Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers. Second Edition


Author: Mimi Zeiger
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071503854
Category: Science
Page: 440
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Provides immediate help for anyone preparing a biomedical paper by givin specific advice on organizing the components of the paper, effective writing techniques, writing an effective results sections, documentation issues, sentence structure and much more. The new edition includes new examples from the current literature including many involving molecular biology, expanded exercises at the end of the book, revised explanations on linking key terms, transition clauses, uses of subheads, and emphases. If you plan to do any medical writing, read this book first and get an immediate advantage.

Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition


Author: Sylvia C. McKean,John J. Ross,Daniel D. Dressler,Danielle Scheurer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071843140
Category: Medical
Page: 2352
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The leading textbook of hospital medicine – completely updated to reflect today’s challenges Since its publication in 2012, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition has become the field’s premier resource. Comprehensive, authoritative, and practical, this landmark text provides a solid grounding in clinical, organizational, and administrative areas central to the practice of hospital medicine. The Second Edition has been completely updated to reflect the evolving practice responsibilities of hospitalists. Examples include value-based medicine, expanded surgical content, bedside clinical reasoning, and a new segment devoted to rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. This edition also features a more accessible and streamlined full-color design enriched by more than 600 illustrations. Each clinical chapter opens with boxed Key Clinical Questions that are addressed in the text and summarized in hundreds of tables. Case studies demonstrate how to apply this information specifically to the management of hospitalized patients. Representing the expertise of more than two hundred renowned contributors, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is logically divided into six sections: • The Specialty of Hospital Medicine and Systems of Care • Medical Consultation • Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care • The Approach to the Patient at the Bedside • Diagnostic Testing and Procedures • Clinical Conditions in the Inpatient Setting Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is essential reading for clinicians who strive to optimize inpatient care and sharpen their leadership skills.

Essentials of Environmental Health


Author: Friis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284167410
Category: Medical
Page: 410
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Essentials of Environmental Health is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including a background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation); Environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation); and Applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health).

Essential Oil Safety

A Guide for Health Care Professionals
Author: Robert Tisserand,Rodney Young
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702054348
Category: Medical
Page: 784
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The second edition of this book is virtually a new book. It is the only comprehensive text on the safety of essential oils and the first review of essential oil/drug interactions and provides detailed essential oil constituent data not found in any other text. Much of the existing text has been re-written, and 80% of the text is completely new. There are 400 comprehensive essential oil profiles and almost 4000 references. There are new chapters on the respiratory system, the cardivascular system, the urinary system, the digestive system and the nervous system. For each essential oil there is a full breakdown of constituents, and a clear categorization of hazards and risks, with recommended maximum doses and concentrations. There are also 206 Constituent Profiles. There is considerable discussion of carcinogens, the human relevance of some of the animal data, the validity of treating an essential oil as if it was a single chemical, and the arbitary nature of uncertainty factors. There is a critque of current regulations.

Writing, Reading, and Understanding in Modern Health Sciences

Medical Articles and Other Forms of Communication
Author: Milos Jenicek
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482226464
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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Medical articles are one of the main vehicles of knowledge translation and evidence communication in the health sciences. Their correct structure and style alone are no longer enough to convey a clear understanding of the intended message. Readers must be able to understand the very essence of the article message. That is the purpose of this book. Writing, Reading, and Understanding in Modern Health Sciences: Medical Articles and Other Forms of Communication will help the authors of medical articles communicate more effectively in today's practice and health research environment. It explores the most effective practices for communicating using three main medical literature formats: through scientific articles, articles where the subject is not based on the practice of the scientific method, and business reports. Describing how to think beyond the prevailing IMRAD article format, this book focuses on the nature, content, domains of thought, and meanings of medical articles. The ideas and underlying propositions in this book are complementary to specific requirements appropriate for each type of medical journal. After reading this book you will better understand: How to write what is considered the most important type of medical article, the research-based medical article How to write an evidence-based argumentative medical article The challenges of clinical case reporting The general framework of medical and research ethics Classification of medical articles and their underlying studies from the causal standpoint Supplying you with the understanding required to write more effective medical articles, the book includes details about essay-type articles, research-based articles, thesis as introduction sections, definitions as part of the material and methods sections, modern argumentation and critical thinking underlying results and their discussion and conclusions about them. It also examines qualitative research and case study methodologies from other domains. A must-read for all writers, readers, and users of medical articles, this book supplies the tools you need to write compelling medical reports that can help to improve the practice, research, and quality of healthcare at all levels.

