Give your students everything they need to actively learn how to apply research to nursing practice. 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.
Health professional roles are becoming progressively more demanding and complex. Within a context of increasing complexity of client care needs, health professionals are often required to play a greater role in teaching students, often concurrently with managing client care responsibilities. There are few practical, handy resources available to assist professionals in carrying out such educational roles. Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Health Professions is designed to support health professionals, particularly those new to educational roles, in their teaching, and in developing their expertise. It provides an invaluable resource for a range of health professional students. Undergraduate students, who are required to demonstrate their achievement of teaching-related professional competencies prior to graduation, and postgraduate students who are undertaking education courses, will find this text extremely beneficial.
Ideal 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.
The most complete and detailed book devoted to middle range theories, Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research and Practice examines theories and their applications in clinical nursing research and practice. In this fourth edition, the authors address this dynamic relationship with increased emphasis on applications of middle range theories to practice. Every theory chapter includes examples of the theory?s use in research, its application to clinical practice and critical thinking exercises. 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. Each theory chapter provides the nurse researcher with a variety of tools, updated from the earlier editions. Key features of the fourth edition include: - Brand New chapters exploring new concepts surrounding spiritual care. - Definitions of key terms to define concepts and aid the reader's understanding of theories. - New research studies, diagrams, and explanations to illustrate "The Arc"?how theory improves practice and practice shapes theory. - Research Application boxes provide a sample application of the theory modeling the research process. - Critical Thinking Exercises at the end of each chapter engage readers in analysis of the theory and its application to practice. - Web Resources to aid readers and supplement research are provided. Features: - Definitions of Key Terms appear at the beginning of each chapter to define concepts and aid the reader's understanding of the theory. - Using Middle Range Theories in Research boxes provide examples of how the theory has been used in published research. These have been updated and reformatted, using an outline based on the research process. - Using Middle Range Theories in Practice boxes provide examples of theories applied to a specific clinical practice situation. They too have been reformatted so that the clinical issue and the use of the theory as a foundation for nursing intervention are clearly identified. - Examples of Theory in Practice tables are included in each chapter. The headings on these tables are similar to the matrix used to critique research as a basis for evidence-based practice. - Critical Thinking Exercises at the end of each chapter engage readers in analysis of the theory and its application to practice. - Instruments are discussed in the chapters, with specific examples available in the Student Resources located on thePoint icon (http://thepoint.lww.com/Peterson4e).
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice, 10th Edition has been updated to incorporate new methodological advances and, to the extent possible, substantive examples used to illustrate concepts will be from articles published in 2013 to 2015. The organizational structure introduced in the 9th edition will be maintained - i.e., content focusing on quantitative research will be in Part III, and content on qualitative research will be in Part IV. A valuable ancillary package is available for instructors and students via thePoint. They include PowerPoint slides with relevant tables and figures, test bank, journal articles, case studies, critical thinking exercises, strategies for effective teaching, internet resources, and glossary. FEATURES -New chapter on conducting a pilot study (Chapter 28). The literature is full of articles reporting the findings from pilot studies, but a lot has been written in the past five years about (a) how little guidance there is for designing and reporting pilot studies; and (b) how poor the quality of many pilot studies is, in part because researchers misunderstand their purpose and fail to establish important benchmarks. This new chapter will present cutting-edge guidance on undertaking pilot studies for nursing intervention research. -New chapter on a hot new topic, clinical significance (Chapter 20). As a gold standard text, Polit & Beck are at the forefront of trends by being the first to cover clinical significance. -Two completely revised chapters on measurement and data quality (Chapter 14), using the ground-breaking taxonomy, and on scale development (Chapter 15) will be hallmarks of this edition. -Research Examples. Each chapter concludes with one or two actual research examples designed to highlight critical points made in the chapter. In addition, many research examples are used to illustrate key points in the text and to stimulate ideas for a study. -Critiquing Guidelines. Most chapters include a section devoted to guidelines for conducting a critique of each aspect of a research report. These sections provide a list of questions to draw attention to specific aspects of a report that are amenable to appraisal. -Clear, user friendly style. The authors paid special attention to writing in an easily digestible and nonintimidating manner. Concepts are introduced carefully and systematically, difficult ideas are presented clearly, and readers are assumed to have no prior exposure to technical terms. -Specific practical tips on doing research. The textbook is filled with practical guidance on how to translate the abstract notions of research methods into realistic strategies for conducting research. Every chapter includes several tips for applying the chapters lessons to real-life situations. -Aids to student learning. Several features are used to enhance and reinforce learning and to help focus the students attention on specific areas of text content, including the following: succinct, bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter, tables and figures that provide examples and graphic materials in support of the text discussion, study suggestions at the end of each chapter, a detailed glossary, and a comprehensive index for accessing information quickly.
