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    Coming Soon: Peggy Chinn's Newest Edition of Peace and Power

    Posted by admin on Dec 2, 2011 10:26:08 AM

    Peace and Power: New Directions for Building Community, Eighth Edition
    Peggy L. Chinn, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut, Connecticut
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-4555-7
    Paperback, 150 pages, © 2013
    Available January 15, 2012

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    Topics: New Edition, Author, author, nursing, leadership, new edition, Leadership, management, Management

    Note & Podcast from the Author: Pathophysiology Text

    Posted by admin on Aug 24, 2011 9:36:19 AM

    Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach

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    Topics: Author, author, lachel story, New Text, New text, nursing, nursing practice, Pathophysiology, groundbreaking, note, story

    Contributing author discusses mediation and geriatric care management

    Posted by admin on Aug 22, 2011 3:38:03 PM

    Check out this interesting blog post from Dana Curtus, contributing author to Cathy Cress’s Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition.

    Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Edition now includes for the first time a chapter on mediation, titled Mediation and Geriatric Care Management.  As the author who contributed this chapter, I am happy to post my first blog about mediation.   It seems appropriate first to let you know a bit about myself.  I am a full-time mediator and mediation trainer and happily have been for twenty years next month.  In the past five or so years, I have increasingly devoted part of my practice to mediation of disputes involving elders and their families, or issues related to them.  I am also a mother, a grandmother to four precious granddaughters (and another grandchild of unknown gender on the way).  I have been a daughter and granddaughter, caring for and loving aging family members.

    I have a warm place in my heart for Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) and have worked with many GCMs as a teacher of mediation and as a mediator collaborating on cases.  These relationships have served as powerful alliances, with GCMs allowing me to serve my clients in mediation more effectively and, I believe, assisting GCMs to be more effective in theirs.

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    Topics: Author, author, Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Health care, mediation

    Author Podcast: Lachel Story, Pathophysiology

    Posted by admin on May 16, 2011 1:57:11 PM

    We recently recorded a Podcast with Lachel Story, author of the newly published text, Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach. Listen to the author discuss what led her to write this student-friendly text, how it is different from other books on this topic, and why it is an ideal choice for course adoption.

    Interview Questions:

    • Where do you work and why did you write this book?
    • What are some key features and benefits of your book?
    • What makes your book different from other texts on this topic?
    • Why should professors adopt your book?

    Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach is available through the Jones & Bartlett Learning website or by calling 1-800-832-0034. Are you an instructor wishing to consider this text for course adoption? Contact your sales representative to request your complimentary review copy.

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    Topics: Author, author, New Text, New text, Pathophysiology

    Q & A with Authors Janet Houser and Kathleen S. Oman

    Posted by admin on Apr 15, 2011 12:34:55 PM

    Below is our recent interview with Janet Houser and Kathleen S. Oman, authors of Evidence-Based Practice: An Implementation Guide for Healthcare Organizations.

    Janet Houser, PhD, RN, Academic Dean, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, Regis University

    There are a lot of books on evidence-based practice.  What makes this book different?
    It is a good thing that we are seeing more references for evidence based practice.  Our book is different in that we focused from the beginning on “how will this book be used.” Our yardstick, for everything from the chapters to the appendices was framed with application in mind. A staff nurse or an administrator should be able to pick up this book and use the recommendations here immediately. The appendices in particular are reproducible forms and checklists that can kick-start an EBP effort.

    Looking at the list of contributors, it is clear we have an impressive range of contributors.  Dr. Colleen Goode, winner of AONE’s outstanding researcher award, collaborated with Dr. Sharon Pappas, winner of the INARC outstanding research award to produce sound, sensible advice about the role of leadership in EBP implementation. Virtually all of the contributors are practicing EBP in their own field, and the book is the better for it.

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    Topics: Author, author, evidence-based practice, New Text, New text, Interview, interview, practice

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