The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine


Author: Abigail Herron,Timothy K. Brennan
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1496310675
Category: Medical
Page: 712
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A masterful, high-yield guide to the treatment of substance abuse issues, The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine equips you with the expert know-how you need to provide effective help for your patients. Derived from The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, 5th Edition – widely hailed as the definitive comprehensive clinical reference in the field – this companion resource presents the collective wisdom of hundreds of esteemed authorities on the art and science of addition medicine. Yet, it does so in a succinct format that will appeal to specialists seeking a more streamlined, quick-access reference source. Find the authoritative answers you need on everything from the pharmacology of addiction through diagnosis, assessment, and early intervention; various forms of addiction management...treatment of individual patient populations; management of intoxication and withdrawal; pharmacologic and behavioral interventions; recovery programs; medical disorders and complications...co-occurring addiction and psychiatric disorders; pain and addiction; children and adolescents; and ethical, legal, and liability issues. Contribute to public health in the area of addiction thanks to a special introductory chapter entitled “A Public Health Approach to Prevention: The Health Professional’s Role.” Easily switch back and forth between the ASAM Essentials and the parent text thanks to a parallel chapter organization. Zero in on the most important, practical information thanks to highly focused, efficient coverage. Maximize your understanding and retention of vital concepts with the aid of key points summaries, review questions, and suggested readings in each chapter.

Writing for Publication in Nursing, Third Edition


Author: Dr. Marilyn H. Oermann,Judith C. Hays
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826119913
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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The ability to communicate in writing is an essential skill, particularly for nurses at the graduate level. This is a bestselling, comprehensive, and widely used resource on writing for nurse clinicians, graduate students, researchers, and faculty. It covers all types of writing that beginning and experienced nurse-authors may be required or choose to do: E-B research papers, journal articles, book chapters, clinical project findings and innovations, and preparing manuscripts for courses and all types of publication, including open access journals. Brimming with helpful examples, the book takes the reader step-by-step through the entire process of writing, from the generation of an idea through searching the nursing literature, preparing an outline, writing and revising a draft, and onward toward disseminating the finished product. This third edition includes an entirely new chapter on writing articles regarding quality improvement studies, and new information about writing for open access publications. It is also replete with practical examples of the type of writing required for successful DNP capstone projects.

Essentials of Medical Statistics


Author: Betty Kirkwood
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780632010523
Category: Medical
Page: 246
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A concise, straightforward introduction to medical statistics, this book covers all the topics which a medical student or research worker is likely to encounter in routine work. It can be used for self-teaching, as a reference text, and as a useful companion to basic courses in medical statistics. The book consists of twenty short chapters, each including worked examples, the chapter order reflecting a logical progression of practical concepts rather than a formal mathematical development.

Essentials of Family Practice


Author: Robert E. Rakel
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
ISBN: 9780721658681
Category: Medical
Page: 626
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This handy book is a condensed, modified, and economical version of the larger landmark book, TEXTBOOK OF FAMILY PRACTICE. In this convenient format, the text discusses body systems, diseases, and disorders encountered in family practice. Chapters focus on the nature of family medicine, ethics, family issues related to health care, interviewing techniques, disease prevention, medical records and more. Includes useful case studies throughout the text.

