Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition Is Here

Holistic Nursing, Seventh Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage AccessThe definitive resource for holistic nursing for both students and professionals is back with the just published Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition by authors Barbara Montgomery Dossey and Lynn Keegan and editors Cynthia C. Barrere, Mary A. Blaszko Helming, Deborah A. Shields, and Karen M. Avino. In addition, 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.

Completely updated and revised, it includes seven new chapters on creative expressions in healing, herbs and dietary supplements, holistic leadership, holistic nursing education, self-care and self-development, advanced holistic nursing practice, and advanced integrative health and well-being practice demonstrated through case study exemplars.

With an ideal blend of theoretical and practical content, the Seventh Edition features Dr. Dossey’s Theory of Integral Nursing, including an update on global nursing and the UN Millennium goals. There is increased emphasis on teaching holistic nursing in undergraduate and graduate programs, including the use of simulation as an effective teaching pedagogy, an enhanced focus on ways to enrich holistic care to improve patient outcomes through evidence-based practice and research, and new integrative health and wellness assessments. Essential chapters on Nurse Coaching and Dying in Peace, along with all other past chapters, are updated.

Each chapter begins with Nurse Healer Objectives to guide learning within the theoretical, clinical, and personal domains and concludes with Nurse Healer Reflections to encourage readers to reflect on what they have learned. Also featured are helpful Directions for Future Research, definitions of key terms, and case studies that illustrate how to use and integrate the interventions into clinical practice.

Organized by the five Core Values of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and aligned with the American Holistic Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition:

  • Core Value 1: Holistic Philosophy, Theories, and Ethics
  • Core Value 2: Holistic Caring Process
  • Core Value 3: Holistic Communication, Therapeutic Environment, and Cultural Diversity
  • Core Value 4: Holistic Education and Research
  • Core Value 5: Holistic Nurse Self-Reflection and Self-Care

Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Seventh Edition has been awarded the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Seal of Distinction. This newly developed Seal of Distinction indicates that the book is aligned with AHNA’s mission, vision, and Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition; is of interest to holistic nurses and of significant value to the nursing profession; provides knowledge that advances holistic nursing; is timely and relevant; is consistent with relevant historical publications; is scientifically and technically accurate; and is authored by individuals with demonstrated expertise in the field of the work submitted.

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

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Just Published: Neonatal Certification Review for the CCRN and RNC High-Risk Examinations, Second Edition

Neonatal Certification Review for the CCRN and RNC High-Risk Examinations, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Preferred AccessAre you preparing for certification as a neonatal nurse? Our just published Neonatal Certification Review for the CCRN and RNC High-Risk Examinations, Second Edition by Keri R. Rogelet and Ann J. Brorsen is just what you need.

Ideal for those seeking the RNC credential in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) or the neonatal CCRN credential, the completely updated and revised Second Edition also offers helpful information about Low Risk Neonatal Nursing (RNC-LRN) certification.

  • Contains more than 1,000 questions with comprehensive answer rationales on a broad range of topics
  • Includes test-taking strategies
  • New section on breastfeeding

What’s more, each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep with questions generated from the book.

What are you waiting for? Find out more at our website.

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National Nurses Week Celebrates Ethical Practice and Quality Care

NNW2015smallEarlier this year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) designated 2015 as the “Year of Ethics.” Recognizing the importance of ethics in all aspects of nursing practice, ANA also released a revised code of ethics for the profession, the first since 2001.

In keeping with this, the theme of 2015 National Nurses Week is “Ethical Practice. Quality Care.” It highlights the significant impact nurses have on upholding “the highest level of quality and ethical standards in their practice to ensure the delivery of superior health care to patients, families and society.”

Watch a National Nurses Week Greeting from ANA President Pamela Cipriano:

Celebrated annually from May 6, National Nurses Day, through May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, National Nurses Week acknowledges the crucial role that nurses play in elevating ethical standards that garner genuine trust. For example, the annual Gallup survey has found that the public rated nursing as the most honest, ethical profession consecutively for the past 13 years. Read more about the history of National Nurses Week.

Please join us in celebrating the contribution nurses make this and every week!

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Nursing Forum “was completely invigorating”

2015-04-17 08.27.00Last month, we hosted our first Nursing Forum, a day-long professional development event for nursing instructors at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods. Drawing attendees from all over New England and beyond, the Nursing Forum focused on “Educating the Next Generation of Nurses” with a series of workshops and presentations from experts on a wide-variety of topics.

