Peace and Power New Directions for Building Community

Author: Peggy L. Chinn
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449645557
Release Date: 2012-01-15
Genre: Medical

Based on her experiences in classrooms, committees, and workshops, author and nurse educator Peggy Chinn illustrates how every participant in a group can be valued as a leader in Peace and Power: New Directions for Building Community, Eighth Edition. This text is the essential hands-on guide for developing cooperative group processes and overcoming the habits of exclusionary group interactions. A perfect resource for faculty, community groups, committees, and others seeking to promote greater integrity and cooperation in their groups and organizations!

The Art of Woo

Author: G. Richard Shell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1591841763
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Explains that the selling of ideas is a matter of encouraging others to share one's beliefs in a guide for salespeople that invites readers to self-assess their persuasion personality and build on natural strengths.

Pathways to Peace

Author: James F. Leckman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262027984
Release Date: 2014-11-21
Genre: Medical

Can more peaceful childhoods promote a culture of peace? Increasing evidence from a broad range of disciplines shows that how we raise our children affects the propensity for conflict and the potential for peace within a given community. In this book, experts from a range of disciplines examine the biological and social underpinnings of child development and the importance of strengthening families to build harmonious and equitable relations across generations. They explore the relevance to the pursuit of peace in the world, highlight directions for future research, and propose novel approaches to translate knowledge into concrete action.The contributors describe findings from research in biology, neuroscience, evolution, genetics, and psychology. They report empirical evidence on children living in violent conditions, resilience in youth, and successful interventions. Their contributions show that the creation of sustainable partnerships with government agencies, community leaders, policy makers, funders, and service providers is a key ingredient for success. Taken together, they suggest possible novel approaches to translate knowledge into concrete action.

The Practice of Primary Nursing

Author: Marie Manthey
Publisher: Creative Health Care Management, Inc
ISBN: 9781886624641
Release Date: 2002-04-30
Genre: Medical

The Practice of Primary Nursing: Relationship-Based, Resource-Driven Care Delivery updates on where Primary Nursing fits in today's health care climate. Originally started at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in 1968, Primary Nursing has been used by many hospitals in the U.S., Canada, and the World. This new edition thoroughly explains the four important operating elements of Primary Nursing and outlines the actual steps taken at the unit level for successful implementation. Today's hospital needs the type of relationship-based care delivery that Primary Nursing provides. Winner of the 2002 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award!

Community Health Nursing Projects

Author: E. Diem
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781747856
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

This text is suitable for students taking Community Health Nursing or for the beginning practitioner in the field of Community Health Nursing. It is designed to provide direction for small-scale community health projects, ranging from about two to eight months in length.

Creating a Tipping Point Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education

Author: Aehe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118388051
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Education

In a turbulent, unstable era of severe financial pressures, the development of strategic human resource (HR) practices has become an urgent mandate in higher education. With significant and widespread institutional shifts resulting from globalization, heightened competition, and rapid innovation, educational leaders must optimize their most significant resource—human capital—and align HR strategies, structures, and processes with organizational goals. Due to substantial cuts in state appropriations and rapidly diminishing budgets, public institutions of higher education in particular are struggling to realign resources and programs to fulfill their educational missions and maintain academic quality, while simultaneously responding to complex external legislative and accreditation mandates. In light of these challenges, Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education breaks new ground by presenting a research-based approach that supports the evolution of HR practices from siloed, transactional models to strategic operations that serve the entire university. This monograph provides a concrete, progressive road map to developing organizational capabilities in support of the university's academic mission and illustrates this pathway with examples drawn from public research universities. It offers strategies, tools, metrics, and action steps that support the development of an effective and efficient strategic HR operation in higher education. For institutions seeking to implement strategic HR, this book is a practical and invaluable resource.

Integrated Theory Knowledge Development in Nursing

Author: Peggy L. Chinn
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323293020
Release Date: 2013-12-27
Genre: Medical

Practical and unique, Chinn and Kramer's Integrated Theory and Knowledge Development in Nursing, 8th Edition helps you understand how nursing theory and patterns of knowing complement each other to assist any nurse in making choices in research and practice. It examines various concepts of knowledge development, encouraging you to see the relationship between the different types of knowledge, reflect on important concepts, and explore how evidence-based nursing theory can be used to improve patient care. See how theory can be applied to practice with integrated discussions of how to use evidence-based practice to improve the quality of care. Gain a better understanding of the patterns of knowing and how they are all related with a full-color insert that demonstrates the fundamentals of knowing in a highly visual format. Discussions of theory, theory development, and the relationship of theory to nursing research and practice help you to apply what you have learned to practice. Master the essential features of conceptual frameworks with Interpretive Summaries that highlight exactly what you need to know. Connect theory and knowledge to your own experience and everyday nursing practice with more exercises and examples of practical application. Enhance your understanding with a totally revamped Evolve online resource, featuring a new animation, 20 case studies, an image collection, key points, dozens of new PowerPoint slides, Reflection and Discussion questions for each chapter, Take-Away Activities, web links, and more.