Medical Management of Vulnerable & Underserved Patients: Principles, Practice, Population


Author: Talmadge E. King,Margaret B. Wheeler,Alicia Fernandez,Dean Schillinger,Andrew B. Bindman,Kevin Grumbach,Teresa J. Villela
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071781390
Category: Medical
Page: 408
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No other book on the subject Chronic diseases, especially those associated with poor nutrition, obesity, and addiction have grown to epidemic proportion in many poor and minority populations Covers all essential topics, including Navigating Language Barriers, Understanding Disability, Patient Education, Substance Abusers, the Care of Gay and Lesbian Patients, Reproductive Issues in Poor Women, and much more

The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health


Author: Harvey J. Makadon
Publisher: ACP Press
ISBN: 9781930513952
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 526
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The Fenway Guide provides guidance, practical guidelines, and discussions of clinical issues pertinent to the LGBT patient and community. It also focuses on helping healthcare professionals gain a better understanding of the LGBT population, the LGBT life continuum, health promotion and disease prevention, transgender health, and patient communication and the office environment, The Fenway Guide is truly a one-of-a kind comprehensive resource!The healthcare issues surrounding sexual minorities is an area in which little research and few studies have been conducted. Written in conjunction with the world renowned Fenway Community Clinic, The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health is an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals seeking further knowledge and guidance on sexual minority health care.

Essential Procedures for Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings, Second Edition

A Clinical Companion
Author: Theresa M. Campo, DNP, RN, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP,Keith A Lafferty, MD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082617177X
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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“It is a friendly, procedurally-focused resource that offers the necessary background information, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions for providing the safe and efficient treatment to patients in these care settings, to not only the novice but to experts in emergent and urgent care. This new edition will also offer ultrasound and videos.” -Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN Emergency Nurse Practitioner, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California and Co-Owner, EmergeED, Education and Consultation, San Diego, California -Elda G. Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP Associate Professor Clinical Nursing, Director of Simulation and Clinical Performance Lab and Emergency Concentration, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston From the Foreword Praise for the First Edition: "This is a necessary addition to the library of any healthcare provider performing common procedures in the emergency room, urgent care, or primary care setting...[It] has been extensively researched to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based information. It will be a valuable asset for practitioners performing common procedures." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's This is a concise, easy-to-use guide to executing more than 60 commonly performed clinical procedures, including sonography, in emergent, urgent, and ambulatory care settings. The procedures are consistently formatted, presented in detail, and organized into system-specific categories for easy access to information. The second edition is the only such resource to include two new chapters completely devoted to bedside ultrasound and how it is used as a tool to enhance the accuracy of numerous procedures. Grounded in fundamental sonography physics, these chapters provide readers with a clear foundational understanding of how to perform ultrasound with confidence. Additionally, eight chapters describe the use of ultrasound to increase the accuracy and efficiency of specific procedures such as locating a foreign body in the eye or soft body tissues, among other applications. The second edition also describes 13 new procedures and reflects the latest guidelines and evidence-based practice used for promotion of safely performed procedures. Each procedure is presented using a concise and consistent format that includes background considerations, indication for performing the procedure, how to perform it safely and correctly, contraindications, required documentation, complications, post-procedure considerations, and education points. Original photos, actual sonographic footage, line drawings, and tables reinforce the written content and provide clear directions regarding exactly how to perform each procedure. Author’s pearls and extensive references at the end of each chapter further enhance the book’s utility. New to the Second Edition: New chapters devoted to sonography and how it is used to enhance the accuracy of many procedures Describes the use of sonography to increase the accuracy and efficiency of eight specific procedures Includes 10 new procedures Offers ultrasound and videos Reflects latest guidelines and evidence-based practice Key Features: Provides step-by-step illustrated guidance for performing 60 frequently used procedures in urgent care, ambulatory, clinic, and office settings Four-color photos clearly illustrate each step in the procedure Body system organization supports quick access to needed procedural information Introduces sonography as a tool used to enhance accuracy of procedures and promote patient safety Includes actual sonographic footage demonstrating how sonography is used in various procedures About the Authors: Teresa M. Campo, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ENP-BC, received a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and a Master of Science in Nursing Degree from Widener University in Chester PA. Theresa has over 16 years experience in emergency medicine as a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner and The American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Currently Dr. Campo works clinically as a nurse practitioner in the Quick Care Center of the Emergency Department in southern New Jersey and is owner and primary lecturer of Farfalla Education LLC. She is an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University. Theresa has lectured nationally and internationally as well as authored articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr Campo is the column editor – “Cases of Note” column for the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. Theresa lives in southern New Jersey with her husband, Jonathan, and their two dogs Brandy and Buck. Keith A. Lafferty, MD, received his B.A. in Biology cum laude from Holy Family University in 1989 and his M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1994. At the completion of his training his colleagues bestowed him with the “Senior Resident Teaching” award. Following his residency in emergency medicine and a fellowship in critical care, he spent six years in full academics as a medical student and a critical care director. Dr. Lafferty is currently the Student Clerkship Director at Gulf Coast Medical Center, adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine at Temple University and board member of the Holy Family University Pre-Medical Committee. As a physician, Dr. Lafferty focuses on the critical care of emergency medicine and practices in both Philadelphia and Florida. As an author, he has written numerous chapters and manuscripts, mostly having to do with critical care procedures of emergency medicine, with an emphasis on the airway. He has presented many of his research papers at the local and national levels. Dr. Lafferty has traveled to Haiti, participating in mission expeditions after its devastating earthquake and continues to work and educate Haitian physicians. Those experiences are reminiscent of his own humbled beginnings, growing up with his mother and sister in a Philadelphia housing project. Providing medical care for the most indigent and teaching evidence-based medicine are the essence of his vocation. Dr. Lafferty and his wife, Cathy, have two daughters, Karli and Koko, and a son Kory. They reside in Cape May, New Jersey.

