This collection features the books and book contributions of the Fairfield University Nursing and Health Studies Faculty.
The doctor of nursing practice and clinical nurse leader: Essentials of program development & implementation for clinical practice
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Sheila Grossman, and Jean W. Lange
Sheila Grossman, Meredith Wallace and Jean Lange are contributing authors, "The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) ".
Book description: This is the first book to document and analyze the development and integration of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs in graduate nursing institutions. Editors Fitzpatrick and Wallace, established authorities in nursing education, present this text as an introduction to these exciting new degrees. The contributors, ranging from architects of the programs to graduates from the programs, offer valuable information on the objectives, curricula, and expected outcomes of these two educational tracks. Ultimately, the book explores how the development of these new degrees has influenced health care delivery at large.
Sheila Grossman and Theresa M. Valiga
Whatever your role, practice or educational environment, here are the tools and techniques you can use to realize your leadership potential, advance your career, and contribute to the future of nursing. Two noted educators in the field of leadership development use an easy-to-read, interactive approach to guide you through the process. They identify the characteristics of leaders and followers and illustrate not only how, but also when to use the qualities associated with each to achieve professional and personal success.
Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, Karen Daley, and Eileen R. O'Shea
Eileen O'Shea is a contributing author, Chapter 16 - "Care of the infant with congenital heart disease status post cardiac surgical repair", pp.165-177 and Chapter 24 - "Pediatric emergency", pp. 265-275.
Book description: Computerized patient simulation is an exciting and innovative pedagogical method that allows nurse educators to prepare student nurses for the challenges of clinical practice. This book serves as a step-by-step guide to designing and developing simulated scenarios, and integrating them into nursing curriculums. The authors provide concrete information about the use of simulation in a variety of programs, courses, and schools with flexible simulator uses, including live actors and static mannequins. This book also provides options for building a learning resource center, and offers guidance on faculty development. Additionally, the contributors present 17 exemplars of actual scenarios in multiple clinical areas, as well as testimonies of practicing faculty.
Elizabeth Capezuti, DeAnne Zwicker, Mathy Mezey, Terry T. Fulmer, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and J. M. Arena
Meredith Wallace [Kazer] (with J.M. Arena) is a contributing author, "Sexuality".
Book description: This is the third, thoroughly revised and updated edition of the book formerly entitled Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. The protocols address key clinical conditions and circumstances likely to be encountered by a hospital nurse caring for older adults. They represent "best practices" for acute care of the elderly as developed by nursing experts around the country as part of the Hartford Foundation's Nurses Improving Care to the Hospitalized Elderly project (NICHE).
This third edition includes 17 revised and updated chapters and more than 15 new topics including critical care, diabetes, hydration, oral health care, palliative care, and substance abuse. Each chapter includes educational objectives, assessment of the problem, nursing intervention or care strategies, and references; most chapters have case studies.
Harriet R. Feldman, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
Meredith Wallace [Kazer] (with J. Fitzpatrick) is a contributing author, "Foundation funding for healthcare".
Book description: Nursing Leadership: A Concise Encyclopedia is an important reference for all leaders, both current and future, in health care. Its 180 entries, written by nursing luminaries, not only enhance our understanding of leadership--what it is and how it functions--but will help to promote effective leadership among nurses.
The encyclopedia is organized around nine themes, with five themes embracing the most salient management and leadership theories, including characteristics and skills required of leaders in today's complex health care system.
Meredith Wallace Kazer and Sheila Grossman
The Gerontological Nurse Certification Review is an invaluable reference and certification test review guide for nurses preparing for RN Gerontological certification. Students studying gerontology, teachers preparing gerontology classes, and RNs working with older adults will also find this a practical and useful resource. The text presents information about preparing for the certification exam, a comprehensive compilation of content specific to gerontology, and a test bank of questions specifically developed for the RN.
Rose Kearney Nunnery, Theresa M. Valiga, and Sheila Grossman
Sheila Grossman (with Theresa Valiga) is a contributing author, "Leadership".
Book description: Advance your career to the next level of professional practice with the guidance you’ll find in the New Edition of this popular text. Here are all the concepts you need to progress from RN to BSN and beyond—from new and timely topics such as quantum physics and genomics and how they are influencing the delivery of care to domestic violence and the potential impact of bioterrorism. Carefully constructed interactive exercises in the book and on the web help you to use all of your current knowledge to master the theories that are changing nursing practice today...and help you to apply them in the real world.
Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse provides the nurse psychotherapist with a useful “how-to” primer that contains practical techniques and interventions without a lot of theoretical jargon. Topics include the basics of psychotherapy, from how to respond to a patient’s initial call to termination of care. Selected approaches, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic psychotherapy are highlighted with discussion of evidence-base research. Specific techniques for working with commonly seen patient populations that require special consideration: those who have experienced trauma, children, and older adults are included. In addition, how to integrate psychopharmacology and psychotherapy is discussed in detail.
Mentoring in Nursing will help inspire a more cohesive, flexible, and empowered nursing force, whether in academia, the hospital unit, or health care facility. Featuring: Definitions and components of the mentoring process; Models and strategies: classic, multiple, and peer mentoring; precepting, coaching, or shadowing models; Mentor and mentee perspectives; Best practices in nurse mentoring, including multicultural competency; Mentoring evaluation tools.
Rebecca Patronis Jones, Theresa M. Valiga, and Sheila Grossman
Sheila Grossman (with Theresa Valiga) is a contributing author, "Leadership and Followership".
Book description: This comprehensive text explores the philosophy that all nurses are leaders who use creative decision making, entrepreneurship, and life-long learning to create a work environment that is efficient, cost-effective, and committed to quality care. Broad and comprehensive coverage encompasses leadership and management theories and processes by synthesizing information from nursing, health care, general administration and management, and leadership literature. Activities teach them how to research decision-making data (participatory action research process) and analyze and make reliable choices in managing their work environment. Theory-based, scholarly yet practical, this is the most comprehensive and engaging baccalaureate text on the market!
Meredith Wallace Kazer
Essentials of Gerontological Nursing presents the best practices needed to care for older adults. Its brief, yet comprehensive, grasp of issues in elder care is a refreshing addition to the current literature, which is more commonly focused on theory than on clinical practice. Designed primarily for students in gerontological nursing courses in BSN and graduate programs, the book provides: Essential clinical information and "best practices" needed to care for older adults, Current research and new patient approaches in gerontological nursing, Overviews of rarely discussed issues, such as elder abuse, cultural considerations, and restraint alternatives, Clinical specifications and practical applications, and Content designed to fit into a one-semester course. -- Publisher description.
Linda Sylvestri and Sheila Grossman
Sheila Grossman is a contributing author, "Immune Disorders and Immunologic Medications".
Book description: Silvestri's Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination includes the kind of questions that consistently test the critical thinking skills necessary to pass today's NCLEX exam. And, what's even better is that ALL answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices, as well as test-taking strategies that provide tips for how to best approach each question.
Carole Lium Edelman, Carol Lynn Mandle, and Meredith Wallace Kazer
Meredith Wallace [Kazer] is a contributing author, "Older Adult".
Book description: This book addresses health promotion for all ages and all population groups - individuals, families, and communities. It includes extensive coverage of growth and development throughout the life span, with an emphasis on normal development as well as the specific problems and health promotion issues common to each stage. A complete unit is devoted to health promotion interventions. It also offers a unique assessment framework based on Gordon's Functional Health Patterns to provide consistency in presentation and an approach in line with the promotion of health.
Joseph Gallo, Gregory Paveza, William Reichel, Terry Fulmer, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Joyce M. Shea, and C. Guttman
Joyce Shea and Meredith Wallace Kazer (with C. Guttman) are contributing authors, "Health promotion," pp. 331-368.
Kristen L. Mauk, Jean W. Lange, and Sheila Grossman
Sheila Grossman and Jean Lange are contributing authors, "Theories of aging".
Book description: Gerontological Nursing uses the competencies set forth by the AACN/Hartford Institute at NYU’s 2000 document, Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing Care, to help students provide excellent care for older adults. With a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to gerontological nursing, the text builds upon the medical surgical knowledge that students have gained in previous courses. Including numerous case studies, the book also contains critical thinking and personal reflection questions, key terms, a glossary of terms, and classroom activities. Perfect for instructors who are expected to integrate gerontology into the curriculum, Gerontological Nursing is accompanied by PowerPoint slides, test questions, and an online instructor’s manual.
Carole Lium Edelman, Carol Lynn Mandle, and Sheila Grossman
Sheila Grossman (with Carol Lynn Mandle) is a contributing author, "Middle Age Adult".
Book description: This textbook provides comprehensive coverage of all major concepts of health promotion and disease prevention. It highlights growth and development throughout the life span, emphasizing normal development as well as the specific problems and health promotion issues common to each stage. All population groups are addressed with separate chapters for individuals, families, and communities.
