Results: 16 Open Textbooks
  • Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know

    Author(s): Susan E. Lowey, The College at Brockport, SUNY

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: 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 textb...[more]

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  • Creative Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions

    Author(s): Sherri Melrose PhD, RN, Athabasca University, Caroline Park PhD, RN, Athabasca University, Beth Perry PhD, RN, Athabasca University

    Updated: Jan 14, 2022

    Description: This peer reviewed e-book is a must-read for nurses and other health professionals who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical settings. Each chapter presents current evidence informed educational practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with text boxes describing ‘Creative Strategies’ that clinical teachers from across Canada have successfully implemented. For those who are interested in background knowledge, the authors provided a comprehensive literature base. And,...[more]

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  • Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals

    Author(s): Jennifer L. Lapum, Oona St-Amant, Wendy Garcia, Lisa Seto Nielsen, Rezwana Rahman

    Updated: Jan 6, 2022

    Description: This textbook provides the novice learner with a foundational understanding of Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling. It highlights important considerations for future health professionals seeking to adopt the new food guide into their practice, including strategies towards healthy eating. This open textbook underscores a relational inquiry approach to inform discussions with clients about nutrition and healthy eating.

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  • Vaccine Practice for Health Professionals: 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Oona St-Amant, Jennifer Lapum, Vinita Dubey, Karen Beckermann, Che-Sheu Huang, Carly Weeks, Kate Leslie, Kim English

    Updated: Dec 20, 2021

    Description: This open access textbook is intended to guide best practices in vaccine delivery in Canada. This resource is designed for students in post-secondary health profession programs, including nursing. It may also be useful for graduate students and healthcare providers. This textbook provides information related to clinical practice, including the administration of vaccine, and communication with clients.

  • Evidence-Based Massage Therapy: A Guide for Clinical Practice

    Author(s): Richard Lebert

    Updated: Nov 10, 2021

    Description: This clinical practice handbook will prove essential to massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, psychologists and other health professionals who care for people with musculoskeletal pain. It is a living document and will be continuously updated as new research becomes available.

  • Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

    Author(s): Glynda Rees Doyle, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Jodie Anita McCutcheon, British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Updated: Oct 15, 2021

    Description: This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning...[more]

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  • Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan – 2nd Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, et al.; Ryerson University

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: The purpose of this textbook is to help learners develop best practices in vital sign measurement. Its intended audience is students in health-related post-secondary programs as well as healthcare providers. Using a multi-media and interactive approach, it will provide opportunities to read about, observe, practice, and test vital sign measurement. This 2nd Canadian Edition includes over 120 H5P activities.

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  • Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness

    Author(s): Sherri Melrose, Debra Dusome, John Simpson, Cheryl Crocker, Elizabeth Athens

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: This multidisciplinary resource develops topics of interest to all those who care about and for individuals with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Each chapter presents current evidence informed practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with audio enabled text boxes emphasizing 'Key Points for Caregivers.' For those who are interested in background knowledge, we provided the comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' we provi...[more]

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  • Northern and Indigenous Health and Healthcare

    Author(s): Heather Exner-Pirot, Bente Norbye, Lorna Butler; University of Saskatchewan

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: The provision of northern health care entails many unique challenges and circumstances that are rarely represented in mainstream health sciences education. This open access, online resource consists of 38 short chapters from a variety of experts, academics, and practitioners in northern and Indigenous health and health care from around the Circumpolar North on the following themes: health issues in northern and Indigenous communities; health systems and governance; the social determinants of he...[more]

  • Health Case Studies

    Author(s): Glynda Rees, Rob Kruger, Janet Morrison; British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies that align with the open textbooks Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care and Anatomy and Physiology: OpenStax. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings. Associated with each case is a set of specific learning objectives to support learning and facilitate educational strategies and evaluation. The case studies can be used onli...[more]

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