In addition, it included an interactive Learning Center where attendees could browse our titles and find out more about our digital nursing products such as Navigate 2 and online courses and curricula. While there, they could also catch enlightening demos from Educational Technology Consultant, Rob Howson, and an informative poster presented by Corinna Preuschoff, PhD.

Executive Editor, Amanda Martin, summed up the energy of the day by saying that,

“We are so pleased with the success of our first annual Nursing Forum! It was a day of information sharing, collaboration, and ongoing dialogue around the unique trends and issues facing today’s nursing education landscape. We are grateful to our speakers for their thought-provoking sessions and to our participants for their active engagement. I feel privileged to work for a company that places such value on the expansion and dissemination of nursing knowledge, and this event marks an exciting step forward for the Nursing Division at Jones & Bartlett Learning.”

Attendees had rave reviews as well. According to Valeria Ramdin from Northeastern University, it was “such a wonderful and insightful conference.” While Pat Hedderson from NYCCT declared that “it was completely invigorating!”

2015-04-17 13.53.24Kicking off the day was Margaret Reneau, PhD, MSN, RN, Director of Online Nursing Programs for Saint Xavier University, who spoke about “Nursing Education for the 21st Century: Transitioning to Online Course Delivery.” Read some feedback from attendees:

“Dr. Reneau was fabulous. I would definitely come to another conference to listen to her.”

“Excellent! She was a great speaker and her topic was very relevant.”

Jeri Milstead, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, author of the recently published Health Policy and Politics: A Nurse’s Guide, Fifth Edition, delivered an inspiring session on “Health Policy and Politics: Leadership in Action.” Read what attendees had to say:

“Absolutely amazing – shared her passion for nurse leadership with effective, anecdotal stories.”

“Loved her down to earth presentation! Makes me want to delve more into political advocacy for health care.”

Dr. Patty Spurr, Associate Dean and Professor from Spalding University gave an educational and entertaining talk on “Moving from Face-to-Face to Online Programming for an RN to BSN Program.” Read more feedback from attendees:

“Good information. Loved her sense of humor.”

“Inspiring on how to make it work.”

Anita Finkelman, RN, MSN, from Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Nursing, and author of the recently published Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Third Edition, presented an engaging session on “Applying Technology to Engage Students Today and in the Future: Successes and Challenges.” Read some of the attendee feedback:

“Dr. Finkelman is a great speaker.”

“Humbling to be able to see her speak; her knowledge base is so broad.”

Diane Hanley, MS, RN-BC, EJD, Director at Boston Medical Center, offered expert insights on “The Practice Perspective.” Read what attendees had to say:

“Very informative regarding residency program for new graduates.”

“It was good to have a speaker out of the practice setting; she gave very practical pointers to take back to the classroom.”

The entire nursing team at Jones & Bartlett Learning would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who attended our Nursing Forum and made the day such a triumph!

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New Edition: Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Second EditionThe just published Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Second Edition by Sonya R. Hardin and Roberta Kaplow is an indispensable reference for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in intensive care units immediately following cardiac surgery. Completely updated and revised, it addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery, the nursing responsibilities necessary to meet the needs of acutely ill patients, and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field.

An ideal resource to help prepare for the Cardiac Surgery Certification subspecialty exam offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, it features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.

  • Provides additional information on pulmonary, renal, and diabetic issues related to cardiac surgery
  • New chapter on minimally invasive surgery utilizing robotics
  • Updated case studies, current references, and enhanced evidence-based practice guidelines
  • Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep

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

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Review: Clinical Instruction & Evaluation: A Teaching Resource, Third Edition “is invaluable”

Clinical Instruction & Evaluation: A Teaching Resource, Third EditionClinical Instruction & Evaluation: A Teaching Resource, Third Edition by Andrea B. O’Connor just received a 4-star review from Doody’s Review Service. According to reviewer, Mary Alison Smania, BSN, MSN, DNP, from Michigan State University College of Nursing, it is “a go-to guide to essential information for nurses as they transition into clinical faculty and preceptor roles.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“As described by the title, it truly is a ‘teaching resource’ and provides hands-on information that is invaluable. Particularly helpful to new preceptors and faculty are the examples, such as sample clinical preparation forms and sample guidelines. The sections on special settings, such as pediatric, maternity, and community health, may be particularly helpful for clinical instructors.

