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Read more about Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know

Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributor: Lowey

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know should be an essential component of basic educational preparation for the professional registered nurse student. Recent studies show that only one in four nurses feel confident in caring for dying patients and their families and less than 2% of overall content in nursing textbooks is related to end-of-life care, despite the tremendous growth in palliative and end-of-life care programs across the country. The purpose of this textbook is to provide an indepth look at death and dying in this country, including the vital role of the nurse in assisting patients and families along the journey towards the end of life. There is an emphasis throughout the book on the simple, yet understated value of effective interpersonal communication between the patient and clinician. The text provides a basic foundation of understanding death and dying, including a brief historical examination of some main conceptual models associated with how patients cope with impending loss. An overview of illness trajectories and models of care, such as hospice and palliative care are discussed. Lastly, the latest evidence-based approaches for pain and symptom management, ethical concerns, cultural considerations, care at the time of death, and grief/bereavement are examined. The goal of this text is to foster the necessary skills for nurses to provide compassionate care to individuals who are nearing the end of life and their families. Every chapter contains a “What You Should Know” section which highlights and reinforces foundational concepts.

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Read more about Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students

Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Frederiksen and Phelps

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is an open textbook designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. Its intent is to recognize the significant role the literature review plays in the research process and to prepare students for the work that goes into writing one. Developed for new graduate students and novice researchers just entering into the work of a chosen discipline, each of the eight chapters covers a component of the literature review process. Students will learn how to form a research question, search existing literature, synthesize results and write the review. The book contains examples, checklists, supplementary materials, and additional resources. Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is written by two librarians with expertise guiding students through research and writing assignments, and is openly licensed.

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Read more about Nursing Pharmacology

Nursing Pharmacology

Copyright Year: 2020

Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

License: CC BY

This open access Nursing Pharmacology textbook is designed for entry-level undergraduate nursing students. It explains basic concepts of pharmacology and describes common medication classes. This book is not intended to be used as a drug reference book, but direct links are provided to DailyMed, which provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States.

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Read more about Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice - 2nd Edition

Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice - 2nd Edition

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Murphy

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY

Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice provides a pivotal learning experience for students transitioning from an associate degree education to a baccalaureate degree. Content includes a broad overview of the nursing profession, the role of accrediting and professional organizations with a strong focus on the American Nurses Association’s foundational documents. The competencies of the Standards of Professional Practice and the Code of Ethics are weaved throughout the text.

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Read more about Nursing Fundamentals

Nursing Fundamentals

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Ernstmeyer and Christman

Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

License: CC BY

This Nursing Fundamentals textbook is an open educational resource with CC-BY licensing developed for entry-level nursing students. Content is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Fundamentals course (543-101), the 2019 NCLEX-RN Test Plan, the 2020 NCLEX-PN Test Plan, and the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act.

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Read more about Nursing Skills

Nursing Skills

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Ernstmeyer and Christman

Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

License: CC BY

This open access Nursing Skills textbook includes physical assessments routinely performed by entry-level registered nurses and basic nursing skills performed by licensed practical nurses. It is based on the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) statewide nursing curriculum for the Nursing Skills course (543-102), the 2019 NCLEX-RN Test Plan, the 2020 NCLEX-PN Test Plan, and the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act. Learning activities are included to encourage the student to engage in critical thinking and apply the nursing process while analyzing assessment findings.

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Read more about Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts

Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Christman and Ernstmeyer

Publisher: Chippewa Valley Technical College

License: CC BY

This textbook is an open educational resource with CC-BY licensing developed specifically for prelicensure nursing students. The e-book and downloadable versions are free. Affordable print versions are published in collaboration with XanEdu and available on Amazon and in college bookstores.

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Read more about Mental Health is a Verb: A Pocket Guide to Mental Health for Nursing Students - Second Edition

Mental Health is a Verb: A Pocket Guide to Mental Health for Nursing Students - Second Edition

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Bush and Van Der Like

Publisher: University of West Florida Pressbooks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

MENTAL HEALTH IS A VERB is an open education resource written by Jake Bush, Ph.D., RN, CNE, and Jill Van Der Like, DNP, MSN, RNC through the University of West Florida which addresses mental health nursing care. The book opens with a foundational module that provides a brief history of mental health treatment, pertinent theorists, and the underpinning concepts of mental health versus mental illness, followed by a separate chapter on psychopharmacology. The heart of the text is arranged into the most common mental health diagnoses. Additionally, this second edition includes the addition of case studies (modules 8-19), two virtual simulation activities (modules 7 and 13), and a mental health cumulative study guide as an appendix.

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Read more about Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Sandquist Reuter

Publisher: Chippewa Valley Technical College

License: CC BY

Chippewa Valley Technical College is pleased to announce the release of the Nursing Assistant OER textbook with CC BY licensing. This book was developed for use in Nursing Assistant courses with funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). It contains remixed content from Open RN textbooks and other OER sources as well as new content. Chapters contain interactive learning activities and videos of instructor skills demonstrations.

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Read more about Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual for Nursing and Allied Health

Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual for Nursing and Allied Health

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Marz, Kamatchi, D'Silva, Prabhakaran, Chandra, and Isekeije

Publisher: VIVA

License: CC BY

Authors’ Institution: Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA, USA

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