Measurement in Nursing and Health Research, Fifth Edition

Author: Dr. Carolyn F. Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN,Dr. Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN,Dr. Elizabeth R. Lenz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826170625

Category: Medical

Page: 632

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Praise for the previous Edition: "This is a valuable resource for readers seeking basic to advanced information on measurement. It should be on the bookshelf of all researchers, and a requirement for graduate nursing students." Score: 100, 5 stars -- Doody's Medical Reviews "...this book is a wonderful shelf reference for nurse researcher mentors and investigators who may need to explore content or use content to design, test, select, and evaluate instruments and methods used in measuring nurse concepts and outcomes." --Clinical Nurse Specialist “Presents clearly the methodological principles for research planning in nursing with examples that facilitate the understanding of them. Excellent.” 5.0 out of 5 stars --Nursing Research This highly popular resource—written in an easy-to-read style and format-- delivers everything nurses and other health researchers need to know about designing, testing, selecting, and evaluating instruments and methods for measurement in nursing. The Fifth Edition features the most current content, strategies, and procedures available with direct applicability to nurses and health researchers engaging in interprofessional research, collaboration, education, and evidence-based practice. Five new chapters focus on challenges to using big data, evaluation and measurement in interprofessional practice and education, metrics and benchmarking in health professions education and practice, and measurement issues in translational science. The book gives particular attention to measurement issues resulting from changes in nursing, health research, and the increased emphasis on and undertaking of interprofessional research and evaluation. Presenting the material in step-by-step format, the book is designed for readers with little or no experience in measurement, statistics, or interprofessional issues. It focuses on increasing the reader’s ability to use measures that are operationalized within the context of theories and conceptual frameworks, derived from sound measurement principles and practices and adequately tested for reliability and validity. Additionally, the text provides a pragmatic account of the processes involved in all aspects of measurement. Studies conducted by nurses and researchers in varied settings illustrate the measurement processes. New to the Fifth Edition: Thoroughly updated and revised Delivers new and emerging strategies Reflects recent changes to nursing, health research, and emphasis on interprofessional research Includes five completely new chapters addressing challenges to using big data, evaluation and measurement in interprofessional practice and education, metrics and benchmarking in health professions education and practice, and measurement issues in translational science Key Features: Easy-to-read content and format Assumes no prior knowledge of measurement, statistics, or interprofessional issues Provides studies conducted by nurses and researchers in varied settings Offers a pragmatic account of the processes involved inn all aspects of measurement

Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing, Fourth Edition

Author: Dr. Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN-CS, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826138632

Category: Medical

Page: 319

View: 5087

Recipient of the AJN Book of the Year Award for the 2nd and 3rd Editions! Third Edition named a Doody's Core Title As the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) role continues to expand in today's health care environment, APRNs are more frequently tasked with quantifying, evaluating, and improving their individual care processes, as well as demonstrating the impact of their care. Revised to provide APRN students and educators, practicing APRNs, and nursing administrators with the most up-to-date information on outcome assessment, the fourth edition of this award-winning text is still the only nursing resource to exclusively focus on outcome assessment. Written by expert practitioners, educators and researchers, this fourth edition continues to analyze the foundations of outcome assessment, provide guidelines for selecting assessment instruments and measuring results, discuss design and implementation challenges in outcomes assessment, and provide an unequaled wellspring of information that will help APRNs to increase their skill level and enhance their professional practice role. New to this edition, additional sections focus on practice specific quality metrics for demonstrating APRN impact, and provide information on a national collaborative launched specifically to showcase outcomes of APRN-led initiatives as part of the Choosing Wisely Campaign. New to the Fourth Edition: Expanded coverage of DNP impact on outcomes Complete updates on practice specific outcomes for all clinical areas of APRN practice including nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and certified nurse midwife. Instructor Manual including algorithms and teaching tools Key Features: Examines in depth the foundations of outcome assessment Addresses specialty areas of APRN practice and specialty-specific considerations for outcome evaluation Provides guidelines for selecting assessment instruments and measuring the results Describes design and implementation pitfalls Helps APRNs to increase skill level regarding evaluation of outcomes

