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Advancing Your Career: Concepts of Professional Nursing by
Call Number: RT82 .N85 2005
This book includes: quantum physics theory and its relevance to nursing care; nanotechnology and genomics and how they affect nursing; the American Organization of Nurse Executives and magnet status; increased focus on data element sets and terminologies recognized by ANA and staffing issues related to safety; coverage of domestic violence issues; JCAHO initiatives; bioterrorism and population protection; and, more web-based learning activities. It focuses specifically on practicing nurses returning to school to advance their careers. It includes interactive exercises in the book and online. It adds a new chapter, Protecting the Populace, with expanded coverage on community health issues, including bioterrorism. It offers web resources to demonstrate how to access effectively the Internet for more information. It discusses delegation and how it relates to the management of unlicensed assistive personnel.This book encompasses all of the critical components of professional nursing practice, including effective communication, professional ethics, leadership, group theory, teaching/learning, and multicultural issues. It provides web links to important nursing and governmental web sites.
Betty Neuman: The Neuman Systems Model by
Call Number: RT84.5 .R44 1993
Used extensively in nursing education, Betty Neuman’s systems model reflects nursing’s interest in holism and in the influence of environment on health. This volume opens with a brief biography of Betty Neuman and continues with a succinct discussion of her theory that outlines its origins, assumptions, and the major concepts of the meta-paradigm of nursing. It continues with a presentation of the propositions of the conceptual model, examples for application to practice and research, classic works, critiques and research, and a glossary of important terms. Ideally suited as a supplementary text, Betty Neuman is essential reading for the undergraduate nursing student as well as the more advanced student or nurse interested in a quick review.
Culture Care Diversity & Universality: A Worldwide Nursing Theory by
Call Number: RT86.54 .C85 2001
Remains the primary and most comprehensive source on the Culture Care Theory with the Sunrise Enabler and the Ethnonursing Research Method. Several classic chapters have been retained, some chapters have been completely updated, and many new chapters have been added for the 21st century. This definitive book on the Culture Care Theory and ethnonursing method contains extensive new research on diverse cultures. Nurses and other health professionals will continue to find Culture Care Diversity & Universality a most reliable guide for providing culturally congruent, competent, and safe care in a growing multicultural world.
Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists by
Call Number: RT84.5 .S53 2004
This nursing theory text is designed for baccalaureate nursing students, and presents the difficult concepts of nursing theory and 15 nursing theories through art. Unique to this text is the use of art as a teaching methodology-- a method that is consistent with Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, and more compatible to the nursing students' use of kinesthetic skill mastery, pattern recognition, artful observation, and naturalistic inquiry in mastering the discipline of nursing. This text makes nursing theory accessible, meaningful, and enjoyable to study. - publisher