• Medical

Research Methods for Nurses and the Caring Professions


Author: Pamela Abbott,Roger John Sapsford
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033523044X
Category: Medical
Page: 200
View: 3167
Praise for the first edition of Research Into Practice and Research Methods for Nurses and the Caring Professions: "These books provide a good introduction for the uninitiated to reading and doing research. Abbott and Sapsford provide a clearly written and accessible introduction to social research...One of their aims is to 'de-mystify' research, and in this they succeed admirably...After reading the text and the articles in the reader, and working through the various research exercises, readers should have a clear appreciation of how to evaluate other people's research and how to begin their own." - David Field, Journal of Palliative Medicine This is a thoroughly revised and up-dated edition of the bestselling reader for nurses and the caring professions. It offers carefully selected examples of research, all concerned in some way with nursing or the study of health and community care. It illustrates the kind of research that can be done by a small team or a single researcher, without large-scale research grants. The editors have chosen papers which show a great diversity of approaches: differing in emphasis on description or explanation, different degrees of structure in design and different appeals to the authority of science or the authenticity of emphatic exploration. They show the limitations typical of small-scale projects carried out with limited resources and the experience of applied research as it occurs in practice, as opposed to how it tends to look when discussed in textbooks. The chapters have been organized into three sections representing three distinct types of social science research: observing and participating, talking to people and asking questions, and controlled trials and comparisons. Each section is provided with an editorial introduction. Features: Thoroughly revised and up-dated edition of bestselling text New articles in line with latest trends in nursing and other practitioner research, with more stress on evidence-based practice, action research and self-evaluation New user-friendly format Very well-known authors in the field

    • Social Science

Nurses and Nursing

The Person and the Profession
Author: Pádraig Ó Lúanaigh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131728092X
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
View: 918
This textbook draws on international contributors with a range of backgrounds to explore, engage with and challenge readers in understanding the many aspects and elements that inform and influence contemporary nursing practice. With a focus to the future, this book explores the challenges facing health services and presents the arguments for a nursing contribution and influence in ensuring safe and quality care. ? Readers are supported to explore how, as individuals, they can shape their personal nursing identity and practice. The structure of the text is based on the belief that an individual nurse’s professional identity is developed through an interaction between their personal attributes and the influences of the profession itself. Reflecting this approach, the authors engage in a conversation with the reader rather than simply presenting a series of facts and information. Organised around a series of topical and pertinent questions and drawing on perspectives from policy, education and practice, the book explores a diverse range of topics such as: how historical and popular media representations of nursing hold back nursing practice today; the opportunities presented through education and nursing role development to increase the nursing contribution to health services; the economic and political influences on nursing and health care; how the professional regulation of nurses and core values informs your practice; ways to define and develop your own strong nursing identity. Central chapter questions provide ideal triggers for group discussions in class or online and equally as discussion topics between colleagues to support ongoing professional development. There is an emphasis throughout Nurses and Nursing on challenging thinking to recast nursing practice for the future by encouraging the reader to explore and create their emerging nursing identity or re-examine previously long held views. This text supports the reader to better understand health care, nursing and most importantly themselves as nurses.

    • Health & Fitness

The Sociology of the Caring Professions


Author: Pamela Abbott,Liz Meerabeau
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781857289039
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 275
View: 413
This updated and substantially revised second edition of a key textbook, provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of professions including social work, probation, nursing, midwifery and health visiting. The authors discuss the changing role of the caring professions, focussing on their status and the strategies used to enhance the standing of their members. The Sociology of the Caring Professions is for students of nursing and social work and an important text for courses in social policy and sociology.

