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Nursing, Caring, and Complexity Science : For Human-Environment Well-Being - Marilyn A. Ray

Nursing, Caring, and Complexity Science

For Human-Environment Well-Being

By: Marilyn A. Ray (Editor), Marian C. Turkel (Editor)


Published: 28th January 2011
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"This collected scholarship...will inform the personal/professional evolution of caring and nursing into this century and beyond, inviting new visions of the evolved human in the world of practice, education, research, administration, and clinical care. It is truly a visionary futuristic manifesto for this time in nursing and health sciences at all levels."---Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing Founder: Watson Caring Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado (From the Reflection)

This innovative volume explores nursing and complexity science, and investigates how they relate in research, education, and practice. The book examines best methods for using complex systems, with expert contributing authors drawn from nursing, sociology, informatics, and mathematics. Each author is actively involved in studying and applying complexity science in diverse populations and various settings---especially in terms of nursing, chronic care, health care organizations, and community health networks.

Chapters conclude with a response written by a nursing scholar, administrator, or practitioner, focusing on chapter concepts relevant to the complex systems seen in nursing. Chapters also include models that relate how these concepts can be used in practice, management, education, and research---from micro to macro scales. The first of its kind, this book demonstrates the potential of complex systems perspectives in nursing and health care research, education, and practice.

Contributorsp. xv
Forewordp. xix
Reflectionp. xxi
Prologuep. xxiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxxix
Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives Related to Complexity Science in Nursingp. 1
Complex Caring Dynamics: A Unifying Model of Nursing Inquiryp. 31
Theoretical Issues and Methods for Increasing Understanding of Complex Health Care Systemsp. 61
Relational Caring Complexity: The Study of Caring and Complexity in Health Care Hospital Organizationsp. 95
Why Six Sigma Health Care Is Oxymoronic in Hospitalsp. 125
Entropy as Information Content in Medical Researchp. 143
Caring Science and Complexity Science Guiding the Practice of Hospital and Nursing Administrative Practicep. 169
Leadership in Complex Nursing and Health Care Systemsp. 199
Mathematical Models of the Dynamics of Social Conflictp. 215
Modeling the Complexity of Story Theory for Nursing Practicep. 241
Providing Nursing Care in a Complex Health Care Environmentp. 253
The Complexity of Diabetes and the Caring Role of the Nurse Practitionerp. 267
Lessons in Complexity Science: Preparing Student Nurses for Practice in Complex Health Care Systemsp. 285
Technological Change in Health Care Electronic Documentation as Facilitated Through the Science of Complexityp. 309
Implementing Change in Nursing Informatics Practicep. 325
Human Rights and Humanoid Relationships in Nursing and Complexity Sciencep. 345
Epilogue: Emerging Ideas/Questions for the Future of Nurse Caring and Health Care in a Complex Worldp. 365
Addendump. 371
Competency Literacy Bingo
Caring and Complexity Sciences: Application to Nursing Education, Leadership, Practice, and Research
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780826125873
ISBN-10: 0826125875
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 28th January 2011
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.55  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.55