Rural Nursing, Fifth Edition

Concepts, Theory, and Practice

Author: Charlene A. Winters, PhD, RN,Helen J. Lee, PhD, BS

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826161715

Category: Medical

Page: 428

View: 5364

“[This book] continues to be the first line resource toward understanding rural health nursing and the interface with cultural, health, health beliefs, and health care in rural populations...Highlights the realities of rural nursing from bedside to advanced practice... This book and the chapters within are some of the most often cited in the rural nursing literature.” Pamela Stewart Fahs, RN, PhD Associate Dean Professor & Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Chair in Rural Nursing Decker School of Nursing; Binghamton University Editor In Chief Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care The newly revised fifth edition of this authoritative classic continues to be the only text to focus specifically on rural nursing concepts, theory, research, practice, education, public health, and health care delivery from a national and international perspective. Updated with 22 new chapters, these additions expand upon the rural nursing theory base and research. Content delves into the life of rural nurses, addressing their unique day-to-day challenges of living without anonymity, often acting as the sole health care provider, and establishing self-reliance as a nurse generalist. New chapters provide information on unique populations, such as veterans and Native Americans, as well as specific types of care, such as palliative nursing, bereavement support, substance abuse treatment, and much more. Free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents of the book and PowerPoint slides accompany the text. New to the Fifth Edition: How to develop a research program in a rural area Strategies to advance research The lived experienced of rural nurses Chronic illness self-management APRNs in rural nursing A rural knowledge scale to use with students Advancing rural health care through technology Interprofessional education Key Features: Addresses critical issues in nursing practice, education, and research in sparsely populated areas Written by esteemed contributors in the U.S. and Canada Expands understanding of rural person and place characteristics Identifies challenges and highlights opportunities for innovative practice Serves as a single-source reference for rural nurses, students, faculty, and researchers Print version includes free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents of the book!

Statistical Methods for Health Care Research

Author: Barbara Hazard Munro

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781748407

Category: Medical

Page: 494

View: 5267

Focusing on the statistical methods most frequently used in the health care literature and featuring numerous charts, graphs, and up-to-date examples from the literature, this text provides a thorough foundation for the statistics portion of nursing and all health care research courses. All Fifth Edition chapters include new examples and new computer printouts using the latest software, SPSS for Windows, Version 12. New material on regression diagnostics has been added.

Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC),Measurement of Health Outcomes,5

Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC)

Author: Sue Moorhead

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323100104

Category: Medical

Page: 751

View: 5535

Suitable for clinicians, students, educators, researchers, and administrators in various clinical, educational and research venues, this title includes specific indicators that can be used as intermediate outcomes or to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement. This text standardizes the terminology and criteria for measurable or desirable outcomes as a result of interventions performed by nurses. Clinicians, students, educators, researchers, and administrators in a variety of clinical, educational and research venues can use the classification, which serves as an important focus for both cost containment and effective care. This new edition is even more comprehensive and includes specific indicators that can be used as intermediate outcomes or to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement.

Financial Management for Nurse Managers and Executives - E-Book

Author: Cheryl Jones,Steven A. Finkler,Christine T. Kovner,Jason Mose

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323415113

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 3742

Learn how financial management fits into the healthcare organization. Financial Management for Nurse Managers and Executives, 5th Edition covers the latest accounting and financial management practices distinctly from the nurse manager’s point of view. Topics include how financial management fits into the health care organization, financial accounting, cost analysis, planning and control management of the organization’s financial resources, various management tools, and the future of financial management with respect to healthcare reform and international accounting standards. This new edition includes updated information on the Affordable Care Act, Accountable Care Organizations, Value Based Payment, and Team and Population Based Care. Nursing-focused content thoroughly describes healthcare finance and accounting from the nurse manager’s point of view. Numerous worksheets and tables including healthcare spreadsheets, budgets, and calculations provide you with specific examples of how to apply financial management principles to nursing practice. NEW! Information about the Affordable Care Act details how changes and developments affects coverage for millions of Americans. NEW! Value-Based Payment reimbursement information details what nurse executives need to know in order to use this new system NEW! Coverage of Accountable Care Organizations provides current information on one of the emerging forms of managed care and how it works within the financial system of healthcare. NEW! Team-and Population-Based care information covers how to work with healthcare professionals outside of nursing.

Middle Range Theory for Nursing

Third Edition

Author: Mary Jane Smith, PhD, RN,Patricia R. Liehr, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195520

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 6505

Awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Research category "This is an outstanding edition of this book. It has great relevance for learning about, developing, and using middle range theories. It is very user friendly, yet scholarly." Score: 90, 4 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews Middle range theory has become a vital staple of nursing education and application to research. These theories, which lie between the working hypotheses derived from day-to-day research and the larger, systemic efforts to develop unified theories, cover the scientific underpinnings that guide nursing practice and research. This third edition of a two-time AJN Book of the Year Award winner contains two new theories, including self-reliance theory and transitions theory. It revises and updates all other content, and provides ladders of abstraction for each theory to guide students in their appropriate use. This highly accessible book integrates nursing theory with well-defined practice areas, identifies purpose and basic concepts, foundational literature, relationships among concepts, and use in practice. Chapters are organized by central theories, each of which is covered in depth. Comprehensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter facilitate more in-depth research. The book remains an essential text for theory and research courses in master's and doctoral nursing programs. New to the Third Edition: Presents two new theories: self-reliance theory and transitions theory Deletes two theories no longer in use: community empowerment and family stress/adaptation Updates and revises all other content from the second edition Guides students in appropriate use of theory per level of complexity

Research Methods for Clinical Therapists E-Book

Applied Project Design and Analysis

Author: Carolyn M. Hicks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702041882

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 2859

Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen’s Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.