This is a comprehensive resource for anyone working with students in a clinical environment. The most helpful aspect of this book is that it provides concrete, real-world examples of clinical instruction, which many preceptors and clinical instructors will find invaluable. Clinical faculty and preceptors will find this book beneficial as they prepare to educate students in the clinical environment.”

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

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Jones & Bartlett Learning Remembers Marjory Gordon

Marj GordonIt is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr. Marjory Gordon passed away on April 29, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Author of the recently published Manual of Nursing Diagnosis, Thirteenth Edition, Dr. Gordon was a pioneer who contributed so much to the nursing profession.

Her many accomplishments included becoming the first president of NANDA, the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association in 1982. What’s more,

“She was principle investigator on research projects involving nursing process and nursing diagnoses, and co-director of a U.S. Public Health Service Grant to improve nurses’ diagnostic and ethical reasoning. Gordon was Professor Emerita at Boston College, where she spent 23 years on the faculty of the Cornell School of Nursing. She was a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and in 2009 was honored by being named as a Living Legend of the Academy. In 2008, Gordon received the Mentor’s Award from NANDA-International; she was among the members of the inaugural class of NANDA International Fellows inducted in 2012. She also received the Massachusetts Nurses Association Education Award; Japanese Society for Nursing Diagnosis’ Distinguished Service Award, and the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses Living Legend Award, among other awards too numerous to mention.”

Read more from NANDA-I, ASCENDIO, and The Boston Globe.

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May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month

PrintDid you know that today marks the beginning of National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM)? All month long, join us in raising awareness for the valuable work of critical care nurses and healthcare professionals across the nation.

NCCARM is the result of a partnership between the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

This year’s theme is “Turn Your ICU Blue.” Don’t miss your chance to celebrate with blue attire, especially on “Wear Blue” day on May 15.

Neonatal Certification Review for the CCRN and RNC High-Risk Examinations, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Preferred AccessJones & Bartlett Learning is committed to providing quality resources for critical care nurses. This “Wear Blue” day, we’re publishing Neonatal Certification Review for the CCRN and RNC High-Risk Examinations, Second Edition by Keri R. Rogelet and Ann J. Brorsen. An invaluable review guide to prepare for certification as a neonatal nurse, it also includes Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook and Navigate 2 TestPrep with questions generated from the book.

Ideal for those seeking the RNC credential in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) or the neonatal CCRN credential, it also offers helpful information about Low Risk Neonatal Nursing (RNC-LRN) certification.

  • Contains more than 1,000 questions with comprehensive answer rationales on a broad range of topics
  • Includes test-taking strategies
  • New section on breastfeeding

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

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Review: Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Edition “is a great reference”

Have yoInstitutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Editionu wondered what your peers think of Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Edition by Elizabeth A. Bankert and Robert J. Amdur? We recently found out.

According to Iris A. Malone, BA, CCRP, CIM, it “makes the regulations easier to understand [and] it’s a great book for a new IRB member or a new IRB.”

Read more excerpts from the review:

“The text also gives good background and information on how an IRB should function. Overall, this is a great reference/resource for an IRB member and or staff. The information is easy to read and locate throughout the book. All IRBs should have at least an edition of this book in their library.”

Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Second Edition gives IRB members and administrators the information necessary to run an efficient and effective system of protecting human research subjects in compliance with federal regulations. Comprehensive in scope, it covers administration, daily management, and ethical issues related to IRBs. In addition, it includes case studies, sample forms, and sample policy documents. To learn more, please visit our website.

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Navigate 2 Pilots Rate Favorably With Nursing Students

Nav2nurpilotsimage4In winter 2015, we conducted two pilot studies with nursing students at two different universities. During the pilots, students used Navigate 2 Advantage Access, which included a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, and learning analytics reporting tools. The pilot studies featured:

Overall, 24 students provided us with feedback on their experiences. The majority of students reported that Navigate 2 helped them study and prepare for exams more efficiently.

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In addition, students reported highly positive ratings for Navigate 2 features, especially its organization and ease of use.

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Another important finding of these pilots showed that students who spent more time using Navigate 2 were more satisfied with the product overall.

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What did nursing students have to say about using Navigate 2?

“[Navigate 2] supplemented the material presented in lecture and text. It was nice to have an alternative source to study from.”

“Using [Navigate 2] has given me more opportunities to learn in different ways.”

“[Navigate 2] made it easier to have everything needed for our class on one website.”

“[Navigate 2] was helpful when [studying] on the go.”

Stay tuned for more Research on Navigate 2. Learn more at www.jblnavigate.com.

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