    • Medical

A Handbook for Caring Science

Expanding the Paradigm
Author: William Rosa, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, FCCM, Caritas Coach,Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, FAAN, ANEF,Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826133894
Category: Medical
Page: 900
View: 7522
A monumental compendium of Caring Science past, present, and future This groundbreaking work is an encyclopedic reference on the full spectrum of Human Caring Science. With contributions from highly accomplished scholars and practitioners from six continents, it spans the evolution of Caring Science from its origins 40 years ago through its ongoing innovation and development and into the future. Comprehensive and in-depth, this resource brings multigenerational perspectives to Caring Science and demonstrates its ethical nursing applications across cross-cultural settings worldwide. The book’s broad scope embodies the paradigm’s theoretical foundations, guidance from Caring Science educators and researchers, and practice insights from expert clinicians and administrators. It offers strategies to influence meaningful policy change, integrate principles throughout cross-cultural and global settings, and introduces inspiring voices from luminaries in coaching, Caring Science creative arts, spirituality, and self-care. The text clearly demonstrates how theories, frameworks, and paradigms are directly integrated into practice, research, and educational settings. Scholarly narratives and discourses on Caring Science will facilitate understanding of how to transform systems with a caring consciousness and ethically informed action. Chapters, consistently formatted to promote ease of comprehension, include exemplars with reflective questions and references. Key Features: Traces the history of Caring Science and merges it with current and future perspectives Provides a “how-to” guide for understanding the integration of theories, frameworks, and paradigms into practice, research, and education Distills a vision of how to transform systems with a caring consciousness and a commitment to ethically informed action Enables readers to cross-reference Caring Science leaders across specialties Illustrates Caring Science practice through case studies, examples, and discourses Supports hospitals in procuring or maintaining ANCC Magnet certification Identifies research and practice opportunities for readers to integrate Caring Science into their professional milieus

    • Medical

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Category: Medical
Page: 700
View: 7582
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

    • Medical

Nursing, Caring, and Complexity Science

For Human Environment Well-Being
Author: Dr. Alice Ware Davidson, RN, Ph.D.,Dr. Marilyn A Ray, PhD, RN, CTN-A, FAAN,Marian C. Turkel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826125880
Category: Medical
Page: 432
View: 945
2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Professional Development and Issues! "This collected scholarship...will inform the personal/professional evolution of caring and nursing into this century and beyond, inviting new visions of the evolved human in the world of practice, education, research, administration, and clinical care. It is truly a visionary futuristic manifesto for this time in nursing and health sciences at all levels." Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing Founder: Watson Caring Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado (From the Reflection) This innovative volume explores nursing and complexity science, and investigates how they relate in research, education, and practice. The book examines best methods for using complex systems, with expert contributing authors drawn from nursing, sociology, informatics, and mathematics. Each author is actively involved in studying and applying complexity science in diverse populations and various settings-especially in terms of nursing, chronic care, health care organizations, and community health networks. Chapters conclude with a response written by a nursing scholar, administrator, or practitioner, focusing on chapter concepts relevant to the complex systems seen in nursing. Chapters also include models that relate how these concepts can be used in practice, management, education, and research-from micro to macro scales. The first of its kind, this book demonstrates the potential of complex systems perspectives in nursing and health care research, education, and practice. Key Features Presents the central concepts of complexity science as they relate to nursing Facilitates greater understanding of human caring relationships through the lens of complex organizational systems Provides examples of how to create and implement complex systems models that enhance care for individuals, and in leadership roles, organizational caring, nursing informatics, and research methods

    • Medical

An Introduction to Psychological Care in Nursing and the Health Professions


Author: Helena Priest
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136644075
Category: Medical
Page: 192
View: 5122
Caring is at the core of what nurses and other health professionals do. But caring encompasses more than simply looking after people’s physical health needs. People requiring any health service will have psychological needs that affect their feelings, thoughts, and behaviour. Good psychological care can even help improve physical health outcomes. An Introduction to Psychological Care in Nursing and the Health Professions explains and promotes the importance of psychological care for people when they become physically ill, giving a sound theoretical basis to ensure care is evidence-based. It encourages the reader to think about the effects of illness and disability on patients, and to understand what can be done to identify and minimise any difficulties they might be experiencing in these areas. The chapters cover: the meaning and elements of care and holistic care; a model of psychological care in practice; the personal qualities and skills of carers that best underpin psychological care delivery, and how these might be enhanced; the knowledge needed for effective psychological caregiving; psychological care as it might be practised in a range of health care settings. This text contains key learning points, practical activities, reflective exercises and case illustrations. It is ideal for student and practising nurses, and health professionals who would like to improve their care for patients in this essential area.

