Nurses and Families

A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention

Author: Lorraine M Wright,Maureen Leahey

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803639031

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Harness the power of the nurse-family relationship! Use the thoroughly revised evidence-based Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models to competently and compassionately assess and intervene with families experiencing illness, loss, and/or disability.

Nurses and Families

A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention

Author: Lorraine M. Wright,Maureen Leahey

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: 9780803621305

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 344

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Offering specific guidelines for nurses when preparing for, conducting, and documenting family meetings from initial interview through discharge, this guide provides practical how to guidelines for assessment and interventions with families. the focus on practical applications for clinical practice offers the opportunity for students to promote improved health care with families. Includes the revised Calgary Family Assessment Model.

Wright & Leahey's Nurses and Families

A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention

Author: Zahra Shajani,Diana Snell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780803669628

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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The ideal "how-to" book! Master assessment, communication and intervention skills when working with families across the lifespan. Rely on practical guidelines for family interviewing. Consult clinical tools, skills, and case study examples. Harness the power of the nurse-family relationship! Use the thoroughly revised Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models to assess families effectively and know when and how to intervene to reduce suffering and promote health. From theory to practice, polish the skills you need to prepare, conduct and document family interviews while you also hone your skills to more effectively use questions in family interviewing. You'll also learn how to avoid the three most common errors in family nursing and create genograms for families with multiple unions, parents and siblings.

Family Health Care Nursing

Theory, Practice, and Research

Author: Joanna Rowe Kaakinen,Deborah Padgett Coehlo,Rose Steele,Melissa Robinson

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803677243

Category: Medical

Page: 664

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Prepare for the real world of family nursing care! Explore family nursing the way it’s practiced today—with a theory-guided, evidence-based approach to care throughout the family life cycle that responds to the needs of families and adapts to the changing dynamics of the health care system. From health promotion to end of life, a streamlined organization delivers the clinical guidance you need to care for families. Significantly updated and thoroughly revised, the 6th Edition reflects the art and science of family nursing practice in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environments.

Promoting Health in Families

Applying Family Research and Theory to Nursing Practice

Author: Perri J. Bomar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780721601151

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 664

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This popular resource addresses all areas of family health with an emphasis on promoting health and wellness and family self-care. Formerly known as Nurses and Family Health Promotion, this new edition is now entitled Promoting Health in Families, indicating a more proactive approach to working with families. Five new chapters reflect the changing dimensions of family health care and family life. In addition, the new edition introduces an international perspective, recognizing the commonalities of family life across cultures and features special boxes addressing family health promotion issues in Canada. Presents a unique focus on health promotion and illness prevention for families. Addresses all major areas of family life, such as culture, roles, communication, stress management, nutrition, spirituality, sexuality, and recreation. Provides a theoretical and historical perspective of family health and family nursing. Focuses on the nursing process in the discussion of family care, especially specific interventions to use when working with families. Emphasizes key information through pedagogical features such as chapter objectives and chapter highlights. A diverse contributor panel includes experts from all areas of family health, both within nursing and in other health disciplines. Unique! A new chapter, Family Health Promotion During Life Threatening Illness and End of Life (Chapter 18), addresses families experiencing life-threatening illnesses and the end-of-life stage. Unique! A new chapter, Health Promotion of Families in Rural Settings (Chapter 20), describes the unique health care issues of families who live in rural settings. Theoretical Foundations for Family Health Nursing Practice (Chapter 4) presents an overview of the theories specific to family nursing. Using the Nursing Process with Families (Chapter 10) is devoted to all stages of the nursing process as applied to families. Family Health Promotion and Family Nursing in the New Millennium (Chapter 22) discusses the state of family health at the beginning of the twenty-first century and the potential effect of current and future trends. Unique! Canadian Perspective boxes highlight family nursing care practices in Canada, providing an international Perspective. Unique! Critical Thinking Activities challenge students to apply chapter content in practice settings. Promotes family health promotion research studies in Research Synopsis boxes. Presents and discusses "real-life" family health situations through Case Scenarios boxes. Offers more assessment tools that provide guidance for nurses as they assess and determine interventions for families in their care.

