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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

Contributor: Lowey

Publisher: Open SUNY

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

Contributors: Frederiksen and Phelps

Publisher: Rebus Community

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

Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

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

Contributor: Murphy

Publisher: Open SUNY

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

Contributors: Ernstmeyer and Christman

Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

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

Contributors: Ernstmeyer and Christman

Publisher: WI Technical Colleges Open Press

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 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology - Australian Edition

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology - Australian Edition

Contributors: Chruścik, Kauter, Whiteside, and Windus

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is committed to advancing the use of open textbooks in higher education. This textbook is a tool to support first year anatomy and physiology courses taught in Australia, aiming to provide students with an increased access to free, high-quality learning materials.

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Read more about Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals

Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals

Contributors: Lapum, St-Amant, and Hughes

Publisher: Ryerson University

This textbook provides the novice learner with a foundational understanding of Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling. It highlights important considerations for future health professionals seeking to adopt the new food guide into their practice, including strategies towards healthy eating. This open textbook underscores a relational inquiry approach to inform discussions with clients about nutrition and healthy eating.

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Read more about Vaccine Practice for Health Professionals - 1st Canadian Edition

Vaccine Practice for Health Professionals - 1st Canadian Edition

Contributors: St-Amant, Lapum, and English

Publisher: Ryerson University

This open access textbook is intended to guide best practices in vaccine delivery in Canada. This resource is designed for students in post-secondary health profession programs, including nursing. It may also be useful for graduate students and healthcare providers. This textbook provides information related to clinical practice, including the administration of vaccine, and communication with clients.

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Read more about A Quick Guide to Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

A Quick Guide to Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

Contributor: Davies

Publisher: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

This resource is intended as an easy-to-use guide for anyone who needs some quick and simple advice on quantitative aspects of research in social sciences, covering subjects such as education, sociology, business, nursing. If you area qualitative researcher who needs to venture into the world of numbers, or a student instructed to undertake a quantitative research project despite a hatred for maths, then this booklet should be a real help.

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