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Nursing, Caring, and Complexity Science: For Human Environment Well-Being [Paperback]

Dr. Alice Davidson RN Ph.D. , Dr. Marilyn Ray PhD RN CTN-A FAAN , Marian Turkel PhD RN NEA-BC FAAN
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January 28, 2011 0826125875 978-0826125873 1

2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Professional Development and Issues!

"This collected scholarship...will inform the personal/professional evolution of caring and nursing into this century and beyond, inviting new visions of the evolved human in the world of practice, education, research, administration, and clinical care. It is truly a visionary futuristic manifesto for this time in nursing and health sciences at all levels."

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing
Founder: Watson Caring Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado
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This innovative volume explores nursing and complexity science, and investigates how they relate in research, education, and practice. The book examines best methods for using complex systems, with expert contributing authors drawn from nursing, sociology, informatics, and mathematics. Each author is actively involved in studying and applying complexity science in diverse populations and various settings-especially in terms of nursing, chronic care, health care organizations, and community health networks.

Chapters conclude with a response written by a nursing scholar, administrator, or practitioner, focusing on chapter concepts relevant to the complex systems seen in nursing. Chapters also include models that relate how these concepts can be used in practice, management, education, and research-from micro to macro scales. The first of its kind, this book demonstrates the potential of complex systems perspectives in nursing and health care research, education, and practice.

Key Features

  • Presents the central concepts of complexity science as they relate to nursing
  • Facilitates greater understanding of human caring relationships through the lens of complex organizational systems
  • Provides examples of how to create and implement complex systems models that enhance care for individuals, and in leadership roles, organizational caring, nursing informatics, and research methods

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Marilyn A. Ray, RN, PhD, CTN, Professor Emeritus, Florida Atlantic University, is a renowned nursing educator. Previous awards include Yingling Visiting Scholar, Virginia Commonwealth University; Eminent Scholar, FAU; and Visiting Lecturer, University of Alberta, Clinical Sciences Division. Other fellowships as visiting scholar include Ministry of Health, Ontario, Canada, and universities in Australia. She has taught at Union Institute, Cincinnati; University of Colorado School of Nursing, Center for Human Caring; McMaster University, Canada; and UCSF School of Nursing. From 19920-1999, she served in the National Guard with the rank of Colonel as teacher, researcher and administrator for the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Department of Academics, at several Air Force bases across the country and in the District of Columbia. She has edited two previous books, one with Jean Watson, has numerous chapters in other books and numerous peer reviewed articles. She is translated into German, Chinese, Japanese and Swedish. She has over 20 funded research grants and presents internationally.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition (January 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826125875
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826125873
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Connecting 21st Nursing to 21st Century knowledge May 20, 2013
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Complexity Science and it's application, now understood by physicists,biologists and organizational theorists is presented by these accomplished thinkers/authors with sound academic references. This material is applicable for Undergrad BSN nursing students and up. The information is vital and comprehensible as nurses meet technology, science,and environmental changes, while maintaining their rightful ethical hold on patient centered care.
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This book won the 2011 Book of the Year award by the American Journal of Nursing for professional development in nursing. The concepts in this book are illuminated in the Essential of Nursing.
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