    • Medical

Nursing and Health Care Research


Author: Collette Clifford,Stephen Gough
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317904095
Category: Medical
Page: 216
View: 7891
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Research Into Practice


Author: Pamela Abbott,Roger John Sapsford
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335230431
Category: Medical
Page: 163
View: 1484
This is a thoroughly revised and up-dated edition of the bestselling reader for nurses and the caring professions. It offers carefully selected examples of research, all concerned in some way with nursing or the study of health and community care. There are new articles in line with the latest trends in nursing and other practitioner research, with more stress on evidence-based practice, action research and self-evaluation.

    • Medical

Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care


Author: Pam Moule
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526430916
Category: Medical
Page: 208
View: 3025
What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 6th edition, this easy to read guide keeps on providing a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice. The new edition includes: o Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and countries o Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvement o Chapter learning outcomes and key points o A companion website featuring an interactive glossary, reflective exercises and free access to SAGE journal articles for students, as well as SAGE videos and seminar notes for lecturers and more This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.

    • Health & Fitness

Social perspectives on pregnancy and childbirth for midwives, nurses and the caring professions


Author: Julie Kent
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335199112
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 251
View: 3424
* How does pregnancy and childbirth affect women's lives?* How do we understand the connections between the biological and social processes that shape experiences of pregnancy and childbirth?* What influences contemporary approaches to maternity care and midwifery education?

    • Medical

Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice


Author: Rebecca Keele
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763780586
Category: Medical
Page: 276
View: 3570
Nursing Research and Evidenced-Based Practice offers a unique approach to learning about nursing research and in particular evidence-based nursing practice. It is ideal for nursing students and practicing nurses who need to understand the language of research and the significance of research to their practice, as well as integrate research and evidence-based practice into their own practices. This innovative text provides a step-by-step guide on how to develop evidence-based practice proposals for the real world, and focuses on analyzing all forms of evidence. with chapter objectives, tables

    • Medical

Nursing Ethics


Author: Ian E. Thompson,Kath M. Melia,Kenneth M. Boyd
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443101388
Category: Medical
Page: 411
View: 5825
The aim of this text is to explain ethical concepts by using examples, issues and problems. It starts at the level of the individual, then moves on to broader issues of nursing management and social policy issues.

    • Medical

Evaluating Research in Health and Social Care


Author: Roger Gomm,Gill Needham,Anne Bullman,Open University
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761964919
Category: Medical
Page: 333
View: 2977
Practitioners across the caring professions increasingly need to know where evidence can be found and to evaluate different forms of evidence with a critical eye. This invaluable collection includes exemplars of a wide range of research techniques and provides a critical commentary for each. The commentary is designed to tackle jargon and demystify the text, highlighting the compromises that need to be made in real world research designs and the complexity of controlling relevant variables. The book seeks to underline the challenges of interpreting and generalising results both for the researchers and for those who fund their work. This is a set book for the Open University course K302 Critical Practice in Health and So

    • Medicine

Current Catalog


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medicine
Page: N.A
View: 4079
First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.

    • Medical

Research in nursing practice


Author: Donna Diers
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780397542215
Category: Medical
Page: 290
View: 1935

    • Medical

Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems

Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Leaders, 2nd Edition
Author: Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826110150
Category: Medical
Page: 328
View: 7158
First Edition named an AJN Book of the Year! ìJoanne Duffy makes a compelling argument in this book that relationships have been marginalized and no longer serve as the central organizing principle of health servicesÖThis book resonates with a virtual groundswell of findings regarding the importance of relationships for organizational performance and for human wellbeing.î -Jody Hoffer Gittell Professor of Management, Brandeis University This edition stresses the proven need for a return to the patient-centered care neglected through our health systemís emphasis on procedures, protocols, diagnostic testing, technology, and costs. It addresses the significant challenges to quality care posed by the upcoming changes in our health care system, and focuses on health systems, the role of nursing within them, and the interprofessional health team as the key to change ensuring high quality care. The book responds to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the recent IOMís Future of Nursing Report, the call for radical transformation of nursing education, and current evidence on patient safety and quality of care. This text explores the Quality-Caring Model©, which honors nursingís most deeply felt value, and can be applied to clinical, educational, and leadership practice to advance our nationís health system. Among the bookís strengths are its translation of theoretical knowledge to practical applications that can be used for clinical interventions and resolution of professional issues. Chapters include key terms, case studies along with practical exercises and references, and ìCalls to Actionî offering inspiration and guidance for implementing change. New to the Second Edition: Focuses on current challenges to quality care posed by upcoming changes to our health system Addresses health systems, the interprofessional health team, and the role of nursing within them Combines theoretical foundations for practice with clinical, leadership, and educational applications Examines the powerful role of relationships in promoting nursing excellence, improving patient satisfaction, and patient outcomes Serves as a key guide for graduate nurse educators and students, nurse leaders, and hospital leadership seeking Magnet certification Incorporates recommendations of the Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the IOMís Future of Nursing Report, educational transformation, and current research on safety and quality of care