Essential Procedures for Practitioners in Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings

A Clinical Companion
Author: Theresa M. Campo, DNP, RN, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP,Keith A Lafferty, MD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826118790
Category: Medical
Page: 332
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"This is a necessary addition to the library of any healthcare provider performing common procedures in the emergency room, urgent care, or primary care setting. This resource has been extensively researched to provide the most up-to-date, evidence-based information. It will be a valuable asset for practitioners performing common procedures." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's "This user-friendly, easy to understand, procedurally focused resource offers the necessary background information, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions for providing safe and efficient treatment to patients in these care settings to not only the novice but to experts in emergent and urgent care." K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA Elda G. Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP University of Texas Health Center Houston (From the Foreword) This companion is a highly accessible and comprehensive clinical guide to performing procedures in the office, urgent, and emergency care settings. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, it is the only volume to address procedures for all three specialty settings. This book presents 72 of the most commonly performed procedures used in these settings and organizes them into system-specific categories. Each procedure is presented using a concise format and includes original photos, line drawings, and tables to highlight the written content and provide clear directions regarding exactly how to perform each procedure. Chapters include: Background of the procedure Patient preparation Treatment options Contraindications Special considerations Procedure preparation, including patient preparation and equipment Step-by-step instruction for procedure Post procedure considerations Education points Complications Author's Pearls Resources.

Johns Hopkins Family Health Book

The Essential Home Medical Reference To Help You And Your Family Promote Good Health And Manage Illnessl
Author: Johns Hopkins University
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062701497
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 1657
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Covers health maintenance, body systems and disorders, and obtaining the best health care.

Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health


Author: Sullivan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284108198
Category: Medical
Page: 376
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Study designs -- Quantifying the extent of disease -- Summarizing data collected in the sample -- The role of probability -- Confidence interval estimates -- Hypothesis testing procedures -- Power and sample size determination -- Multivariable methods -- Nonparametric tests -- Survival analysis -- Data visualization

Lashley's Essentials of Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice, Second Edition


Author: Felissa R. Lashley, PhD, RN, FABMGG,Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826129137
Category: Medical
Page: 425
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Completely updated to help nurses learn to ìthink geneticallyî Todayís nurses must be able to ìthink geneticallyî to help individuals and families who are affected by genetic disease or contemplating genetic testing. This book is a classic resource for nursing students and practitioners at all levels who need to acquire the knowledge and skills for using genomics in their practice. This completely updated second edition encompasses the many recent advances in genetic research and knowledge, providing essential new information on the science, technology, and clinical application of genomics. It focuses on the provision of individualized patient care based on personal genetics and dispositions. The second edition is designed for use by advanced practice nursing programs, as well as undergraduate programs. It pinpoints new developments in prenatal, maternity, and pediatric issues and supplies new information on genomics-based personal drug therapy, environmental susceptibilities, genetic therapies, epigenetics, and ethics The text features a practical, clinically oriented framework in line with the core competencies defined by the AACN. It delivers information according to a lifespan approach used in the practice setting. The second edition continues to provide basic information on genomics, its impact on healthcare, and genetic disorders. It covers prevention, genetic counseling and referral, neuropsychiatric nursing, and public health. The core of the text presents information on a variety of diseases that affect patients throughout the lifespan, with specific guidance on the nursing role. Also included are tests for a variety of diseases and information on pharmacogenomics, which enable health care providers to select the best drugs for treatment based on a patientís genetic makeup. Plentiful case study examples support the information throughout. Additionally, an instructorís package of PowerPoint slides and a test bank are provided for use at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. New to the Second Edition: Completely updated with several new chapters Personal drug therapy based on genomics Environmental susceptibilities Prenatal detection and diagnosis Newborn and genetic screening Reproductive technologies Ethical issues Genetic therapies Epigenetics Content for graduate-level programs PowerPoint slides and a test bank for all student levels Key Features: Encompasses state-of-the-art genomics from a nursing perspective Provides a practical, clinically oriented lifespan approach Covers science, technology, and clinical application of genomics Addresses prevention, genetic testing, and treatment methods Written for undergraduate- and graduate-level nursing students

The Practice of Research in Social Work


Author: Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506304281
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
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The Fourth Edition of Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt’s The Practice of Research in Social Work introduces an integrated set of techniques for evaluating research and practice problems as well as conducting studies. Evidence-based practice comes alive through illustrations of actual social work research. Updated with new examples, the latest research, and expanded material on technology and qualitative methods, this popular text helps readers achieve the 2015 EPAS core competencies essential for social work practice.

Becoming a Nurse

Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing
Author: Derek Sellman,Paul Snelling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317436296
Category: Medical
Page: 558
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The guidelines and skills required to become a nurse are always changing and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the current standards. This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills you need to meet NMC requirements. Becoming a Nurse will demystify what you need to know while preparing you to meet NMC standards and become a confident, practising professional. The book introduces the many subjects outside the biological which are none the less essential for both pre-registration and practising nurses. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and includes four new chapters on psychosocial concepts for nursing; sociological concepts for nursing; spiritual care; and preceptorship and transition. Like the previous edition the book also covers: Law, ethics and policy Management and leadership Communication, interpersonal skills and interprofessional working Evidence based practice Medicines management Public health and professional development Each chapter is packed full of case studies, discussion question and further readings to encourage critical thinking and reflection. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of NMC standards.

