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NURS 8110 Theoretical & Scientific Foundations for Nursing Practice: Welcome & Course Readings

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NURS 8110 Required Course Readings


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Algase, D. (2009). The centrality of theoretical thinking and the value of empirical evidence. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 23(4), 251-252. doi:10.1891/1541-6577.23.4.251

Armola, R., Bourgault, A., Halm, M., Board, R., Bucher, L., Harrington, L., & ... Medina, J. (2009). AACN levels of evidence: What's new? Critical Care Nurse, 29(4), 70-73. doi:10.4037/ccn2009969

Aselage, M. B., & Amella, E. J. (2010). An evolutionary analysis of mealtime difficulties in older adults with dementia. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(1/2), 33-41. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.02969.x  

Bell, A., Corfield, M., Davies, J., & Richardson, N. (2010). Collaborative transdisciplinary intervention in early years -- putting theory into practice. Child: Care, Health & Development, 36(1), 142-148. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2009.01027.x\

Bender, M. & Elias, D. (2017). Reorienting esthetic knowing as an appropriate “object” of scientific inquiry to advance understanding of a critical pattern of nursing knowledge in practice. Advances in Nursing Science,40(1), 24-36.

Brien, I., Duffy, A., & Shea, E. (2010). Medical futility in children's nursing: making end-of-life decisions. British Journal of Nursing (BJN), 19(6), 352-356.

Brown, C. G. (2014). The Iowa ​model of evidence-based ​practice to promote ​quality ​care: An illustrated example in oncology nursing. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18(2), 157-159. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.157-159

Carnegie, E., & Kiger, A. (2009). Being and doing politics: An outdated model or 21st century reality? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(9), 1976-1984. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05084.x

Conrad, P., & Barker, K. (2010). The social construction of illness: Key Insights and policy implications. Journal of Health and Social Behavior: Special Issue, 51, S67-S79. doi:10.1177/0022146510383495

Cooper, E. (2009). Creating a culture of professional development: A milestone pathway tool for registered nurses. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40(11), 501-508. doi:10.3928/00220124-20091023-07

Cronin, P., Ryan, F., & Coughlan, M. (2010). Concept analysis in healthcare research. International Journal of Therapy & Rehabilitation, 17(2), 62-68.

DeSanto-Madeya, S., & Fawcett, J. (2009). Toward Understanding and Measuring Adaptation Level in the Context of the Roy Adaptation Model. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22(4), 355-359.

Ekeland, E. (2004). Exercise to improve self-esteem in children and young people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (1).

Elkins, M. Y. (2010). Using PICO and the brief report to answer clinical questions. Nursing, 40(4), 59-60. doi:10.1097/01.NURSE.0000369871.07714.39

Evans, M. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice protocol to improve glucose control in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. MEDSURG Nursing, 19(6), 317-322. A/N: 2010889693

Fawcett, J., & Garity, J. (2009). Chapter 6: evaluation of middle-range theories. In, Evaluating Research for Evidence-Based Nursing (pp. 73-88). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: F. A. Davis.

Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2010). Critical appraisal of the evidence: Part I an introduction to gathering, evaluating, and recording the evidence... fifth in a series. American Journal of Nursing, 110(7), 47–52. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000383935.22721.9c

Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2010). Critical appraisal of the evidence: Part III the process of synthesis: Seeing similarities and differences across the body of evidence. American Journal of Nursing, 110(11), 43-51. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000390523.99066.b5

Fineout-Overholt, E., Williamson, K., Gallagher-Ford, L., Melnyk, B., & Stillwell, S. (2011). Following the evidence: Planning for sustainable change. The American Journal of Nursing, 111(1), 54-60.

Fitzpatrick, J. (2010). Connecting or disconnecting the dots between research and evidence-based practice. Applied Nursing Research, 23(1), 1. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2009.10.001

Ford, C. L., & Airhihenbuwa, C. O. (2010). Critical race theory, race equity, and public health: Toward antiracism praxis. American Journal of Public Health, 100(S1), S30-5. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.171058

Frazier, L., Wung, S., Sparks, E., & Eastwood, C. (2009). Cardiovascular nursing on human genomics: What do cardiovascular nurses need to know about congestive heart failure? Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 24(3), 80-85.

Ganz, F., Fink, N., Raanan, O., Asher, M., Bruttin, M., Nun, M., & Benbinishty, J. (2009). ICU nurses’ oral-care practices and the current best evidence. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41(2), 132-138. doi:10.1111/j.1547-5069.2009.01264.x

Gould, D. (2010). Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9.

Houghton, C. E., Casey, D., Shaw, D., & Murphy, K. (2010). Ethical challenges in qualitative research: examples from practice. Nurse Researcher, 18(1), 15-25.

Jacelon, C., Furman, E., Rea, A., Macdonald, B., & Donoghue, L. (2011). Creating a professional practice model for postacute care: adapting the Chronic Care Model for long-term care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(3), 53-60.

Kelly, C. (2008). Commitment to health theory. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 22(2), 148-160.

Kenny, D. J., Richard, M. L., Ceniceros, X., & Blaize, K. (2010). Collaborating across services to advance evidence-based nursing practice. Nursing Research, 59S11-S21.

Kim, H. S. (1999). Critical reflective inquiry for knowledge development in nursing practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29(5), 1205-1212.

Kleinpell, R. (2010). Evidence-based review and discussion points. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(6), 530-531.

Koh, H. (2010). A 2020 vision for healthy people. The New England Journal of Medicine, 362(18), 1653-1656.

