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Book of the Year Awards 2015

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: January 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 1 - p 66–69
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000476166.43671.49
Feature Articles
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ADULT PRIMARY CARE

Chosen by Karen Roush, PhD, APRN, assistant professor of nursing, Lehman College, Bronx, New York, and founder, The Scholar's Voice.

1. Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care

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By Joyce E. Dains, Linda Ciofu Baumann, and Pamela Scheibel. 5th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Fundamentals of Nursing, Volume 1: Theory, Concepts, and Applications, and Volume 2: Thinking, Doing, and Caring

By Judith M. Wilkinson, Leslie S. Treas, Karen L. Barnett, and Mable H. Smith. 3rd edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

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ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING

Chosen by Amanda Schultz, MSN, APRN, NP-C, senior NP for advanced disease management, Heartland Care Partners, Oklahoma City, OK.

1. Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

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By Margaret A. Bobonich and Mary E. Nolen. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

2. Practice Considerations for Adult–Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, Volumes 1 and 2

By Thomas W. Barkley Jr. and Charlene M. Myers. 2nd edition. West Hollywood, CA, Barkley and Associates, Inc.

3. Advanced Health Assessment of Women: Clinical Skills and Procedures

By Helen A. Carcio and R. Mimi Secor. 3rd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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CHILD HEALTH

Chosen by Mary Anne Gallagher, MA, RN-BC, director, Patient Care Services, Quality, Professional Practice and Standards, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York City.

1. Pediatric Nursing: Content Review Plus Practice Questions

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By Margot R. De Sevo. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

2. Screen-Smart Parenting: How to Find Balance and Benefit in Your Child's Use of Social Media, Apps, and Digital Devices

By Jodi Gold. New York City, The Guilford Press.

3. Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children

By Marilyn J. Hockenberry and David Wilson. 10th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

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COMMUNITY–PUBLIC HEALTH

Chosen by Maureen Anthony, PhD, RN, associate professor, University of Detroit Mercy, and editor, Home Healthcare Now.

1. VNAA Clinical Procedure Manual

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By the VNAA Expert Clinical Review Panel. 19th edition. Arlington, VA, Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA).

2. Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing

By Barbara Montgomery Dossey, Susan Luck, and Bonney Gulino Schaub. North Miami, FL, International Nurse Coach Association/Create Space.

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CONSUMER HEALTH

Chosen by Jamie M. Smith, MSN, RN, CCRN, instructor, Jefferson College of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia.

1. B Is for Balance: 12 Steps Toward a More Balanced Life at Home and at Work

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By Sharon M. Weinstein. 2nd edition. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

2. Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

By Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers. 2nd edition. New York City, Oxford University Press.

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CRITICAL CARE–EMERGENCY NURSING

Chosen by Christopher A. VanFosson, MSN/MHA, RN, Major, United States Army Nurse Corps and PhD student, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. The opinions are the judge's and do not represent an endorsement or the approval of the U.S. government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Army.

1. Merenstein and Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care

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By Sandra L. Gardner, Brian S. Carter, Mary Enzman Hines, and Jacinto A. Hernández. 8th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Hemodynamic Monitoring: Evolving Technologies and Clinical Practice

By Mary E. Lough. St. Louis, Elsevier.

3. Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell

By Lynn Sayre Visser, Anna Sivo Montejano, and Valerie Aarne Grossman. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Chosen by Susan McBride, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, professor and program director for Masters and Post Masters in Nursing Informatics, Texas Tech University School of Nursing, Lubbock.

1. Transcultural Nursing: RN to BSN OLC

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By Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

2. Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Q&A Review

By Maria T. Codina Leik. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. Certified Nurse Educator Q&A Review

By Ruth A. Wittmann-Price and Maryann Godshall. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Chosen by Stephanie Chalupka, EdD, RN, PHCNS-BC, FAAOHN, FNAP, visiting scientist, Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston.

1. Climate Change and Public Health

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Edited by Barry S. Levy and Jonathan A. Patz. New York City, Oxford University Press.

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GERONTOLOGIC NURSING

Chosen by Margaret R. Nolan, DNP, GNP-BC, NewYork-Presbyterian, Department of Palliative Care, New York City.

1. Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults

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By Carol A. Miller. 7th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

2. Practice Considerations for Adult–Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners, Volumes 1 and 2

By Thomas W. Barkley Jr. and Charlene M. Myers. 2nd edition. West Hollywood, CA, Barkley and Associates, Inc.

3. Gerontology Nursing Case Studies: 100+ Narratives for Learning

By Donna J. Bowles. 2nd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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HISTORY AND PUBLIC POLICY

Chosen by Katheren Koehn, MA, RN, executive director, Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses, St. Paul.

1. Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis

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Edited by Paula N. Kagan, Marlaine C. Smith, and Peggy L. Chinn. New York City, Routledge.

2. Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

By Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers. 2nd edition. New York City, Oxford University Press.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/SOCIAL MEDIA

Chosen by Craig Button, BA, RN, CEN, CCRN, John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital, Little Rock, AR.

