Today is World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day 2016February 4 is World Cancer Day, a global initiative in the fight against cancer. Celebrated annually, World Cancer Day aims to save lives from preventable deaths and raise “awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action.” This year’s theme is “We can. I can.” Its goal is to draw attention to the ways that we can address cancer individually, communally, and internationally.

According to Professor Tezer Kutluk, President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC),

 “World Cancer Day 2016 is a chance to reflect on what everyone can do to reduce the impact of this devastating disease, now, and for the future. We wish it to be a springboard for positive change. Take action for yourself, your organisation or your community/country, as everyone can make a difference and inspire others. ‘We can. I can.’ beat cancer.”

To learn more about World Cancer Day, visit www.worldcancerday.org.

Cancer Nursing, Eighth EditionJones & Bartlett Learning is committed to providing the highest quality resources for healthcare professionals who care for cancer patients. Later this year, we will publish a new edition of the gold standard in oncology nursing: Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition by Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, and Barbara Holmes Gobel.

With contributions from the foremost experts in the field, it has remained the definitive reference on the rapidly changing science and practice of oncology nursing for more than 25 years.

  • Completely updated and revised to reflect the latest research and developments in the care of patients with cancer
  • New chapters on the biology of cancer, sleep disorders, and palliative care across the cancer continuum
  • Significant updates to the basic science chapters to reflect recent increases in scientific knowledge, especially relating to genes and cancer

To learn more about Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, Eighth Edition, visit our website.

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Just Published: Women’s Health Issues Across the Life Cycle

Women’s Health Issues Across the Life CycleHave you been looking for a text that explores a wide-variety of health issues and concerns for women to offer a holistic approach to care? We just published it. Presented within a quality of life framework, Women’s Health Issues Across the Life Cycle: A Quality of Life Perspective by Angela Sammarco provides a women-centered perspective to explore the range of factors that can impact women’s health and well-being throughout the major life stages.

The first text of its kind, Women’s Health Issues Across the Life Cycle: A Quality of Life Perspective examines the ways in which the physical, psychological, spiritual, socioeconomic, and family domains impact women’s quality of life.

What else makes this text special?

  • Current research specific to women’s health
  • Health promotion strategies and interventions
  • Case studies
  • Critical thinking questions
  • Internet resources for more information

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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5-Star Review for the “excellent” 2016 Nurse’s Drug Handbook

2016 Nurse's Drug HandbookWhat a great way to start the year– we’ve just received a 5-star review and a perfect score of 100 for 2016 Nurse’s Drug Handbook. According to Carol Agana, MNSc, CNP, APRN, from the University of Arkansas, writing for Doody’s Review Service, it is,

“…an excellent book that I would recommend to undergraduate students [and] to nurses in a hospital, clinic, or other healthcare setting, who should have it available as a reference.”

Jones & Bartlett Learning 2016 Nurse’s Drug Handbook is the most up-to-date, practical, and easy-to-use nursing drug reference. Updated annually, it provides accurate and timely facts on hundreds of drugs from A-Z. Written in a no-nonsense style that speaks your language in terms you use every day, it offers concise and consistently formatted drug entries organized alphabetically.

The 2016 Nurse’s Drug Handbook includes:

  • Index of all generic, trade, and alternate drug names
  • Chemical and therapeutic classes, FDA pregnancy risk category, and controlled substance schedule
  • Indications and dosages, as well as route, onset, peak, and duration information
  • Incompatibilities and contraindications
  • Interactions with drugs, food, and activities
  • Adverse reactions
  • Nursing considerations, including key teaching points for patients
  • Mechanism-of-action illustrations
  • Warnings and precautions

New drug entries: albiglutide (Tanzeum), apremilast (Otezla), dalbavancin (Dalvance), dapagliflozin (Farxiga), dulaglutide (Trulicity), empagliflozin (Jardiance), eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom), ferric citrate (Auryxia), insulin, inhaled (rapid acting) (Afrezza), naloxegol (Movantik), olodaterol (Striverdi Respimat), omega 3-carboxylic acids (Epanova), oritavancin (Orbactiv), sucroferric oxyhydroxide (Velphoro), suvorexant (Belsomra), tedizolid (Sivextro), umeclidinium (Incruse Ellipta), vedolizumab (Entyvio), and vorapaxar (Zontivity).

Apps are also available for Android, iPhone, and iPad. Interested in learning more? Visit our website.

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Review: Pharmacology for Women’s Health, Second Edition is “an ideal textbook”

Pharmacology for Women’s Health, Second EditionIn a recently published review, the Midwest Book Review called Pharmacology for Women’s Health, Second Edition by Mary C. Brucker and Tekoa L. King “impressively well-organized and presented.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“…an ideal textbook for Medical Studies and Nurse Practitioner academic curricula, as well as Women’s Health Issues supplemental studies reading lists. No medical school or university library Health/Medicine reference collection can be considered complete or up-to-date without the inclusion of [this text].”

Pharmacology for Women’s Health, Second Edition is a unique text that discusses pharmacology as it specifically relates to women’s health. Completely updated and revised to reflect the changing field of pharmacology, it includes:

  • New pharmacological agents for common conditions
  • Changes in indications
  • The use of vaccines
  • Updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • The effects of the Affordable Care Act
  • New resource boxes in each chapter for easy access to more information

What’s more, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Just Published: Pediatric Primary Care: Practice Guidelines for Nurses, Third Edition

Pediatric Primary Care, Third EditionHave you been searching for a user-friendly, comprehensive guide that provides an overview of the clinical situations nurses will encounter while caring for pediatric patients? We just published Pediatric Primary Care: Practice Guidelines for Nurses, Third Edition by Beth Richardson.

