Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare

Supporting Career and Personal Development
Author: Helen M. Woolnough,Sandra L. Fielden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118863720
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare: Supporting career and personal development is an innovative look into mentoring within nursing, and its implications for career success. It provides an up-to-date review of the current research and literature within mentoring in nursing and healthcare, drawing together the distinctive challenges facing nurses and their career development. It proposes new directions and practical ways forward for the future development of formal mentoring programmes in nursing. Offering fresh insight into mentoring principles and how these can be used beyond pre-registration nurse education to support personal career development. This is an essential book for all those commencing, continuing or returning to a nursing career. Key features: Addresses mentoring as a career development tool Focuses on the individual benefits of being a mentee and mentor and how this can aid professional development Both theoretical and practical material is presented Features case studies throughout book Supports nurses to develop their careers It is sector specific but has transferability across disciplines A summary chapter draws together common threads or theoretical perspectives. The book concludes with strategies for future research and progress

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare

A Guide to Best Practice
Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk,Ellen Fineout-Overholt
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1605477788
Category: Medical
Page: 599
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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University

Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare

A Practical Approach
Author: Kate Kilgallon,Janet Thompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118276094
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare is a practical, interactive resource that promotes active participation and enhances a deeper level of understanding of mentorship. It explores what is meant by the process of mentoring, addresses what a mentor is, what the role entails, and gives practical help on teaching and assessing students in clinical practice. Written primarily for mentors, this book offers a range of theoretical and practical activities and resources that are enhanced by online learning resources. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of mentorship, including: The role of mentorship The mentor-student relationship The mentor as teacher Experiential learning and reflective practice Learning styles and teaching theories The mentor as assessor Competence and capability Health improvement Career development A core text for mentor preparation and mentor update courses in nursing and allied health, Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare is an essential guide that supports learning and ongoing professional development. Key Features: Includes not only the latest and most up-to-date NMC standards, but also the Health and Care Professions Council's standards of proficiency Accessible and practice-oriented, with case studies, reflective exercises and activities throughout Has a strong focus on assessment skills Supported by interactive online resources that include test-yourself questions, multiple choice questions, web-links, PowerPoint slides, case studies, and activities at www.wiley.com/go/mentoring

The Nurse Mentor'S Handbook: Supporting Students In Clinical Practice


Author: Walsh, Danny
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335263186
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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This popular book is the ideal companion text for all new and trainee nurse mentors, to help devise and enhance learning opportunities for their students.

Nursing Practice and Health Care 5E

A Foundation Text
Author: Susan Hinchliff,Sue Norman,Jane Schober
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0340928883
Category: Medical
Page: 576
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Nursing Practice and Health Care is an essential companion to pre-registration nursing education programmes, for those studying at degree and diploma level, and for students on post-registration courses. This fifth edition has been completely revised to reflect the current professional and educational requirements for those preparing for registration as a nurse, while maintaining a strong focus on practice and reflecting the needs of those requiring nursing and health care. Additionally, it uses the 2008 NMC Code as the cornerstone for many of its chapters. Building on the changes in the fourth edition, the requirements of pre-registration nursing programmes, the fitness for practice initiative and other developments in health policy within the four countries of the UK, the book provides an invaluable support for students as they learn the skills in critical thinking that will enable the development of an accountable, professional practitioner. Both student- and patient-centred, the book is divided into five parts: Perspectives on nursing, Learning nursing, Practisting nursing, Key aspects of care and Professional support and development. Key features: Completely revised and updated to reflect the new NMC Code Both student- and patient-centred Tackles key issues for today's student nurse, including health promotion, quality and the patient experience, informatics, diversity of care settings, accountable practice and ethics and the law Incorporates a wide range of helpful text features including learning objectives, section and chapter summaries, patient scenarios and reflective points, useful websites and further reading Reflects the governmental reports, policies, frameworks and targets of all four UK countries

