Essentials of Nursing Research

Methods, Appraisal, and Utilization

Author: Denise Polit-O'Hara,Cheryl Tatano Beck

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781749725

Category: Medical

Page: 554

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Now in full color, the Sixth Edition of this highly acclaimed introductory research text continues to focus on how to read, understand, analyze, and evaluate research for use in nursing practice. This thoroughly updated edition has a greater focus on evidence-based practice, developing critiquing skills, and continued expansion of qualitative research. The text includes four full research reports, two of which have full written critiques. A new Instructor's Resource CD-ROM includes PowerPoint slides and actual complete critiques (done by the author) which help faculty guide students' learning of how to critique research articles. The Student's CD-ROM has review questions and activity sheets which help increase comprehension, strengthen recall, and develop critiquing skills.

Essentials of Nursing Research

Methods, Appraisal, and Utilization

Author: Denise F. Polit,Bernadette P. Hungler

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780397553686

Category: Nursing

Page: 530

View: 9406

This introductory nursing research text assists students in evaluating research findings in terms of their scientific merit and potential of utilization. The text compares naturalistic inquiries (qualitative st udies) and traditional scientific research (quantitative studies) with regard to each aspect of a study. In-chapter research examples, both fictitious and actual, provide the student with opportunities to criti cally read and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the studies in relation to concepts presented in each chapter. Two full research repo rts included at the end of the text facilitate the development of crit ical reading skills. The Fourth Edition features a stronger balance of qualitative and quantitative research and increased coverage of Resea rch Utilization content -- the steps in a research utilization project are identified and an example is provided.

Critiquing Nursing Research 2nd Edition

Author: John Cutcliffe,Martin Ward

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424405

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 7680

This second edition of Quay Books' bestselling title retains all of the successful features of the first, plus additional material including a chapter on European psychiatric research. Foreword by Kevin Gournay.

Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice

Author: Barbara Montgomery Dossey,Lynn Keegan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449659594

Category: Medical

Page: 785

View: 7748

Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice guides nurses in the art and science of holistic nursing and offers ways of thinking, practicing, and responding to bring healing to the forefront of health care. Using self-assessments, relaxation, imagery nutrition, and exercise, it presents expanded strategies for enhancing psychophysiology. The Fifth Edition has been completely revised and updated with new chapters, including one on evidence-based practice.

Nursing Research

An Introduction

Author: Pam Moule,Margaret Goodman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206270

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 6682

"This is a very welcome new book that will be of great value to those learning about research at all levels. It will be particularly useful for students who have no previous research knowledge and will aid their understanding of process and theory greatly." Dr Pat Colliety, Senior Tutor, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Surrey Nursing Research leads the novice nurse researcher and student nurse through the main techniques and skills required of a practising nurse researcher. The authors provide readers with key information to understand, critically appraise and implement research in daily practice. Written in an accessible and engaging manner the book encourages students and practitioners to think about the whole research process, from reading the research of others to designing, conducting and analyzing their own research. Key features include: - coverage of all aspects of doing research, from research design to data gathering and report writing - key words, chapter summaries and further readings - in-depth nursing-based examples throughout - an extensive companion website. Nursing Research: An Introduction is an invaluable resource to both students at upper undergraduate and graduate level as well practicing nurses undertaking research.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials

A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Faculty Ad Honorarium University of Minnesota School of Nursing Minneapolis Minnesota Mary E Zaccagnini,Mary E. Zaccagnini,Assistant Curator / Librarian Kathryn White, (Ar,Kathryn Waud White

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449618936

Category: Medical

Page: 524

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Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials assists and advises current DNP students, students considering obtaining the degree, and also serves as a reference for those who have already completed a DNP program. This text is modeled after the eight DNP Essentials as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Each section discusses the materials relevant to an element of the essentials document and helps students understand the Essentials and complete the steps necessary to fulfill the requirements of the degree.

