A History of Nursing Ideas

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - 504 páginas
This text is a comprehensive coverage of concepts critical to the dvelopment of the nursing role: philosophy, nature of nursing, ways of knowing, influences on the development of the nursing profession, history and nature of nursing science, evolution of nursing practice and education.

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This book is awesome, well written, and well organized. If you are at all interested in the bigger picture of concepts pertaining to nursing, then this is your read. If you are a student in a theory/concepts class - get this book. It will be incredibly useful for papers, debates etc. Thank you Dr. Gaskamp for requiring this text.  

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Dr. Andrist is Associate Professor in the Graduate Nursing Program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She coordinates the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner specialty. She has taught Direct Entry Master's students for over 20 years and the course on which this book is based for 8 years. Her doctorate is from Brandeis University, Master's from Russell Sage College, BSN from the University of Maryland, and RN diploma from Johns Hopkins. Her theoretical publications are on the relationship between women's health and feminism. In addition to her academic appointment, she practices as a women's health nurse practitioner in a reproductive health clinic in Boston.

Patrice K. Nicholas, DNSc, MPH, RN, ANP is Professor and Chairperson for advanced practice in the Graduate Program in Nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Nicholas graduated from Fitchburg State College with a BSN in 1977, and received a Master of Science degree in 1982 and a DNSc degree in 1989 from Boston University. She completed the Certificate of Advanced Study at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 1994 and is board certified as an adult nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist in medical-surgical nursing. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Nicholas was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health focusing on quality of life in chronic illness and HIV/AIDS. During her postdoctoral studies, she received a Master of Public Health degree in International Health at Harvard, completing coursework at the Harvard AIDS Institute and Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights. Dr. Nicholas has practiced in the clinical settings at MGH and Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has written extensively on quality of life in chronic illness and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Nicholas was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Germany in 2003 focusing on demographic challenges and health issues.

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