Mentoring in Nursing

A Dynamic and Collaborative Process, Second Edition
Author: Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107699
Category: Medical
Page: 212
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Transformative Learning Theory offers a uniquely inclusive methodology across all levels of nursing education for educators and students focused on common nursing arenas and situations. This is the only book to present practical, innovative strategies for novice and experienced nurse educators to apply Transformative Learning Theory in various curricula, courses, and learning situations. Geared for adult and returning students, the text addresses common learning issues from both learner and teacher perspectives, enabling educators and students to apply Transformative Learning to evaluate their own authentic transformation throughout their careers. Key Features: Offers a uniquely inclusive theory and methodology "Transformative Learning Theory" across degree levels for educators and students Includes practical learning strategies and activities for a broad nursing curriculum Addresses the needs of novice nurse educators with clinical, but limited pedagogical, expertise and experienced nurse educators seeking new frameworks and techniques Provides direct application for classroom, online, or hybrid learning environments Covers all aspects of simulation Designed for graduate nursing education courses

Managing Client Care


Author: Elizabeth F. Wywialowski
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323024822
Category: Medical
Page: 415
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Providing a focus on the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful first-line manager, this unique text emphasizes successful client care by addressing the role of nurses in managing quality and the available resources needed. It also discusses each of the essential components of the manager of care role, as well as the basic or core competencies required of staff nurses inherent in the direct care of clients. Thoroughly revised and updated, this 3rd edition reflects the numerous changes related to evolving management concepts - including understanding the health care system, using personal strengths most effectively, and nurturing professional integrity. Content focuses on client care management, rather than staff management, to go beyond basic management concepts and help those whose role will be managing quality client care. Essential theoretical information is covered with an emphasis on practical application. Application Exercises at the end of each chapter challenge readers to apply what they've just learned. A brief clinical situation is followed by questions or commands to describe the solution, based on what was learned in the chapter. Critical Thinking Scenarios at the end of each chapter give readers a short case study to consider and questions to test their application of knowledge. A competency-based format is applied throughout and is based on a research study that identifies clinical management skills needed by beginning staff nurses. Objectives and Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter provide readers with a glimpse at important information contained within. Key concepts are also shown in boldface upon first mention in that chapter. Cartoons are provided throughout to keep readers more actively interested in the text content. Terrorism readiness and disaster management content has been added to prepare readers for today's most relevant issues. The chapter on Understanding the Context of Health has been thoroughly revised to offer readers a glimpse into the heart of the business of health care. New content in this chapter includes economic and political ties to seamless health care, nursing informatics, and technology in practice. The latest issues facing staff nursing are covered - including content on staff shortages, mandatory overtime, agency nurses/temps, self-preservation, and continuing education. Revised and updated instructor's resources are now located online for added flexibility.

Fast Facts for Career Success in Nursing

Making the Most of Mentoring in a Nutshell
Author: Connie Vance, EdD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826106902
Category: Medical
Page: 194
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"This is a very practical and easy to read book that could be very useful for nurses starting out in their careers. As the foreword states, it could be a resource for formal mentoring programs, residency programs, and nursing educational programs. The information and advice in this book may also keep new nurses from leaving the field if they are able to develop successful mentoring relationships. It is a bargain at $25.00."--Choice "For those looking for a mentor, this book provides invaluable advice on what attracts mentors and makes them believe in you and be willing to support your development...This book is an excellent resource for mentors and protÈgÈs."--Nurse Educator "Dr. Vance's pioneering work on mentorship has provided us with the language, understanding, and strategies for building these essential professional support relationships. This book extends her work in practical and useful ways that will help us build the new generation of excellent clinical experts, advocates, and nurse leaders." From the Foreword by Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, The American Journal of Nursing This newest addition to the Fast Facts series provides insight for protÈgÈs and mentors on using mentoring to build new generations of successful nurses. It covers a quick history of why mentoring is important, how a protÈgÈ can identify and mentor, and how to develop and maintain a healthy mentor-protÈgÈ relationship. It also contains the necessary tools to help novice nurses benefit from mentor support through difficult and sometimes frightening and confusing times. Written by Connie Vance, an innovator in nursing mentorship research, this book presents new nurses with tools to identify the perfect "mentor match" and cultivate the mentor relationship in ways that result in valuable career-building insight. It includes guidelines to ensure a truly valuable and influential mentor relationship, contributing to career success in nursing. Key Features: Contains guidelines for creating a personal mentor action plan, complete with a chart for use in mentoring practice Provides 10 tips on raising mentor intelligence and how to use it as a source for career success Highlights resources for networking and collective mentoring to assist in career development

