Trends in Nursing Research


Adam J. Ryan and Jack Doyle (Editors)

Series: Nursing – Issues, Problems and Challenges
BISAC: MED058000

This book focuses on the latest research in the field of nursing. Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Definitions of nursing have evolved to acknowledge six essential features of professional nursing: Provision of a caring relationship that facilitates health and healing, Attention to the range of human experiences and responses to health and illness within the physical and social environments, Integration of objective data with knowledge gained from an appreciation of the patient or group’s subjective experience, Application of scientific knowledge to the processes of diagnosis and treatment through the use of judgement and critical thinking, Advancement of professional nursing knowledge through scholarly inquiry, and Influence on social and public policy to promote social justice.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Exploring the Meaning of Nurse-Patient Intimacy in Oncology Care Settings: Utilisation of Phenomenology and Feminism; pp. 1-80
(Mura Dowling, National University of Ireland, Galway)

Chapter 2. Hospitalized Patients’ Expectations of Spiritual Care from Nurses; pp. 81-119
(Lisa A. Davis, West Texas A & M University, Texas)

Chapter 3. Factors Associated With Racially & Ethnically Diverse Children and Adolescent Immunization Rates in a Community Health Center; pp. 121-133
(Richelle T. Magday Asselstine, Shriners Hospital for Children, Honolulu, Victoria P. Niederhauser, University of Hawaii School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene)

Chapter 4. Quality of Life and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Longitudinal Study; pp. 135-183
(Geraldine A. Lee, Division of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Preventive Cardiology, Baker Heart Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia)

Chapter 5. Research to Support Data-Driven Decisions: The 3-D Health Services Research Model for Nursing; pp. 185-204
(Mary Beth Zeni, Florida State University, College of Nursing)

Chapter 6. Current Issues in Translation Science; pp. 205-220
(Laura Cullen, Quality, and Outcomes Management, Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Susan Adams, Research Translation and Dissemination Core, National Nursing Practice Network, Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center, University of Iowa College of Nursing)

Chapter 7. Chronic Pain among Older People; pp. 221-234
(Ulf Jakobsson, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden)

Chapter 8. Nursing Education in Spain; pp. 235-244
(Zabalegui A., Cabrera E., Universitat International de Catalunya, Spain)

Chapter 9. Nurse-Physician Communications: The Impact of Disruptive Behaviors of Factors Affecting Decision Making Affecting Patient Outcomes of Care; pp. 245-263
(Alan H. Rosenstein and Michelle O’Daniel, VHA West Coast, CA, USA)

Chapter 10. A Preliminary Survey of Health Related Dietary Habits in Nursing Students, Registered Nurses and Older Persons in Hong Kong; pp. 265-282
(Mimi M.Y. Tse, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Iris F.F. Benzie, Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)


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