Fantastic news– we’ve just won four 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards by the American Journal of Nursing. Representing the best in nursing publishing and encompassing a wide-variety of categories, the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards acknowledge the most valuable texts published between August 2012 and August 2013.
The Jones & Bartlett Learning titles awarded first place included Contemporary Health Promotion in Nursing Practice by Bonnie Raingruber in the Community-Public Health category and Cancer Symptom Management, Fourth Edition by Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, and Barbara Holmes Gobel in the Palliative Care and Hospice category. Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient, Third Edition by Nancy Tkacz Browne, Laura M. Flanigan, Carmel A. McComiskey, and Pam Pieper was awarded second place in the Child Health category. Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Sixth Edition by Barbara Montgomery Dossey and Lynn Keegan earned third place in the Advanced Practice Nursing category.
“We at Jones & Bartlett Learning are proud that so many of our recent publications have been recognized for excellence by the American Journal of Nursing. In this time of dynamic change in the way our nation delivers health care, with the unique roles that the nursing profession plays in this transformation, we are pleased that our efforts to serve the profession have been so impressively honored,” said Bill Brottmiller, Executive Publisher, Jones & Bartlett Learning.
About the award winners:
Contemporary Health Promotion in Nursing Practice by Bonnie Raingruber is the most up-to-date health promotion text available. It examines why nurses are uniquely positioned to model healthy behavior to the general public, and how they can promote health to their clients and community. The text emphasizes the nurse’s role in health promotion and illustrates how healthy behaviors, like weight management, positive dietary changes, smoking cessation, and exercise, are more likely to be adopted by clients if nurses adopt these same behaviors. Topics include regulations and policies affecting health promotion practice, health literacy, alternative and complementary healing, entrepreneurship, and using the arts and literature to promote health.
Cancer Symptom Management, Fourth Edition by Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, and Barbara Holmes Gobel covers multiple symptoms inherent in the treatment of cancer. Each symptom is examined in terms of its cause, pathophysiology, assessment, management, evaluation of therapeutic approaches, and patient self-care. New chapters include “Hypersensitivity Reactions to Antineoplastic Drugs,” “Extravasation,” “Ocular and Otic Complications,” and “Symptoms When Death is Imminent.” Designed to assist clinical oncology nurses in skillfully relieving and diminishing the cancer patient’s symptoms, this new edition provides essential information and the tools necessary to provide quality care to cancer patients.
Published in partnership with American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA), Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient, Third Edition by Nancy Tkacz Browne, Laura M. Flanigan, Carmel A. McComiskey, and Pam Pieper is the must-have resource for all healthcare providers involved in the care of the general pediatric surgical patient. Representing the educational mission of APSNA to improve the nursing care of pediatric surgical patients, this textbook includes information on pre- and post-operative care, minimally invasive surgery, innovative therapies, surgically treated congenital anomalies, pediatric solid tumors, and care of tubes, drains, wounds, and ostomies. Completely updated and revised, this new edition includes an expanded focus on topics such as organ transplantation, pain, bowel management, and fluid and electrolytes.
Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Sixth Edition by Barbara Montgomery Dossey and Lynn Keegan is published in cooperation with the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). As the definitive resource for holistic nursing, it is completely revised and contains updated chapters by current and new contributors. Chapters begin with Nurse Healer Objectives that are divided into theoretical, clinical, and personal subject areas, and then conclude with Directions for Future Research and Nurse Healer Reflections to encourage readers to delve deeper into the material and reflect on what they have learned in each chapter.
We’d like to send a big thanks to AJN for this outstanding honor! To learn more about Jones & Bartlett Learning nursing resources, visit our website.