Qualitative Research in Nursing

Author: Helen Streubert Speziale
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781796008
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
"Qualitative Research in Nursing is a user-friendly text that systematically provides a sound foundation for understanding a wide range of qualitative research methodologies, including triangulation. It approaches nursing education, administration, and practice and gives step-by-step details to instruct students on how to implement each approach. Features include emphasis on ethical considerations and methodological triangulation, instrument development and software usage; critiquing guidelines and questions to ask when evaluating aspects of published research; and tables of published research that offer resources for further reading"--Provided by publisher.

Holy Women Holy Men

Author: Church Publishing
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0898696372
Format: PDF
Download Now
Fully revised and expanded, this new work is the first major revision of the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church in more than 40 years! It is the official revision of Lesser Feasts and Fasts and authorized by the 2009 General Convention. All commemorations in Lesser Feasts and Fasts have been retained, and many new ones added. Three scripture readings (instead of current two) are provided for all minor holy days. Additional new material includes a votive mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary, many more ecumenical commemorations, plus a proper for space exploration. For years the oft revised volume, Lesser Feasts and Fasts (LFF), has served parishes and individuals mark part of the holiness of each day by providing Scripture readings, a collect, a Eucharistic preface, and a narrative about those remembered on the church's calendar that day whose lives have witnessed to the grace of God. Holy Women, Holy Men (HWHM) is a major effort to revise, but also to expand and enrich LFF. Where LFF provided two readings (gospel and other New Testament) plus a psalm, HWHM adds an Old Testament citation. Where LFF was limited to few non-Anglicans in the post-reformation period (and few non-Episcopalians after 1789), HWHM dramatically broadens appreciation for other Christians and their traditions. Over-emphasis on clergy is redressed by additional laity, males by females, and "in-church" activities by contributions well beyond the workings of institutional agendas. These almost daily commemorations occupy over 600 of the book's 785 pages, by far the lion's share of its content. Remaining sections address: principles of revision and guides for future revision; liturgical propers for seasons (Advent/Christmas, Lent, and Easter); and new propers for a miscellany of propers usable with individuals (or events) not officially listed in the formal calendar. Two cycles of propers for daily Eucharist are also included, one covering a six week period, the other a two year cycle.

Handling the Sick

Author: Tom Craig Olson
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 0814209599
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
"Handling the Sick is the story of 838 women who entered St. Luke's Hospital Training School for Nurses, St. Paul, Minnesota, from 1892-1937. Their story addresses a fundamental question about nursing that has yet to be answered: is nursing a craft or a profession? It also addresses the colliding visions of nursing factions that for more than a century have disagreed on the inherent traits and formal preparation a nurse has needed." "The women of St. Luke's were engaged in the most practical of all occupations open to women, a rare one in which their strength, experience, and skill were prized above all else. They firmly believed that the key to success in nursing was apprenticeship training. Apprenticeship, not schooling, was the cornerstone on which all else rested." "This study unites the opposing visions of those who led nursing toward professional status and those who saw it as a craft. Physicality, strength of will, an abiding emphasis on practicality, and a hierarchy based on a deep pride in craft skills have been essential elements of nursing. Nursing can look to its complex history to develop an integrated model of nursing, one drawing on both academic training and the immediate realities involved in "handling the sick.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Rivers of Judah

Author: Catherine Farnes
Publisher: BJU Press
ISBN: 9780890848647
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Rebekah gradually learns how two different rivers play significant roles in the life of her friend, Judah, and in her own need to believe God's promises.

American Melancholy

Author: Laura D. Hirshbein
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813545846
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
As American Melancholy reveals, if you read about depression anywhere today--medical journal, popular magazine, National Institute of Mental Health pamphlet, or pharmaceutical company drug promotional literature--you will find three main pieces of information either explicitly stated or strongly implied: depression is a disease (like any other physical disease); it is extraordinarily prevalent in the world; and it occurs about twice as frequently in women as in men. Yet, depression was not classified as a disease until the 1980 publication of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-III (DSM-III). How is it that such an illness, thought to affect between 14 and 17 million Americans, was not specifically defined until the late twentieth century? American Melancholy traces the growth of depression as an object of medical study and as a consumer commodity and illustrates how and why depression came to be such a huge medical, social, and cultural phenomenon. It is the first book to address gender issues in the construction of depression, explores key questions of how its diagnosis was developed, how it has been used, and how we should question its application in American society.

Brunner Suddarth s Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Janice L. Hinkle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781496355157
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
"This textbook has been a favorite resource for students, instructors, and practicing nurses for almost a half-century. It's comprehensive yet accessible approach covers a broad scope of medical conditions while focusing strongly on the nurse's role in caring for, educating, and assisting patients and families"--Provided by publisher.

The Multiracial Experience

Author: Maria P. P. Root
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803970595
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
How might a multiracial concept dismantle our negative construction of race? How do we redefine `ethnicity' when `race' is less central to the definition? The Multiracial Experience challenges current theoretical and political conceptualizations of race using the multiracial experience of individuals as a tool for examining these and other questions. Each contribution opens with a personal sketch of the multiracial experience. Topics explored in the book include: the differences between race and ethnicity; colour, gender and sexuality in a multiracial context; and ethnicity and its role in identity formation.

Settlement Sociology in the Progressive Years

Author: Joyce E. Williams
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004287574
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
The Progressive Era roots of sociology as a public enterprise for reform are restored to the canon and given recognition by tracing key works of early sociological practitioners in the leading settlement houses of Chicago, New York and Boston.

Meanings of Madness

Author: Richard J. Castillo
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534345600
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
This is an ideal reader for anyone interested in studying the role that culture and social background can play in the causes of, and treatments for, mental illness. Meanings of Madness explores the variety of meanings that mental illness or madness can possess and takes into account the current move to expand the traditional medical paradigm to include social and cultural factors in the diagnosis of mental disorders. The reader was written to stand alone or to serve as a companion volume for the textbook Culture and Mental Illness (also by Richard J. Castillo). The 23 articles also include illustrations, examples, and case studies that augment the topics discussed in Castillo's main text. Most of the articles are based on ethnographic research or case studies and have appeared in journals of psychiatry, neuroscience, anthropology, and psychology.

The Psychology of the Human Animal Bond

Author: Christopher Blazina
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441997616
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
There have been dramatic increases in the financial, emotional, and psychological investment in pets over the past four decades. The increasing importance of animal companions in people's lives has resulted in growing emphasis on the human-animal bond within academic literature. This book introduces practicing and emerging professionals to vital subject matter concerning this growing specialty area by providing an essential framework and information through which to consider the unique contextual backdrop of the human-animal bond. Such contexts include a wide array of themes including: issues of attachment and loss, success and frustration with making and sustaining connections, world views regarding animal ethics, familial history of neglect or abuse, and cultural dynamics that speak to the order of things between mankind and nature. Adopting a contextual stance will aid mental health professionals in appreciating why and how this connection has become a significant part of everyday life for many. As with any other important clinical dynamic, training and preparation are needed to gain competence for professional practice and research. To this end, an ensemble of international experts across the fields of psychology and mental health explore topics that will help both new and established clinicians increase and understanding of the various ways the human-animal bond manifests itself. Perspectives from beyond the scope of psychology and mental health such as anthropology, philosophy, literature, religion, and history are included to provide a sampling of the significant contexts in which the human-animal bond is established. What brings these divergent topics together in a meaningful way is their relevance and centrality to the contextual bonds that underlie the human-animal connection. This text will be a valuable resource that provides opportunities to deepen one's expertise in understanding the psychology of the human-animal bond.