Dan Chiras once again offers a refreshing and student-friendly introduction to the structure, function, health, and homeostasis of the human body in a modernized ninth edition of Human Biology. This acclaimed text features a new chapter dedicated to the integumentary system as well as new sections covering evolution, injuries and diseases of the muscles, the pineal gland, and more.
Read a new post from our guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology.
Happy Fall to everyone! I trust that nursing classrooms across the country and around the world are all abuzz with students and faculty working together to teach and learn the concepts and pearls of wisdom necessary to develop the next generation of nurses. As I think about the flipped classroom at its best and brightest, I wonder if we are considering the spacial aspect of our classrooms carefully enough.
As Zika spreads to the U.S., climate change becomes a daily reality, and the presence of antibiotic resistance becomes a threat to human health, the One Health movement has emerged to help us understand how it all fits together. One Health looks at the relationship between human, animal, and ecosystem health and offers the potential for dramatic progress if the health professions work together to address these issues.
Please welcome our guest blogger, Dr. Karen Hessler, PhD, FNP-C, author of Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Interactive Learning Meets Technology, for a post on the highs and lows of flipped classrooms.
Summer is such a great time to take a few minutes to reflect on our teaching practices in the classroom and clinical settings. Even if you find yourself busy with publications, presentations at conferences, and teaching coursework during the summer, taking a moment to think about how we teach is a worthy endeavor. As I watched the fireworks display on the 4th of July with my family this year, it made me think of a parallel to my flipped classroom experiences. Some of the fireworks were beautiful, brilliant, and awe-inspiring, while others seemed to be…..well, duds.
“I look forward to working with the Foundation board and leadership to advance its mission, strengthen its philanthropic efforts and engage the larger health care community." said Porter-O'Grady. "This partnership will have a lasting impact on the interests of the nursing profession and the people it serves during a time of significant change.”
Today marks the 156th anniversary since the publication of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species. Every year scientists celebrate Evolution Day to commemorate Darwin's contributions to science and to focus on and educate the public about evolutionary biology.
Today, Evolution is a core undergraduate course for any young biologist working through their academic career. We like to celebrate our prolific science forefathers by highlighting our quality textbooks written by leading scientists and educators.
Please welcome Dr. Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, author of Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients, Third Edition, for a special guest blog post on the importance of writing and publishing in the nursing community.
Many nurses struggle with wanting to write, but not feeling confident to create a paper that would be published. We want to communicate important aspects of nursing care, but are intimidated by the process of publishing. You may lack confidence or feel untrained to publish a paper. However, nurses are excellent communicators who can also communicate with the written word. What we have to share can improve health in our communities and promote healing and recovery after illness and surgery. We are patient advocates and the center of health teams.
The purpose of this blog series is to describe the concept of health navigators. In the first blog, I defined the basic role of health navigator. After having a few conversations with colleagues, I decided that it is time to write a blog about what role the health navigator does not play in the health care system. Some nurses have commented that health navigators should not work in hospitals because they will not have clinical training. Other colleagues have mentioned that health navigators may never find jobs, because no one knows how their role fits into the health care team. Now, you see the reason for writing this blog about the role of health navigators on the health care team.
On July 4, the Washington Post featured a front page article, “Navigators’ for cancer patients: A nice perk or something more?” Perhaps the Post recognized that health navigators can provide “independence day” for patients with serious disease. The article and the comments provided numerous testimonials recognizing the “godsend” that health navigators can be for cancer patients. They also indicated that health navigators are being shown to be cost-effective at least for poorer patients.
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