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Nursing and Humanities offers a way to think through the relationship between nursing and the humanities, in the context of the pluralistic nature of a practice profession that requires exact scientific and technical knowledge applied in complex, dynamic situations of human relating. It outlines the many ways in which the humanities have long been part of nurses' lives and builds a framework for a more explicit understanding of the value of the humanities for nursing. This innovative account draws on developments in neuroscience, on philosophical debates about subjective experience, and on the complex reality of practice itself to develop a rich, contextualized account of nursing humanities that avoids the trap of a binary opposition between arts and sciences and makes a strong argument for the continued value of humanities in nursing. Nursing and Humanities is an important read for all those interested in the philosophy, nature and history of nursing, as well as the medical and health humanities more broadly.
Streamlines the DNP project into clear, concrete, and manageable steps. Authored by nurse educators with an in-depth understanding of the challenges of the DNP project, this text provides sequential, guided activities designed to jump-start and project students forward through the DNP project process. By incorporating active learning activities into project development, the workbook delivers a proven method for developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining the DNP project. It fosters critical-thinking and innovation, while also providing a means for faculty to measure and document the progress of project milestones. The DNP Project Workbook offers more than 100 activities that address all facets of the DNP project, including the identification, investigation, and framing of problems; project team assembly; research; methodology; implementation; and dissemination. This resource also includes examples of a variety of DNP projects to demonstrate the successful integration of all elements. The activities may be completed within the workbook or in online, editable PDFs for easy submission to faculty. Instructor resources include a manual with selected completed activities, PowerPoint slides, and blank activities and templates. Key Features: Provides sequential, guided activities designed to jump-start and project students forward through the DNP project process Offers more than 100 active learning activities that address all facets of the DNP project Delivers a proven method for developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining DNP projects Facilitates measurement and documentation of project milestones Features examples of a variety of DNP projects Includes robust faculty resources-an instructor manual with selected completed activities, PowerPoint slides, and blank activities and templates Purchase includes access to the eBook for use on most mobile devices or computers
The second edition of Nursing Research: Building Evidence for Practice presents a new look and style for students and faculty. The new edition features a shorter book focusing more directly on the most important concepts of the topic: A continuing emphasis on visual learning with improved graphics and photos Significant content sessions in many areas A reference text with tonnes of information for various competitive examinations including P.G. entrance, Ph.D. entrance, PSc Exams etc Written for graduate and postgraduate courses in nursing and careful reference book to Ph.D. research scholars An insurmountable subject translated to simplified version
Learn how to expand your interpretation and application of statistical methods used in nursing and health sciences research articles with Statistics for Nursing Research: A Workbook for Evidence-Based Practice, 3rd Edition. Perfect for those seeking to more effectively build an evidence-based practice, this collection of practical exercises guides you in how to critically appraise sampling and measurement techniques, evaluate results, and conduct a power analysis for a study. Written by nursing research and statistics experts Drs. Susan K. Grove and Daisha Cipher, this is the only statistics workbook for nurses to include research examples from both nursing and the broader health sciences literature. This new third edition features new research article excerpts and examples, an enhanced focused on statistical methods commonly used in DNP projects, new examples from quality improvement projects, new content on paired samples analysis, expanded coverage of calculating descriptive statistics, an online Research Article Library, and more! Whether used in undergraduate, master's, or doctoral education or in clinical practice, this workbook is an indispensable resource for any nursing student or practicing nurse needing to interpret or apply statistical data. Comprehensive coverage and extensive exercise practice address all common techniques of sampling, measurement, and statistical analysis that you are likely to see in nursing and health sciences literature. Literature-based approach uses key excerpts from published studies to reinforce learning through practical application. 36 sampling, measurement, and statistical analysis exercises provide a practical review of both basic and advanced statistical techniques. Study Questions in each chapter help you apply concepts to an actual literature appraisal. Questions to Be Graded sections in each chapter help assess your mastery of key statistical techniques. Consistent format for all chapters enhances learning and enables quick review. NEW! Updated research articles and examples are incorporated throughout to ensure currency and relevance to practice. NEW! Enhanced focus on statistical methods commonly used in DNP projects and expanded coverage on calculating descriptive statistics broadens your exposure to the statistical methods you will encounter in evidence-based practice projects and in the literature. NEW! Examples from quality improvement projects provide a solid foundation for meaningful, high-quality evidence-based practice projects. NEW! Research Article Library on Evolve provides full-text access to key articles used in the book. NEW! Content on paired samples analysis familiarizes you with this type of research analysis. NEW! Many figures added to serveral exercises to help you understand statistical concepts.