Written for advanced practice primary care nursing students for use in clinical courses, it is organized in outline format so that students can quickly find relevant information. The Third Edition covers well-child care from newborn through adolescence, including appropriate anticipatory guidance for each age group. It also includes common illnesses in each body system with differentials and treatment plans written by pediatric nurse practitioners with expertise in each specialty area.

  • Updated ICD-10 codes throughout
  • Instructor resources include case studies for common illnesses and conditions
  • New chapter on common genetic disorders seen in primary care

Can’t wait to learn more? Visit our website.

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Wins 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award

Lauwers-cover-updated with AJN sealWe are so proud to announce that Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide, Sixth Edition by Judith Lauwers and Anna Swisher was just awarded second place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Awards Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing category. For more than 40 years, the American Journal of Nursing has released an annual list of the best in nursing publishing. Encompassing a wide-range of categories, the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Awards recognize the most valuable texts published between August 2014 and August 2015.

“Jones & Bartlett Learning is truly honored to accept this 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award. To be granted this distinction within the Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing category is especially meaningful given our longstanding and devoted work in the areas of women’s health, midwifery, breastfeeding, and lactation. We applaud the dedication of our authors in maintaining this seminal work through its six editions and we extend our congratulations to both the authors and our publishing team.” – Amanda Martin, Executive Editor, Jones & Bartlett Learning

Written from a teaching perspective, Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide, Sixth Edition presents topics within a counseling framework with practical suggestions and evidence-based information interwoven throughout. Completely updated and revised, it includes new research on milk composition, the importance of the gut microbiome and skin-to-skin care, Affordable Care Act changes, and the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization for breastfeeding with HIV. Also explored and expanded are discussions on cultural competence, working effectively and sensitively with LGBTQ families, addressing disparities in health equity, milk banking issues, and social media trends for lactation information and support.

What else makes the Sixth Edition special?

  • Serves as a significant teaching tool for students, interns, and other healthcare professionals
  • Contains an extensive glossary and bulleted lists at the end of each chapter
  • Ideal study guide for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification and practice
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook

Would you like to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Edition: The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials, Third EditionMastering the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Essentials is vital for DNP students and faculty. Modeled after the eight DNP Essentials as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), our newly published The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing, Third Edition by Mary Zaccagnini and Kathryn White provides infrastructure for achieving the highest level of practice

Written for current DNP students and those considering the degree program, each section addresses content relevant to an element of the Essentials document and advises students and faculty on the steps necessary to fulfill the requirements of the degree. It also serves as a key reference for professionals who have already completed a DNP program, as well as for faculty members who need a framework for creating their own unique program.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Additional project exemplars
  • Implementing the portfolio option
  • Quality analysis, including statistical analysis methods and models
  • Role of the professional nurse
  • Squire Guidelines as they apply to dissemination
  • Information literacy as it relates to the DNP scholarly project

Interested in learning more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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Nursing Once Again Tops Gallup’s Most Honest and Ethical Professions Poll

nurse and patientFor the 14th consecutive year, nursing ranks highest on Gallup’s list of the most trusted professions in the U.S. According to their annual poll that rated honesty and ethics in various fields, 85% of Americans gave nurses “high” or “very high” ratings.

According to Gallup, nurses have ranked highest on this poll “every year but one since they were added to the list in 1999. The exception is 2001, when firefighters were included on the list on a one-time basis, shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.” Other professions that were rated highly on this year’s poll included pharmacists, medical doctors, high school teachers, and police officers.

“It’s essential that we leverage this trust to lead and implement change in the health care system,” said Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, president of the American Nurses Association (ANA). “Hospitals, health care systems and other organizations are lacking an important perspective and can’t make fully competent decisions if they don’t have registered nurses at the board table or in the C-Suite.  That’s why ANA is a member of the Nurses on Boards Coalition, working to place 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020.”

In keeping with this, earlier this year ANA deemed 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” Recognizing the importance of ethics in all aspects of nursing practice, ANA has also released a revised code of ethics for the profession, the first since 2001.

Please join us in celebrating the outstanding work that nurses do this and every year. Find out more about our nursing resources at www.jblearning.com/nursing.

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New Edition: Understanding the Work of Nursing Theorists

Understanding the Work of Nursing Theorists, Third EditionNursing theory is often intimidating for students, especially when most textbooks are unnecessarily complex. That’s what makes the recently published Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists: A Creative Beginning, Third Edition by Kathleen Sitzman and Lisa Wright Eichelberger so essential. By offering a new and more accessible approach, it encourages students to think and learn creatively by presenting the often difficult concepts of nursing theory through the use of art.

The Third Edition also offers definitions and basic concepts along with a brief overview of common nursing theories. In addition, it provides:

  • New “Theory in Action” sections in theorist chapters
  • Additional theorist interviews
  • Updated technology information
  • Learning Activities in each chapter
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools

Interested in learning more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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New Edition: Introduction to Nursing Research: Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice

Introduction to Nursing Research, Fourth EditionChanges in health care resulting from the Affordable Care Act, the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report, and other challenges require nurses to embrace and advance their knowledge through evidence based-practice. The recently published Introduction to Nursing Research: Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice, Fourth Edition by Carol Boswell and Sharon Cannon is a distinct integration of evidence-based practice and research. It focuses on how nurses can incorporate research into their daily practice to provide high-quality health care.

The Fourth Edition concentrates on the meaning of evidence, the use of quality improvement, and the practical application of each for practicing nurses. It also provides guidance on how to analyze the strengths and challenges evident in research projects, quality improvement reports, and published reports.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Reinforces the understanding of what comprises the scope of evidence
  • Fundamental concepts presented using evidence-based research examples
  • New chapter on quality
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools

Can’t wait to learn more? Preview a sample chapter now or visit our website.

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