Stacey Plichta Kellar, Elizabeth KelvinRead More
This text provides students with a solid foundation for understanding data analysis and specific statistical techniques. Focusing on the most current and frequently used statistical methods in today's health care literature, the book covers essential material for a variety of program levels including in-depth courses beyond the basic statistics course. Well-organized, clear text discussions and great learning tools help students overcome the complexities and fully comprehend the concepts of this often intimidating area of study.
Cherie R. Rebar, Carolyn J. GerschRead More
Designed to help students become research-literate, evidence-based practitioners, this Fourth Edition of Understanding Research for Evidence-Based Practice takes a unique approach that mirrors the way practicing nurses intuitively read research reports. Beginning with the conclusion of a research article—the section that most directly addresses the clinical meaning of a research study—the book works “backward” through the sections of a research article.
Organized around student-centered questions, such as how conclusions were reached, which patients the conclusions apply to, and how the study was done, each chapter begins with a clinical case that identifies the clinical question the nurse is seeking to answer and one or two published research articles that directly relate to the clinical case.
This Fourth Edition features new online student resources, including interactive critiquing activities as well as video tutorials that demonstrate how to work through research studies and theories.
A Cognitive Skills WorkbookSaundra Lipe, Sharon BeasleyRead More
This text introduces nursing students to the cognitive skills, or "critical thinking," required of professional nurses. Using a practical approach and a nursing process framework throughout, the book provides a bridge between theory and the application of skills.
Cognitive skills are presented in a competency-based, clinically oriented format, with emphasis on teaching critical thinking. Written at an accessible reading level, chapters end with a workbook section, to provide students with real-world applications of what they have learned. Case studies and checklists throughout aid the student in applying content.
A Humanistic Approach to CaregivingPamela J. Carter, Amy StegenRead More
This text builds on the basic concepts and skills that the nursing assistant has already mastered. Recognizing that the students using this text have already completed their basic nursing assisting training and may have already been working in the profession, this text does not repeat information that is part of the basic nursing assistant training. Rather, this textbook is meant to be used in conjunction with, or as a follow-up to, a "basic" nursing assistant textbook, such as Lippincott's Textbook for Nursing Assistants.
Denise F. PolitRead MoreIdeal for health professionals who develop new instruments, adapt existing ones, select instruments for use in clinical trials or in clinical practice, interpret information from measurements and changes in scores, or undertake a systematic review on instruments, Measurement and the Measurement of Change: A Primer for the Health Professions provides a “gentle” introduction to and overview of complex measurement content that helps ensure high-quality science and excellence in clinical practice.
While the book assumes a basic understanding of statistics and statistical inference, the statistical content serves to enhance conceptual understanding rather than to guide computations. This highly practical book draws on measurement theory and approaches from a variety of fields and includes recent advances from psychometrics, clinimetrics, and other fields not offered in other health measurement books.
Application to Nursing Research and PracticeSandra J. Peterson, Timothy S. BredowRead MoreA complete and detailed book focused on middle range theories. The text examines theories and their applications in clinical nursing research and practice. In this fourth edition, the change of the subtitle to Application to Nursing Research and Practice better reflects the dynamic relationship between theory, research, and practice with an increased emphasis on applications of middle range theories to practice. The authors provide expert advice on selecting the appropriate theory for a nursing research project and developing the critical thinking skills needed to critique theories. Every theory chapter includes examples of the theories and ways they are used in research, as well as sample applications, and critical thinking exercises. Students can go to thePoint to find a related Theory Analysis exercise and practice their critiquing skills by doing the exercise and then comparing it with a crtique done by an expert in the field.
Pamela G. Reed, Nelma B. Crawford ShearerRead More
Perspectives on Nursing Theory is a comprehensive anthology of important articles addressing diverse theoretical and philosophical perspectives on the nature of theory and knowledge development in nursing.
- Features 52 of the most widely read and frequently cited articles reflecting seminal, modern, and futuristic perspectives on nursing theory
- Includes new articles reflecting current, cutting-edge views of nursing theory and trends
- Includes biographical information about each author that provides insight into the author's perspective
Bernadette Melnyk, Ellen Fineout-OverholtRead More
- Texto de práctica basada en evidencia muy completo y que cubre todos los pasos desde el planteamiento y formulación de la pregunta hasta la traducción de la evidencia en práctica útil
- Incluye además 10 apéndices con ejemplo de casos y aplicaciones prácticas
- El flujo del texto incluye referencias a sitios web y recuadros con información útil y rápida
- Estructura de 5 unidades (sexta dentro del CD-ROM), 17 capítulos impresos y 4 más en el recurso digital así como 10 apéndices
Advancing the Humanistic ImperativeHelen J. Streubert, Dona Rinaldi CarpenterRead More
Qualitative Research in Nursing is a user-friendly text that systematically provides a sound foundation for understanding a wide range of qualitative research methodologies, including triangulation. It approaches nursing education, administration, and practice and gives step-by-step details to instruct students on how to implement each approach. Features include emphasis on ethical considerations and methodological triangulation, instrument development and software usage; critiquing guidelines and questions to ask when evaluating aspects of published research; and tables of published research that offer resources for further reading.
Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing PracticeDenise F. Polit, Cheryl Tatano BeckRead MoreNursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice, 10th Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to emphasize the link between research and evidence-based practice. The 10th edition of this classic textbook presents state-of-the-art methods for conducting high-quality studies. The for-purchase Resource Manual includes application exercises, models of comprehensive research critiques, and a Toolkit (which appears on thePoint), that contains exemplary research tools such as consent forms, a demographic questionnaire, and statistical table templates—all in easily adapted Word documents.
Denise F. Polit, Cheryl Tatano BeckRead MoreStudy Guide for Essentials of Nursing Research is a companion to Essentials of Nursing Research. It reinforces key concepts covered in the textbook through a variety of question types and exercises that make it easy to remember essential information and build critical-thinking skills.
- Application exercises help you read, comprehend, and critique nursing studies. You will answer Questions of Fact, which guide you in reading the eight research articles in the study guide’s appendices, and Questions for Discussion, which aid you in assessing the merits of various aspects of the studies.
- Study questions pose queries about research studies that make you think critically about research reports and how to conduct research.
- Matching exercises challenge your ability to link related terms and concepts.
- Completion exercises test your memory and are a great refresher before an exam.
- include eight full research articles and answers to selected study guide exercises.