary of common research terms
- Provides case studies, key points, further reading, and activities throughout
- Accompanying website with links to further reading
This practical guide focuses on the reduced expression and activity often described as constituting negative symptoms of psychosis and schizophrenia. Using engaging activities and case studies to aid learning, it offers alternative explanations for these symptoms and outlines strategies for addressing them in practice
Financial Management for Nurse Managers is a text designed for financial management courses in graduate level nursing programs and for practicing nurses or nurse entrepreneurs who are seeking a better understanding of financial management. It covers financial topics all nurse managers need to know and use in their roles as managers. Nursing-focused content thoroughly describes health care finance and accounting from the nurse manager's point of view. Numerous worksheets and tables including healthcare spreadsheets, budgets, and calculations illustrate numerous financial and accounting methods. Chapter opener features include learning objectives and an overview of chapter content to help you organize and summarize your notes. Key concepts definitions found at the end of each chapter help summarize your understanding of chapter content. Suggested Readings found at the end of each chapter give additional reading and research opportunities. NEW! Major revision of chapter 2 (The Health Care Environment), with additions on healthcare reform, initiatives to stop paying for hospital or provider errors, hospice payment, and funding for nursing education; plus updates of health care expenditure and pay for performance; provide a strong start to this new edition. NEW! Major revision of chapter 5 (Quality, Costs, and Financing), with updates to quality-financing, Magnet organizations, and access to care, provides the most up-to-date information possible. NEW! Reorganization and expansion of content in chapter 15 (Performance Budgeting) with updated examples better illustrates how performance budgeting could be used in a pay-for-performance environment. NEW! Major revision of the variance analysis discussion in chapter 16 (Controlling Operating Results) offers a different approach for computation of variances that is easier to understand. NEW! Addition of comparative effectiveness research to chapter 18 (Benchmarking, Productivity, and Cost Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis) covers a recently developed approach informs health-care decisions by providing evidence on the effectiveness of different treatment options. NEW! Addition of nursing intensity weights, another approach for costing nursing services, to chapter 9 (Determining Health Care Costs and Prices), lets you make decisions about what method works best for you.
Develop the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage nursing care delivery with NURSING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT, 3rd Edition This newly revised edition provides readers with the most current on relevant topics such as quality improvement, patient safety, legal aspects of nursing, delegation, and licensure that are relevant for anyone in the nursing field. Thorough coverage and real-world perspectives will give readers a solid foundation in nursing leadership and management and prepare future nurse leaders to function successfully in the modern healthcare system.
This landmark annual review has provided nearly three decades of knowledge, insight, and research on topics critical to nurses everywhere. It critically examines the full gamut of literature on key topics in nursing practice, including nursing theory, care delivery, nursing education, and the professional aspects of nursing.
"Annual Review of Nursing Research" has brought together internationally recognized experts in the fields of nursing, and continues to deliver the highest standards of content and authoritative reviews of research for students, researchers, and clinicians. Past volumes of ARNR have addressed critical issues such as: pediatric care, geriatrics, alcohol abuse, patient safety, rural nursing, tobacco use, and more.Key topics in this edition include:
Ensure you are thoroughly prepared to work in the rapidly evolving world of nursing. Written by expert authors Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 8th Edition provides an overview of both issues within nursing practice and topics facing today's nurse managers and leaders. The 20th anniversary edition of this comprehensive guide emphasizes the importance of working in an interdisciplinary environment and takes you through the evolution of nursing, safe and effective decision-making, the nursing role, collaboration and communication, leadership, and job opportunities. New to this edition is coverage of health issues affecting the LGBTQ community, hospice care, how to respond to active shooter events, and a number of other timely issues affecting healthcare and nursing practice today. UPDATED Content on incivility, bullying and workplace violence, provides a short scenario about issues you might face in practice. Key terms, learning outcomes, chapter overviews, and chapter summaries help you focus your learning experience.? Unit on Leadership and Management in Nursing?includes content to prepare nurses to effectively function in the management roles expected of the professional nurse. Unit on Career Management?provides strategies on how to make the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN Examination. Case studies help you apply theory to clinical practice. Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter personalize nursing history and practice and help you to understand your place in the profession.?Questions to Consider While Reading This Chapter follow the vignettes and prepare?the reader for the topic to be discussed. Humorous cartoons open each chapter to illustrate the chapter themes. Full-color design enhances the narrative with a clear, visually appealing explanation of concepts. NEW! Coverage of the Nursys' program allows nurses, employers, and boards of nursing to verify that nursing licenses are current and in good standing. NEW! Coverage of LGBTQ Health Issues and other marginalized groups discusses how to improve the care of a diverse population. NEW! Integration of advanced technology into all aspects of clinical care and job placement focuses on the ever-changing role of technology in the workplace. NEW! Expanded coverage of working in an interdisciplinary team reflects the changing healthcare landscape and need to work in collaboration with a variety of healthcare specialists. NEW! Coverage of how to respond to active shooter events prepares you for what you might face during a mass casualty event. NEW! Coverage of current legal cases includes relevant examples of legal issues affecting nurses. NEW! Evolution of the nation's healthcare system based on healthcare reform covers alternative models of healthcare reimbursement to promote quality and cost effectiveness along with?new opportunities for nursing practice. NEW! Chapter on hospice care focuses on how to best provide patients with relief during end of life care, and how to support family members. NEW! The enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) keeps you up to date on the latest on multi-state licensing. NEW! Updated coverage reflects the most current data and references in the market.