Harriet Feldman, Martha Greenberg, and Sheila Grossman
Sheila Grossman is a contributing author, "Developing leadership through shadowing a leader in health care", Chapter 25,( pp. 266 -278).
Book description: Nurses are presented with the challenge of leading a variety of groups in our healthcare environment , ranging from patients and families to communities and organizations. While there appears to be little time for leadership development, leadership skills are in great demand. This first book of its kind fills the leadership development void not perviously addressed in nursing education.
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Sheila Grossman
Meredith Wallace Kazer is a co-editor. Sheila Grossman is a contributing author, "Mentoring" and "Genetics".
Book description: The Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, now thoroughly updated in a second edition, presents key terms and concepts in nursing research and with over 30% of the entries new to this edition. Written by the world's leading authorities in nursing research, this comprehensive reference is a "one-stop" resource for everything you need to know about nursing research and its utilization.
Sheila Grossman and Theresa M. Valiga
Nina M. Silverstein, Katie Maslow, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and C. Zembruzski
Meredith Wallace [Kazer] (with C. Zembruzski) is a contributing author, " Strategies for Making a Difference".
Book description: What happens when a person with dementia is hospitalized? It is usually a fall, a hip fracture, a serious infection, or an acute exacerbation of congestive heart failure, diabetes, or another chronic medical condition that precipitates hospitalization, not the person's demenetia.
This book provides insights into the issues and gaps in quality of hospital care for patients with dementia. The book will helps practitioners improve the experiences that patients with dementia encounter in acute care settings by offering actual case examples provided by managers of assisted living, emergency rooms, and community geriatric cases; by persons with dementia who live alone; and by other doctors and nurses who care for these patients. These case examples illustrate the challenges faced and suggest strategies for successful and appropriate treatment planning.
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Kristen S. Montgomery, and Meredith Wallace Kazer
Meredith Wallace [Kazer] is a contributing author, " Challenges in Research Utilization for Educators & Clinicians".
Book description: This book is a resource for using the internet as a tool in all aspects of nursing research--conducting it, teaching it, and using it. From searching online databases to creating surveys and recruiting research subjects online, the internet opens new possibilities in the research process, as well as new problems. Experienced researchers describe internet-based research methods, information on online methods for teaching research, and accessing the research of others. The appendixes include samples of existing research projects that use internet-based methodologies, as well as a listing of online resources for researchers.
Rose Kearney Nunnery, Theresa M. Valiga, and Sheila Grossman
Sheila Grossman (with Theresa Valiga) is a contributing author, "Leadership".
Book description: Advancing Your Career: Concepts of Professional Nursing, 3rd Edition, is designed to provide the practicing nurse with the concepts required to advance to the next level of professional practice. Using carefully constructed interactive exercises, your students will be able to use their current experience to understand and apply the concepts discussed. Each chapter ends with lists of additional web resources to provide your student with more information.
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Kristen S. Montgomery, and Eileen R. O'Shea
Eileen R. O'Shea is a contributing author, Chapter 23 "Nursing publishing companies" (2nd ed., pp. 141-147).
Book description: This 2nd edition of the award-winning guide to the web for nurses is nearly double in size and twice as useful! Expert nurses in more than 50 content areas have carefully selected and reviewed nearly 400 web sites available in their specialty areas --- resulting in an authoritative guide to the best the web has to offer for the professional nurse. Each web description includes a summary of the site, intended audience, sponsor, level of information, and relevance to nurses. The book also indicates sites which can be referred to patients.
Jeanne M. Novotny, Doris T. Lippman, Nicole K. Sanders, and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
Doris T. Lippman is a co-editor
Few careers offer the advantages that nursing offers: flexibility, room for growth, satisfaction from helping others. And there is a desperate need for nurses - demand will exceed supply for some time to come. This concise volume provides an overview of what's possible in a nursing career. It profiles 101 different types of nursing careers, including a basic description, education requirements, skills needed, compensation, and related web sites and professional organizations. Personal stories from the practicing nurses highlight the content.
O. Strickland, C. Dilorio, and Kathleen Wheeler
Kathleen Wheeler is a contributing author, "Further development of the Perception of Empathy Inventory", pp. 207-213.
Book description: This thoroughly updated and revised new edition of the award-winning series on measurement presents nearly 80 actual, tested intruments for assessing nursing outcomes in a multitude of settings and situations. Each tool is accompanied by a descriptive essay that includes information on purpose, administration, scoring, and reliability and validity.