Educating Nurses

Author: Patricia Benner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470457961
Format: PDF, ePub
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Educating Nurses The authors outline a clear vision of what nursing education canand should be and provide practical exemplars of how we can achievethis vision. This is a call for us to work together as guardians ofthe discipline to assure that future nurses enter the health caresystem ready and able to meet the challenges ahead. —Pamela M. Ironside, director, Center for Research inNursing Education, Indiana University The profession of nursing in the United States is at asignificant moment. Since the last national nursing education studyalmost forty years ago, profound changes in science, technology,and the nature and settings of nursing practice have reshaped thefield. Yet schools have lagged behind in adapting to these changes.Added to this, the profession faces a shortage of nurses andnursing faculty. To meet these challenges, the authors assert that schools,service providers, and the profession must change. They recommendfour controversial yet essential changes that are needed totransform nursing education. A volume in The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement ofTeaching's Preparation for the Professions series, the bookdiscusses key topics for the future of the field and offersrevolutionary recommendations for change.

Educating Physicians

Author: Molly Cooke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470617640
Format: PDF, Docs
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Praise for Educating Physicians "Educating Physicians provides a masterful analysis of undergraduate and graduate medical education in the United States today. It represents a major educational document, based firmly on educational psychology, learning theory, empirical studies, and careful personal observations of many individual programs. It also recognizes the importance of financing, regulation, and institutional culture on the learning environment, which suffuses its recommendations for reform with cogency and power. Most important, like Abraham Flexner's classic study a century ago, the report recognizes that medical education and practice, at their core, are profoundly moral enterprises. This is a landmark volume that merits attention from anyone even peripherally involved with medical education." —Kenneth M. Ludmerer, author, Time to Heal: American Medical Education from the Turn of the Century to the Era of Managed Care "This is a very important book that comes at a critical time in our nation's history. We will not have enduring health care reform in this country unless we rethink our medical education paradigms. This book is a call to arms for doing just that." —George E. Thibault, president, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation "The authors provide us with the evidence-based model for physician education with associated changes in infrastructure, policy, and our roles as educators. Whether you agree or not with their conclusions, if you are a teacher this book is a must-read as it will frame both what and how we discuss medical education throughout the current century." —Deborah Simpson, associate dean for educational support and evaluation, Medical College of Wisconsin "A provocative book that provides us with a creative vision for medical education. Using in-depth case studies of innovative educational practices illustrating what is actually possible, the authors provide sage advice for transforming medical education on the basis of learning theories and educational research." —Judith L. Bowen, professor of medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

Scholarship Reconsidered

Author: Ernest L. Boyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119005868
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Shifting faculty roles in a changing landscape Ernest L. Boyer's landmark book Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate challenged the publish-or-perish status quo that dominated the academic landscape for generations. His powerful and enduring argument for a new approach to faculty roles and rewards continues to play a significant part of the national conversation on scholarship in the academy. Though steeped in tradition, the role of faculty in the academic world has shifted significantly in recent decades. The rise of the non-tenure-track class of professors is well documented. If the historic rule of promotion and tenure is waning, what role can scholarship play in a fragmented, unbundled academy? Boyer offers a still much-needed approach. He calls for a broadened view of scholarship, audaciously refocusing its gaze from the tenure file and to a wider community. This expanded edition offers, in addition to the original text, a critical introduction that explores the impact of Boyer's views, a call to action for applying Boyer's message to the changing nature of faculty work, and a discussion guide to help readers start a new conversation about how Scholarship Reconsidered applies today.

Nurse as Educator Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice

Author: Bastable
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284127206
Format: PDF, Docs
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urse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice, Fifth Edition prepares nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners for their ever-increasing role in patient teaching, health education, health promotion, and nursing education.

Teaching in Nursing

Author: Diane M. Billings
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032329054X
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Prepare for success as a nurse educator. Recommended by the National League for Nursing for comprehensive Certified Nurse Educator preparation, this resource is the only book of its kind to cover all three components of teaching: instruction, curriculum, and evaluation. As it walks you through the day-to-day challenges of teaching, it provides guidance on such topics curriculum and test development, diverse learning styles, the redesign of healthcare systems, and advancements in technology and information. This new edition adds updated information reflecting the latest trends and advances in both education and nursing.--Adapted from back cover.