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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. http://thepoint.lww.com/product/isbn/9780781796002
Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice, 10th Edition has been updated to incorporate new methodological advances and, to the extent possible, substantive examples used to illustrate concepts will be from articles published in 2013 to 2015. The organizational structure introduced in the 9th edition will be maintained ? i.e., content focusing on quantitative research will be in Part III, and content on qualitative research will be in Part IV. The textbook package will include the book itself, a Resource Manual, and a digital Toolkit with high-quality forms and tools (in Microsoft Word) that new researchers can modify or use directly (e.g., informed consent forms, demographic questionnaires. Additional useful material will be added to the Toolkit, including links to open-access papers on the topic covered in each chapter. A valuable ancillary package is available for instructors and students via thePoint. They include PowerPoint slides with relevant tables and figures, test bank, journal articles, case studies, critical thinking exercises, strategies for effective teaching, internet resources, and glossary. Features: - A Crossword Puzzle. Terms and concepts presented in the textbook are reinforced in an entertaining and challenging fashion through crossword puzzles. - Study Questions. Each chapter contains several short individual exercises relevant to the materials in the textbook. - Application Exercises. These exercises are designed to help you read, comprehend, and critique nursing studies. These exercises focus on studies in the appendices and ask questions that are relevant to the content covered in the textbook. There are two sets of questions?Questions of Fact and Questions for Discussion. The Questions of Fact will help you to read the report and find specific types of information related to the content covered in the textbook. For these questions, there are "right" and "wrong" answers. For example, for the chapter on sampling, a question might ask: How many people participated in this study? The Questions for Discussion, by contrast, require an assessment of the merits of various features of the study. For example, a question might ask: Was there a sufficient number of study participants in this study? The second set of questions can be the basis for classroom discussions. - Toolkit . This section, found online on thePoint, includes tools and resources that can save you time?and that will hopefully result in higher-quality tools than might otherwise have been the case. Each chapter has tools appropriate for the content covered in the textbook.
Study 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. - Includes eight full research articles and answers to selected study guide exercises.
Developed through theoretical thinking and tested by nurse education researchers, the NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory helps to articulate phenomena that exist within clinical simulation. By establishing and communicating known relationships within these phenomena, this theory provides a strong foundation for research and education, and enables future discovery of best practices in simulation. Through rigorous research and literature review, and by incorporating the perspectives of nurses immersed in simulation activities, The NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory is an effective guide to implementation and further research.
Now in its 5th edition, Wolters Kluwer's AJN Award Winning text,Theoretical Basis for Nursing, provides an overview of nursing theory that includes the essential information that a student needs to understand theory and its application to practice. Students-with little to no knowledge of nursing theory-will gain insight into how theory can affect their practice and make them better nurses. In Unit I, Students are ushered through the skills needed to develop, analyze, and evaluate theory for use in their careers. This skill set will help students pursuing all potential career paths-in nursing practice, research, administration, management, and/or education. As a unique focus in Unit II, grand theories are discussed in relation to 1) human needs, 2) interactive process, and 3) unitary process. This unit provides the perfect amount of information-just enough for the reader to 1) understand the basis of the work and 2) become enticed enough in the material to want to select one or two theories for primary source study. Also, because of an emphasis on middle range theory in nursing programs, the authors present an overview of selected middle range theories, examining their origins and growth. The broad range of middle range theories sampled will point students in the right direction to search for others appropriate to their practice. Some NEW! theories to this edition include aerohemodynamic theory, transtheoretical model of change, and the precede/proceed model. In Unit II, there will be an enhanced discussion of Evidence-based practice (EBP) and nursing theory. As its next frontier, nursing theory will increasingly focus on EBP protocols, and McEwen & Wills help students understand the inter-relatedness of theory, research, and practice. This edition includes an enhanced discussion of the history of EBP and practice-based evidence (PBE). In Unit III, students explore "shared theories," benefitting from the body of knowledge that can be distilled from other disciplines. This unit is unique to this text, and students will discover stories of how nurses have used shared theories in their own practice. In this edition, a NEW! chapter called "Ethical Theories and Principles" will be included in this unit. The text concludes with Unit IV, a