Quality Caring in Nursing and Health Systems

Implications for Clinicians, Educators, and Leaders, 2nd Edition
Author: Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826110150
Category: Medical
Page: 328
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First Edition named an AJN Book of the Year! ìJoanne Duffy makes a compelling argument in this book that relationships have been marginalized and no longer serve as the central organizing principle of health servicesÖThis book resonates with a virtual groundswell of findings regarding the importance of relationships for organizational performance and for human wellbeing.î -Jody Hoffer Gittell Professor of Management, Brandeis University This edition stresses the proven need for a return to the patient-centered care neglected through our health systemís emphasis on procedures, protocols, diagnostic testing, technology, and costs. It addresses the significant challenges to quality care posed by the upcoming changes in our health care system, and focuses on health systems, the role of nursing within them, and the interprofessional health team as the key to change ensuring high quality care. The book responds to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the recent IOMís Future of Nursing Report, the call for radical transformation of nursing education, and current evidence on patient safety and quality of care. This text explores the Quality-Caring Model©, which honors nursingís most deeply felt value, and can be applied to clinical, educational, and leadership practice to advance our nationís health system. Among the bookís strengths are its translation of theoretical knowledge to practical applications that can be used for clinical interventions and resolution of professional issues. Chapters include key terms, case studies along with practical exercises and references, and ìCalls to Actionî offering inspiration and guidance for implementing change. New to the Second Edition: Focuses on current challenges to quality care posed by upcoming changes to our health system Addresses health systems, the interprofessional health team, and the role of nursing within them Combines theoretical foundations for practice with clinical, leadership, and educational applications Examines the powerful role of relationships in promoting nursing excellence, improving patient satisfaction, and patient outcomes Serves as a key guide for graduate nurse educators and students, nurse leaders, and hospital leadership seeking Magnet certification Incorporates recommendations of the Affordable Care Actís focus on accountable care organizations, the IOMís Future of Nursing Report, educational transformation, and current research on safety and quality of care

Supportive Oncology E-Book


Author: Mellar P. Davis,Petra Feyer,Petra Ortner,Camilla Zimmermann
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437735940
Category: Medical
Page: 672
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Supportive Oncology, by Drs. Davis, Feyer, Ortner, and Zimmermann, is your practical guide to improving your patients‘ quality of life and overall outcomes by integrating palliative care principles into the scope of clinical oncologic practice at all points along their illness trajectories. A multidisciplinary editorial team, representing the dual perspectives of palliative medicine and oncology, offers expert guidance on how to effectively communicate diagnoses and prognoses with cancer patients and their families, set treatment goals, and manage symptoms through pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological therapies and counselling when appropriate. Integrate complementary palliative principles as early as possible after diagnosis with guidance from a multidisciplinary editorial team whose different perspectives and collaboration provide a well-balanced approach. Effectively communicate diagnoses and prognoses with cancer patients and their families, set treatment goals, and manage symptoms through pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological therapies and counseling when appropriate. Improve patients’ quality of life with the latest information on pain and symptom management including managing side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, rehabilitating and counselling long-term survivors, and managing tumor-related symptoms and other complications in the palliative care setting. Prescribe the most effective medications, manage toxicities, and deal with high symptom burdens.

