It's National Nurses Week. Established by the American Nurses Association (ANA) in 1993, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. This year's theme is “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.”Earlier this year, the ANA designated 2017 as the " Year of the Healthy Nurse" to encourage nurses to "eat healthier, be more active, get better sleep, and have more joy." Why? When nurses are healthier the nation is healthier.
Athlete safety and the prevention of sudden death on the field are growing concerns in sports and physical activity. That's what makes the groundbreaking Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition by Douglas J. Casa and Rebecca L. Stearns so essential. In a recent 5-star review, Ernest Eugene, MS, BS, from Virginia Tech, writing for Doody's Review Service raves that,
“The new edition of this important book reflects the updates in this field as a result of the research since the previous edition. I will use in my daily practice.”
A new edition of Climatology by Robert V. Rohli and Anthony J. Vega will publish June 1, 2017. Praised for its detail and accuracy, Climatology continues to lead as the most comprehensive presentation of our dynamic climate system. The Fourth Edition features a completely revised, full-color art program that enhances clarity and gradation of all maps, climographs, and images to help readers better understand the diversity of climate within varying climate types.
The text appeals to all students, as it covers the basics of atmospheric science in the early chapters and provides the breadth and depth of topics to challenge the more experienced reader. Climatology, Fourth Edition aims to improve students’ communication skills, encourage critical-thinking, and invoke a sense of social responsibility, making it the clear choice in this rapidly developing science.
Bookbuilders of Boston announced Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, Sixth Edition by James D. Mauseth the 60th Annual New England Book Show College Print Single!The recently published plant biology text book received a 2017 Acknowledgement of Excellence awarded by the jury of the New England Book Show in recognition of Excellence in Graphic Arts.
Bookbuilders of Boston announced Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition by Mark L. Dantzker, Ronald D. Hunter, and Susan T. Quinn the 60th Annual New England Book Show College Cover Single!
The recently published social sciences research methods text received a 2017 Acknowledgement of Excellence awarded by the jury of the New England Book Show in recognition of Excellence in Graphic Arts.
Despite providing the foundation for much of nursing education from medical-surgical nursing to pharmacology, pathophysiology continues to intimidate many students. While most textbooks offer too much or not enough information, the new edition of Lachel Story's Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach selects the ideal level of content and delivers it in a student-friendly, accessible way. Praised by both instructors and students for its clear writing style, use of dynamic images, and current research and epidemiological trends, it employs a concept-based approach.
The essential and invaluable Initiating and Sustaining the Clinical Nurse Leader Role: A Practical Guide, Third Edition by James L. Harris, Linda A. Roussel, and Tricia Thomas recently received a five-star review. According to Cynthia L. Cummings, EdD, RN, CHSE, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writing for Doody's Review Service,
"This book is easy to read and very thorough in the descriptions of areas for the clinical nurse leader role. It includes excellent examples and good learning examples."
Today marks World Health Day, an international initiative that draws attention to a specific health issue and celebrates the start of the World Health Organization (WHO). This year’s theme is "Depression: Let's Talk." It focuses on the importance of talking about depression as a crucial component of recovery, to help reduce the stigma around mental disorders, and to encourage more people to seek help.According to the WHO,
“Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends and the ability to earn a living. At worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year olds.”