NEW HORIZONS IN PATIENT SAFETY by Annegret F. Hannawa (Contribution by); Anne L. Wendt (Contribution by); Lisa J. Day (Contribution by)This case studies book is an indispensable resource for educators, students, and practitioners of nursing. It is innovative in its application of lessons from the communication sciences to common challenges in the delivery of safe patient care. The authors apply basic tenets of human communication to the context of nursing to provide a foundation for practices that can advance the safety and quality of care. The cases, which describe "close calls" and adverse events, are organized along the continuum of healthcare delivery, providing quick access to solutions in commonly encountered care situations. Each case is accompanied by a discussion of how skillful communication can be key to preventing and recovering from errors and adverse events. Thought-provoking discussion questions and references for further reading make this book a valuable reference for nursing educators, students, and practitioners across the world.
Publication Date: 2017
Quality of Life and Person-Centered Care for Older People by Thomas BoggatzThis book explores the meaning of quality of life in care for older persons and introduces the reader to their main concerns when receiving care. Based on qualitative research, it pays particular attention to the needs and requirements of older people, considering their individual family situations, social circumstances, values and lifestyles. Person-centred care is a way of providing nursing care that puts older people and their families at the core of all decisions, seeing each person as an individual, and working together to develop appropriate solutions. Following an introduction to the concept of quality of life in old age, the book reviews essential findings from worldwide research into the experiences of older people with regard to nursing care and the impact of these experiences on their quality of life. It investigates health promotion, care provided in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and palliative care. Each chapter includes a brief introduction to the respective field of nursing care and the problems it has to deal with, concluding with a discussion of their implications for nursing practice in the respective field of care. In closing, the evidence from qualitative research is discussed in relation to current gerontological theories.
Publication Date: 2019
Translation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care by White et. alContents: Evidence-based practice -- The science of translation and major frameworks -- Change theory and models : framework for translation -- Translation of evidence to improve clinical outcomes -- Translation of evidence for improving safety and quality -- Translation of evidence for leadership -- Translation of evidence for health policy -- Methods for translation -- Project planning and the work of translation -- Education and translation -- Information technology : a foundation and enabler for translation of evidence into practice -- Information technology and decision support -- Interprofessional collaboration and teamwork for translation -- Creating a culture that promotes translation -- Best practices in translation -- Legal and ethical issues in translation -- Data management and evaluation of translation -- Dissemination of evidence -- Population health exemplars -- Specialty practice exemplars -- Health care system exemplars.