Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Kreft Endowed Chair for the Advancement of Nursing Science, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, Health Care Consultant, Mauk Financial Solutions, LLC, Valparaiso, Indiana
ISBN-13: 9781449634476 | Product With Access Code | 546 pages | © 2012
Reviewed by: Ann S Bines, MS, RN, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Excerpts from this review:
“This well-rounded reference covers, very thoroughly, the spectrum of the specialty of rehabilitation nursing from general principles to specific diseases/disabilities. The layout is logical and the book is well organized.
It is very appropriate for undergraduate students and is a good general reference for rehabilitation nurses.
It is also designed to be used as a textbook for undergraduate nursing students to introduce them to the specialty. For this purpose, there is a companion student website and an online instructor's manual. To my knowledge, there is no other textbook on rehabilitation nursing for undergraduate nursing students available at this time, so there is a definite need for this one.
The book covers the general concepts of rehabilitation nursing, providing a good overview of the nursing role, the interdisciplinary model of rehabilitation, and theories and models that are most applicable to rehabilitation nursing. The chapters on self care are pertinent to all disease/disability areas. They differentiate general information from information specific to different patient populations (SCI, BI, stroke) and are well written and informative. The chapters all begin with objectives and key concepts which are very informative and help focus the reader. The critical thinking exercises are also very helpful to promote problem-solving skills and provide discussion points.
As a textbook for undergraduate students, this is very appropriate. It is also a good reference for currently practicing nurses in the specialty of rehabilitation.”
Rehabilitation Nursing: A Contemporary Approach to Practice is a clinically-focused text designed to integrate rehabilitation into an academic curriculum, educate nurses new to the specialty, and aid practicing nurses preparing for certification.