Falvo and Holland’s Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth Edition Features a Unique and Individualized Approach

Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth EditionNursing students and professionals who work with the chronically ill need to understand not only their clients’ conditions but also the impact that those conditions have on daily life. The recently published Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Sixth Edition by Donna Falvo and Beverley E. Holland explores the impact of chronic illness and disability on the capacity to function on a physical, psychological, social, recreational, and vocational level.

Designed to help students and professionals learn basic medical terminology in order to understand symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses, it also helps them interpret reports and documents associated with client care. The text also focuses on how to help clients build and strengthen their personal resources so they may achieve optimal functioning and full participation in all aspects of their lives.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • New content based on the DSM-V
  • Chapters on neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatric conditions, and substance abuse
  • Case studies that encourage critical thinking and facilitate problem-solving strategies

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New Edition of Spirituality in Nursing Explores Contemporary Issues in Today’s Complex World

Spirituality in Nursing, Sixth EditionMary Elizabeth O’Brien’s Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground is perhaps the most comprehensive text on spirituality and nursing currently in print. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues as an invaluable resource for spirituality-focused nursing courses at all levels of education. Examining the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing, topics include the history of nursing from a spiritual perspective, how to assess a patient’s spiritual needs, and the nurse’s role in spiritual care.

Completely updated and revised, the text also explores the spiritual needs of the acutely and chronically ill at the end of life. In addition, it delves into parish nursing, prayer in nursing, death and bereavement, and servant leadership in nursing. Also featured are three author-developed theoretical models for nursing practice and the Spiritual Assessment Scale, an instrument to measure a patient’s spiritual well-being.

New to the Sixth Edition:

  • Expanded and updated content on contemporary spirituality in nursing
  • New section on “spirituality and international terrorism” with examples from the Boston Marathon bombing and the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels
  • New chapter detailing the ministry and nursing practice of Catherine of Siena, called the “patroness of nursing”

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Review: “an excellent, easy to read graduate level book on women’s gynecologic health”

Women’s Gynecologic Health, Third EditionThe trusted, comprehensive, and evidence-based Women’s Gynecologic Health, Third Edition by Kerri Durnell Schuiling and Frances E. Likis has received another rave review. Julie Baker-Townsend, DNP, WHNP- BC, FNP-BC, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writing for Doody’s Review Service calls it,

“…an excellent, easy to read graduate level book on women’s gynecologic health [that] covers all aspects of gynecological care including cultural care, evidence-based guidelines, and feministic approaches…”

Women’s Gynecologic Health, Third Edition presents women’s gynecologic health from a woman-centered and holistic viewpoint. Encompassing both health promotion and management of gynecologic conditions, it provides clinicians and students with a strong foundation in gynecologic care and the knowledge necessary to apply it in clinical practice. With an emphasis on the importance of respecting the normalcy of female physiology, it is an essential reference for all women’s healthcare providers.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Four new chapters on prenatal and postpartum care, including anatomy and physiologic adaptations of normal pregnancy, diagnosis of pregnancy and overview of prenatal care, common complications of pregnancy, and postpartum care
  • Expanded content on often underrepresented populations and topics, such as caring for lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault
  • 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

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New Edition of Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge Gives Students Practical Insights Into the Rapidly Changing Field

Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Fourth EditionAs nursing informatics continues to grow and bring value to the healthcare industry, nursing students need current, practical, and powerful tools to facilitate the move from information through knowledge to wisdom. One such resource is the recently published Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge, Fourth Edition by Dee McGonigle and Kathleen Mastrian. With content grounded in the authors’ Foundation of Knowledge Model, it teaches students about the history of healthcare informatics, current issues, basic informatics concepts, and health information management applications.

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New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Updates on EHR systems and the use of SMART technology
  • Two new competency-based assessment tools: the Tiger-Based Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competencies (TANIC) and the Nursing Informatics Competency Assessment (NICA L3/L4)
  • The latest approach to simulation education
  • Case studies
  • Navigate 2 Premier Access

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Issues and Trends in Nursing, Second Edition “offers readers the groundwork to build their knowledge of current policies and practices in nursing”

Issues and Trends in Nursing, Second EditionThe reviews are already starting to come in for the recently published Issues and Trends in Nursing: Practice, Policy, and Leadership, Second Edition by Gayle Roux and Judith A. Halstead. According to Sandra Jean Herron, DNP, from Winona State University, writing for Doody’s Review Service,

“This edition, with its modified title, interactive features, and online resources, offers readers the groundwork to build their knowledge of current policies and practices in nursing.”