    • Medical

Nurses on the Move

Migration and the Global Health Care Economy
Author: Mireille Kingma
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501726595
Category: Medical
Page: 288
View: 7585
South African nurses care for patients in London, hospitals recruit Filipino nurses to Los Angeles, and Chinese nurses practice their profession in Ireland. In every industrialized country of the world, patients today increasingly find that the nurses who care for them come from a vast array of countries. In the first book on international nurse migration, Mireille Kingma investigates one of today's most important health care trends. The personal stories of migrant nurses that fill this book contrast the nightmarish existences of some with the successes of others. Health systems in industrialized countries now depend on nurses from the developing world to address their nursing shortages. This situation raises a host of thorny questions. What causes nurses to decide to migrate? Is this migration voluntary or in some way coerced? When developing countries are faced with nurse vacancy rates of more than 40 percent, is recruitment by industrialized countries fair play in a competitive market or a new form of colonialization? What happens to these workers—and the patients left behind—when they migrate? What safeguards will protect nurses and the patients they find in their new workplaces? Highlighting the complexity of the international rules and regulations now being constructed to facilitate the lucrative trade in human services, Kingma presents a new way to think about the migration of skilled health-sector labor as well as the strategies needed to make migration work for individuals, patients, and the health systems on which they depend.

    • Social Science

Data Collection and Analysis


Author: Roger Sapsford,Victor Jupp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184860503X
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 9567
In simple and non-technical terms, the Second Edition of Data Collection and Analysis illustrates a wide range of techniques and approaches used in social research projects. Always accessible and engaging, this comprehensive text covers both quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and analysis in social research, considering both the structure and logic of research projects and the ethics and politics of research. A wide range of examples illustrate the text and a set of exercises runs throughout the book to aid the reader in understanding and planning research projects. Building on the strengths of the First Edition, this new and expanded version includes: - The addition of chapter introductions, summaries and key terms to guide the reader through the text - Three brand new chapters focusing on: research and information on the Net; discourse research; ethnographic and discursive qualitative analysis - Up-to-date examples of research in action - New material on questionnaire design, composite measurement and techniques of quantitative and qualitative interviewing An invaluable guide for students from across the social sciences, this wide-ranging volume is also a key resource for practitioners in a variety of applied areas including nursing, social work, the criminal justice system, teaching and education.

    • Medical

Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare


Author: Immy Holloway,Stephanie Wheeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118713559
Category: Medical
Page: 368
View: 7858
'…a wonderfully easy-to-follow text which manages to combine practical procedures with clear explanations of the underlying theoretical concepts.' Nursing Standard (from review of first edition) The third edition of this successful book incorporates recent developments in nursing research, with updates to every chapter. Abstract ideas in qualitative research are clearly explained and more complex theories are included. Structured into four clear sections, the book looks at initial stages, methods of data collection, qualitative approaches and analysis of collected data. Brand new chapter on Mixed Methods Research Considers a variety of approaches from Ethnography to Action Research Allows the reader to dip in and out depending on their choice of approach Detailed reference lists provide guidance for further reading Links research with real nursing practice through relevant examples throughout Professor Immy Holloway has been at Bournemouth University since its inception and works in the School of Health and Social Care. Though now retired from full-time work, she still takes an active in teaching and PhD supervision. She wrote, edited and co-wrote several books in the field of qualitative research which have been translated into several languages and published articles in peer reviewed journals. Her latest book is A-Z of Qualitative Research in Healthcare. (2008) Oxford: Blackwell. Stephanie Wheeler, an academic with a nursing and health visiting background, is a specialist in healthcare ethics and was for many years chair of an ethics committee. She has given lectures on ethics all over the UK, organised research conferences in qualitative research and also published in this field.