1. Information Overload: Framework, Tips, and Tools to Manage in Complex Healthcare Environments

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By Mary C. Sitterding and Marion E. Broome. Silver Spring, MD, American Nurses Association.

2. The Nurse's Etiquette Advantage: How Professional Etiquette Can Advance Your Nursing Career

By Kathleen D. Pagana. 2nd edition. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

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MATERNAL–CHILD NURSING/CHILDBIRTHING

Chosen by Lynn Clark Callister, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor emerita, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, UT.

1. Maternity and Women's Health Care

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By Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, Kitty Cashion, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, and Ellen F. Olshansky. 11th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant's Guide

By Judith Lauwers and Anna Swisher. 6th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

3. Maternal-Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children, and Families

By Susan L. Ward and Shelton M. Hisley. 2nd edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

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MEDICAL–SURGICAL NURSING

Chosen by Patricia A. Connor-Ballard, PhD, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, assistant clinical professor, School of Nursing, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

1. Fundamentals of Nursing, Volume 1: Theory, Concepts, and Applications, and Volume 2: Thinking, Doing, and Caring

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By Judith M. Wilkinson, Leslie S. Treas, Karen L. Barnett, and Mable H. Smith. 3rd edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

2. Fostering Clinical Success: Using Clinical Narratives for Interprofessional Team Partnerships from Massachusetts General Hospital

By Jeanette Ives Erickson, Marianne Ditomassi, Susan Sabia, and Mary Ellin Smith. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

3. A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management

Edited by Carlton G. Brown. 2nd edition. Pittsburgh, PA, Oncology Nursing Society.

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NURSING EDUCATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION

Chosen by Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, executive vice dean, Rutgers University School of Nursing, Newark, NJ.

1. Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing

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By Barbara Montgomery Dossey, Susan Luck, and Bonney Gulino Schaub. North Miami, FL, International Nurse Coach Association/Create Space.

2. Innovations in Nursing Education: Building the Future of Nursing, Volume 2

Edited by Linda Caputi. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

3. A Nurse's Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Dissertation or Capstone

By Karen Roush. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

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NURSING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Chosen by Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor ad honorem, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis.

1. Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care

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Edited by Diana J. Mason, Deborah B. Gardner, Freida Hopkins Outlaw, and Eileen T. O'Grady. 7th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing

By Barbara Montgomery Dossey, Susan Luck, and Bonney Gulino Schaub. North Miami, FL, International Nurse Coach Association/Create Space.

3. Health Literacy in Nursing: Providing Person-Centered Care

By Terri Ann Parnell. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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NURSING RESEARCH

Chosen by Wendy C. Budin, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, research scientist/adjunct professor, New York University College of Nursing, New York City.

1. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice

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By Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt. 3rd edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

2. Fostering a Research Intensive Organization: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Nurses from Massachusetts General Hospital

By Jeanette Ives Erickson, Marianne Ditomassi, and Dorothy A. Jones. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

3. Reading, Understanding, and Applying Nursing Research

By James A. Fain. 4th edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

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PALLIATIVE CARE AND HOSPICE

Chosen by Marianne Matzo, PhD, APRN-CNP, FPCN, FAAN, professor and Frances E. and A. Earl Ziegler Chair in Palliative Care Nursing, University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, Oklahoma City.

1. Four Seasons of Grieving: A Nurse's Healing Journey with Nature

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By A. Lynne Wagner. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

2. Compassionate Person-Centered Care for the Dying: An Evidence-Based Palliative Care Guide for Nurses

By Bonnie Freeman. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. The VNAA Manual of Hospice and Palliative Care

Edited by Margaret Hadley and Margaret Terry. Arlington, VA, Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA).

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PROFESSIONAL ISSUE

Chosen by Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, FAAN, president and Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Dean and Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, St. Louis.

1. Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis

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Edited by Paula N. Kagan, Marlaine C. Smith, and Peggy L. Chinn. New York City, Routledge.

2. Reflective Organizations: On the Front Lines of QSEN and Reflective Practice Implementation

By Gwen D. Sherwood and Sara Horton-Deutsch. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

3. Global Health Nursing: Narratives from the Field

Edited by Christina A. Harlan. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

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PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

Chosen by Donna Sabella, PhD, MEd, MSN, PMHNP-BC, coordinator of the Human Trafficking Certificate, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, and associate professor of nursing, Widener University, Chester, PA.

1. Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice

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By Mary Ann Boyd. 5th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

2. Psychiatric Nursing: Assessment, Care Plans, and Medications

By Mary C. Townsend. 9th edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

3. Introductory Mental Health Nursing

By Donna M. Womble. 3rd edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

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PUBLIC INTEREST AND CREATIVE WORKS

Chosen by Madeleine Mysko, MA, RN, coordinator, AJN’s Reflections column.

1. When the Nurse Becomes a Patient: A Story in Words and Images

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By Cortney Davis. Kent, OH, The Kent State University Press.

2. Privileged Presence: Personal Stories of Connections in Health Care

By Liz Crocker and Bev Johnson. 2nd edition. Boulder, CO, Bull Publishing Company.

To read the judges’ descriptions of these books, go to: http://links.lww.com/AJN/A69.

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