Delmar's Case Study Series: Pharmacology / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
Analysis. Judgment. Decision-making. These elements are fundamental to nursing. The umbrella term "critical thinking" is fashionable for discussion of those elements, and it is a great obstacle to becoming a nurse. Delmar's Case Study Series is the most ambitious attempt to bridge the gap between content knowledge and clinical application. This Series recognizes that numerous considerations, or variables, factor into making nursing decisions. Every case contains an introductory "blueprint" of variables that must be considered while evaluating that particular scenario, which are pertinent concerning the client, nursing protocol, or setting of care. Examples of these variables include age, gender, or culture of the client, the client with a pre-existing condition, legal issues, or communication skills. Each blueprint is different, just as each clinical situation is unique in some way to the previous. By simulating the actual decision-making process, learners gain a comfort level to make informed clinical judgments that will help them become successful nurses. Quite simply, Delmar's Case Study Series shortens the distance between the classroom and nursing practice like never before. Delmar is a part of Cengage Learning.
About the Author
Hyacinth C. Martin, BSN, MA, MSED, MPS, RNBC is a registered professional nurse for thirty-years. Her nursing career includes staff nurse in medical-surgical units, head nurse/nurse manager for medical-surgical units and critical-care units, administrative nursing supervisor, community nursing and administrative nursing supervisor in long-term care agencies. Her academic experiences include teaching theory and clinical in a Licensed Practical Nursing program, a Baccalaureate Degree Program and at present in an Associate Degree program. Publications include two manuscripts for Nursing Journal, Continuing Medical Education Resource and part of a chapter on the endocrine system in introduction to medical terminology published by Thomson: Delmar Learning. Article accepted by Nursing Spectrum for publication - August 2004. Current presentations: 'Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Controlling the transmission of the Disease.' PACE University Conference: 'Civic Society, Environmental Responsibility, & Sustainable Development in the United States & Brazil: New York, New York, June 10-11, 2004. Manhattan Veteran's Hospital Medical Center Conference: New York, new York: 'The effective use of unfractionated and fractionated heparin therapy to patients at risk for thrombus formation.' Achievements: Recognized in Who's Who Among American Teachers in three successive years. A current recipient of PSC-CUNY Grant Award for continued research on Gender and Career Choice in Nursing.
Table of Contents
20 Case Studies on Pharmacology.