Beliefs

The Heart of Healing in Families and Illness

Author: Lorraine M. Wright

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

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Beliefs are the lenses through which we view the world and the blueprints from which we construct our lives. At no time are family and individual beliefs more affirmed, challenged, or threatened than when illness emerges.But some beliefs are more useful than others. This is the first book to offer a specific clinical approach for examining family members' beliefs and intervening in that area. Drawing on disciplines ranging from religion to anthropology as well as on family therapy and psychology, the authors describe their own advanced practice model. Rich in clinical examples, the book takes readers inside the therapeutic conversation between the clinician and family members to show the model in action. By drawing forth more facilitative beliefs to cope with illness, the authors uncover and expand the therapeutic possibilities for helping and healing families.

Family-Oriented Primary Care

Author: Susan H. McDaniel,Thomas L. Campbell,Jeri Hepworth,Alan Lorenz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387263106

Category: Medical

Page: 484

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The first edition helped bring the family approach to health care into the medical mainstream. This new edition, like the first, provides health care professionals with a practical guide to working with and treating both the individual patient and the family. Tackling challenging and emerging issues, such as AIDS and the family, race and gender, child abuse and domestic violence in addition to pregnancy, child behavior and chronic illness, this volume is sure to be an indispensable guide for primary care providers.

Family-Focused Nursing Care

Author: Sharon Denham,Sandra Eggenberger,Patricia Young,Norma Krumwiede

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803641214

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Transitioning from individualized to family-focused care is not only advocated by the Institute of Medicine; it’s becoming a way of life. Families want their perspectives and choices for their loved ones to be heard. That’s why we’ve made it our priority to deliver the most up-to-date educational resource to help nurses meet the goal of empowering patients and their families—throughout the entire nursing process.

Critical Care Notes

Clinical Pocket Guide

Author: Janice Jones,Brenda Fix

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803644841

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Completely revised and updated, the 2nd Edition offers even more of what you need at a moment’s notice, including coverage of rebreathing masks, cardiac surgeries, traumatic brain and head injuries, MRSA prevention and treatment guidelines, and much more!

Health Literacy in Primary Care

A Clinician's Guide

Author: Gloria G. Mayer, RN, EdD, FAAN,Michael Villaire, MSLM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101075

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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Designated a Doody's Core Title! At the intersection of health care delivery and practice there lies a large area of patient care with no manual: how to provide the best care to patients who have a critically low level of comprehension and literacy. Because all patients play a central role in the outcome of their own health care, competent health care becomes almost impossible for caregivers when the boundary of low literary skills is present. In a concise and well-written format you will learn: Common myths about low literacy Examples of low health care literacy How to recognize patients with low literacy Strategies to help patients with low literacy and reduce medical errors Cultural issues in health literacy Ways to create a patient-friendly office environment How to improve patient communication Guidelines to target and overcome common problems practitioners encounter This clear, well written book is packed with examples and tips and will serve as a much needed guide for primary care providers, nurse practitioners, hospital administrators, and others who are looking for ways to improve their communication with patients and provide the most beneficial health care to their low-literacy patients.

Family Assessment Handbook: An Introductory Practice Guide to Family Assessment

Author: Barbara Thomlison

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305687884

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Providing practical information and theoretical foundations established on evidence-based methodology, Thomlison's text presents a step-by-step approach to family practice that teaches students to be critical thinkers for the study and practice of family work. Focusing on how to conduct a family assessment for case intervention, FAMILY ASSESSMENT HANDBOOK: AN INTRODUCTION AND PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FAMILY ASSESSMENT, Fourth Edition, is based on family systems theory as well as the family and environmental contexts in which family functioning is influenced. Within the family setting, evidence-based interventions are identified for guiding practice decisions. This practical guide illustrates the interplay of family structure and processes, family dynamics, and patterns of interaction to show how those patterns influence family and child development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