Tabbner's Nursing Care

Theory and Practice

Author: Gabby Koutoukidis,Kate Stainton,Jodie Hughson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581144

Category: Medical

Page: 1104

View: 6868

A vital member of the health care team, the contemporary enrolled nurse faces increasing challenges and an increasing level of responsibility. Written specifically for Australian and New Zealand enrolled nurse students, this long awaited new edition reflects the changes and challenges in contemporary enrolled nurse practice as well as the additions and modifications that are occurring in nursing curricula. Tabbner’s Nursing Care: Theory and Practice 5th edition has been written, reviewed and edited by the people who educate the enrolled nurse and continues to provide enrolled nurse students with the most comprehensive resource available.

Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) - E-Book

Measurement of Health Outcomes

Author: Sue Moorhead,Marion Johnson,Meridean L. Maas,Elizabeth Swanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293808

Category: Medical

Page: 776

View: 6305

Promoting safe and effective nursing care, Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), 5th Edition standardizes the terminology and criteria needed to measure and evaluate outcomes that result from nursing interventions. Nearly 500 research-based nursing outcome labels — including 107 that are NEW to this edition — help to standardize expected patient outcomes. Specific indicators make it easier to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement. Written by an expert author team led by Sue Moorhead, this book is ideal for practicing nurses, students, educators, researchers, and administrators seeking to improve cost containment and patient outcomes. 490 research-based nursing outcome labels promote standardization of expected patient outcomes. Definitions, lists of indicators, publication facts lines, and references provide all of the information you need to understand outcomes. A label name, definition, set of indications, 5 point Likert measurement scale, a publication facts line, and selected references are presented for each outcomes. Linkages between NOC outcomes and 2012-2014 NANDA-I Diagnoses and Functional Health Patterns promote clinical decision-making. Core outcomes are included for specialty practice across care settings. 107 NEW outcome labels allow you to better define patient outcomes that are responsive to nursing care. NEW! Health Management class added to the NOC taxonomy includes outcomes that describe the individual’s role in the management of an acute or chronic condition.

Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care, Second Edition

Author: Dr. Marianne R Jeffreys, EdD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117880

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 8151

"This book will help educators understand the multidemensional process of cultural competence, and the vignettes it provides will be useful to anyone who teaches cultural competence."--Nursing Education Perspectives In our multicultural society, nurses and health care providers, educators and administrators, professional association leaders, and researchers must work toward achieving cultural competency. This new edition, along with the digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit, offers a unique and effective guide to do just that. Newly updated and revised, this book presents ready-to-use materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence strategies and programs. Users will learn to identify the needs of diverse constituents, evaluate outcomes, prevent multicultural-related workplace conflict, and much more. Complete with vignettes, case exemplars, illustrations, and assessment tools, this book is required reading for those working in academic settings, health care institutions, employee education, and nursing and health care organizations and associations. Key Features: Offers a wide selection of educational activities and techniques for diverse learners Presents guidelines for helping educators, students, and professionals to maximize strengths, minimize weaknesses, and facilitate success Describes toolkit questionnaires for measuring and evaluating cultural learning and performance Provides guidelines for employee orientation programs to achieve cultural competence in the workplace The Digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit: The Toolkit consists of three sets of tools and a total of 21 distinct tools. The three sets of tools are: Resources for Academic Settings; Resources for Health Care Institutions; and Resources for Professional Associations. Taken together, the tools provide a comprehensive set of materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence education strategies and programs. These tools may be used alone or in conjunction with other tools and will be of use to a broad range of readers at all levels: nurses, educators, administrators, association leaders, managers, researchers, students, and other health care providers. The tools and this book will enable you to achieve optimal cultural competence.

