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  • Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know

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    Author(s): Susan E. Lowey, The College at Brockport, SUNY
    Date: Jul 20, 2018

    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]

  • Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan - 1st Canadian edition

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    Author(s): Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, Oona St-Amant, Andy Tan, Ryerson University
    Date: Jul 13, 2018

    Description: The purpose of this textbook is to help learners develop best practices in vital sign measurement. Using a multi-media approach, it will provide opportunities to read about, observe, practice, and test vital sign measurement.

  • Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

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    Author(s): Glynda Rees Doyle, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Jodie Anita McCutcheon, British Columbia Institute of Technology
    Date: May 16, 2018

    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]

  • Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness

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    Author(s): Sherri Melrose, Debra Dusome, John Simpson, Cheryl Crocker, Elizabeth Athens
    Date: Jan 16, 2018

    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]

  • Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students

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    Author(s): Linda Frederiksen, Sue F. Phelps; Washington State University Vancouver
    Date: Jan 9, 2018

    Description: Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students is an open textbook designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. Its intent is to recognize the significant role the literature review plays in the research process and to prepare students for the work that goes into writing one. Developed for new graduate students and novice researchers just entering into the work of a chosen discipline, each of the eight chapters covers a component of the literature revi...[more]

  • Health Case Studies

    Author(s): Glynda Rees, Rob Kruger, Janet Morrison; British Columbia Institute of Technology
    Date: Dec 5, 2017

    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]

  • Creative Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions

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    Author(s): Sherri Melrose PhD, RN, Athabasca University, Caroline Park PhD, RN, Athabasca University, Beth Perry PhD, RN, Athabasca University
    Date: Sep 12, 2017

    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]