Research Literacy for Health and Community Practice introduces students to fundamental research concepts that will enable them to think critically about research and to recognize effective methods for understanding and utilizing collected data. Rather than outlining methods for conducting research, this textbook outlines skills for engaging with research literature, including how to frame and organize knowledge, interpret and evaluate evidence using qualitative and quantitative approaches, distinguish between research and other forms of information, and implement best evidence practices. Offering a wealth of exercises, recommended readings, online resources, and in-class activities, this textbook satisfies the need for practical, beginner-level resources in research literacy courses across health studies disciplines.
This classic text provides a contemporary explanation of basic knowledge and skills that form the foundation of nursing research in clinical practice. Hott and Budin expand the original range of topics to encompass the full body of research techniques today - twenty-five years since Notter's book systematically identified the firld of nursing research. New features include: a comprehensive list of websites for research activities; a glossary of research terms; references for funding; and references on presenting research, including how to write a research abstract. This essential book serves as an excellent introductory text for baccalaureate students, as well as for beginning graduate students.
Makes research accessible-even enjoyable-to all nursing students!While often greeted with trepidation, the importance of a research project-how it is conducted and its significance to practice-is an essential aspect of nursing and other healthcare arenas. This innovative resource is a user-friendly introduction to evidence-based practice and other types of research-based initiatives that improve patient outcomes. Using a method formed through years of teaching experience, Brenda Marshall translates the difficult and sometimes confusing language of research into everyday vocabulary, linking complicated concepts with easily understood scenarios. Written in quick-access Fast Facts style, the book presents knowledge in a consistent, step-by-step format characterized by bite-sized information. Each chapter opens with learning objectives that unfold into new concepts, followed by everyday life examples. Fast Facts boxes, systematized tables, and new vocabulary reinforce learning and highlight key concepts. This application-based approach helps students question their preconceived notions about research and then engage in it with a newfound confidence. Key Features: Translates complex research concepts into straightforward language Demonstrates clear, step-by-step methods that facilitate successful attainment of research goals Helps students to construct an argument, build a theory, and critically explore a belief Includes Tickling Your Research Brain, presenting easily understandable research experiences Promotes self-sufficiency in lifelong learning and achievement Written by an instructor whose classes have propelled many successful research careers
Presents 25 major theories written by the original theorists or eminent scholars to help students understand the interrelationship between nursing theories and nursing practice. Covers the middle range theories and practice models that define the best outcomes and links theory to clinical practice Addresses how to implement theory-based practice. Explores the historical and contemporary theories that are the foundation of nursing practice today. Features in-depth coverage of the development of the theories that guide nursing practice.
This book aims to introduce nurses and other healthcare professionals to how anthropology can help them understand nursing as a profession and as a culture. Drawing on key anthropological concepts, the book facilitates the understanding and critical consideration of nursing practice, as seen across a wide range of health care contexts, and which impacts the delivery of appropriate care for service users. Considering the fields in which nurses work, the book argues that in order for nurses to optimize their roles as deliverers of patient care, they must not only engage with the realities of the cultural world of the patient, but also that of their own multi-professional cultural environment. The only book currently in the field on anthropology of nursing, this book will be a valuable resource for nursing students at all academic levels, especially where they can pursue specific modules in the subject, as well as those other students pursuing medical anthropology courses. As well as this, it will be an essential text for those post-graduate students who wish to consider alternative world views from anthropology and their application in nursing and healthcare, in addition to their undertaking ethnographic research to explore nursing in all its fields of practice.
Focuses on developing the leadership skills needed to direct improvement in healthcare systems. This unique text not only provides DNP students with practical guidance throughout their education, but also focuses on an often overlooked but vitally important DNP component: developing the leadership skills needed to effectively implement, sustain and spread change. Presenting improvement methods within the framework of leadership, the book helps students to understand the practical applications of their education. Beyond orienting students to the work of the DNP, the text helps them to understand the scope of practice and how it is related to larger issues and challenges within health care. A significant portion of the text is devoted entirely to leadership, particularly from a systems perspective. Using cases and examples, it addresses different ways DNPs can lead healthcare and elaborates on the types of improvement processes that are initiated by DNPs: translation of EBP and Research into Practice, Process Improvement, and Program Evaluation. The book discusses how improvement is measured and offers several chapters on the DNP project including its financial implications. PowerPoint slides accompany the text along with an Instructor's Guide, which provides tips on how instructors can help students to assimilate the large body of knowledge required in the DNP program. Key Features: Frames content within the context of leadership Prepares DNP graduates to lead innovative models in value-based health care systems Offers an innovative approach to understanding the DNP Leader and the DNP Project Delivers up-to-date information about improvement work in health care systems that is specific to DNP students and graduates Includes cases and practical examples to illuminate information Distills timeless resources that faculty and students will return to again and again