The New Leadership Challenge

Author: Sheila Grossman
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803658745
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Medical

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. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the 5th Edition features a new chapter, The Phenomenon of Leadership: Classic/Historical and Contemporary Leadership Theories, as well as expanded coverage of the Institute of Medicine initiatives and how they relate to leadership that ensures high-quality and safer care in our complex, chaotic health-care delivery systems. You’ll also find more critical-thinking exercises in each chapter

Henry Miller on Writing

Author: Henry Miller
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811201120
Release Date: 1964
Genre: Literary Criticism

Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how he learned to draw on his own experience.

Knowledge Development in Nursing

Author: Peggy L. Chinn
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323316521
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Medical

Examines the principles of knowledge development, including the relationship between patterns of knowing, and explores how evidence-based nursing theory can be used to improve patient care.

Random House Guide to Good Writing

Author: Mitchell Ivers
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307775207
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Genre: Reference

Clear, concise, effective, THE RANDOM HOUSE GUIDE TO GOOD WRITING is for anyone who wishes to communicate well in writing. Mitchell Ivers shows us how to master the medium and the message with an array of features: Precise guidelines on word usage, grammar, and punctuation--and how to decide with "rules" you can discard to suit your purpose; How to choose the tone and style appropriate to your audience and subject; The essential components of plot in fiction and structure in nonfiction, and much more. An Alternate Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club A Main Selection of the Writer's Digest Book Club From the Paperback edition.

Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research

Author: Kevin Woo
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1496301463
Release Date: 2017-11

The easy-to-understand content, the non-intimidating writing style, and improved organization by methodologic content are features of the 4th edition of Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research that help Canadian nursing students become skilled readers of nursing studies. Updated by a new author, Dr. Kevin Woo, this text helps instructors engage their students in how research findings can improve their students' clinical performance. Featuring balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative research, critiquing guidelines, Tips, and Canadian research examples with critical thinking exercises, this edition fosters an appreciation of research as a path to enhancing nursing practice, health policy, populations, and health outcomes. To help students learn to read and critique research reports, Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research features the Critiquing Guidelines. Each chapter includes guidelines for conducting a critique of various aspects of a research report. The guidelines provide a list of questions that walk students through a study, drawing attention to aspects of the study that are amenable to appraisal by research consumers. In addition to updating the book with new information on conventional research methods, Quality improvement projects and Clinical significance are addressed. This edition features updated online resources more aligned with the text, including a brand new test bank with questions at the application level and higher.


Author: Elizabeth Anne McGibbon
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
ISBN: 1552664457
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Health

Part One: Politicizing Health: Overview of Oppression as a Social Determinant of Health • Introduction to Oppression as a Social Determinant of Health (Elizabeth A. McGibbon) • People under Threat: Health Outcomes and Oppression (Elizabeth A. McGibbon) • Critical Perspectives on the Social Determinants of Health (Dennis Raphael) • Part Two: How Oppression Operates to Produce Health Inequities • Fragmented Performances: Ageism and the Health of Elder Women (Raewyn Bassett) • Race and Racism: Determinants of Health (Josephine B. Etowa & Elizabeth A. McGibbon) • Oppression and the Health of Indigenous Peoples (Marie Battiste & James [Sa'ke'j] Youngblood Henderson) • Social Exclusion as a Determinant of Health (Grace-Edward Galabuzi) • Oppression and Immigrant Health in Canada (Denise Spitzer) • Oppression and Mental Health: Pathologizing the Outcomes of Injustice (Elizabeth A. McGibbon) • Part Three: Toward Structural Change: Public Policy, Political Economy and Human Rights • Oppression, Health and Public Policy in Canada (Toba Bryant) • Addressing Health Inequities through Health Systems Strengthening: A Rights-Based Approach to Primary Health Care Renewal (Charmaine McPherson) • Oppression and the Political Economy of Health Inequities (Elizabeth A. McGibbon & Lars K. Hallstrom) • Health as Human Right: Challenges and Supports for Accountability (Elizabeth A. McGibbon & Maureen Shebib)