Nursing Research Using Case Studies

Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082613193X
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Once considered to be a lesser pedagogical method, the case study is indeed a powerful, in-depth tool with which to examine evidence-based practice around patient care, family dynamics, professional roles, and organizational systems. Here is a unique “how-to” guide to conducting research using case studies. Focusing on leading and newer methodologies, the text describes the philosophical basis and state of the art for using this qualitative method. The peer-reviewed designs (including interviews, physiological measurements, psychological tests, and analysis of patients’ diaries and journals) are accompanied by an in-depth research plan, a discussion of appropriate methods, and ethical considerations. The text provides clear directives—bolstered by nursing examples--on how to solve practical problems a researcher may encounter. Examples from international scholars who have published research using case studies are included along with coaching designed to support the new researcher in making decisions and facing challenges. Also included are book and chapter objectives, competencies, review questions, critical thinking exercises, and web links to additional information. The text is part of a series of eight concise volumes addressing a variety of methods for conducting qualitative research. Conceived and edited by a noted expert in qualitative research, the book is designed for both novice and practicing researchers seeking to develop or expand their competency, health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students. Key Features: Explains clearly and concisely how to conduct research using case studies Reviews the philosophical basis for using case studies Focuses on solving practical problems related to conducting research Offers rich nursing exemplars and coaching from international health/mental health contributors Includes objectives, critical thinking exercises, competencies, resources, and review material for each book.

Nursing Research Using Data Analysis

Author: Mary De Chesnay
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082612688X
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Nursing Research Using Data Analysis: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing is one book in a series of seven volumes that presents concise, how-to guides to conducting qualitative research -- for novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency, health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students.

Encyclopedia Of Nursing Research

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826198136
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From the worldOCOs leading authorities in nursing research, this thoroughly updated 2nd Edition of the Encyclopedia of Nursing Research presents key terms and concepts in nursing research comprehensively explained by over 200 expert contributors."

Using Case Studies To Improve Student Learning In A Prerequisite Nursing Chemistry Course

Author: Eric J. Herrera
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Chemistry is a prerequisite course required by most nursing programs. Chem 5 is a one-semester general, organic, biochemistry (GOB) course for pre-nursing students at CSU Sacramento (CSUS). It is a fast-paced class requiring students to quickly grasp many difficult chemical concepts. Case-based instruction was introduced to bridge conceptual gaps, improve retention of chemistry concepts, improve cognitive and critical thinking skills, and to improve safety in the laboratory. The case study format was chosen specifically for its ability to increase active learning in Chem 5 while introducing pertinence of chemical concepts to nursing. Cases use real world problems that put theoretical principles in a context more easily conceptualized and retained by learners. This is particularly helpful in a course such as Chem 5 where the pace of concept introduction is accelerated. Cases require students to work collaboratively in groups, utilize a constructivist design, and build incrementally towards more complex situations that require higher order thinking and problem solving skills, similar to situations encountered in nursing practice. The value of case-based instruction is further illustrated by its long use in medical education, including nursing education. Two case study laboratories were introduced to Chem 5. The story topics of the case studies were the bends (decompression sickness) and diabetic ketoacidosis. The anchoring concepts that the cases were designed to address include intermolecular forces and gas behavior, acid/base chemistry and equilibrium, and quantitative analysis/stoichiometry (math) skills. An action research methodology coupled with mixed method analysis was employed in this study. Case study efficacy was determined through triangulating the learning outcomes from quantitative (quizzes, exams, and finals) and qualitative (student survey) data sets. A retrospective approach was used by comparing student performance in spring and fall 2014 (the implementation semesters) to three preceding semesters. Student learning of gas laws using the bends case study was comparable to that of the traditional gases lab. Student learning of acid/base and equilibrium concepts was improved by the diabetes case study. Case studies were found to be an effective way to include more active learning in the chemistry curriculum. Student comments regarding case studies showed that they were considered to be effective at introducing real world problems pertinent to their long-term educational and career goals. Finally, the bends case study was an effective way to increase student safety in the lab.

Critical Thinking In Nursing

Author: Carol J. Green
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Helping today's nursing professional acquire essential critical thinking skills for solving both common and more complex health problems, this innovative and insightful workbook contains 92 real-life cases which address all aspects of nursing care (i.e., assessment, analyzing data, planning care, evaluating benefits and possible consequences of care), and demonstrate the cognitive and affective components that influence critical thinking. Contains an introduction to critical thinking, an historical overview of critical thinking, and an in-depth discussion on the affective and cognitive components of critical thinking. Uses critical thinking language throughout; bases all material on critical thinking theory; and fosters both attitude and cognitive critical thinking within each case. Organizes case studies by major nursing specialties—adult health, community and home-care, maternal-newborn, pediatrics, and mental health nursing—and presents many activities and questions within each case to stimulate critical thinking skills. Includes practice sessions, detailed chapter summaries, and a book/Internet link that provides regularly updated material. For nurses specializing in adult health, community and home-care, maternal-newborn, pediatrics, and mental health.