Kolcaba, K., Tilton, C., & Drouin, C. (2006). Comfort theory: a unifying framework to enhance the practice environment. Journal of Nursing Administration, 36(11), 538-544.

Krom, Z., Batten, J., & Bautista, C. (2010). A unique collaborative nursing evidence-based practice initiative using the Iowa model: A clinical nurse specialist, a health science librarian, and a staff nurse's success story. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 24(2), 54-59. doi:10.1097/NUR.0b013e3181cf5537

Linder, L. (2010). Analysis of the UCSF symptom management theory: Implications for pediatric oncology nursing. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 27(6), 316-324.

Lindh, I., Barbosa da Silva, A., Berg, A., & Severinsson, E. (2010). Courage and nursing practice: A theoretical analysis. Nursing Ethics, 17(5), 551-565. doi:10.1177/0969733010369475

Mahon, S. M. (2009). Cancer Genomics: Cancer genomics: Advocating for competent care for families. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13(4), 373-376.

Mayer, K. H., Venkatesh, K. K. (2010). Antiretroviral therapy as HIV prevention: Status and prospects. American Journal of Public Health, 100(10), 1867-76. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.184796

Moore, Z. (2010). Bridging the theory-practice gap in pressure ulcer prevention. British Journal of Nursing, 19(15), S15-S18.

Murrock, C. J., & Higgins, P. A. (2009). The theory of music, mood and movement to improve health outcomes. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(10), 2249-2257. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05108.x

Musker, K. (2011). Nursing theory-based independent nursing practice: a personal experience of closing the theory-practice gap. Advances in Nursing Science, 34(1), 67-77.

O'Connell, K. (2009). Theories used in nursing research on smoking cessation. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 2733-2762. doi:10.1891/0739-6686.27.33

Parse, R. R. (2006). Concept inventing: Continuing clarification. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19(4), 289. doi:10.1177/0894318406292785

Penrod, J. (2007). Living with uncertainty: concept advancement. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 57(6), 658-667.

Perkins, M., Jensen, P., Jaccard, J., Gollwitzer, P., Oettingen, G., Pappadopulos, E., & Hoagwood, K. (2007). Applying theory-driven approaches to understanding and modifying clinicians' behavior: what do we know? Psychiatric Services, 58(3), 342-348. doi:10.1176/

Persson, J. (2010). Misconceptions of positivism and five unnecessary science theoretic mistakes they bring in their train. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(5), 651-661. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.12.009

Pestka, E. L., Burbank, K. F., & Junglen, L. M. (2010). Improving nursing practice with genomics. Nursing Management, 41(3), 40–44. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000369499.99852.c

Pesut, B., & Johnson, J. (2008). Reinstating the 'Queen': Understanding philosophical inquiry in nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 61(1), 115-121. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04493.x

Plummer, M., & Molzahn, A. (2009). Quality of life in contemporary nursing theory: A concept analysis. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22(2), 134-140.

Relf, M., Laverriere, K., Devlin, C., & Salerno, T. (2009). Ethical beliefs related to HIV and AIDS among nursing students in South Africa and the United States: A cross-sectional analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(11), 1448-1456. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.05.001

Reverby, S. M. (2010). Invoking “Tuskegee”: Problems in health disparities, genetic assumptions, and history. Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Undeserved, 21(3), 26-34.

Rid, A., & Schmidt, H. (2010). The 2008 declaration of Helsinki — First among equals in research ethics? Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 38(1), 143-8. doi:10.1111/j.1748-720X.2010.00474.x

Robertson, J. A. (2010). Embryo stem cell research: Ten years of controversy. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 38(1), 191-203. doi:10.1111/j.1748-720X.2010.00479.x

Roby, D., Kominski, G., & Pourat, N. (2008). Assessing the barriers to engaging challenging populations in disease management programs: The Medicaid experience. Disease Management & Health Outcomes, 16(6), 421-428.

Rolfe, G. (2014). Rethinking reflective education: What would Dewey have done? Nurse Education Today, 34, 1179–1183. 

Rushing, A. M. (2008). The unitary life pattern of persons experiencing serenity in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Advances in Nursing Science, 31(3), 198-210.

Ryan, P. (2009). Integrated theory of health behavior change: Background and intervention development. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 23(3), 161-170.

Shankel, E. C. & Wofford, L. G. (2016). Symptom management theory as a clinical practice model for symptom telemonitoring in chronic disease. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 10(1), 31-38.

Sobczak, J. (2009). Managing high-acuity-depressed adults in primary care. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 21(7), 362-370. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2009.00422.x

Thorne, S. (2009). The role of qualitative research within an evidence-based context: Can metasynthesis be the answer? International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(4), 569-575. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.05.001

Veo, P. (2010). Concept mapping for applying theory to nursing practice. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 26(1), 17-22. doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e3181cc2d6f

Weld, C., Padden, D., Ramsey, G., & Garmon Bibb, S. C. (2008). A framework for guiding health literacy research in populations with universal access to healthcare. Advances in Nursing Science, 31(4), 308-318.

Woods, N. F., & Magyary, D. L. (2010). Traditional research: why nursing’s interdisciplinary collaboration is essential. Research & Theory for Nursing Practice, 24(1), 9-24. doi:10.1891/1541-6577.24.1.9

Yao, L., & Algase, D. (2008). Emotional intervention strategies for dementia-related behavior: A theory synthesis. The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 40(2), 106-115.

Young, A., Kim, L., Li, S., Baker, J., Schmidt, M., Camp, J., & Barfield, R. (2010). Agency and communication challenges in discussions of informed consent in pediatric cancer research. Qualitative Health Research, 20(5), 628-643. doi:10.1177/1049732310361467

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