Tuesday, June 19, 2007

New Books about Nursing

Here is the list of new books about Nursing, including nursing for older people.

The books are listed in reversed chronological order (the most recent books are listed first). To get more information about these books, just double-click on the titles below:

Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing
by Joellen Goertz Koerner (Paperback - May 30, 2007)

Book Description:
Whether an established nurse or a passionate student, this inspirational work will help them balance both the practical and emotional aspects of patient care.
Drawing upon her many years as a nurse, her study of philosophy and metaphysics, and her experience with a family health crisis, Dr. Koerner explores the concepts of true healing versus physical caring and helps uncover the true essence of nursing.

Prentice Hall Nurse's Drug Guide 2008-Retail Edition (Nursing Drug Guide)
by Billie Ann Wilson, Margaret Shannon, Kelly Shields, and Carolyn L. Stang (Paperback - May 21, 2007)

Book Description:
A standard resource for nurses, this drug guide provides safe, effective, current, and accurate drug information in a quickly accessible format. This retail edition includes the suggested list price printed on the back cover. Includes new added dosage requirements for Obese patients and those undergoing dialysis. Comprehensive and complete, all drugs are listed alphabetically by generic names for quick referral, with an index that includes both generic and trade names. Provides users withaccess to a free PDA Download of the drug guide, along with a premium website with the entire drug database online. Nursing professionals and students.

Drug Therapy in Rheumatology Nursing (Wiley Series in Nursing)
by Sarah Ryan (Paperback - May 11, 2007)

Book Description:
Drug therapy management is a key topic for all nurses caring for patients with a rheumatologic condition. With nurses now required to prescribe, administer, monitor and review medication, this volume will help nurses develop their knowledge, skills and self-confidence to provide these services, while also advising on the benefits and risks of medication. This much-awaited second edition has been revised to address the changing face of clinical practice and distinct advances in this field, providing vital information on the latest drug treatments such as biological agents that suppress the disease and initiate remission, it will also advise on the use of selective and non-steroidal inflammatory drugs.
Content is organised into comprehensive sections, with succinct chapters that discuss:
- Rheumatologic conditions
- Drug therapy
- The role of the nurse
- Patient education and adherence to drug therapy.
In addition, new material explores biologic therapies; management of non-steroidal drugs; nurse prescribing; management of chronic pain; and case studies to inform clinical decision-making regarding drug therapy.

Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes
by Beth Baker (Paperback - May 10, 2007)

Book Description:
On investigative visits to nursing homes across the nation, Beth Baker has witnessed profound changes. Culture change leaders are tearing up everything -- the floor plans, the flow charts, the schedules, the lousy menus, the attitudes, the rules -- and starting from scratch. They are creating extraordinary places where people live in dignity and greet the day with contentment, assisted by employees who feel valued and appreciated. Perhaps most surprising, these homes prove that a high quality of life does not have to cost more. Some of the best homes in the nation serve primarily low-income people who are on Medicaid. In this new book, Baker tell the story of a better way to live in old age. Although each home is different, they share common values: respecting individual choices; empowering staff; fostering a strong community of elders, staff, family members, and volunteers; redesigning buildings from a hospital model to a home (where pets and children are part of everyday life); and honoring people when they die. Her visits to more than two dozen facilities include those associatd with the Eden Alternative, Green House, Kendal, and the Pioneer Network. Whether these transformational homes become the norm or the domain of a lucky few is the question that faces the next generation of elders, the baby boomers.

Foundations and Clinical Applications of Nutrition: A Nursing Approach
by Michele Grodner, Sara Long Roth, and Bonnie C. Walkingshaw (Paperback - May 7, 2007)
Book Description:
Foundations and Clinical Applications of Nutrition: A Nursing Approach emphasizes the role of nutrition in health promotion, primary prevention, and clinical disease states, with an in-depth analysis of the USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 and MyPyramid Food Guidance System. The dynamic author team utilizes a conversational writing style and a variety of learning features to apply information to the clinical setting.

Key words:
New Books, Nursing, Healing Presence, Nurse's Drug Guide, Nursing Drug Guide, Drug Therapy, Rheumatology Nursing, Old Age, Nursing Homes, Nutrition

If you do know some new books that should be added to this list, please feel free to add them here!

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