Issues and Trends in Nursing: Practice, Policy, and Leadership, Second Edition enables students to stay current with the constantly expanding body of clinical knowledge, healthcare trends, technology, and sociocultural changes affecting nursing practice. It also encourages nurses to think critically, engage in client relationships based on strong contextual knowledge, grow professionally in their nursing practice, and create therapeutic plans to improve health outcomes.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Updated coverage of current issues in nursing
  • New content on informatics and health information technology
  • Nurse competencies in genetics and genomics
  • Achieving a balanced and healthy lifestyle
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access

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Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice Provides Real-World Expertise

Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing PracticeAccurately and safely prescribing drugs for common diseases and disorders is vital for advanced practice nurses. That’s what makes Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice by Tammie Lee Demler and Jacqueline Rhoads so timely. Reflecting the latest research on how each drug works in the body, it provides guidance on drug selection, considerations for special populations, therapeutic drug monitoring, adverse reactions, drug-to-drug interactions, and processes for adding or changing drug therapy.

Written from both a nursing and pharmacy perspective, the text captures real-life experience to provide an inclusive, reliable resource for both nursing students and practicing providers. Organized by drug classification and by the body systems the drug therapy targets, it also offers quick reference tables to provide critical information at a glance. Color symbols show pharmacokinetic considerations of each drug within its class.

What else makes this text special?

  • Drugs organized by AHFS categories with summaries of each drug class
  • Quick reference tables and color symbols
  • Universal prescribing alerts
  • Real-life practice points from the experts
  • Case studies with questions to reinforce learning
  • Navigate 2 Premier Access with interactive lectures

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Tim Porter-O’Grady and Kathy Malloch Explore Today’s Healthcare Environment with the New Edition of Quantum Leadership

Quantum Leadership: Creating Sustainable Value in Health Care, Fifth EditionThe healthcare landscape is continuously shifting and evolving, especially when it comes to leadership. With Quantum Leadership: Creating Sustainable Value in Health Care, Fifth Edition, Tim Porter-O’Grady and Kathy Malloch delve into theories about contemporary leadership within today’s increasingly complex and diverse healthcare delivery systems.

The Fifth Edition explores the development of leadership through empowerment and team engagement. It analyzes the characteristics and roles of leaders to provide strategies for leading interdisciplinary teams within new models of the complex healthcare system. Also integrated are the essential requirements for Quality Matters certification for online course development.

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New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Emphasis on engagement and relationships as the cornerstone of care delivery
  • Discussion of failure as both a reality of life and an opportunity for improvement
  • New case studies
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access

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Butts and Rich’s Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice, Third Edition Provides an Essential Roadmap

Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice, Third EditionGraduate nursing students and advanced practice nurses need a broad foundation in order to understand and apply theory in practice. The recently published Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice, Third Edition by Janie B. Butts and Karen L. Rich gives students a thorough understanding of theory structure, how to evaluate theories, and how to put theories into practice on the job. Appropriate for both introductory and advanced degrees of knowledge, it also covers a wide variety of interdisciplinary theories due to the growing emphasis on collaborative, interdisciplinary care.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Updated content based on current literature and practice
  • New chapter on nursing theories related to health equity and disparities
  • Additional middle-range and practice theories
  • Expanded coverage of the DNP degree
  • New case studies

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New Edition of Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice Demystifies Healthcare Ethics

Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice, Third EditionDid you know that the recently published Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice, Third Edition by Pamela J. Grace is the only comprehensive textbook on the ethical issues faced by APNs giving front-line care? As such, it is a critically important resource for students preparing for advanced practice and nursing leadership in both the United States and around the world.

The author, an APN and ethicist, demystifies the principles and language of healthcare ethics. Beginning from a foundation of nursing practice, the text guides students in developing ethical decision-making skills they can apply to a range of circumstances, from everyday issues to complex dilemmas.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Expanded content on how nurses can alleviate moral distress and enhance their moral agency in decision making
  • Additional content on social justice, including advocacy for vulnerable populations and global issues
  • Explores the role of interprofessional ethics
  • New content on men’s health issues and substance abuse
  • Expanded content on gerontological issues
  • Focus on perioperative and CRNA issues

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Anita Finkelman’s Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing Offers Much-Needed QI Framework

Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in NursingResearch has shown that medical errors are a leading cause of hospital deaths. As a result, quality improvement (QI) is a matter of national importance. Each day, nurses must work to improve care, both with individual patients and within the complex systems they work in. To accomplish this goal, nurses need a clear and effective framework that provides direction for planning and implementing continuous QI initiatives.

The recently published Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing by Anita Finkelman offers that vital framework. It examines the need for improved care, engages students in the entire QI process, and emphasizes the need for nursing leadership to ensure better care. In addition, it clarifies the often confusing work of QI terminology and technology, roles and responsibilities, goal setting, and data analysis.

What else makes this text special?

  • Emphasizes the importance of nursing leadership in QI
  • Discusses government and non-government initiatives to prevent errors and improve care
  • Case studies help students solve QI problems
  • Explores how to apply the content to clinical settings and various healthcare systems
  • 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

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