Encyclopedia of Nursing Research: Third Edition / Edition 3

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Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2007 and an AJN Book of the Year

The award-winning Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, now in its third edition, is the comprehensive resource for tracking developments in the field. With over 20 new areas of research, and meticulous updates of original entries, the encyclopedia presents key terms and concepts and their application to practice. Pithy entries provide the most relevant and current research perspectives, and will be a starting point for future content and references. Nurse researchers, educators, students, and all clinical specialties will find the encyclopedia an important introduction to the breadth of nursing research today.

New topics include NIH-funded research areas, a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals, addictions care, palliative care, translational science, simulation, trauma care, family-centered care, mild cognitive impairment, active surveillance for cancer care, workplace and empowerment research, nurse engagement, nurse-physician collaboration, CAM and empowerment research, spirituality, synthesis and action research, mixed methods research, systematic review, ethnopharmacology, and more.

Key Features:

• Includes NIH-funded research topics
• Provides a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals
• Adds over 20 new areas of research and updates original entries
• Written by over 200 nursing research experts
• Organized alphabetically for easy access to information

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826107503
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/24/2011
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 732
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was Dean from 1982 through 1997. She has received numerous honors and awards including the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 18 times. Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature, is senior editor for Springer's revived Nursing Leadership and Management Series and just stepped down as senior editor for Springer's Annual Review of Nursing Research Series. Her most recent Springer books are The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Clinical Nurse Leader: Essentials of Program Development and Implementation for Clinical Practice; 201 Careers in Nursing; Encyclopedia of Nursing Research 3e, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Interpersonal Approach (with Jones & Rogers).

Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC, is Associate Professor, Fairfield University, School of Nursing. Dr. Kazer is a well-known Springer author, and her books include the previous edition of Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (2005), Prostate Cancer Nursing Assessment Management and Care (2002), an AJN Book of the Year Award winner; Essentials of Gerontological Nursing (2007); ,Gerontological Nurse Certification Review (2008), and the Gerontological NP Certification Review. In 2002 she was Associate Editor, The Geriatric Nursing Research Digest. She is a t recipient of the ENRS/John A. Hartford Foundation investigator award. Dr. Kazer is an adult NP and currently practices in primary care with a focus on chronic illness in the elderly.

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Table of Contents


Action Research

Active Surveillance

Acute Care of the Elderly


Addiction Care

Advance Directives


Alzheimer's Disease

Applied Research

Basic Research

Behavioral Research


Boykin & Schoenhofer: The Theory of Nursing as Caring


Cancer in Children

Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Cholesterol



Case Study Method of Research

Causal Modeling

Cerebral Ischemia

Child Delinquents

Child Lead Exposure Effects

Childbirth Education

Chronic Illness

Clinical Care Classification System

Clinical Decision Making

Clinical Judgment

Clinical Nursing Research

Clinical Preventive Services Delivery

Clinical Trials

Cochrane Review

Cohort Design

Collaborative Research


Community Mental Health

Comparative Effectiveness Research

Complementary and Alternative Practices and Products (CAPPs)

Concept Analysis

Conceptual Model

Consortial Research

Content Analysis

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Cost analysis of nursing care

Critical Care Nursing

Cultural Transcultural focus

Cumulative Index Nursing Allied Health (CINHL)

Current Procedural Terminology-Coded Services

Data Analysis

Data Collection Methods

Data Management

Data Stewardship


Delphi Technique

Depression and Cardiovascular Diseases

Depression in Families

Depression in Older Adults

Descriptive Research

Depression in Women


Discourse Analysis

Doctoral Education

Domestic Violence

Drinking and Driving among adolescents

Eating Disorders

Elder Mistreatment

Electronic Network

Emergency Nursing


End-of-Life Planning and Choices

Enteral Tube Placement


Ethics of Research




Evidence-Based Practice & nurse role

Experimental Research

Exploratory Studies

Factor Analysis

Failure to Thrive (Adult)

Failure to Thrive (Child)


Family Caregiving and the Seriously Mentally Ill

Family Health


Feminist Research Methodology

Fetal Monitoring

Fever/Febrile Response

Fitzpatrick's Rhythm Model

Formal Nursing Languages

Functional Health Patterns


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren


Grounded Theory

Health Conceptualization

Health Disparities: Focus on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Health Disparities: theoretical and methodological approaches

Health Policy & health services delivery

Health Services Research

Hemodynamic Monitoring



History of Nursing Research

HIV Risk Behavior

HIV Symptom Management and Quality of Life

HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment

Home Care Technologies

Home Health Care Classification (HHCC) System

Home Health Systems

Homeless Health



Immigrant Women

Infection Control

IRB/Informed Consent


Instrument Translation

Internal Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP)

International Nursing Research

Interpersonal Communication: Nurse-Patient

Job Satisfaction

(Dorothy) Johnson's Behavioral System Model

Kangaroo Care


Leninger's Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality

Maternal Anxiety and Adaptation During Pregnancy

Measurement and Scales


Mental Health in Public Sector Primary Care

Mental Health Services Research

Mental Status Measurement: The Mini-Mental State Examination


Meta analysis

Middle-Range Theories

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Moral Reckoning

Moral Distress

Mother infant toddler relationships

Music Therapy

Narrative Analysis

National Institute of Nursing Research

Neurobehavioral Development and Nutritive Sucking

Newman's Theory of Health

Neuman's systems model


Nosocomial Infections

Nurse Led Group Clinic Visits

Nurse Engagement

Nurse Staffing

Nurse Physician Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Nursing Assessment

Nursing Diagnosis, Interventions, outcomes

Nursing Education

Nursing Information Systems

Nursing Occupational Injury and Stress

Nursing Practice Models

Nursing Process

Nutrition in Infancy and Childhood

Nutrition in the Elderly


Observational Research Design


Organizational Culture

Organizational Design


Outcome Measures


Palliative care


Participant observation


Patient Care Delivery Models

Patient Contracting

Patient Education

Patient Safety

Patient Satisfaction

Pediatric Primary Care

Pender's Health Promotion Model

Peplau's Theoretical Model

Pet Therapy


Philosophy of Nursing

Physical Restraints


pilot study

Population Health

Populations and Aggregates

Postpartum Depression


Prevention of Preterm and Low-Birthweight Births

Primary Nursing

Qualitative research

Quality of care

Quality of Life

Quantitative Research

Quasi-Experimental Research



Research Dissemination

Research Interviews

Research in Nursing Ethics

Research Utilization


Rights of Human Subjects

Rogers (Martha)

Roy adaptation model

Rural Health



Secondary Data Analysis


Serious Mental Illness




Smoking Cessation

Smoking/Tobacco as a Cardiovascular Risk Factor

SNOMED International

Social Support


Statistical Techniques

Story Theory


Stress Management


Structural Equation Modeling

Substance Abuse and Addiction in Registered Nurses

Systematic Review




Terminal Illness

Theoretical Model

Thermal Balance

Time Series Analysis

Transitional Care

Transitions and Health

Translational Research


Uncertainty in Illness

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel



Virtual Nurse Caring

Vulnerable Populations


Watson's Theory of Human Caring

Weight Management


Widows and Widowers

Women's Health

Workplace Violence

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