First Aid, Survival, and CPR

Home And Field Pocket Guide

Author: Shirley A Jones

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803629397

Category: Medical

Page: 237

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Awarded AJN Book of the Year Award 2012! From performing CPR on an adult, child, or infant to dealing with bleeding and shock, cuts and broken bones, heart attacks, emergency childbirth, poisoning, drowning, scuba diving mishaps, wilderness survival, and natural disasters such as tornadoes, wildfires, floods, and earthquakes…this portable, waterproof guide helps you quickly find the information you need to develop a plan of action for assessing and treating all kinds of first aid and survival emergencies.

The Deepening Shade

Psychological Aspects of Life-threatening Illness

Author: Barbara M. Sourkes

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822971306

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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The Deepening Shade is an elegant synthesis of the psychology of life-threatening illness. The book’s evocative power derives from the interweaving of clinical conceptualization with the words of patients and family members. Rather than focusing on death, Sourkes explores living with a life-threatening illness.

Strengths-Based Nursing Care

Health And Healing For Person And Family

Author: Laurie N. Gottlieb, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826195873

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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This is the first practical guide for nurses on how to incorporate the knowledge, skills, and tools of Strength-Based Nursing Care (SBC) into everyday practice. The text, based on a model developed by the McGill University Nursing Program, signifies a paradigm shift from a deficit-based model to one that focuses on individual, family, and community strengths as a cornerstone of effective nursing care. The book develops the theoretical foundations underlying SBC, promotes the acquisition of fundamental skills needed for SBC practice, and offers specific strategies, techniques, and tools for identifying strengths and harnessing them to facilitate healing and health. The testimony of 46 nurses demonstrates how SBC can be effectively used in multiple settings across the lifespan.

Circumplex Model

Systemic Assessment and Treatment of Families

Author: David Olson,Candyce Smith Russell,Douglas H Sprenkle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317773632

Category: Psychology

Page: 283

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This functional new volume introduces professionals to the Circumplex Model of Family Systems--one of the most respected and widely used approaches of its kind in family studies. Internationally known scholar/practitioners in the marriage and family therapy field demonstrate how the model can be used to assess couple and family dynamics and plan treatment interventions. They extend the use of the Circumplex Model for treating problem families using a range of clinical interventions at both the family level and broader social system level--including specific treatment populations--sex offenders, juvenile delinquents, truants, and multi-problem families. Designed as a multidisciplinary resource, this authoritative and accurate volume will assist social workers, psychologists, pastoral counselors, family therapists, and other mental health professionals who work with individuals in a family treatment context.

The Resilient Nurse

Empowering Your Practice

Author: Dr. Margaret McAllister, RN, MHN, BA, (UQ)MEd (ACU), EdD (QUT),John Lowe, MPH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105943

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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"This book is of value to nurses at all levels of their career."--Critical Care Nurse "This is a very practical and easy to read book with many strategies to help new nurses adapt to the stressors of the workplace. It is filled with thought-provoking stories and activities that can foster confidence in tackling workplace issues as well as self-care activities to enhance wholeness and wellbeing. Some suggested strategies for successful outcomes include finding a good mentor, relaxation techniques, using humor, self-reflection, and exercising. There is something in this book for everyone."Score: 96, 4 stars. --Doody's Medical Reviews This essential resource is for nursing and allied health students across the globe who are undertaking-or are about to undertake-their internship and initial work experience. This reference identifies practical strategies for career advancement and for overcoming stressors and challenges in the workplace. With the tools from this book, readers will be able to gain the strength and tactics to break the cycles of hostility and workplace negativity, and thereby change the health system and provide better care for their clients. Key Features: Presents primary narratives and resilience strategies Provides creative resolutions for coping with complex clients, grief, inter-professional tensions, and more difficult issues Contains reader activities that encourage students to become agents of change Highlights resilience strategies; key coping mechanisms; lessons learned; discussion questions; creative thinking exercises; and teacher-related activities

Primary Care

The Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Lynne M. Dunphy,Jill E. Winland-Brown,Debera J. Thomas

Publisher: F A Davis Company

ISBN: 9780803638013

Category: Medical

Page: 1376

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The premier reference for APNs providing primary care! Written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners in collaboration with a physician, this popular text builds a solid understanding of the theoretical foundation of nursing practice, while also providing comprehensive patient-care guidance based on the latest scientific evidence.