Introduction to Public Health, Second Edition

Promises and Practice
Author: Raymond L. Goldsteen, DrPH,Karen Goldsteen,Karen Goldsteen, PhD, MPH,Terry Dwelle, MD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826196667
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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The only public health text to incorporate new Affordable Care Act legislation Praise for the first edition: "More than just another preliminary textbook, this comprehensive introduction for those who are new to the field of public health weaves together its values, goals, and practices into a lucid introductory text." —Sally Guttmacher, PhD Professor, Director, Master’s in Community Public Health Program New York University This second edition of Introduction to Public Health is the only text to encompass the new legislation implemented by the Affordable Care Act, with its focus on prevention and its increase in funding for prevention research. Updated and thoroughly revised, this foundational resource surveys all major topics related to the U.S. public health system, including organization on local and national levels, financing, workforce, goals, initiatives, accountability, and metrics. The text is unique in combining the perspectives of both academicians and public health officials, and examines new job opportunities and the growing interest in the public health field. Comprehensive and accessible, the text discusses a variety of new trends in public health, particularly regarding primary care and public health partnerships. The second edition also includes information about new accountability initiatives and workforce requirements to contribute to health services research and clinical outcomes research in medical care. The text stresses the increasing emphasis on efficiency, effectiveness, and equity in achieving population health improvements, and goes beyond merely presenting information to analyze the question of whether the practice of public health achieves its promise. Each chapter includes objectives, review questions, and case studies. Also included are an instructor’s manual with test questions (covering every major public health improvement initiative and introducing every major data system sponsored by the U.S. public health system) and PowerPoint slides. The book’s nine chapters address the history of U.S. public health from its inception and offer a sweeping examination of topics in organization and financing, infectious disease control, injury and noninfectious diseases, system performance, system improvement, public health leadership, building healthy communities, and the future of public health. New to the Second Edition: Completely updated and revised Addresses changes brought about by Obamacare Discusses building healthy communities and the determinants of health Adds new chapter on public health leadership Covers new developments in treating Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and other illnesses Investigates intentional injuries such as suicide, homicide, and war Key Features: Provides information that is holistic, comprehensive, and accessible Covers all major topics of organization, financing, leadership, goals, initiatives, accountability, and metrics Relates current public health practice to the field’s history and mission Analyzes successful and unsuccessful aspects of health care delivery

Philosophy of Science for Nursing Practice, Second Edition

Concepts and Application
Author: Michael D. Dahnke, PhD,H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826129293
Category: Medical
Page: 420
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Written for DNP and PhD nursing programs, this text, based on a unique team-taught philosophy of science nursing courses, distills challenging content and delivers it in clear, highly accessible language for professors untrained in philosophy and their students. Authored by a nurse researcher/philosopher team who developed and taught this course for more than 7 years, the book provides a unique, integrated viewpoint that avoids esoteric and overly theoretical discussions and facilitates a clear connection between the philosophy of science and nursing science and practice. This second edition offers enhanced clarity and encompasses updates in philosophy of science interpretation, nursing practice and science, and a still-emerging practice epistemology. It is distinguished by its increased emphasis on DNP investigation that relies on a fundamental relationship with evidence-based practice, as well as the informational needs of the PhD student and the type of research the PhD graduate is expected to produce. The bulk of the text focuses on basic principles and concepts of the philosophy of science in regard to the education of both DNP and PhD nursing students. The book discusses the concept of nursing as a “practice discipline” within historical and sociological contexts, and addresses the importance of philosophy of science knowledge within a practice discipline. It examines the controversial question of how much philosophy of science a doctoral student actually needs. The text concludes with a brief introduction to nursing science knowledge content that is an essential “bridge” to the philosophy of science content and serves as a “next step” toward building a nursing epistemology. New to the Second Edition: Revised to enhance clarity of information Reflects contemporary trends in doctoral nursing education Updated Questions for Reflection offer scholarly discourse New appendix offers a sample semester-based syllabus based on the second edition Key Features: Provides concise, accessible information that makes clear connections to practical applications Written jointly by a philosopher and a nurse scholar who co-teach the course Facilitates student ability to see the real connection between philosophy and practice Increased focused content on how philosophy of science content is essential to understand evidence-based and practice-based evidence