Fast Facts for Developing a Nursing Academic Portfolio

Author: Ruth Wittmann-Price, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826120393
Format: PDF
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"[A] great guide and resource for a nurse at any level who wishes to construct and present a professional nurse portfolio."--Journal for Nurses in Professional Development "With an academic portfolio nursing faculty members can monitor their career development and present their work for others to review and critique. This is an easy-to-read book that will serve as a valuable resource for nursing faculty members in developing their academic portfolios." Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF Professor and Chair of Adult and Geriatric Health School of Nursing University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Using the Fast Facts style of concise, easy-to-access information, this book is the only comprehensive guide to creating an outstanding professional academic portfolio for entry into, and promotion and tenure within, an academic nursing setting. It is designed for recent nursing graduates who want to teach, faculty who need to polish their academic portfolio, and individuals already established in academia who seek promotion or tenure. This volume will help nursing academics: Assess their strengths and weaknesses Write a personal statement Demonstrate their teaching skills Showcase their research/scholarship Organize and present their portfolio Develop an E-portfolio The book provides clear guidelines on what to include in a professional portfolio, and elements to highlight when seeking work in a specific discipline or academic role. It describes pitfalls to be avoided and how to insure effective coverage of teaching, scholarship, and service, as well as addresses the differences between systems and policies of academia, versus those of community college nursing programs and diploma schools of nursing. This guide also helps prepare nurses for the rigors of promotion and tenure by clarifying what to expect and how candidates are evaluated. Numerous examples illustrate actual professional faculty experience and include personal statements written by successful nurse educators. Key Features: Provides a concise, step-by-step guide for aspiring, new, and experienced nurse faculty who need to prepare an outstanding professional portfolio for promotion and tenure Organized for quick access to types of content to be included in portfolio Includes numerous examples from real-life portfolios Features "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" to clearly guide new nurse faculty Provides recommendations for achieving academic advancement Based on SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) method of communication

From Detached Concern to Empathy

Author: M.D., Ph.D. Jodi Halpern
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199747719
Format: PDF, ePub
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Physicians recognize the importance of patients' emotions in healing yet believe their own emotional responses represent lapses in objectivity. Patients complain that physicians are too detached. Halpern argues that by empathizing with patients, rather than detaching, physicians can best help them. Yet there is no consistent view of what, precisely, clinical empathy involves. This book challenges the traditional assumption that empathy is either purely intellectual or an expression of sympathy. Sympathy, according to many physicians, involves over-identifying with patients, threatening objectivity and respect for patient autonomy. How can doctors use empathy in diagnosing and treating patients rithout jeopardizing objectivity or projecting their values onto patients? Jodi Halpern, a psychiatrist, medical ethicist and philosopher, develops a groundbreaking account of emotional reasoning as the core of clinical empathy. She argues that empathy cannot be based on detached reasoning because it involves emotional skills, including associating with another person's images and spontaneously following another's mood shifts. Yet she argues that these emotional links need not lead to over-identifying with patients or other lapses in rationality but rather can inform medical judgement in ways that detached reasoning cannot. For reflective physicians and discerning patients, this book provides a road map for cultivating empathy in medical practice. For a more general audience, it addresses a basic human question: how can one person's emotions lead to an understanding of how another person is feeling?

Scholarship assessed

Author: Charles E. Glassick
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: 9780787910914
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Begun under the oversight of Ernest L. Boyer, "Scholarship Assessed" is the long-awaited follow up to his previous book, "Scholarship Reconsidered". This book examines the changing nature of scholarship in today's colleges and universities. It proposes new standards for scholarship and faculty performance with special emphasis on methods for assessing and documenting effective scholarship.

Reflective Practice Second Edition Transforming Education and Improving Outcomes

Author: Sara Horton-Deutsch
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
ISBN: 1945157135
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Nursing can be a physically and intellectually demanding profession, and most nursing programs focus on instilling the techniques and knowledge necessary to prepare novice nurses. Rarely addressed in nurse education, though, are the human and emotional factors that impact nurses at all levels from day one. The fact is, the emotional labor of nursing takes a demanding toll as nurses cope with patients, compassion fatigue, and increasingly complex workplace and interpersonal issues that deplete energy and motivation. Reflective Practice, Second Edition: Transforming Education and Improving Outcomes offers educators and learners a path to incorporate Caring Science, emotional intelligence, and social justice into nursing education and practice. Authors Sara Horton-Deutsch and Gwen Sherwood provide a rich resource for academic and clinical nurse educators, students, and practicing nurses interested in developing leadership capacity or advancing professional development. Reflective Practice pulls together multiple approaches to reflective instruction for self-improvement through exercises that are adaptable to both personal life and professional work. This book also incorporates complementary perspectives that focus on quality and safety while emphasizing lifelong learning and the emotional significance of being in community with others.

The Future of Nursing

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Format: PDF
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.