Nursing Leadership

A Concise Encyclopedia, Second Edition
Author: Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN,Martha J. Greenberg, PhD, RN,Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, EdD, RN,Margaret L. McClure, RN, EdD, FAAN,Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN,Thomas D. Smith, MS, RN, DNP,G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826121772
Category: Medical
Page: 580
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A single comprehensive reference for nursing leaders, leadership organizations, nursing clinicians, and educators, Nursing Leadership is the only compendium of nursing terminology in existence. Written by eminent nursing professionals, it provides descriptions of prominent individuals in nursing, information regarding nine leadership-related topics, and current trends in nurse leadership. This second edition has been expanded to encompass 80 new entries and revisions or updates to all original entries. It provides an extensive overview of current leadership issues including theories, characteristics, and skills required of nurse leaders in today's complex health care system. Highly respected contributors include Claire Fagan, Beverly Malone (NLN CEO), Polly Bednash (AACN CEO), Patricia Benner, and many others. For ease of use this new edition contains both alphabetic and thematic indexes, extensive cross-referencing, and print and web references for each entry. The new edition features: Thematic list of entries in addition to alphabetic index An extensive overview on salient nursing leadership issues, themes, characteristics, and current and future developments A "legacies" section on nursing luminaries throughout history Over 80 new entries and updates and revisions of original entries Extensive cross-referencing and print and web resources for each entry

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics


Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579824
Category: Medical
Page: 1494
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Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Patient Education in Health and Illness


Author: Sally H. Rankin,Karen Duffy Stallings,Fran London
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781748490
Category: Medical
Page: 368
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This practical text/reference provides theory-based approaches to teaching patients of all ages and their families in a variety of healthcare settings. Thorough revision includes a stronger clinical application focus and strong practice examples. The text highlights the patient education process and stresses collaboration among health care team members. This edition’s Strategies for Critical Analysis and Application boxes provide student activities for increased interaction. Research boxes throughout enhance the evidence-based practice connection. Each chapter includes updated URLs and key words to use in search engines.

Awareness and Influence in Health and Social Care

How You Can Really Make a Difference
Author: Rosemary Cook
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781846190759
Category: Medical personnel
Page: 244
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Designed specifically for health and social care professionals, this title contains 'insider information', helpful tips, checklists and developmental exercises throughout, and includes 'top tips' from a wide range of professionals influencing different areas of national policy and practice.

Practice Based Learning in Nursing, Health and Social Care: Mentorship, Facilitation and Supervision


Author: Ian Scott,Jenny Spouse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118488199
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Work-based learning facilitation, mentoring and coaching are all integral to the healthcare professions. Practice Based Learning in Nursing, Health and Social Care promotes effective professional learning in the workplace and helps healthcare professionals to develop, enhance, reflect on and change their practice and perceptions of mentoring, facilitating, and supervision. Aimed at the health and social care practitioner who is involved in facilitating learning, teaching and assessing learners in practice, this essential, comprehensive text explores several key themes, including: - The nature of facilitating (coaching, supervision, mentoring) within professional contexts - Learning in communities of practice - Becoming an effective facilitator/mentor - Understand and supporting work-based learning - Managing the unusual, such as failing learners or those with special needs - Giving and documenting feedback - Managing workloads in busy environments - Professional development issues Special features: A clear, accessible guide for new and experienced practice educators/facilitators alike A comprehensive, applied text for practitioners of all levels of experience in facilitation and supervision Written by authors with extensive experience in the field Uniquely focuses on the professional development of the mentor/facilitator themselves Provides case studies throughout showing illustrating common issues and how to engage in formal theories of professional practice Multiprofessional focus - aimed at all health and social care practitioners

Transitions in Nursing - E-Book

Preparing for Professional Practice
Author: Esther Chang,John Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729580822
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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New edition of the essential text for senior nursing students transitioning to professional nursing practice. Now in its third edition, the popular Transitions in Nursing continues to recognise the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace. This third edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. Also new to this new edition of Transitions in Nursing are two new chapters on Clinical Leadership and Continuing Competence for Practice. This new content reflects recent changes in Australian clinical practice, policies, procedures and National Registration requirements for nurses. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students’ and nurses’ interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice. • Consistent pedagogical features in each chapter, including: o Learning Objectives o Key Words o Introduction o Activities in body of the text o Conclusion o Short Case Studies followed by Reflective questions o Recommended Readings for further exploration of issues o Updated References

Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice

A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being
Author: Robert J. Wicks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019517223X
Category: Medical
Page: 197
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Physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals working in today's health care settings must be prepared to offer support in dangerous times despite staffing shortages, financial pressures, and complex legal requirements. Overcoming Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being is a concise guide for all medical professionals who face these demands. This book: DT Provides critical information about the dangers of compassion fatigue/burnout and vicarious post-traumatic stress disorder in health care settings DT Introduces a newly-developed "Medical-Nursing Professional Secondary Stress Self-Awareness Questionnaire" that can be profitably self-administered at each phase of one's career and reflected upon in private, with one's mentor, or in a small group setting DT Includes a unique section on strengthening one's inner life through the use of three core spiritual wisdom approaches drawn from a world religion perspective DT Provides a description of four types of "voices" one needs to have in one's circle of friends to ensure that balance, perspective, growth, and challenge are fostered in one's personal and professional life DT Describes how physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals can formulate a personally-designed self-care protocol for themselves Lastly, this book offers an extensive and up-to date bibliography of recent research, clinical papers, and books on medical-nursing practice and secondary stress. Overcoming Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice is an indispensable resource for medical and nursing professionals, students, and the counselors and therapists who work with them.

Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach
Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437720080
Category: Medical
Page: 848
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Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

Nurses Making Policy

From Bedside to Boardroom
Author: Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN,Margarete L. Zalon, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN,Ruth Ludwick, PhD, RN-BC, CNS, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826198929
Category: Medical
Page: 568
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"There is a plethora of policy books on the market, but none illustrate the steps in the policy process better than this one. The high caliber editors and contributors, all of whom have been involved in policy work, bring years of experience to illustrate the key points... This publication is timely as the shift in healthcare requires input from all health professionals, but especially nurses who are at the frontline of healthcare change and delivery. This outstanding resource will help motivate many more nurses to get involved in the policy process... Weighted Numerical Score: 93 - 4 Stars!"--Doody's Medical Reviews Written by those in the knowñexceptional nurse leaders in practice, education, and politicsñthis is a practical, "how-to" book written to help advanced students and nurse leaders develop health policy skills to advocate for patients from the bedside to the larger political arena. Co-published with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the book examines the pivotal role of nurses' involvement in health policy and describes the requisite steps for facilitating policy changeñfrom understanding the political system through activating a plan and beyond. It features the voices of a wide variety of nurse leaders who discuss policy work both locally and nationally through descriptive case histories. The book discusses those qualities and skill sets that are needed for advocacy at the bedside and other arenas where health policy is determined. It examines the political system and opportunities for nurse involvement, and clarifies the process of identifying issues that need a policy solution. Because citing research is an integral component of health policy solutions, the book describes how research can be used to strengthen policy initiatives. The book guides the reader step by step through the process of creating a work plan and describes the resources needed to accomplish policy change. Activating an action plan and strategies for working with the media are covered, along with the process of taking a leadership role, evaluating outcomes, using policy to eliminate health inequities, and maintaining and expanding momentum. Woven throughout the book are the major themes of ethics, leadership, safety, and the quest for quality of care. The text provides information and perspectives relevant to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) doctor of nursing practice (DNP) Essentials, and includes multimedia electronic links to resources (podcasts, online articles, social network resources, and key political websites) that promote policy research and leadership development. KEY FEATURES: Delineates the steps to becoming a policy advocate in organizational, educational, and political settings Written by noted nurse leaders who describe policy work locally and nationally Presents competencies for nursing policy work derived from the AACN DNP Essentials Focuses throughout on themes of ethics, leadership, quality, and safety Facilitates web use for policy research and development Ancillary materials from the editors are available