This collection features the books and book contributions of the Fairfield University Nursing and Health Studies Faculty.
Jenna A. LoGiudice, Evelyn Bilias Lolis, and Kathryn Phillips
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the global world but impacted women with children and careers disproportionately. The social, familial, and professional strains of this crisis birthed with it the opportunity to reflect on the values, expectations, lifestyle, and priorities that have defined motherhood. This book uplifts the shared consciousness of motherhood; the common veil that transcends time, region, and boundary. Part contemporary anthology, part historical narrative, and fully nestled in the tenets of psychological science, this book spotlights the awakenings of 33 mothers of varied ages, ethnicities, family compositions, and professional backgrounds in the United States as they renegotiated motherhood and career. Each reflection offers a window into the heart of a career mother, capturing the kaleidoscope of her struggles, vulnerabilities, and hopes, while empowering her insights. The reflections are bound together by themes that cut across lived maternal experiences, bringing to light a powerful creed for a life re-imagined– one that propels mothers forward in all of their roles.
Robin L. Bissinger, David J. Annibale, Bresney A. Fanning, Jacqueline M. McGrath, Dorothy Vittner, Ana F. Diallo, and Haifa Abou Samra
Dorothy Vittner (with Jacqueline M. McGrath, Ana F. Diallo, and Haifa Abou Samra) is a contributing author, "Integration of Developmentally Supportive and Family Centered Care Interventions during the Golden Hour", Chapter 22 pp.391-405.
Patrick Coll, Els Messelis, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Jillian A. Gelmetti
Meredith Wallace Kazer (with Els Messelis and Jillian A. Gelmetti) is a contributing author, "Sexuality, Intimacy & Healthy Aging," Chapter 25 pp. 295-303.
This book weaves all of these factors together to engage in and promote medical, biomedical and psychosocial interventions, including lifestyle changes, for healthier aging outcomes. The text begins with an introduction to age-related changes that increase in disease and disability commonly associated with old age. Written by experts in healthy aging, the text approaches the principles of disease and disability prevention via specific health issues. Each chapter highlights the challenge of not just increasing life expectancy but also deceasing disease burden and disability in old age. The text then shifts into the whole-person implications for clinicians working with older patients, including the social and cultural considerations that are necessary for improved outcomes as Baby Boomers age and healthcare systems worldwide adjust.
Healthy Aging is an important resource for those working with older patients, including geriatricians, family medicine physicians, nurses, gerontologists, students, public health administrators, and all other medical professionals.
Susan M. DeNisco and Audrey M. Beauvais
Audrey Beauvais is a contributing author, "Entering the Job Market and Promoting your Future Success," Chapter 31.
Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Fourth Edition is a core advanced practice text used in both Master's Level and DNP programs. This text is centered around a compilation of existing chapters from a variety of high-level Jones & Bartlett Learning works creating a comprehensive and well-rounded resource for the advanced practice nursing student. Similar to the previous edition, the Fourth Edition is framed around the AACN's Master's Essentials as well as the Essentials for Doctoral Education featuring the most up-to-date content on each set of Essentials. This text is unique in that to aligns the Common APRN Doctoral Level Competencies with the DNP Essentials.
Throughout the Fourth Edition the authors address the rapid changes in the health care environment with a special focus on health care finance, electronic health records, quality and safety as well as emerging roles for the advanced practice nurse. Patient care in the context of the advanced nursing role is also discussed.
Amanda S. Harper-Leatherman, Ling Huang, and Linda Roney
In addition to being an editor, Amanda S. Harper-Leatherman is a contributing author with Linda N. Roney, "Interdisciplinary Learning Activity Incorporating Forensic Science and Forensic Nursing," Chapter 8, pp. 137-153.
Meredith Wallace Kazer
In this page-turning mystery-romance, young widow Lauren Serra purchases a deteriorating nineteenth century Queen Anne Victorian, in hopes that it might be the solution to the financial problems left by her recently deceased husband. Once she and her mother move in, they begin to uncover clues to the home’s tragic family secrets, hidden for almost a century. In discovering the house’s secrets, Lauren and her mother begin to uncover the foundation for rebuilding their lives.
