The College at Brockport is very proud to showcase works by our faculty authors. This Bookshelf features works published by the faculty and professionals (both current and former) of the Department of Nursing. It also includes items that have contributions by our authors including films, books and chapters.
Patrons of The College at Brockport may check these books out at Drake Memorial Library. Otherwise, please use your library's Interlibrary Loan program to request them from us.
by Elizabeth Heavey., College at Brockport faculty member.
Designed in accordance with the Conversation Theory of Gordon Pask and presents the complicated topic of statistics in an understandable manner for entry level nurses. The underlying principle of this design is to give students the opportunity to practice statistics while they learn statistics. The text accomplishes this through the inclusion of relevant clinical examples followed by end of chapter application exercises. The Second Edition focuses on topics around Nursing Practice and was selected based on a review of the current statistical techniques used most frequently in nursing literature. The top ten statistical techniques used throughout nursing are covered very clearly in the text and without any irrelevant complicating concepts. This text meets the needs of both undergraduate nursing research students who need to learn how to critically analyze literature as well as graduate DNP students who must also be familiar with statistics for nursing in accordance with the rigor of the DNP program.
by Susan E. Lowey, associate professor at The College at Brockport
Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know should be an essential component of basic educational preparation for the professional registered nurse student. Recent studies show that only one in four nurses feel confident in caring for dying patients and their families and less than 2% of overall content in nursing textbooks is related to end-of-life care, despite the tremendous growth in palliative and end-of-life care programs across the country. The purpose of this textbook is to provide an indepth look at death and dying in this country, including the vital role of the nurse in assisting patients and families along the journey towards the end of life. There is an emphasis throughout the book on the simple, yet understated value of effective interpersonal communication between the patient and clinician. The text provides a basic foundation of understanding death and dying, including a brief historical examination of some main conceptual models associated with how patients cope with impending loss. An overview of illness trajectories and models of care, such as hospice and palliative care are discussed. Lastly, the latest evidence-based approaches for pain and symptom management, ethical concerns, cultural considerations, care at the time of death, and grief/bereavement are examined. The goal of this text is to foster the necessary skills for nurses to provide compassionate care to individuals who are nearing the end of life and their families. Every chapter contains a “What You Should Know” section which highlights and reinforces foundational concepts.
Christine Hedges, Barbara Williams, and Elizabeth Heavey
By Christine Hedges and Barbara Williams.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Elizabeth Heavey: Analyzing your results.
Covers everything from formulating a hypothesis to the legal and ethical issues involved in performing and funding a research study. Providing a user-friendly approach to research, authors Christine Hedges and Barbara Williams brings together a team who bridges the gaps between academic learning and research in a clinical setting using learning elements such as question and answer sections, sample protocols and frameworks, data collection and measurement examples, and so much more.
Margie Lovett-Scott and Faith Prather
Edited by: Margie Lovett-Scott (College at Brockport alumna and faculty member) and Faith Prather (College at Brockport faculty member).
"... a comprehensive overview of healthcare access and delivery in 11 developing and industrialized countries. This accessible text is designed for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in various health-related disciplines. Global Health Systems offers rich and diverse real-life case scenarios, analysis of healthcare systems in an international context, and an innovative Eight Factor Model for healthcare system evaluation. The text’s integrated approach and synthesis-based organizational framework challenges learners to develop their own strategies for analysis and envision creative solutions to current healthcare crises.
Each section is organized to effectively present both the shortcomings and successes of healthcare systems in the countries discussed. The case scenarios offer the opportunity for students to think critically and apply text-based learning to real-world problems. The Eight Factor Model, developed exclusively for this text, allows learners to create their own frameworks of analysis and strategize outcome-based solutions to contemporary issues, including healthcare quality, cost, and access. The text also provides instructors with multiple pathways for evaluating student learning and knowledge acquisition."
Kathleen Dorman Wagner, Melanie G. Hardin-Pearce, Zara R. Brenner, and Maureen Krenzer
By Kathleen Dorman Wagner and Melanie G. Hardin-Pearce.
Includes a chapter co-authored by Zara Brenner (College at Brockport faculty member) and Rochester General Hospital's Maureen Krenzer: Alterations in pancreatic function.
The most focused, up-to-date, easy-to-understand guide to high-acuity nursing in all care settings. High-Acuity Nursing, Sixth Edition brings together the knowledge needed to care for adult patients with complex conditions and unpredictable outcomes, across settings ranging from critical care to high-skill long-term facilities. It makes critical pathophysiological concepts clinically applicable to high-acuity patients; enhances students’ clinical decision-making skills; provides extensive and immediate feedback; and supports self-paced learning. This tightly focused guide has been substantially reorganized to reflect faculty and student feedback. This edition adds bulleted chapter summaries; NCLEX-style posttest items; updated Emerging Evidence boxes; coverage of oncological emergencies, hypertensive crises, and acute aortic problems; adult doses in Related Pharmacotherapy boxes; and a brand-new chapter on complications associated with metabolic stress response.
Teaching and Learning Experience
This book is designed to help learners rapidly gain mastery and confidence. It provides:
- Focused coverage of topics specifically related to high-acuity nursing: Helps learners gain command of crucial content without ever feeling overwhelmed by its volume and complexity
- Links pathophysiological principles and clinical care: Helps learners translate pathophysiological principles into care decisions, and understand the rationale for those decisions
- Learner-focused “active learning” with strong pedagogical support: “Chunks” complex information into small, discrete sections, provides quizzes after each section to ensure mastery, and offers extensive pedagogical support for more effective study
By Elizabeth Heavey, college at Brockport faculty member.
Professional nurses must be able to critique and understand the strengths and weakness of statistical design and analysis in order to develop evidence-based practices in a clinical setting. This text teaches entry-level nursing students the selection, application, and evaluation of statistical analysis techniques in addition to how to evaluate and apply the results derived from this analysis. This much needed, user-friendly book is written specifically for nurses by a nurse.
Mary Lou Sole, Deborah G. Klein, Marthe J. Moseley, Zara R. Brenner, and Jeanne Powers
Edited by: Mary Lou Sole, Deborah G. Klein, Marthe J. Moseley.
Contains chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Zara Brenner and Jeanne Powers, Rochester General Hospital: Encodrine alterations.
Illustrated by color diagrams, this undergraduate nursing textbook addresses the ethical and legal issues involved with nursing critically ill patients, introduces techniques for hemodynamic monitoring and ventilatory assistance, and walks through the assessment and treatment of common problems seen in critical care settings. The fifth edition adds evidence-based practice boxes, genetics features, and a chapter on end- of-life care.
Zara R. Brenner
By Zara R. Brenner.
Symposia on Inflammatory Bowel Disease [first symposium; and:] Family Nursing in Acute Care [second symposium].
Sheila A. Myer and Maribelle Bryde Leavitt
Edited by: Sheila A. Myer, guest editor and College at Brockport professor emeritus [for the first symposium] ; Maribelle B. Leavitt, guest editor [for the second symposium].