In a recent 4 star review, Doody's Review Service calls our new edition of A History of American Nursing, Second Edition by Deborah Judd and Kathleen Sitzman, "very well done" and "an interesting read for any nurse."
Reviewer, Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN, from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, continues that "often history can be dry, but this book is written in a way that makes readers want to keep reading." Here are more excerpts:
"This book is very concise, with short and easy-to-read chapters. It is well organized around the seven trends, thus easy to make comparisons among the different eras. The visual timelines help put the information into perspective.
[It] has expanded with two new chapters: Reflections: The Study of Nursing History, and Nursing Research and Historical Resources. It also includes a companion website with an interactive glossary, flashcards, crossword puzzles, interactive timelines, discussion questions, and ideas for further exploration, as well as instructor resources including PowerPoint presentations. Chapters begin with a timeline, which underscores the era's sociopolitical climate, and its influence on nursing practice.
The book covers the newer issues, such as the DNP degree, and the Institute of Medicine's recommendations of 2011, as well as the advances in technology and communication techniques."