Carole Kenner, Leslie Altimier, Marina V. Boykova, Jacqueline M. McGrath, and Dorothy Vittner
Dorothy Vittner (with Jacqueline M. McGrath) is a contributing author, "Family: Essential Partners in Care", Chapter 27 pp.753-784.
Book description: The sixth edition of this acclaimed neonatal nursing text is completely updated to encompass the most current research findings and strategies for providing cost-effective and evidence-based care. It continues to address neonatal care from a physiologic and pathophysiologic perspective, with a major emphasis on nursing management at the bedside and advanced practice level. It examines each neonatal body system and describes evidence-based interventions that assist in understanding the ‘why’ behind various clinical presentations. Integrative management is threaded throughout the text along with extensive research findings to support practice strategies and rationales for sound clinical decision-making. Case studies, evidence-based practice boxes, QSEN competencies, and online resources help to amplify and reinforce content.
Diana Mager, Jaclyn Conelius, Jessica Alicea-Planas, Susan Bartos, Cynthia Bautista, Laura Conklin, Vanessa Daou, Christa Esposito, Rose Iannino-Renz, Alison E. Kris, Jenna A. LoGiudice, Kathleen Lovanio, Eileen O'Shea, and Kelly Sullivan
Fairfield University faculty members Jessica Alicea-Planas, Susan Bartos, Cynthia Bautista, Jaclyn Conelius, Laura Conklin, Vanessa Daou, Christa Palancia Esposito, Rose Iannino-Renz, Alison E. Kris, Jenna A. LoGiudice, Kathleen Lovanio, Diana R. Mager, Eileen R. O’Shea, and Kelly Sullivan contributed chapters to this book.
This practical text is distinguished by its in-depth coverage of populations, ranging from opioidaddicted veterans to young children suffering from obesity. Focused on the educational needs of students in undergraduate and bridge programs, this book is grounded in evidence-based practice, in-depth content, and clinical case studies.
Five sections address population health in the following settings: community-based care, home and rural health, school-based and primary care, medical home and palliative care, and acute and long-term care. Each section begins with an overview chapter addressing fundamental concepts, characteristic trends, expenditures, and critical considerations. Subsequent chapters provide descriptions of varied patient populations, relevant care settings, and examples of the RN’s role within each setting. Chapters conclude with a case study that illustrates a day in the life of a typical nurse, which includes assessment and evaluation of present symptoms, demographic information, social and environmental determinants, and medical background. Chapters also encompass advocacy and policy roles, care access, emergency preparedness, and community resiliency.
Audrey M. Beauvais and Linda N. Roney
Audrey M. Beauvais is the editor and a contributing author, "Transition to the Professional Nurse Role," "Leadership Attributes," "Facilitating Problem-Solving and Decision-Making in Teams," and "Power and Politics in Professional Nursing Practice."
Audrey Beauvais is a contributing author with Bonnie Haupt, "Setting Priorities and Managing Time."
Audrey Beauvais is a contributing author with Kimberly Spahn, "Innovation and Change."
Linda Roney is a contributing author, "Envisioning and Developing Your Career: Where Am I Going?"
Written specifically for the experienced nurse enrolled in an RN-to-BSN program, this text guides nurses through an interactive critical thinking process to become effective and confident nurse leaders. All nurses involved with direct patient care already rely on similar strategies to oversee patient safety, make care decisions, and integrate plan of care in collaboration with patients and families. This text expands upon that knowledge and provides a firm base to reach the next steps in academia and practice, enabling the BSN-prepared nurse to tackle serious issues in care delivery with a high level of self-awareness and skill. Leadership and Management Competence in Nursing Practice relies on a keen understanding of what experienced nurses already bring to the classroom. This text provides a core framework and useful skills and strategies to successfully lead nursing and healthcare forward. Clear, concise chapters cover leadership skills and personal attributes of leaders with minimal repetition of material covered in associate’s degree programs. Content builds on the framework of AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education, IOM Competencies, and QSEN KSAs. Each chapter presents case scenarios to promote critical thinking and decision-making. Self-assessment tools featured throughout the text enable nurses to evaluate their current strengths, areas for growth, and learning needs.