Research Methods for Massage and Holistic Therapies - E-Book

Author: Glenn Hymel

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323070493

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 5769

This comprehensive resource covers a broad array of research strategies available to massage therapists to give them the tools they need to be knowledgeable readers of research literature, as well as active researchers. The primary focus of the book is on the quantitative aspect of research that encompasses the principal types of studies most extensively used in the various health care professions, specifically massage therapy. Extensive coverage is also given to the qualitative and integrative research categories that are progressively gaining recognition among researchers in various health science disciplines and professions. Accommodates the March 2003 mandate from the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) that massage therapy schools incorporate into their curricula provisions to ensure a research literate profession. Examples and techniques for interpreting research guide practitioners and students to be knowledgeable readers of massage therapy research, allowing application to practice. Relies heavily on concept maps, flowcharts, tables, and illustrations and excerpts of published studies to augment the book's narrative development of topics by providing pictorial displays and summaries of the material. Literature-based and hypothetical research examples/illustrations from several manual therapy professions employing therapeutic massage make the material pertinent to real-life settings An introductory section at the beginning of each chapter reviews the material covered in the previous chapter and how it relates to the new material. Chapter coverage spans the quantitative, qualitative, and integrative research categories and affiliated research strategies and methods are considered in detail. Review/summary tables give an overview of the narrative development of topics. Boxes provide the essential features of a given topic. Relies on multiple examples of possible research scenarios and illustrative excerpts from the published research literature. Content is cross-referenced for use with the Massage Therapy Foundation's Massage Therapy Research Curriculum Kit to provide both instructors and students in the 6-, 15-, and 24-hour options/levels an extensively-developed resource in one place. Each chapter includes recommended web sites and software application packages for further information.

Research Methods for Clinical Therapists E-Book

Applied Project Design and Analysis

Author: Carolyn M. Hicks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702041882

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 529

Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen’s Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.

Foundations of Nursing Practice

Themes, Concepts and Frameworks

Author: Richard Hogston,Barbara Marjoram

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345824

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 2337

This is the key text for introductory level nursing, covering all the core areas. Practical and great value, it is comprehensive and also contains new chapters on cutting edge topics. Alongside an all-new companion website, this is an outstanding edition for CFP study from a tried and trusted team.

Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Author: Robin L. Watson

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 2403

The only exam review for the two leading neonatal critical-care nursing certification examinations, Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 4th Edition prepares you for your exam with realistic questions and test simulation. Based on the blueprints of the AACN's CCRN-Neonatal exam and the NCC's Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) exam, review questions cover the information in Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 3rd Edition, and reflect essential knowledge, the latest evidence, and best practices. A total of 600 questions and answers with rationales are provided both online and in the book. Online, you can choose either the AACN or NCC format, and review material either in Study mode or in Examination mode. Developed by the AACN, AWHONN, and NANN, this powerful review tool offers excellent preparation for your certification exam! Endorsed by the three most authoritative associations in neonatal intensive care nursing: the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN); the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). Answers are provided for each question, accompanied by rationales and references, to enhance your understanding of the material. Realistic exam practice is offered through questions that mirror the certification exam content, the multiple-choice question format, and the distribution of content. Online exam simulation, included free with this text, mirrors the test-taking experience with an interactive, timed format. The online dual blueprint organization offers questions organized according to either of the two major certification examinations: the AACN's CCRN-Neonatal exam and the NCC's Neonatal Intensive Care (RNC-NIC) exam. Updated questions reflect the information in Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 4th Edition, and the latest test plans by both AACN and NCC. Two modes of online study let you choose whether to work through the questions in Study Mode or Examination Simulation. A flexible format in online exams tailors the test plan and question format to the preferred examination, either the AACN or NCC. Complete remediation includes rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. A compact, portable size makes the book easier to study anytime, anywhere.

Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach

Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437720080

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 6573

Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

Measuring Caring

International Research on Caritas as Healing

Author: Jean Watson, PhD, RN, HNC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826163521

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 6497

Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring (Caritas) is now used in approximately 300 health care institutions in the United States and other institutions worldwide. This is the first international compendium of Caritas research, presenting the findings of 41 studies from 7 countries. The book examines similarities and differences in the ways in which each country applies Watson's Theory and documents the outcomes of these interventions. It addresses relationships between nurses and patients, nurses and their colleagues, self-care, and how Caritas is used to resolve outcome issues system-wide. The book discusses at length eight different Caring Factor surveys, primary research tools for those using the Caritas process, which identify constructs that either support or impede caring in multiple settings. The first section focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of Caritas and presents seven adaptations of the Caring Factor Survey. Section II addresses measurements and methods for facilitating a caring relationship between nurse and patient. Measurements and interventions to facilitate Caritas in a variety of settings is the focus of Section III, and the final sections address the international measurement and international comparisons of Caritas. The volume will be an important resource for nurse leaders, educators, administrators in academia including unit managers, and for hospitals with or seeking Magnet status. The book serves as a complement to Watson's Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Care and Creating a Caring Science Curriculum: An Emancipatory Pedagogy for Nursing. A co-publication with the Watson Caring Institute, this volume: Presents cutting-edge tools derived from the Caring Factor Survey for measuring caring in multiple contexts Discusses similarities and differences in caring contexts across nations Documents outcomes of Caritas in varied settings in the United States and internationally Addresses nurse-patient and nurse-colleague relationships, self-care, and resolution of system-wide outcome issues

Nurses in War

Voices from Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: Elizabeth Scannell-Desch, PhD, RN, OCNS,Mary Ellen Doherty, PhD, RN, CNM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826193846

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 6886

This unique volume presents the experience of 37 U.S. military nurses sent to the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of war to care for the injured and dying. The personal and professional challenges they faced, the difficulties they endured, the dangers they overcame, and the consequences they grappled with are vividly described from deployment to discharge. In mobile surgical field hospitals and fast-forward teams, detainee care centers, base and city hospitals, medevac aircraft, and aeromedical staging units, these nurses cared for their patients with compassion, acumen, and inventiveness. And when they returned home, they dealt with their experience as they could. The text is divided into thematic chapters on essential issues: how the nurses separated from their families and the uncertainties they faced in doing so; their response to horrific injuries that combatants, civilians and children suffered; working and living in Iraq and Afghanistan for extended periods; personal health issues; and what it meant to care for enemy insurgents and detainees. Also discussed is how the experience enhanced their clinical skills, why their adjustment to civilian life was so difficult, and how the war changed them as nurses, citizens, and people. Key Features: Describes verbatim the experiences of 37 nurses in two brutal, chaotic theaters of war Offers poignant encounters with patients Includes advice, clarity, and lessons learned about nursing in war Offers a women's health perspective on working and living in a war zone Demonstrates the dedication, expertise, and spirit of military nurses

Middle Range Theory for Nursing

Third Edition

Author: Mary Jane Smith, PhD, RN,Patricia R. Liehr, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195520

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 651

Awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Research category "This is an outstanding edition of this book. It has great relevance for learning about, developing, and using middle range theories. It is very user friendly, yet scholarly." Score: 90, 4 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews Middle range theory has become a vital staple of nursing education and application to research. These theories, which lie between the working hypotheses derived from day-to-day research and the larger, systemic efforts to develop unified theories, cover the scientific underpinnings that guide nursing practice and research. This third edition of a two-time AJN Book of the Year Award winner contains two new theories, including self-reliance theory and transitions theory. It revises and updates all other content, and provides ladders of abstraction for each theory to guide students in their appropriate use. This highly accessible book integrates nursing theory with well-defined practice areas, identifies purpose and basic concepts, foundational literature, relationships among concepts, and use in practice. Chapters are organized by central theories, each of which is covered in depth. Comprehensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter facilitate more in-depth research. The book remains an essential text for theory and research courses in master's and doctoral nursing programs. New to the Third Edition: Presents two new theories: self-reliance theory and transitions theory Deletes two theories no longer in use: community empowerment and family stress/adaptation Updates and revises all other content from the second edition Guides students in appropriate use of theory per level of complexity

Writing Skills in Practice

A Practical Guide for Health Professionals

Author: Diana Williams

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853026492

Category: Medical

Page: 321

View: 8182

This book presents an overview of the development of writing skills for both students and practitioners in health care, offering information on all the main areas of writing practice in one volume. Clearly laid out with summary points, practical activities and checklists, it makes relevant information accessible for the busy health professional.