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Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care, Second Edition: A Thinking-in-Action Approach (Benner, Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care) [Kindle Edition]

Patricia Benner
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0826105734
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0826105738
  • Edition: 2
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Book Description

2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Critical Care--Emergency Nursing!

"[This book is] a lavishly detailed guide to the essence of becoming an expert nurse...I believe this book will secure a place on most educators' and expert clinicians' bookshelves. Every once in a while a better book comes along; this is one of those times."

From the foreword by Joan E. Lynaugh, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

A classic research-based text in nursing practice and education, this newly revised second edition explains, through first-hand accounts of the hard-earned experiential wisdom of expert nurses, the clinical reasoning skills necessary for top-tier nursing in acute and critical settings. It provides not only the most current knowledge and practice innovations, but also reflects the authors' vast experience using the first edition in practice and educational settings.

This updated edition includes new interviews from acute care, critical care, perioperative nurses, and more. Attention is paid to current IOM and nursing guidelines for systems approaches to patient safety, with education and leadership implications described throughout. It is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate nursing educators, students, administrators, and managers seeking to improve systems of care and leadership in clinical practice.

Key Features

  • Articulates major areas of knowledge and skill in acute, critical care, and perioperative nursing practice
  • Provides vivid, first-hand accounts of hard-earned wisdom that facilitate clinical imagination, reflection, and lifelong learning
  • Assists faculty, educators, APNs, and mentors in teaching nurses how to recognize recurring clinical syndromes and patterns
  • Bridges the gap from theory to practice in dynamic patient care situations
  • Embraces the complexity of caring for the critically ill and their families

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About the Author

is Professor of nursing in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and an Honorary Fellow in the Royal College of Nursing, United Kingdom. Dr. Benner is the author of From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice which has been translated into 8 languages and provides the background for this research; co-authored with Judith Wrubel The Primacy of Caring, Stress and Coping in Health and Illness; is editor of the book Interpretive Phenomenology: Caring, Ethics and Embodiment in Health and Illness, and Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Critical Care: A Thinking-in-Action Approach, Benner,P, Hooper- Kyriakidis,, P and Stannard, D. A forthcoming book. By Patricia Benner, Molly Sutphen, Vickie Leonard Kahn and LisaDay, Educating Nurses: Teaching and Learning a Complex Practice of Care reports findings from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching National Nursing Education Study.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1832 KB
  • Print Length: 602 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0826105734
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 2 edition (March 28, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055FFEAG
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5.0 out of 5 stars Graduate Student - Nursing April 12, 2014
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I am a fan of Patricia Benner and I chose her book to keep on my shelf as a resource for my Masters of Science in Nursing - Education program.
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