This second edition of the Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (ENR), like the first, is a
comprehensive, yet concise and authoritative guide to existing nursing research literature. It
charts the course of nursing research since 1983 when the first edition of the Annual Review
of Nursing Research (ARNR) was published.
The original edition of ENR, published in 1998, grew from a long-standing commitment
of the publisher, Dr. Ursula Springer, to the field of nursing, and my commitment to nurse
scholars around the globe.
This comprehensive text explores the philosophy that all nurses are leaders who use creative decision making, entrepreneurship, and life-long learning to create a work environment that is efficient, cost-effective, and committed to quality care. Broad and comprehensive coverage encompasses leadership and management theories and processes by synthesizing information from nursing, health care, general administration and management, and leadership literature.
This effort is the culmination of my lifelong attraction to medical terminology - that
which continues to be a source of fulfillment for me. Throughout, I have been impacted by
the enhanced efficiency and clarity which is inherent in medical nomenclature.
How do nurses view charting? Too often, it is the last load of the shift, in which haste and
other demands cloud a precise recall of details.
This e-text version of the classic text "Humanistic Nursing" is made available with the kind permission of the
authors and copyright holders, Josephine Paterson and Loretta Zderad. The book was originally written to
define the Humanistic Nursing Theory which presented a way for each nurse to become-more as a person and
to extend that becoming-more to the community of nurses in which he or she practices. The offering of this
book in the "free" e-text format reiterates the continuing contribution of these two nurses long after their
retirement from practice.
Since 1997, ophthalmic nursing and ophthalmic care practices have moved
on in leaps and bounds.
There have been several reasons for this including the government targets
to bring down hospital waiting times, new approaches to patient management
with a move away from inpatient care to mainly day case management
and primary care settings. Ophthalmic nursing has been transformed by the
involvement of others in ophthalmic nursing care such as clinical support
workers, assistant practitioners and surgical care assistants.
The skill and care of the women of the Allied military nursing services was remembered gratefully by hundreds of thousands of wounded servicemen of World War II (1939-1945). The small peacetime services increased rapidly by enrolling reservists and volunteers; the great majority of the nurses who cared for Allied casualties were 'civilians in uniform', who worked tirelessly under difficult conditions and - in tented hospitals close to the front lines - in real danger; many nurses paid for their devotion with their lives.
The Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research provides a compilation
of definitions and discussions of terms that are commonly
encountered in the nursing literature. In this third edition of our
dictionary we have retained and revised most of the terms in the earlier
versions and have added many new ones. The new terms are in response
to evolutionary changes that have occurred over the intervening years.
We have added entries for evidence-based practice and Internet research.
The American health care system is challenged on many fronts. Every day,
there are reports of medical errors and patient safety concerns. The nation
struggles to provide care for the 15% of the population without health insurance.
Costs continue to grow two to three times faster than the cost of living.
Consumers leave their costly and risky encounters with less and less satisfaction
that they have received the value they feel they deserve and desire.
Critical care nursing is a complex, challenging area of nursing
practice, where clinical expertise is developed over time
by integrating critical care knowledge, clinical skills, and
caring practices. Finding a textbook that comprehensively
yet succinctly presents essential information about how best
to safely and competently care for critically ill patients and
their families is a challenge for those charged with the education
of new critical care practitioners.
The need for more rigorous and systematic research in public administration has grown as the
complexity of problems in government and nonprofit organizations has increased. This book
describes and explains the use of research methods that will strengthen the research efforts of
those solving government and nonprofit problems.
This book is aimed primarily at those studying research methods in masters and doctoral level
courses in curricula that concern the public and nonprofit sector.
The Wisconsin Family Health Survey (FHS) collects information about health insurance coverage, health
status, health problems and use of health care services among Wisconsin residents. This survey began in
1989 and has been conducted annually since then. This report is based on responses collected in 2008,
the same year that the BadgerCare Plus health insurance program was implemented (February 2008).
The survey results presented in this report are representative of Wisconsin household residents, who
constitute approximately 97 percent of all persons residing in the state.
Nurse educators always have a dual role—they are both nurses and educators. As nurses
they often have a specialty, such as psychiatric nursing or nephrology nursing, and they
need to keep up with developments in that specialty, both in terms of the literature and
the practice. When such nurses become educators, they also have to master the field of
education, and keep up with what is new in the field of education, both in terms of theory
“KNOW THYSELF” and “To thine own self be true,” aphorisms taken
from classic literary works and passed down through many generations
as standard wisdom, remain popular even today. Centuries ago, when
Socrates and Shakespeare penned those now-immortal words, they probably
did not know that they were glimpsing a broader, more exact
science—that of emotional intelligence. Today, emotional intelligence has
blossomed from studies in social behavior to a measurable, predictable
pattern of thought and action that influences decision making and success
First established on a national scale in Europe in the 1960s, developing countries introduced school-based
sexuality education in the 1980s. The emergence of HIV/AIDS gave many governments the impetus to
strengthen and expand sexuality education efforts and, currently, more than 100 countries have such
programs, including almost every country in sub-Saharan Africa (McCauley and Salter, 1995; Smith,
Kippax, and Aggleton, 2000; Rosen and Conly, 1998). U.N.
There are many books concerned with statistical theory. This is not one of them. This is a practical book. It is aimed
at people who need to understand statistics, but not develop it as a subject. The typical reader might be a postgraduate
student in health, life or social science who has no knowledge of statistics, but needs to use quantitative methods in their
studies. Students who are engaged in qualitative studies will need to read and understand quantitative studies when they
do their literature reviews, this book may be of use to them.
However, variation in need in smaller areas within
HRRs, such as the Primary Care Service Areas (PCSAs), has
been documented – which means that small local area
shortages of physicians may still exist . One study
finds that policies aimed at increasing physician supply in
rural areas have been successful . Another finds that
international medical graduates (IMGs) have disproportionately
located in U.S. counties of greatest need, compared
to U.S. medical graduates .
Other literature examines the importance of non-physician
clinicians in health care [26,27].
The term word assaciation is used in a very particular sense in the psycholinguistic literature. (Generally speaking, subjects respond quicker than normal to the word "nurse" if it follows a highly associated word such as "doctor.") We wilt extend the term to provide the basis for a statistical description of a variety of interesting linguistic phenomena, ranging from semantic relations of the doctor/nurse type (content word/content word) to lexico-syntactic co-occurrence constraints between verbs and prepositions (content word/function word). ...