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Book of the Year Awards 2020

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: January 2021 - Volume 121 - Issue 1 - p 68-71
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000731660.28912.bf

ADULT PRIMARY CARE

Chosen by Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, APRN, NP, CRRN, FAAN, FARN, Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic, Rockville, MD.

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1. Portable RN: The All in One Nursing Reference

Edited by Denise Linton. 5th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

2. Advanced Practice Nursing Procedures

By Margaret R. Colyar. 2nd edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

3. Canadian Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach

By Tracey C. Stephen and D. Lynn Skillen. 2nd edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING

Chosen by Margo A. Halm, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, associate chief nurse executive, nursing research and evidence-based practice, VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, OR.

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1. Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology: Essentials for Clinical Practice

Edited by Nancy C. Tkacs, Linda L. Herrmann, and Randall L. Johnson. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles

By Sharon Baranoski and Elizabeth A. Ayello. 5th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

3. Primary Care: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

By Terry Mahan Buttaro, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, Joanne Sandberg-Cook, and JoAnn Trybulski. 6th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

CHILD HEALTH

Chosen by Jessica Spruit, DNP, CPNP-AC, assistant clinical professor and Acute Care Pediatric NP Program coordinator, Wayne State University, Detroit.

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1. Advanced Pediatric Assessment

By Ellen M. Chiocca. 3rd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Pediatric Nursing: A Case-Based Approach

By Catherine Gannon Tagher and Lisa Marie Knapp. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

3. Pediatric Emergent/Urgent and Ambulatory Care: The Pocket NP

By Sheila Sanning Shea, Karen Sue Hoyt, and Kathleen Sanders Jordan. 2nd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH

Chosen by Katherine H. Lawson, DNP, RN, Immunization Action Plan coordinator, Virginia Department of Health, Crater Health District, Petersburg, VA.

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1. Public/Community Health and Nursing Practice: Caring for Populations

By Christine L. Savage. 2nd edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

2. Population-Based Nursing: Concepts and Competencies for Advanced Practice

Edited by Ann L. Cupp Curley. 3rd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. Social Work and Mental Health: Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

By Sylvia I. Mignon. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

CONSUMER HEALTH

Chosen by Carol Levine, MA, senior fellow, United Hospital Fund, New York City.

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1. The Caregiver's Companion

By Deborah A. Boyle. Pittsburgh, PA, Oncology Nursing Society.

2. What Science Tells Us About Autism Spectrum Disorder: Making the Right Choices for Your Child

By Raphael A. Bernier, Geraldine Dawson, and Joel T. Nigg. New York City, The Guilford Press.

CREATIVE WORKS

Chosen by Hui-wen Sato, MPH, MSN, RN, CCRN, pediatric ICU nurse, Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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1. Shining the Light On All the Right: Celebrating the Art of Nursing Around the World

By Mark Barnes and Bonnie Barnes. Marble Falls, TX, Scooter Publishing.

2. I Hear Their Voices Singing: Poems New and Selected

By Cortney Davis. Simsbury, CT, Antrim House.

CRITICAL CARE–EMERGENCY NURSING

Chosen by Margaret J. Carman, DNP, ACNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAEN, clinical associate professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing; director of emergency nursing advanced practice, Emergency Nurses Association, Schaumburg, IL.

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1. Trauma Nursing: From Resuscitation Through Rehabilitation

By Karen A. McQuillan and Mary Beth Flynn Makic. 5th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Sheehy's Emergency Nursing: Principles and Practice

Edited by Vicki Sweet and Andi Foley. 7th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

3. ASPEN Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Disorders Handbook

By Jeff Bruno, Todd Canada, Nicki Canada, Anne M. Tucker, and Joseph V. Ybarra. 2nd edition. Silver Spring, MD, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).

DIGITAL PRODUCTS

Chosen by Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, consultant, National League for Nursing.

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1. Navigate 2 Premier Access for Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Featuring Kognito Simulations

By Jacqueline Rhoads and Sandra Wiggins Petersen. 4th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

GERONTOLOGIC NURSING

Chosen by Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and founding dean emerita, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California, Davis, Sacramento.

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1. Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course

By Frank J. Whittington, Suzanne R. Kunkel, and Kate de Medeiros. 2nd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Pharmacological Considerations in Gerontology: A Patient-Centered Guide for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Related Health Professions

By Abimbola Farinde and Megan Hebdon. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice

Edited by Marie Boltz, Elizabeth A. Capezuti, DeAnne Zwicker, and Terry Fulmer. 6th edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

HISTORY AND PUBLIC POLICY

Chosen by Arlene Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN, Centennial Distinguished Professor of Nursing emerita, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; editor, Nursing History Review.

