We are pleased to announce that three of our nursing products were awarded the prestigious American Journal of Nursing (AJN) book of the year awards for 2019. Each year the AJN considers submissions spanning a wide variety of nursing and health care topics and selects the best-in-class products in each category. We are honored to take home three awards and extend our congratulations to our talented and dedicated authors.
Nursing as Ministry provides the foundations of Christian nursing as ministry, taking an inter-professional perspective with 29 contributors from backgrounds in theology, nursing, medicine, social work, and pastoral ministry. Designed to be a student-friendly textbook for faith-based schools, this first edition text focuses on the spiritual aspects of patient care, providing practical information ministering to specific populations. The authors have designed this text to guide the reader through their own spiritual journey, with personal reflection questions in each chapter to help students and nurses to internalize the content.
I’ve spent much of my time and energy over the past five years engaged in large scale undergraduate curriculum change efforts across two Canadian Universities. First as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs at the University of Alberta, and currently as the Dean of Nursing at the University of Calgary. What I have observed and experienced is that the need for transformational and relational leadership is everywhere. As an academic leader, what I can accomplish is dependent on the quality of the relationships that I foster with colleagues, staff and students. Honesty, transparency, and building on strengths are key aspects of a relational leadership style.
Over the past 2 years I have traveled the country visiting universities, health systems, and attending conferences in search of those places where leaders are addressing the hard conversations. These conversations center around toxic work cultures, burnout, leadership issues, and failing systems. I have been searching for solutions that create high performing organizations and the tactics healthcare leaders can use to create them. In all these places I have been driving the discussions to encourage present day leaders to push past the current thinking which maintains and fosters the ‘status quo’.
The wait is over! The updated second edition of A Pocket Guide to Clinical Midwifery: The Efficient Midwife has published. The must-have resource for midwives, women’s health nurse practitioners, and all levels of healthcare providers working in the women’s health field is organized alphabetically for easy reference, and features important concepts, diagnostic tools, algorithms, and management options, including conventional, lifestyle, and complementary therapies, all in one place.
Patients who undergo cardiac surgery require specialized care and critical care nurses are crucial to their postoperative recovery and health. The new third edition of Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is an indispensable resource for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in critical care units prior to and immediately following cardiac surgery and in the transitioning to home.
Doody's Review Service recently gave a 5 -star review to Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Eighth Edition.
"This is a wonderful book, very detailed and thorough. The sections are clear and delineate practical applications for improvement of nursing leadership areas." says reviewer, Cynthia Cummings, EdD, RN, CHSE, CNE (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health)
Management and Leadership for Nurse Administrators, Eighth Edition provides a comprehensive overview of key management and administrative concepts critical to leading healthcare organizations and ensuring patient safety and quality care. The text prepares nursing students and professional administrators to lead a workplace that is rapidly evolving due to technology, culture, and changes in the U.S. healthcare system. The Eighth Edition features an updated discussion of the business of health care, including resource procurement, revisions to the Affordable Care Act, and financial management relating to reimbursement. Hear directly from the authors in their most recent Webinar
What else makes this an outstanding resource?
- Employs polarity thinking to embrace problems, conflict, and resistance in health care
- Uses implementation science to promote sustainable quality improvement and move toward the IHI Quadruple Aim
- Includes new content on management strategies for mentoring and coaching a diverse nursing staff
- Features Crosswalks for major content areas and competencies from AONE, ACHE, and other professional organizations
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In honor of National Nurse's Week we continue to highlight nurses and mentors who have truly inspired us along the way. Today's highlight comes from care management author, Barbara Katz, RN, MSN,