Linda Honan, Cynthia Bautista, and Christa Esposito
Cynthia Bautista is a contributing author, "Chapter 46: Nursing Management: Patients with Neurologic Disorders."
Christa Esposito is a contributing author, "Chapter 35: Nursing Management: Patients with sexually transmitted infections."
Ideal for accelerated medical-surgical nursing courses and traditional approaches alike, Focus on Adult Health: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 2nd Edition, helps you make the most of your medical-surgical nursing course and learn to quickly and confidently address the most commonly encountered disorders and conditions. Carefully curated by active clinicians and expert nursing educators, this concise text distills the most essential aspects of medical-surgical nursing in precise detail. Need-to-know coverage of prominent medical conditions and key nursing responsibilities clarifies commonly encountered processes and complex pathophysiology to help you concentrate on the most clinically relevant information in medical-surgical nursing and efficiently transition to nursing practice. This thoroughly revised edition reflects the latest clinical approaches in med-surg and is accompanied by dynamic digital learning tools to help you excel in your coursework, prepare for the NCLEX≥ exam, and confidently meet the challenges of the clinical setting.
Ellen P. Tappero, Mary Ellen Honeyfield, Dorothy Vittner, and Jacqueline M. McGrath
Dorothy Vittner (with Jacqueline M. McGrath) is a contributing author, "Behavioral Assessment", Chapter 12 pp.193-218.
The newly revised, 25th anniversary edition of this definitive publication on neonatal care continues to illustrate how to systematically and accurately gather assessment data and interpret results. Because even normal newborns feature a wide range of physical variation, subtle signs that indicate internal malformations or syndromes may escape notice without a proper assessment. Many problems in the neonate can be noticed early by an astute nurse, neonatal nurse practitioner, neonatal physician assistant, or physician with honed assessment skills, long before electronic monitors or other equipment can detect them.
Physical Assessment of the Newborn, Sixth Edition, addresses the physical, physiologic, neurologic, and behavioral implications of a thorough assessment, and explains how healthcare providers can reduce the risks associated with the transition to extrauterine life and the neonatal period. Grounded with a scientific basis and rationale, each system assessment represents the most up-to-date clinical content. Because assessment skills are such an integral aspect of practice, many individuals take them for granted, yet all health professionals who perform newborn examinations—including nurses, neonatal and pediatric nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, physicians, therapists, and students preparing for advanced practice roles in neonatal care—can benefit from the essential content presented in this book.
Susan M. DeNisco, Anne M. Barker, and Audrey M. Beauvais
Audrey Beauvais (with Anne M. Barker) is a contributing author, "Leadership and role transition for the advanced practice nurse".
Book description: Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession, Third Edition is a core advanced practice text used in both Master's Level and DNP programs. The Third Edition is a unique compilation of existing chapters from a variety of high-level Jones & Bartlett Learning works creating a comprehensive and well-rounded resource for the advanced practice nursing student. Similar to the previous edition, The Third Edition is framed around the AACN's Master's Essentials as well as the Essentials for Doctoral Education featuring the most up-to-date content on each set of Essentials. Throughout the Third Edition the authors address the rapid changes in the health care environment with a special focus on health care finance, electronic health records, quality and safety as well as emerging roles for the advanced practice nurse. Patient care in the context of the advanced nursing role is also discussed. -- Publisher's description
Jeffrey Jones, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Vickie L. Rogers, and Audrey M. Beauvais
Audrey Beauvais is a contributing author, "Personality Disorders".
Book description: Thoroughly updated to correlate with DSM-5 diagnostic descriptions and QSEN guidelines, the second edition of this highly acclaimed undergraduatepsychiatric nursing text features concrete strategies for establishing interpersonal relationships as the basis not only for working with the psychiatricpatient population, but as a timeless foundation for all nursing practice. The text guides students through the essential phases of self-discoverynecessary to integrate interpersonal nursing theory into practice. Modules designed to foster growth in therapeutic use of self, including the importanceof boundary management, are integrated with psychodynamic and current neurobiological theories to provide sturdy theoretical underpinnings for practice.
