Language : English
Published : 2013
Pages : 476
This book illustrates the role of theory for patient-focused nursing. It serves as a companion text for “Nursing Theorists and Their Work”, 8th edition, by Martha Raile Alligood.
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Each chapter includes the research question, examples from the literature, types of data required, assumptions, details of the specific technique, and fully worked example of how to computer the statistic using SPSS. IBM SPSS18 is the latest version at time of publication. The appendices include answers to chapter review questions.
“This book fully explore the issues that have changed and are changing the delivery of health care and the nursing profession. It’s comprehensive and timely coverage addresses the complex issues affecting nursing education and practice; a total of 26 newchapters have been added to ensure that you have the most up-to-date and relevant information for your career; over 100 well-known and respected nursing leaders offer their expert insights and analysis; unique, consistent format introduces each section with an overview chapter, followed by a debate chapter, and concluding with several viewpoint chapters; debate chapters help you comprehend conflicting viewpoints and synthesize your own thoughts on a variety of topics; and its viewpoint chapters present controversial discussions to encourage you to think critically about the issues.”–BOOK JACKET.
Updated to reflect the latest innovations in research methods, this worldwide bestseller helps students learn how to read and critique research reports, speak the language of nursing research, and develop an appreciation of research to enhance nursing practice. AJN award-winning authors Denise Polit and Cheryl Beck present research essentials, dig into the research steps, and explore quantitative and qualitative research, igniting student curiosity and encouraging them to pursue a professional pathway that incorporates thoughtful appraisals of evidence. Highlights of the Ninth Edition Enhanced accessibility. The presentation of complex topics is simplified and streamlined, incorporating more straightforward language.New content. The book’s coverage of state-of-the-art research concepts and approaches includes new discussions of quality improvement projects as well as clinical significance, a seldom-mentioned but important topic that has recently gained prominence among nurse researchers.Reorganized coverage. The book’s new structure is organized by methodologic content to offer greater continuity and facilitate better understanding of key methodologic differences between quantitative and qualitative research.Critiquing guidelines and support. Each chapter provides questions that walk students through a study, drawing attention to aspects of the study that can be critiqued by research consumers. In addition, full-length research articles and sample critiques at the end of the book provide opportunities for further critiquing practice.Research examples. One or two actual research examples at the end of each chapter sharpen readers’ critical thinking skills, and research examples throughout the text illustrate key points and stimulate students’ thinking about areas of research inquiry.Practical guidance. Translation of the abstract notions of research methods into more concrete applications includes tips that explain confusing issues in actual research articles.New test generator. Hundreds of multiple-choice questions, which are completely new and written by the book’s authors, help instructors assess their students’ understanding of the chapter content.
This classic textbook aims to assist clinicians develop the consultation skills required to elicit a clear history, and the practical skills needed to detect clinical signs of disease. Where possible, the physical basis of clinical signs is explained to aid understanding. Formulation of a differential diagnosis from the information gained is introduced, and the logical initial investigations are included for each system.
The first part of the book addresses the general principles of good interaction with patients, from the basics of taking a history and examining, to the use of pattern recognition to identify spot diagnoses.
The second part documents the relevant history, examination and investigations for all the major body systems.
The third part illustrates the application of these skills to specific clinical situations.
The final part covers preparation for assessments of clinical skills and the use of these skills in everyday practice.
The book has accompanying videos demonstrating many of the key clinical examination routines as set out in the book.
A new editorial team has undertaken a substantial review of the book’s contents and with the help of many new authors has radically revised the order and approach of the text.
Several new chapters have been created including a chapter on patients with mental disorders; a chapter covering the approach to a deteriorating patient; a chapter on assessment of patients towards the end of life and two new chapters on applying the key clinical skills during assessments and in practice.
The structure of the text has been rationalised with careful use of boxes, tables and figures to set out the concepts for maximum clarity.