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Book of the Year Awards 2011

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Abstract

The most valuable texts of 2011, as chosen by AJN's panel of judges.

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ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING

Chosen by Jane Jeffrie Seley, MPH, DNP, BC-ADM, CDE, diabetes NP, NewYork–Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York City.

1. Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice

Edited by H. Michael Dreher and Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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2. Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

Edited by Janie B. Butts and Karen L. Rich. Sudbury, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

3. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

By the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC, National Academies Press.

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COMMUNITY–PUBLIC HEALTH

Chosen by Anne Katz, PhD, RN, clinical nurse specialist, CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1. Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Edited by Diana J. Mason, Judith K. Leavitt, and Mary W. Chaffee. 6th edition. St. Louis, Saunders Elsevier.

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2. Community and Public Health Nursing: Evidence for Practice

Edited by Gail A. Harkness and Rosanna F. DeMarco. Philadelphia,Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

3. Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research

Edited by Mary de Chesnay and Barbara A. Anderson. 3rd edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

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CONSUMER HEALTH

Chosen by Michael C. Desjardins, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, clinical director, Nexstep Medical Detox, Orem, UT.

1. My Imaginary Illness: A Journey into Uncertainty and Prejudice in Medical Diagnosis

By Chloe G.K. Atkins. Ithaca, NY, ILR Press, an Imprint of Cornell University Press.

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2. The Complete Human Body: The Definitive Visual Guide

Edited by Dr. Alice Roberts. New York City, DK Publishing.

3. Learn to Live Through Cancer: What You Need to Know and Do

By Stewart B. Fleishman. New York City, Demos Medical Publishing.

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CRITICAL CARE–EMERGENCY NURSING

Chosen by Rachel L. Zastrow, MSN, RN, patient safety program supervisor, ICU staff nurse at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL.

1. Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care: A Thinking-in-Action Approach

By Patricia Benner, Patricia Hooper Kyriakidis, and Daphne Stannard. 2nd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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2. Quick Reference to Critical Care

By Nancy H. Diepenbrock. 4th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

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ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Chosen by Marianne Matzo, PhD, GNP-BC, FPCN, FAAN, professor and Frances E. and A. Earl Ziegler chair in palliative care nursing, Sooner Palliative Care Institute, adjunct professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, OK.

1. Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual: Instructor's Resource

By Shirley Triest-Robertson and Wendy H. Vogel. Pittsburg, PA, Oncology Nursing Society.

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2. Lippincott's Nursing Health Assessment Video Series

Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

3. LPN Skills Video to Accompany Fundamentals of Nursing Care

By Marti A. Burton and Linda J. May Ludwig. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

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GERONTOLOGIC NURSING

Chosen by Margaret R. Nolan, DNP, GNP-C, acute care NP, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, clinical assistant professor, New York University College of Nursing, New York City.

1. Geropsychiatry and Mental Health Nursing

Edited by Karen Devereaux Melillo and Susan Crocker Houde. 2nd edition. Sudbury, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

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2. End of Life: Nursing Solutions for Death with Dignity

By Lynn Keegan and Carole Ann Drick. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practice

Edited by Nancy S. Redeker and Geoffry Phillips McEnany. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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HISTORY AND PUBLIC POLICY

Chosen by Donna Diers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Annie W. Goodrich Professor Emerita, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT.

1. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

By the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC, National Academies Press.

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2. Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Edited by Diana J. Mason, Judith K. Leavitt, and Mary W. Chaffee. 6th edition. St. Louis, Saunders Elsevier.

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HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

Chosen by Alma Yearwood Dixon, EdD, MPH, RN, executive director, Health Equity, Odessa Chambliss Wellness Center Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL.

1. End of Life: Nursing Solutions for Death with Dignity

By Lynn Keegan and Carole Ann Drick. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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2. Last Acts of Kindness: Lessons for the Living from the Bedsides of the Dying

By Judith Redwing Keyssar. Albion, CA, Transformations-in-Care.

3. Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients

By Kathleen Ouimet Perrin, Caryn A. Sheehan, Mertie L. Potter, and Mary K. Kazanowski. Sudbury, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Chosen by Joyce P. Griffin-Sobel, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, professor, School of Nursing, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York City.

1. Health Technology Literacy: A Transdisciplinary Framework for Consumer-Oriented Practice

By Maryalice Jordan-Marsh. Sudbury, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

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2. The Nurse's Social Media Advantage: How Making Connections and Sharing Ideas Can Enhance Your Nursing Practice

By Robert Fraser, Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Chosen by Amanda L. Stefancyk, MSN, MBA, RN, CNML, director, Center for Care Innovation and Transformation, Chicago.

1. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

By the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC, National Academies Press.

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2. Transformational Leadership in Nursing: From Expert Clinician to Influential Leader

By Elaine Sorensen Marshall. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

Chosen by Patricia Robin McCartney, PhD, RNC, FAAN, director of the Nursing Research and Faculty Georgetown Scholars Program, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.

1. Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens Coping with Health Issues

By Robyn Hart and Judy Rollins. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons.

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2. Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants: A Guide for Health Professionals

Edited by Carole Kenner and Jacqueline M. McGrath. 2nd edition. Glenview, IL, National Association of Neonatal Nurses.

3. Maternity and Women's Health Care

By Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, Kitty Cashion, and Kathryn Rhodes Alden. 10th edition. St. Louis, Mosby Elsevier.

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MEDICAL–SURGICAL NURSING

Chosen by Monica Staples, MSN, RN, clinical nurse specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

1. Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts

Edited by Ruth A. Bryant and Denise P. Nix. 4th edition. St. Louis, Mosby Elsevier.

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MENTAL HEALTH

Chosen by Laureen Tavolaro-Ryley, MSN, RN, CS, associate professor of nursing, Community College of Philadelphia.

1. Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Edited by Karen Devereaux Melillo and Susan Crocker Houde. 2nd edition. Sudbury, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

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2. Clinical Consult to Psychiatric Mental Health Care

By Jacqueline Rhoads. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. The Comfort Garden: Tales from the Trauma Unit

By Laurie Barkin, San Francisco, Fresh Pond Press.

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NURSING EDUCATION

Chosen by Thomasine D. Guberski, PhD, CRNP, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore.

1. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

By the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC, National Academies Press.

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2. Essentials of e-Learning for Nurse Educators

By Tim J. Bristol and JoAnn Zerwekh. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

3. A Nuts-and-Bolts Approach to Teaching Nursing

By Mary T. Quinn Griffin and Jeanne M. Novotny. 4th edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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NURSING RESEARCH

Chosen by Sean Clarke, PhD, RN, FAAN, Royal Bank of Canada chair in cardiovascular nursing research, University of Toronto and University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1. Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice

By Denise F. Polit and Cheryl Tatano Beck. 9th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

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2. Shaping Health Policy Through Nursing Research

Edited by Ada Sue Hinshaw and Patricia A. Grady. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. Community-Based Collaborative Action Research: A Nursing Approach

By Carol Pillsbury Pavlish and Margaret Dexheimer Pharris. Sudbury, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ISSUES

Chosen by Pamela J. Haylock, PhD, RN, FAAN, chief executive officer, Association for Vascular Access, Herriman, UT.

1. Nursing, Caring, and Complexity Science: For Human-Environment Well-Being

Edited by Alice Ware Davidson, Marilyn A. Ray, and Marian C. Turkel. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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2. The Nursing Student's Guide to Clinical Success

By Lorene Payne, Sudbury, MA, Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

3. NDNQI Case Studies in Nursing Quality Improvement

By Jennifer Duncan, Isis Montalvo, and Nancy Dunton. Silver Spring, MD, Nursesbooks.org.

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PUBLIC INTEREST AND CREATIVE WORKS

Karen Roush, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, AJN clinical managing editor, New York City, the judge for this category, selected no winners this year.

To read the judges' descriptions of all of these books, go to http://links.lww.com/AJN/A33.

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