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1. Talking Therapy: Knowledge and Power in American Psychiatric Nursing

By Kylie Smith. New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press.

INFORMATICS

Chosen by Susan Alexander, DNP, ANP-BC, ADM-BC, associate professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing.

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1. Emerging Technologies for Nurses: Implications for Practice

Edited by Whende M. Carroll. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Introduction to Computers for Healthcare Professionals

By Irene Joos, Ramona Nelson, and Debra Wolf. 7th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

MATERNAL–CHILD HEALTH/PRENATAL NURSING/CHILDBIRTH

Chosen by Rachel Blankstein Breman, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore.

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1. Handbook of Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care: A Guide for Nurses, Physicians, and Other Health Professionals

By Rana Limbo, Charlotte Wool, and Brian S. Carter. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care

Edited by Carole Kenner, Leslie B. Altimier, and Marina V. Boykova.

6th edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. Breastfeeding and Human Lactation

By Karen Wambach and Becky Spencer. 6th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

MEDICAL–SURGICAL NURSING

Chosen by Christopher A. VanFosson, PhD, MHA, RN, nurse scientist and chief of clinical research, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Joint Base San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. The views of the author are his own and do not reflect the official opinion or endorsement of the United States Army or the Department of Defense.

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1. Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles

By Sharon Baranoski and Elizabeth A. Ayello. 5th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

2. Mastering Simulation: A Handbook for Success

By Janice Palaganas, Beth Ulrich, and Beth Mancini. 2nd edition. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

3. Cancer Survivorship: Interprofessional, Patient-Centered Approaches to the Seasons of Survival

Edited by Pamela J. Haylock and Carol P. Curtiss. Pittsburgh, PA, Oncology Nursing Society.

NURSING EDUCATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Chosen by Gloria Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP, editor-in-chief, Holistic Nursing Practice.

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1. The Successful Nurse Faculty Member: Tools of the Trade

Edited by Denise M. Korniewicz. Lancaster, PA, DEStech Publications, Inc.

2. An Educator's Guide to Humanizing Nursing Education: Grounded in Caring Science

By Chantal Cara, Marcia Hills, and Jean Watson. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

By Marilyn H. Oermann and Kathleen B. Gaberson. 6th edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

NURSING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Chosen by Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, editor-in-chief, Nurse Leader.

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1. Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Success

By Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Tim Raderstorf. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application

By Bessie L. Marquis and Carol J. Huston. 10th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

3. Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare: The Invisible Architecture of Core Values, Attitude, and Self-Empowerment

By Joe Tye and Bob Dent. 2nd edition. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

NURSING RESEARCH

Chosen by Rodney W. Hicks, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, professor and assistant dean for research, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA.

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1. Translation of Evidence into Nursing and Healthcare

Edited by Kathleen M. White, Sharon Dudley-Brown, and Mary F. Terhaar. 3rd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

PALLIATIVE CARE AND HOSPICE

Chosen by Betty Ferrell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FHPN, CHPN, professor and director, division of nursing research and education, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA.

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1. Handbook of Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care: A Guide for Nurses, Physicians, and Other Health Professionals

By Rana Limbo, Charlotte Wool, and Brian S. Carter. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) Exam Review: A Study Guide with Review Questions

By Patricia Moyle Wright. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. The Helper's Journey: Empathy, Compassion, and the Challenge of Caring

By Dale G. Larson. 2nd edition. Champaign, IL, Research Press Publishers.

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

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

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1. Professional Nursing: Concepts and Challenges

By Beth Perry Black. 9th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Edited by Diana J. Mason, Elizabeth Lynne Dickson, G. Adriana Perez, and Monica R. McLemore. 8th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

3. The Rebel Nurse Handbook: Inspirational Stories by Shift Disruptors

By Rebecca Love, Nancy Hanrahan, Mary Lou Ackerman, Faith Ann Lawlor, Amy Rose Taylor, and Elizabeth Toner. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

Chosen by Donna Sabella, PhD, MEd, MSN, PMHNP-BC, professor, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, Lancaster.

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1. Fast Facts for the Nurse Psychotherapist: The Process of Becoming

Edited by Jeffrey S. Jones and Kathleen R. Tusaie. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Psychotherapy for Psychosis: Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic Treatment

By Michael Garrett. New York City, The Guilford Press.

3. Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing: From Suffering to Hope

By Mertie L. Potter and Mary D. Moller. 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ, Pearson Education, Inc.

To read the judges' descriptions of these books, go to: http://links.lww.com/AJN/A198.

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