Joanne V. Hickey, Sarah L. Livesay, and Cynthia Bautista
Cynthia Bautista is a contributing author, "Chapter 5 Diagnostics for Stroke."
Book Description: Stroke treatment, technology, and research have seen astounding advances over the last twenty years. Yet stroke remains a leading cause of death and disability in the United States and worldwide. The challenge for clinicians? Stay current and deliver optimal patient care, by understanding that the best prevention and the most positive outcomes are being achieved by inter-professional teams. Addressing every phase of current stroke care, The Continuum of Stroke Care is your essential how-to for delivering safe, effective outcomes with interprofessional teamwork. Each chapter is written by clinicians with cutting-edge expertise and clinically grounded insight. Practical and comprehensive, the book also fully covers both the advances of the last few decades and upcoming innovations in stroke care.
Meredith Wallace Kazer, Kathy Murphy, Kathleen Lovanio, Alison E. Kris, and Diana Mager
Meredith Wallace Kazer is a contributing author, "Quality of Life," with Kathy Murphy, "Sexuality" and "Prostate Cancer."
Alison E. Kris is a contributing author, "Staff Education and Patterns to Promote Quality of Life," and "Dying Well,"
Kathleen Lovanio is a contributing author, "Social Isolation," with Kathleen O'Neil-Meyers, and "A Restful Sleep."
Diana R. Mager is a contributing author, "Medication Use and Overuse."
Features evidence-based, practical, and effective strategies for creating and maintaining optimal quality of life for older adults This globally focused resource integrates sound research evidence, real-life case scenarios, and effective, practical strategies to address a key health care initiative of the 21st century: optimal quality of life for older adults. Distinguished by its broad outlook, the book includes contributions from an international cadre of widely published scholars and is designed for easy integration into traditional nursing education curricula. The book explores the experiences of older adults at home, in assisted living, and in nursing home environments, examining their complex and wide-ranging health, spiritual, and emotional needs. The book is organized into two sections that address quality of life issues. Section I broadly addresses quality of life issues across the full range of care environments, while Section II addresses some of the more specific issues and health conditions that have an impact on the quality of life of older adults. A detailed and multidimensional case study opens each chapter, including subjective and objective data focusing on the quality-of-life domain being addressed. Articulation and definition of each quality-of-life issue are presented along with information on the incidence and prevalence of the problem. Several cases addressing issues older adults encounter in preventing and managing acute and chronic disease serve as a clinical resource guide, with an emphasis on clinical reasoning. Each chapter features a comprehensive, synthesized literature review, delivering the best evidence in the field and offering effective strategies for managing care issues. Generalist and advanced practice nursing roles in promoting quality of life, along with relevant cultural considerations, are covered in detail. Each chapter concludes with tips and strategies for the promotion of quality of life among older adults, accompanied by a list of critical thinking questions. Content is organized to be compatible with the Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certification Test Plan.
Michael P. Mueller, Deborah J. Tippins, Kurt A. Love, Audra King, and Katie L. Love
Katie Love is a contributing author (with Kurt A. Love, Audra King, Kimberly Gill), "The Sustainable Farm School: Waldorf philosophy and EcoJustice theory in aesthetic contexts," 63-82.
BOOK DESCRTIPTION: This volume draws on the ecojustice, citizen science and youth activism literature base in science education and applies the ideas to situated tensions as they are either analyzed theoretically or praxiologically within science education pedagogy. It uses ecojustice to evaluate the holistic connections between cultural and natural systems, environmentalism, sustainability and Earth-friendly marketing trends, and introduces citizen science and youth activism as two of the pedagogical ways ecojustice philosophy can be enacted. It also comprises evidence-based practice with international service, community embedded curriculum, teacher preparation, citizen monitoring and community activism, student-scientist partnerships, socioscientific issues, and new avenues for educational research.
MaryJane Smith, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Roger Carpenter, and Kathryn Phillips
Kathryn Phillips is a contributing author, "Grading".
