Title Pain-Free Writing for Nurses
Subtitle A Step-by-Step Approach
Author Joseph Perazzo, Robert Topp
ISBN 9780826139870
List price USD 45.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 216
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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This book will make you a more effective and prolific author of scholarship

Pain-Free Writing for Nurses is an enjoyable but effective primer on writing and will improve your scholarly contributions to the nursing literature.

The tips provided in this book will improve your writing, increase your output, and help you address the stress involved in creating meaningful, professional content.

This concise, practical text provides:

  • Strategies to deal with the anxiety and procrastination associated with writing
  • Rationales for writing in today’s academic and professional nursing environment
  • Basic structures for scholarly writing
  • How to find a topic
  • How to develop and use a manuscript outline to save time
  • Strategies to increase readership of your work
  • How to deal with feedback, criticism, and critique
  • Helpful examples of various scholarly documents, including:
  • DNP and other scholarly projects
  • Abstracts
  • Data-based and non–data-based scholarly manuscripts
  • Research proposals
  • Academic assignments and job postings
  • Job application and recommendation letters, professional writing, and more


The authors share personal stories and tips learned through years of professional and academic writing.


Writing Tip

The primary purpose of scholarly writing is to communicate new knowledge. If you want to write to mystify your reader, write a mystery novel. If you want to be creative in your writing, compose haiku. If you want to focus on scholarly writing, read this book!




Foreword Vicki S. Conn, PhD, RN, FAAN

Preface: Dear Reader Future Author


Chapter 1. Reasons Not to Write and Getting Past Them (Joseph Perazzo)

Chapter 2. Why Do We (Have to) Write? (Robert Topp)

Chapter 3. Getting Started: Having Something to Say (Joseph Perazzo)

Chapter 4. Everything Begins and Ends with an Outline (Robert Topp)

Chapter 5. Title and Abstract: It’s the Small Stuff That Matters (Robert Topp)

Chapter 6. Writing for Employment: The Process of Securing a Job in Academia (Robert Topp)

Chapter 7. Responding to Feedback (Jennifer Avery)

Chapter 8. Team Writing: Playing Well with Others (David Vance and Joseph Perazzo)

Chapter 9. Difficult Documents (Robert Topp)

Chapter 10. Reaching Readers: Open Access Journals, Institutional Repositories, and Social Media
(Amanda Y. Makula and Joseph Perazzo)

Chapter 11. Grammar, Scientific, Dissertation, Credibility (Carol J. Scimone)



About the Authors:

Joseph Perazzo, PhD, RN, ACRN, graduated from Xavier University with a bachelor of science in psychology and completed his nursing degree from Xavier’s Master of Nursing Direct Entry as Second Degree (MIDAS) program. He completed a PhD in nursing from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and completed an National Institutes of Health T32 postdoctoral fellowship in symptom science from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. He is currently an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Cincinnati with a focused research program dedicated to health promotion in people living with HIV. Dr. Perazzo has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications to date, has presented his work nationally and internationally, and has contributed to two nursing textbooks. He is a regular reviewer for seven peer reviewed publications and has been recognized by Publons for his contribution as a peer-reviewer. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) and an abstract reviewer for the American Nurses Foundation, the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, and the Midwest Nurse Research Society. Dr. Perazzo has mentored undergraduate and graduate nursing students, including master’s, doctor of nursing practice, and PhD students. Dr. Perazzo has taken multiple graduate-level writing courses and has attended multiple grant and manuscript writing workshops from writing experts, and has a long-term goal of editing for scientific publications.

Robert Topp, PhD, RN, graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor of science in nursing, from the University of Cincinnati with an MSN, from The Ohio State University with a PhD in health education and exercise physiology, and completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Over his 28 years in academic nursing, he has been the principal investigator or coinvestigator on over $3 million of extramurally supported research projects, which has resulted in over 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals and over 300 presentations at professional scientific meetings. His expertise in the areas of research methodology and statistics is sought by numerous professional organizations and journals to review proposals for funding, manuscripts for publication, and abstracts for presentation. Finally, Dr. Topp has a consistent history of mentoring students and junior faculty in obtaining intra- and extramural awards and facilitating completion of their projects through to publication and presentation.­

Target Audience:

This book is useful for faculty, clinicians, and students of nursing who engage in scholarly writing.


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