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Shaping Health Policy Through Nursing Research [Kindle Edition]

Ada Sue Hinshaw , Patricia A. Grady , Ada Sue, PhD, RN, FAAN Hinshaw , Patricia A., PhD, RN, FAAN Grady
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  • Print ISBN-10: 082611069X
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0826110695
  • Edition: 1
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Book Description

2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Nursing Research!

Designated a Doody's Core Title!

"This is a much needed addition to nursing's arsenal of policy books. It is the first to really examine the need for scientific evidence to underpin policy. The two editors are pioneers in research and have led nursing research to new levels. It is fitting they do the same in underscoring the important role nurses have in using their programs of research to develop policy agendas."Score: 94, 4 stars


A must-read for health care policy makers, as well as nursing students, faculty, and professionals, this groundbreaking text provides actual strategies for translating nursing research to health policy at all levels of policy-making. The editors, both leaders in nursing research, provide key findings from research programs that have positively influenced health policy decisions and programs at community, state, national, and international levels.

The first compilation of information linking health policy and nursing research, this text presents perspectives and frameworks for understanding the processes bridging research and health policy; multiple factors influencing the processes; and actual examples of National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)-funded research that has influenced health policy programs.

Key Features:

  • Examples of NINR-funded research that has been used at all levels to influence health policy, including settings, populations, and age spectrums
  • Models and strategies for linking research and health policy
  • Lessons learned from pioneer nurse scientists who have shaped health policy with nursing research
  • Recommendations for improving nurses' work environments for better patient outcomes

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About the Author

Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Emeritus Dean and Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, where she served as Dean from 1994 to 2006. Dr. Hinshaw was selected as an American Academy of Nursing/American Foundation of Nursing/Institute of Medicine Senior Nurse Scholar from 2006 to 2007.

Before her appointment as Dean at the University of Michigan, Dr. Hinshaw served as the first permanent Director of the National Center of Nursing Research and the first Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). During her tenure at NIH, Dr. Hinshaw was responsible for promoting research in the areas of disease prevention, health promotion, acute and chronic illness, and investigating environments that enhance nursing care patient outcomes. Other positions at academic institutions include University of Arizona College of Nursing, UCSF College of Nursing and University of Kansas College of Nursing. She has conducted research in quality of care, patient outcomes, measurement of outcomes, and building positive work environments to enhance patient safety. She is the recipient of many awards for her work, including the MNRS Lifetime Achievement Award, the U.S. Public Health Service Health Leader of the Year award, Award for Excellence in Nursing Research (STT), Nurse Scientist of the Year award (ANA Council of Nurse Researchers), and the IOM Walsh McDermott award. She has received 13 honorary doctorates.

Patricia A. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been associated with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1988, first as an extramural research program administrator in the areas of stroke and brain imaging at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), then as a member of the NIH Task Force for Medical Rehabilitation Research, and as Assistant Director of NINDS until 1995, when she was appointed as Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). Under her leadership, the Institute has more than doubled its budget and significantly increased the number of research and training grants awarded. Dr. Grady also is an internationally recognized researcher, whose focus has been on the topic of stroke. Before her work at NIH, she served as faculty at University of Maryland School of Nursing and School of Medicine. She has coauthored numerous articles and serves on many editorial journal boards, including Stroke; Stroke and Cerebral Vascular Diseases; and Neurotherapeutics, the Journal of the American Society for Experimental Neuro Therapeutics. Dr. Grady is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards. Her most recent notable awards include the Second Century Award for Excellence in Health Care from Columbia University School of Nursing and the Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Thomas Jefferson University and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1039 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition (August 26, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0048ELJ7W
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. An easy reader. January 22, 2013
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I bought this book for a class but it is one that I will definitely keep rather than try to resell. It was definitely a worthwhile purchase.
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This book was a required book for a course I'm taking but it has proved to be useful in and outside of the classroom. It is a good resource to have for research related to policy health issues.
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