Book description: Written by luminaries in the field of nursing education, this is the only current and comprehensive compendium of important topics in nursing education. It contains more than 175 detailed entries, and will be a valuable reference text for doctoral- and master's-level nursing students, nursing faculty, university and hospital libraries worldwide, and hospital nursing departments and schools.
Sheila Grossman, Carol Mattson Porth, Jaclyn Conelius, Sally O. Gerard, Nancy Moriber, Eileen R. O'Shea, Kathleen Wheeler, and Cynthia Bautista
In addition to co-editing, Sheila Grossman is a contributing author.
Additional Fairfield University contributing authors include: Jaclyn Conelius, Sally Gerard, Nancy Moriber, Eileen O'Shea, Kathleen Wheeler, Cynthia Bautista
Book description: Featuring brilliant art, engaging new case studies, and dynamic new teaching and learning resources, this ninth edition of 'Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States' is captivating, accessible, and student-friendly while retaining the comprehensive, nursing-focused coverage that has made it a market leader. The book's unique emphasis on "concepts" of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders, helps students grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health.
John Nagelhout, Karen Plaus, and Nancy Moriber
Nancy Moriber is a contributing author, Anesthesia for laparoscopic surgery, pp. 806.816.
Book Description: Written specifically for nurse anesthetists, Nurse Anesthesia, 5th Edition provides comprehensive coverage of both scientific principles and evidence-based practice. It offers a complete overview of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology, and offers practical coverage of equipment and anesthesia management. This edition includes updated information on pharmacokinetics, clinical monitoring, drug delivery systems, and complications, and revises chapters on airway management and anesthesia for cardiac surgery. Written by leading nurse anesthesia experts John Nagelhout and Karen Plaus, this perennial bestseller prepares anesthesia students and CRNAs for today's clinical anesthesia practice.
Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse, 2nd edition: a how-to guide for evidence-based practice
In addition to her role as Editor, Kathleen Wheeler is a contributing author (with Patricia D. Barry), "Interpersonal psychotherapy".
Book description: 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.
Suzanne H. Campbell, K. Daley, and Jenna A. LoGiudice
Jenna LoGiudice (with Suzanne Campbell) is a contributing author, "Abdominal pain in a woman of childbearing age," Chapter 35.
Book description: This second edition of an acclaimed book for nurse educators provides a practical, step-by-step guide to designing and developing simulation scenarios and integrating them into the nursing curriculum. Based on extensive discussion with contributing authors and new faculty, the text has been updated to include changes in simulation pedagogy since the first edition was published in 2008, and thoroughly reorganized to facilitate greater ease of use. Outstanding features include scenarios easily adaptable to the instructor's own lab, and a new section on graduate nursing education and interdisciplinary clinical scenarios. Scenarios are ordered according to their complexity for ease of access. The authors provide concrete information about the use of simulation in a variety of programs, courses, and schools, and describe how nursing faculty have mastered the challenge of integrating simulation into their curricula, from fundamental nursing arenas to more complex levels of care. Chapters discuss how simulation can be used with such diverse populations as medical-surgical, geriatric, pediatric, trauma, obstetric, and home care. The book offers scenario-running instructions, as well as recommendations on developing faculty, integrating point-of-care decision-making tools and necessary equipment, how to set up a lab (including static to high-fidelity manikins), and much more. Scenarios explore key themes in nursing, from ethics, spirituality and palliative care, to communication and cultural diversity. A template for creating scenarios spans the text and includes student preparation materials, forms, and checklists.
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. This 2009 AJN Book of the Year Winner, by two noted educators in the field of leadership development, guides you through the process. An easy-to-read, interactive approach helps you identify the characteristics of leaders and followers and illustrates not only how, but also when to use the qualities associated with each to achieve professional and personal success.
Cynthia R. King, Sally O. Gerard, and Audrey M. Beauvais
Sally Gerard is a co-editor as well as a contributing author, ""Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Injury Reduction (p. 79)" and "Ethical Considerations for Nurse Leaders, (p. 185).
