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NURS 6050 Required Course Readings

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ANA's Foundation of Nursing Package:

Fowler, M. D., & American Nurses Association. (2008). Guide to the code of ethics for nurses: Interpretation and application. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.

American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing's social policy statement: The essence of the profession. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.

American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing: Scope & standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.


Backer, E. L., Geske, J. A., McIlvain, H. E., Dodendorf, D. M., & Minier, W. C. (2005). Improving female preventive health care delivery through practice change: An Every Woman Matters study. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 18(5), 401–408.

Bainbridge, D., Brazil, K., Krueger, P., Ploeg, J., & Taniguchi, A. (2010). A proposed ystems approach to the evaluation of integrated palliative care. BMC Palliative Care, 9, 8-19. doi: 10.1186/1472-684X-9-8 

Begley, A. (2010). On being a good nurse: Reflections on the past and preparing for the future. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16(6), 525-532. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01878.x 

Berwick, D. (2005). My right knee. Annals of Internal Medicine, 142(2), 121–125.

Bloch, G., Rozmovits, L., & Giambrone, B. (2011). Barriers to primary care responsiveness to poverty as a risk factor for health. BMC Family Practice, 12, 62. doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-12-62

Craig, H. D. (2010). Caring enough to provide healthcare: An organizational framework for the ethical delivery of healthcare among aging patients. International Journal for Human Caring, 14(4), 27-30.

Crippen, D., & Barnato, A. E. (2011). The ethical implications of health spending: Death and other expensive conditions. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 39(2), 121-129. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2011.00582.

Davis-Alldritt, L. (2011). Presidential inaugural address: Advocacy, access, and achievement. Journal of School Nursing, 27(4), 249-251.

Deyton, L., Hess, W. J., & Jackonis, M. J. (2008, Winter). War, its aftermath, and U.S. health policy: Toward a comprehensive health program for America’s military personnel, veterans, and their families. Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, 36(4), 677-689.

Erlen, J. (2010). Informed consent: Revisiting the issues. Orthopaedic Nursing, 29(4), 276-80. doi:10.1097/NOR.0b013e3181e517f1

Gallagher, T. H. (2009). A 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery: Review of medical error. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 302(6), 669–677. doi: 10.1001/jama.2009.1011

Gardner, D. (2010). Health policy and politics. Expanding scope of practice: Inter-professional collaboration or conflict? Nursing Economic$, 28(4), 264-266.

Goethals, S., Gastmans, C., & Dierckx de Casterle, B. (2010). Nurses’ ethical reasoning and behaviour: A literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(5), 635-650. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.12.010

Hancock, C., & Cooper, K. (2011). A global initiative to tackle chronic disease by changing lifestyles. Primary Health Care, 21(4), 24-26.

Harrowing, J. (2009). The impact of HIV education on the lives of Ugandan nurses and nurse-midwives. Advances in Nursing Science, 32(2), E94-E108. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e3181a3d754

Karpf, T., Ferguson., & Swift, R. (2010). Light still shines in the darkness: Decent care for all. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 28(4), 266-274. doi: 10.1177/0898010109359310

Kindig, D. (2007). Understanding population health terminology.  The Milbank Quarterly, 85(1), 139-61. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00479.x

Kindig, D., Asada, Y., & Booske, B. (2008). A population health framework for setting national and state health goals. JAMA, 299(17), 2081-2083. doi: 10.1001/jama.299.17.2081

Koplan, J. P., Bond, C., Merson, M. H., Reddy, K. S., Rodriquez, M. H., Sewankambo, N. K., & Wasserheit, J. N. (2009). Towards a common definition of global health. The Lancet, 373, 1993–1995.

Mullinix, C., & Bucholtz, D. (2009). Role and quality of nurse practitioner practice: A policy issue. Nursing Outlook, 57(2), 93-8. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2008.07.006

Paquin, S. (2011). Social justice advocacy in nursing: What is it? How do we get there?. Creative Nursing, 17(2), 63-67. doi: 10.1891/1078-4535.17.2.63

Pavlish, C., Brown-Saltzman, K., Hersh, M., Shirk, M., & Rounkle, A. (2011). Nursing priorities, actions, and regrets for ethical situations in clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43(4), 385-395. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2011.01422.x

Reinhardt, U. E. (2010, Jan 20). State of the nation (a special report): Voices—A good start. The Wall Street Journal, p. R5.

Reinhardt, U. E. (2010, Jan 30). Repercussions of simplicity. New York Times p. A14.

Schwartz, S., Ireland, C., Strecher, V., Nakao, D., Wang, C., and Juarez, D. (2010). The economic value of a wellness and disease prevention program. Population Health Management, 13(6), 309-317. doi: 10.1089/pop.2009.0070

Soloman, P. (2010). Inter-professional collaboration: Passing fad or way of the future? Physiotherapy Canada, 62(1), 47-55. doi: 10.3138/physio.62.1.47

Stein, R. (2010, Nov 08). Medicare renews debate on health costs. The Washington Post, pp. A.1-A.1.

Stein, R. (2010, Nov 08). Review of prostate cancer drugs Provenge renews medical cost-benefit debate. The Washington Post.

Tengland, P. (2010). Health promotion and disease prevention: Logically different conceptions? Health Care Analysis, 18(4), 323-341.doi: 10.1007/s10728-009-0125-0

Zomorodi, M., & Foley, B. (2009). The nature of advocacy vs. paternalism in nursing: Clarifying the ‘thin line.’ Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(8), 1746–1752. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05023.x

      

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      Nursing Suggested Resources

      ANA's Foundation of Nursing Books

      Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses: Interpretation and Application

      Nursing Social Policy Statement

      Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice

       

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