Community as Partner

Theory and Practice in Nursing

Author: Elizabeth T. Anderson,Judith M. McFarlane

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605478555

Category: Medical

Page: 402

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"This user-friendly text is presented as a handbook for students and practicing nurses who work with communities to promote health. Community as Partner focuses on the essentials of practice with the community. Students will find this text helpful for the many examples of working with the community as partner. For over 20 years and five editions, this textbook has served undergraduate, RN to BS, and RN to MS students and graduate students alike as a framework for professional nursing practice in the community. Our intention is to keep the text basic and accessible to all who practice in the community. Using this text with distance education and virtual learning with Internet resources will enrich practice in any community. This sixth edition continues the philosophy of the authors by strengthening the theoretical base with new chapters on globalization and rural health. All other chapters have been revised and updated from the fifth edition. We continue with a series of chapters that takes the reader through the entire nursing process by using a real-life community as our example. The urban example is enhanced and expanded throughout the remainder of the book by selected aggregates which serve as exemplars of working with the community as partner as well. " --Provided by publisher.

Genograms

Assessment and Intervention

Author: Monica McGoldrick,Randy Gerson,Sueli S. Petry

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393705096

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

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Widely used to train health and mental health professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing information gathered during a family assessment and identifying patterns in the family system. This popular text -- updated and expanded to highlight new developments in genogram use -- thoroughly explains how to draw, interpret, and apply the genogram. Using genograms of famous families as examples -- including those of Sigmund Freud, the Kennedys, Bill Clinton, and Thomas Jefferson, to name a few -- the authors examine the principles of family systems theory and systemic interviewing. Clinical applications of genograms in both family therapy and family medicine are described, and new frontiers of research are explored, particularly the use of computer-generated genograms. Entertaining and instructive, Genograms is the ideal guide for introducing all those involved in family treatment -- family therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and trainees in these fields -- to this essential assessment and intervention tool.

American Indian Health and Nursing

Author: Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826129854

Category: Medical

Page: 380

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The average life expectancy of a male born on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota today is 40 years oldóthe lowest life expectancy of all peoples not only in the U.S. but also in the entire Western Hemisphere. Written by and for nurses, this is the first text to focus exclusively on American Indian health and nursing. It addresses the profound disparities in policy, health care law, and health outcomes that affect American Indians, and describes how these disparities, bound into the cultural, environmental, historical, and geopolitical fabric of American Indian society, are responsible for the marked lack of wellbeing of American Indians. American Indian nurse authors, natives of nine unique American Indian cultures, address the four domains of healthóphysical, mental, spiritual, and emotional--within each region to underscore the many stunning disparities of opportunity for health and wellbeing within the American Indian culture as opposed to those of "Anglo" culture. In an era of cultural competency, these expert nurse authors bring awareness about what is perhaps the least understood minority population in the U.S. The text covers the history of American Indians with a focus on the drastic changes that occurred following European contact. Included are relevant journal articles, historical reports, interviews with tribal health officials, and case studies. The book addresses issues surrounding American Indian nursing and nursing education, and health care within nine unique American Indian cultural populations. Also discussed are the health care needs of American Indians living in urban areas. Additionally, the book examines the future of American Indian Nursing in regard to the Affordable Care Act. Key Features: Focuses exclusively on American Indian health and nursing, the first book to do so Written by predominately American Indian nurses Covers four domains of health: physical, mental, spiritual and emotional Highlights nine specific cultural areas of Indian country, each with its own unique history and context Includes chapter objectives, end-of-chapter review questions, and case studies