Audrey Beauvais is a contributing author in the 2nd edition, "“Illness and Disease Management.”
Book description: The first and only resource of its kind, this review guide to the CNL certification exam stems directly from Dr. King's classroom, where she proposes students to take the exam and has achieved a 100% pass rate. The guide covers all aspects of the test, including basic test-taking skills, how to understand exam questions, multiple exam questions with answers and rationales, and content review of information derived from the AACN exam guide. The authors, who are noted CNL educators and practitioners, cover concepts of horizontal leadership, interdisciplinary communication and collaboration skills, and health care advocacy. They address care management, team coordination, illness/disease management, health promotion and disease prevention management, and advanced clinical assessment. The differences between health systems and the specific microsystems in which CNLs work are explored. The book also encompasses health care finance, economics, policy, informatics, ethics, and evidence-based practice as it is covered on the test. The material is presented in easily digestible sections that correspond to specific areas of the AACN exam guide. Multiple vignettes and unfolding case studies reinforce concepts. Also included is a sample test and eBook for test-taking practice.
Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt, Mary Beth Combs, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, Philip Greiner, Joyce M. Shea, Sheila Grossman, Alison E. Kris, and Laurence Miners
Joyce Shea, Sheila Grossman, Alison Kris, and Laurence Miners are contributing authors," Ch. 8 Personal Transformation and Curricula Change."
Book description: Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World is an insightful collection that articulates how Jesuit colleges and universities create an educational community energized to transform the lives of its students, faculty, and administrators and to equip them to transform a broken world. The essays are rooted in Pedro Arrupe’s ideal of forming men and women for others and inspired by Peter-Hans Kolvenbach’s October 2000 address at Santa Clara in which he identified three areas where the promotion of justice may be manifested in our institutions: formation and learning, research and teaching, and our way of proceeding. Using the three areas laid out in Fr. Kolvenbach’s address as its organizing structure, this stimulating volume addresses the following challenges: How do we promote student life experiences and service? How does interdisciplinary collaborative research promote teaching and reflection? How do our institutions exemplify justice in their daily practices? Introductory pieces by internationally acclaimed authors such as Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J.; David J. O’Brien; Lisa Sowle Cahill; and Rev. Stephen A. Privett, S.J., pave the way for a range of smart and highly creative essays that illustrate and honor the scholarship, teaching, and service that have developed out of a commitment to the ideals of Jesuit higher education. The topics covered span disciplines and fields from the arts to engineering, from nursing to political science and law. The essays offer numerous examples of engaged pedagogy, which as Rev. Brackley points out fits squarely with Jesuit pedagogy: insertion programs, community-based learning, study abroad, internships, clinical placements, and other forms of interacting with the poor and with cultures other than our own. This book not only illustrates the dynamic growth of Jesuit education but critically identifies key challenges for educators, such as: How can we better address issues of race in our teaching and learning? Are we educating in nonviolence? How can we make the college or university “greener”? How can we evoke a desire for the faith that does justice? Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World is an indispensable volume that has the potential to act as an academic facilitator for the promotion of justice within not only Jesuit schools but all schools of higher education.
Marie Boltz, Elizabeth Capezuti, Terry T. Fulmer, DeAnne Zwicker, and Meredith Wallace Kazer
Meredith [Wallace] Kazer is a contributing author, "Sexuality".
Book description: One of the premier reference books for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, this 4th edition has been thoroughly updated to provide the most current, evidence-based protocols for care of common clinical conditions and issues in elderly patients. Designed to improve the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of health care, these guidelines are the result of collaboration between leading practitioners and educators in geriatric nursing and New York University College of Nursing.
Protocols for each clinical condition have been developed by experts in that particular area, and most have been systematically tested by over 300 participating hospitals in "Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders" (NICHE). Evidence is derived from all levels of care, including community, primary, and long-term care. A systematic method in compliance with the AGREE appraisal process was used to rate the levels of evidence for each protocol. Protocols are organized in a consistent format for ease of use, and each includes an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, each protocol is embedded within chapter text, which provides the context and detailed evidence for the protocol. Each chapter contains resources for further study.