summary of how theories should be and are applied in nursing. Functioning as a practical guide, separate chapters cover nursing practice, nursing research, nursing administration and management, and nursing education. The evolving development of practice theories and importance of evidence-based practice guidelines are critical to theory application in nursing today. NEW! In our application to practice chapter (Chapter 19), we will add examples of the theoretical underpinnings related to the clinical practice guidelines. Reinforcing its emphasis on practice, both the book and its resources on thePoint will include case studies with examples from nursing in general through advanced practice scenarios. Because Nursing Theory is often a reading and writing intensive course, this text comes with a Scholarly Writing in Nursing: Best Practices. This resource covers the basics of APA as well as good writing principles, and it also provides weblinks to additional resources. This edition will also feature improved indices making content in the text easier to find quickly. This text is accompanied by a robust instructor resource package featuring an Instructor's Guide, Case Studies with supportive curriculum, PowerPoints, and more. Theoretical Basis for Nursing, 5th Edition offers an inspiring message to readers to contribute to the ongoing development, application, analysis, and evaluation of concepts, principles, theories, and models to advance the discipline of nursing. According to authors McEwen & Wills, "As the health profession with the largest number of providers, nursing has the greatest potential to have the greatest impact on health and healthcare delivery."
Inspire your students to be theoretical thinkers, innovative advocates, and agents for change. Focused on cultivating the next generation of scholars, this highly respected classic demystifies theory, charts strategies to use in developing and advancing theory, and provides tools and best practices in evaluating progress in the discipline. Based on the feedback of nursing students, this edition was updated to be more accessible without losing the necessary rigor to foster critical thinking. Meleis provides a developmental and historical review of theoretical nursing and helps readers develop analytic skills and integrate knowledge into a coherent whole. By embarking on the journey of nursing theory, practicing nurses will find ways to improve everyday practice, as well as develop theories that capture their expertise. Highlights of the Sixth Edition Key Topics - Paradigms that influenced nursing thought, such as feminism and post-colonialism - Nursing Theories, including need, interaction, and outcome theories - Social and health care transitions and their influence on advancing nursing knowledge - The most updated global definitions of the discipline of nursing and the future of nursing - Critical discussions on how different classifications of theories may lead to productive explorations and explanations of the process of clinical judgment and decision making Key Features - New online journal articles and case studies give students an opportunity to apply theory to practice. - Chapter-ending Reflective Questions expand students? understanding of theory and its impact on nursing today. - Separate chapters covering Middle Range Theory and Situation-Specific Theory. This text is complemented by and frequently used with Peterson & Bredow?s Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research and Practice. - A new two-column design that enhances readability.
Designed to help students become research-literate, evidence-based practitioners, this Second Edition of 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, followed by one or two published research articles that directly relate to the clinical case. This Second Edition features new coverage of systematic reviews, mixed methods, statistics, and evidence-based models. New graphics help visual learners, and new online video tutorials demonstrate and is to help visual learners. of how to work through research studies and theories.
Using Research in Healthcare Practice provides a comprehensive overview of the core topics required for an understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research. The primary focus is on encouraging students to understand the value of seeking out studies when they need to explore practice concerns or dilemmas. Unnecessary detail on 'how to' practice research is avoided, reflecting the level of detail required for undergraduate students to understand and utilize research. The text's health profession focus recognizes that the work of healthcare practice demands a rich, informed and complex knowledge base that is drawn on and added to by all the professional and consumer groups involved. When the focus shifts from 'discipline' to 'patient', research based understandings are more holistically patient and community centred, the central aim common to all professional healthcare practice. Features: --Provides undergraduate nursing and allied health students with a practical guide to undertaking evidence-based practice. --Focuses on 'using' rather than 'doing' research by showing students how to: -- Formulate a searchable clinical question -- Search for evidence using electronic databases and follow up with manual searches -- Critically appraise quantitative and qualitative research reports and literature reviews -- Develop techniques for the implementation of evidence-based practice --Integrates and gives equal emphasis to quantitative and qualitative research --Australian, New Zealand and international research examples are integrated throughout. Key Features: -- Learning Outcomes in Every Chapter -- Activity Boxes -- Critical Thinking Questions -- References at the End of Each Chapter -- Box Examples -- Tables