Nursing Research Using Historical Methods

Author: Mary De Chesnay
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826126170
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Nursing Research Using Historical Methods: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing is one book in a series of seven volumes that presents concise, how-to guides to conducting qualitative research -- for novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency, health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students.

Unfolding Case Studies

Author: Kellie J. Glendon
Publisher: Pearson
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This comprehensive workbook contains a compilation of unfolding cases across the discipline of nursing, and includes unique aspects of nursing regarding spirituality, family issues, community as client, and gerontology concerns. It integrates concepts of age, setting, role development, and ethical/legal issues. Users gain a simulated experience in prioritizing nursing problems, identifying appropriate teaching strategies, documenting nursing care, and critically analyzing the totality of common situations encountered in professional nursing practice. Unfolding case models deal with obstetrics, pediatrics, mental health, medical surgery, and assorted cases regarding such issues as: falls in the elderly, urinary incontinence, aging, sleep-rest changes, managing staff conflict, public health nursing, vital signs, confidentiality, and spirituality. For educating student and staff nurses in various nursing programs.

Case Studies In Global Health Policy Nursing

Author: Regina Dorman, PhD, APRN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826172113
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“Dorman and De Chesnay...offer a wealth of valuable information students and other healthcare providers would normally not receive until they were in the trenches of their global experience...[They] deliver...nuances of ideology about care and disease from a number of different countries, what global health policy entails and means to healthcare providers traveling the world, along with case studies from a number of guides/experienced global experts.” -Lorna Kendrick, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC Professor and Director, School of Nursing, California State University San Marcos From the Foreword Case Studies in Global Health Policy Nursing unpacks key global health issues and analyzes the surrounding health care policies and their impact through case studies. Designed specifically for graduate nursing students, this text explores the implications of global initiatives designed to eradicate disease and promote physical and mental health. As globalization takes a front row seat in the digital age and political dynamics shift more rapidly than ever, possibilities and opportunities for health care have arisen beyond the hospital-based focus, especially for diseases and trends that cross continental divides. Every case study contains a multidisciplinary perspective, featuring contributions by expert nurses, public health professionals, and policy researchers. Presented in a consistent format for ease of use, each case study includes an overview, background, relevant research, and in-depth information on its significance as a critical global issue. This text covers critical, current topics such as health care for transgender individuals, refugees, and patients on the autism spectrum, as well as ongoing problems like access to clean water, HIV/AIDS, and human trafficking. End-of-chapter exercises reinforce content and supplementary instructor materials are available. Key Features: Delivers topical, in-depth examination of key global issues for graduate-level nursing students Provides consistent format for each case study for ease of use Presents an interdisciplinary approach with content from expert nurses, public health professionals, and policy researchers

Case Studies In Nursing Ethics

Author: Sara T. Fry
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449649882
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Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. As the healthcare professional in closest contact with both the patient and the physician, nurses face biomedical ethical problems in unique ways. Accordingly, Case Studies in Nursing Ethics presents basic ethical principles and specific guidance for applying these principles in nursing practice, through analysis of over 150 actual case study conflicts that have occurred in nursing practice. Each case study allows readers to develop their own approaches to the resolution of ethical conflict and to reflect on how the traditions of ethical thought and professional guidelines apply to the situation. The Fourth Edition has been completely revised and updated. It includes two new chapters, one on Moral Integrity and Moral Distress which contains AACN model of moral distress and work and one on Respect which addresses several aspects of the general problem of showing r

Nursing Research Using Life History

Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826134645
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"This is an excellent book for researchers who want to conduct nursing research using life history. It contains worthwhile basic information about the design and many good examples of its use. " -- Doody's Book Review Service Life history is a qualitative research method used to tell the story of an individual through the eyes of a researcher, who frames the story within the context of the culture in which the person lived. In this book, experienced scholars in qualitative life history research discuss the theoretical rationale for using this design, describe its components, and delineate a practical plan to conduct studies, including a focus on appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential pitfalls. Examples from published nursing research with author commentary help to support new researchers in making decisions and facing challenges. This concise, "how to" guide to conducting ethnography research is part of the seven-book nursing series, Qualitative Designs and Methods, which focuses on qualitative methodologies. The series will be of direct aid to novice nurse researchers and specialists seeking to develop or enhance their competency in a particular design, graduate educators and students in qualitative research courses, research sections in larger hospitals, and in-service educators and students. The book describes traditional and focused life history, phases of research, and methodology from sample and setting to dissemination and follow-up. Case studies follow a template that includes a description of the study, data collection and analysis, and dissemination. The book also discusses techniques whereby researchers can ensure high standards of rigor. With a focus on practical problem solving throughout, the book will be of value to novice and experienced nurse researchers, graduate teachers and students, in-service educators and students, and nursing research staff at health care institutions. Key Features: Includes examples of state-of-the-art life history nursing research with content analysis Describes types of life history, phases of research, and methodology Provides case studies including description, data collection and analysis, and dissemination Written by international scholars of qualitative life history