Series Information An interactive approach to learning, this series provides everything a student needs for Foundation studies across healthcare disciplines. Written by an appropriate specialist in a non-technical style. Key features of the text demonstrate how theory has a practical application, as well as testing student's knowledge.
As tobacco use continues as the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., the topic is a critical one for nursing science and for nursing scholarship. This book describes and synthesizes the current state of nursing research in tobacco control (prevention, treatment of tobacco dependence, and reducing exposure to environmental tobacco smoke). It identifies gaps in the literature and provides a foundation for future research in the area. The volume will be divided into four sections. This title includes such topics as: historical perspective of the emergence of nursing science and scientists in tobacco control, including a review of smoking among the nursing profession; diverse strategies used by nurse scientists in building the science; nursing involvement in the development of the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence and nursing intervention research with a variety of populations; and, translation of evidence-based practice into patient populations, and strategies for development of future scholars.
Corresponding to the chapters in the 12th edition of Lowdermilk's market-leading Maternity & Women's Health Care, this study guide offers a complete review of content and a wide range of activities to help you understand key nursing concepts and apply your knowledge. It includes critical thinking exercises, multiple-choice and matching questions, and more; answers are included in the back of the book. Chapter review activities assess your understanding of the content with fill-in-the-blank, matching, multiple choice, and short answer questions. Critical thinking case studies require you to apply the concepts found in the text chapters to solve problems, make decisions concerning care management, and provide responses to patient questions and concerns. Answer key contains answers to all questions and is located at the end of the book. NEW! Chapter organization and content updated and revised to match changes to main text.
This "comforting...thoughtful" (The Washington Post) guide to maintaining a high quality of life-from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath-by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door is a "roadmap to the end that combines medical, practical, and spiritual guidance" (The Boston Globe). "A common sense path to define what a 'good' death looks like" (USA TODAY), The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own "good death" more likely. Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with them, when not to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event. This handbook of preparations-practical, communal, physical, and spiritual-will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months. Based on Butler's experience caring for aging parents, and hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated our fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths, The Art of Dying Well also draws on the expertise of national leaders in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, and hospice. This "empowering guide clearly outlines the steps necessary to prepare for a beautiful death without fear" (Shelf Awareness).
This book will enhance the knowledge and skills of healthcare nursing students and registered practitioners in public health approaches to preventative health care. It embraces practices within both the hospital and community settings and examines the development of partnership working. With research work and evidence throughout, this clinical resource is written in a practical style based on real life practice-based scenarios. It will help busy health care professionals relate theory to the practice environment.
Fundamentals of Nursing provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of nursing, addressing key learning outcomes through theoretical explanations and practical illustrations. An emphasis on Arab world nursing practices and a consideration of the religious and cultural values that impact on patient treatment in the region make this book an invaluable resource for anyone planning to study or work as a nurse in this part ot the world.
Are you a starting work in critical care? Are you an experienced nurse but need to check guidelines and best practices? This is the indispensable guide to daily procedures and problems faced by nurses working in this specialty. This book will help you to Organise your job and yourself Assess patients and communicate with them Get clinical information on a wide range of conditions What to do in emergency This UPDATED edition: Completely updated and revised content written by authors with extensive nursing experience in the field Physiological, psychological and social areas, as well as legal issues, ethical and moral dilemmas that critical care nurses and health care practitioners may face on a daily basis Boxes, tips and diagrams to help bridge the theory-practice gap while embarking on your critical care career. Part of the A Nurse's Survival Guide series Completely updated and revised content written by authors with extensive nursing experience in the field Physiological, psychological and social areas, as well as legal issues, ethical and moral dilemmas that critical care nurses and health care practitioners may face on a daily basis Boxes, tips and diagrams to help bridge the theory-practice gap while embarking on your critical care career.
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