Title Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, 4/e
Author Joyce J. Fitzpatrick
ISBN 9780826133045
List price USD 219.00
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 864
Book size 184 X 267 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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This award-winning nursing reference, meticulously researched by luminaries in the field, represents the state of the art in nursing science. Comprehensive and concise, entries provide the most relevant and current research perspectives and demonstrate the depth and breadth of nursing research today. This one-stop reference presents key terms and concepts and clarifies their application to practice.

The fourth edition has been substantially updated to contain the latest research for nurse scientists, educators, and students in all clinical specialties. With new information from the National Institute of Nursing Research, this reference is an essential compendium of nursing research for nursing students at any level and researchers in all clinical specialities.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Extensively revised and updated
  • Provides new information emphasized by the National Institute of Nursing Research on wellness, end-of-life and palliative care, and health technology
  • New entries, including Symptom Management Theory and Self-Management


Key Features:

  • Provides the most relevant and current research perspectives
  • Written by over 200 experts in the field
  • Clarifies research applications in practice




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About the Editor:

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP, is Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was dean from 1982 through 1997. She is also adjunct professor, Department of Geriatrics, Ichan School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing (Georgetown University), an MS in psychiatric– mental health nursing (The Ohio State University), a PhD in nursing (New York University), and an MBA (CWRU). In 1990, Dr. Fitzpatrick received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Georgetown University. In 2011, she received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Frontier University of Nursing in Hyden, Kentucky. She was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN; 1981) and a fellow in the National Academies of Practice (1996). She has received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 20 times; and has earned the Midwest Nursing Research Society Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award; The Ohio State University Distinguished Alumna Award; Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Founders Award for Excellence in Nursing Research; and New York University Division of Nursing Distinguished Alumna Award. In 1994 to 1995, she was the AAN/ American Nurses Foundation (ANF)/ Institute of Medicine Distinguished Scholar, and in 1995 she was a Primary Care Fellow through the Bureau of Health Professions. Dr. Fitzpatrick received the ANF Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Science Award for sustained commitment and contributions to development of the discipline (2002). Recent awards include the STTI Lucie Kelly Mentor Award (2003); STTI Founders Award for Leadership (2005); Fulbright Scholar at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland (2007– 2008); Midwest Nursing Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award (2010); International Academy of Nurse Editors Editors Award (2013); and STTI Research Hall of Fame Induction (2014). In 2016, she was named a Living Legend of the AAN. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s work is widely published in nursing and health care literature with more than 300 publications, including more than 80 authored/ edited books. She served as a coeditor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research series, vols. 1 to 26, and she currently edits the journals Applied Nursing Research, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing , and Nursing Education Perspectives , the official journal of the National League for Nursing. 

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Nurse scientists, educators, and students in all clinical specialties.


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