Measuring Caring

International Research on Caritas as Healing

Author: Jean Watson, PhD, RN, HNC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826163521

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 5964

Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring (Caritas) is now used in approximately 300 health care institutions in the United States and other institutions worldwide. This is the first international compendium of Caritas research, presenting the findings of 41 studies from 7 countries. The book examines similarities and differences in the ways in which each country applies Watson's Theory and documents the outcomes of these interventions. It addresses relationships between nurses and patients, nurses and their colleagues, self-care, and how Caritas is used to resolve outcome issues system-wide. The book discusses at length eight different Caring Factor surveys, primary research tools for those using the Caritas process, which identify constructs that either support or impede caring in multiple settings. The first section focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of Caritas and presents seven adaptations of the Caring Factor Survey. Section II addresses measurements and methods for facilitating a caring relationship between nurse and patient. Measurements and interventions to facilitate Caritas in a variety of settings is the focus of Section III, and the final sections address the international measurement and international comparisons of Caritas. The volume will be an important resource for nurse leaders, educators, administrators in academia including unit managers, and for hospitals with or seeking Magnet status. The book serves as a complement to Watson's Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Care and Creating a Caring Science Curriculum: An Emancipatory Pedagogy for Nursing. A co-publication with the Watson Caring Institute, this volume: Presents cutting-edge tools derived from the Caring Factor Survey for measuring caring in multiple contexts Discusses similarities and differences in caring contexts across nations Documents outcomes of Caritas in varied settings in the United States and internationally Addresses nurse-patient and nurse-colleague relationships, self-care, and resolution of system-wide outcome issues

The Practice of Nursing Research

Conduct, Critique & Utilization

Author: Nancy Burns (Ph. D.),Susan K. Grove

Publisher: Saunders Limited.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 818

View: 5699

Research is a major force in nursing and is continually being used to change practice, education, and health policy. The Practice of Nursing Research: Conduct, Critique, and Utilization, 5th Edition, will give you the tools you need to successfully evaluate, implement, and conduct research studies.

Reading Research, Fifth Canadian Edition - E-Book

A User-Friendly Guide for Health Professionals

Author: Barbara Davies,Jo Logan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1771720204

Category: Medical

Page: 96

View: 9913

This practical beginner-level introduction to health sciences research is ideal for both students and health professionals. It assumes the reader has little or no experience with analyzing published research, and provides guidelines for reading and understanding research articles, as well as information about important elements of published research (e.g., research methods, common terminology, data analysis and results). The book also briefly discusses how research results can be used and applied to practice. Concise overview of health sciences-related research - a fast read for students looking to maximize study time Easy-to-read conversational style - simplified style encourages students Helpful, succinct tips - useful, practical advice for those who are new to the subject An accompanying website provides up-to-date links for relevant research projects and other research-related sites, and offers Reader's Companion Worksheets Expanded Chapters 2 and 3 now include more on mixed method research New information about systematic reviews including an example of how to read a forest plot Descriptive and interpretive phenomenology is explained. NEW: Includes brief discussion about using social media to find research NEW: Interactive forms on accompanying website

Tabbner's Nursing Care

Theory and Practice

Author: Rita Funnell,Gabby Koutoukidis,Karen Lawrence

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729538575

Category: Medical

Page: 974

View: 9737

An updated new edition of the must-have textbook for Diploma of Nursing students in Australia and New Zealand. Now in its sixth edition, Tabbner's Nursing Care: Theory and Practice continues to meet the needs of Diploma of Nursing students. Featuring a fresh approach and significantly revised content, this new edition of the popular nursing textbook reflects the current issues and scope of practice for all enrolled nurses, including recent regulations changes under National Registration. Procedural Guidelines are highlighted throughout this sixth edition of Tabbner's Nursing Care: Theory and Practice. The text incorporates a 'lifespan approach' and features four new chapters highlighting contemporary nursing issues - Leadership and Management; Older Adulthood; Acute Care and Rural and Remote Care. The Australian and New Zealand team of editors and contributors have ensured a holistic, person-centred approach to client care, allowing students to appreciate the skill and scope required to be a competent enrolled nurse. They have also strengthened the text's critical thinking and problem solving elements for students, with review questions, clinical interest boxes and case studies for reflection and deeper learning. This thousand-page nursing bible also features new full-colour design, which highlights the pedagogy and provides ease of navigation and a visual aid to learning. Lived experience - vignettes taken from actual clinical situations to help students understand a range of health experiences from the point of view of clients, families, nurses or other health professionals Clinical Interest boxes - information on current research, cultural aspects of care, nursing care plans, nursing diagnosis and developmental considerations Procedural guidelines -provide a step-by-step approach to nursing procedures, including rationales for each step Review questions - for consolidation and reinforcement of chapter content Critical thinking exercises - stimulate students to think critically and solve problems References and further reading - chapter references and additional resource material

Epidemiologie

Author: Leon Gordis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932091636

Category: Epidemiology

Page: 365

View: 4072


Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Nancy Burns,Susan K. Grove

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437726550

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 9183

Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Two different appraisal processes are included: A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research. A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.