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Book of the Year Awards 2021

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: January 2022 - Volume 122 - Issue 1 - p 60-63
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000815432.25876.65

In Brief

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. E ssential Procedures for Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings: A Clinical Companion

Edited by Theresa M. Campo and Keith A. Lafferty. 3rd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Gynecologic Health Care: With an Introduction to Prenatal and Postpartum Care

By Kerri Durnell Schuiling and Frances E. Likis. 4th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

3. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery and Women's Health

By Nell L. Tharpe, Cindy L. Farley, and Robin G. Jordan. 6th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING

Chosen by Caroline Dorsen, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, associate dean of clinical partnerships and associate professor of nursing and public health, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.

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1. A ssessment and Multimodal Management of Pain: An Integrative Approach

By Maureen F. Cooney and Ann Quinlan-Colwell. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Cannabis: A Handbook for Nurses

Edited by Carey S. Clark. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

3. Advanced Pharmacology for Prescribers

Edited by Brent Luu, Gerald Kayingo, and Virginia McCoy Hass. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

CHILD HEALTH

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

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1. Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing

By Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Cheryl C. Rodgers, and David Wilson. 11th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Practitioners in Nursing

Edited by Edilma L. Yearwood, Geraldine S. Pearson, and Jamesetta A. Newland. 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

3. Rapid Access Guide for Pediatric Emergencies: Providing Expert Nursing Care

By Deb Jeffries and Lynn Sayre Visser. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH

Chosen by Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN, FIAAN, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore.

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1. Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care

Edited by Linda McCauley, Robert L. Phillips Jr., Marc Meisnere, and Sarah K. Robinson. Washington, DC, National Academies Press.

2. Global Health Care: Issues and Policies

By Carol Holtz. 4th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

3. School Nursing: The Essential Reference

By Janice Loschiavo. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

CONSUMER HEALTH

Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN, clinical nurse specialist and sexuality counselor, CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the judge for this category, selected no winners this year.

CREATIVE WORKS

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

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1. Luminaries of the Past: Stories of Fifty Extraordinary Nurses

By Mary Beth Modic and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick. San Antonio, TX, Halo Publishing International.

2. Finding Lost Pond

By Pamela Mitchell. Georgetown, KY, Finishing Line Press.

CRITICAL CARE–EMERGENCY NURSING

Chosen by Margaret J. Carman, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAEN, lead faculty, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; emergency NP, University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine, Chapel Hill, and Martha's Vineyard Hospital, Oak Bluff, MA.

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1. Essential Procedures for Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings: A Clinical Companion

Edited by Theresa M. Campo and Keith A. Lafferty. 3rd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management

Edited by Linda D. Urden, Kathleen M. Stacy, and Mary E. Lough. 9th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

3. Cardiac Nursing: The Red Reference Book for Cardiac Nurses

By Elizabeth Perpetua and Patricia Keegan. 7th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

DIGITAL PRODUCTS

Chosen by Melody Bethards, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, simulation coordinator, Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, IA.

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1. Davis Edge for Safe Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Care

By Luanne Linnard-Palmer and Gloria Haile Coats. 2nd edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

2. Davis Advantage for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

By Karyn I. Morgan and Mary C. Townsend. 10th edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

3. COVID-19 Global Lessons Learned: Interactive Case Studies

By Richard Riegelman. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Chosen by Barbara J. Polivka, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean of research, University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City.

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1. Maxwell's Understanding Environmental Health: How We Live in the World

By Deborah Alma Falta. 3rd edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

GERONTOLOGIC NURSING

Chosen by Sharon Stahl Wexler, PhD, RN, FNGNA, professor and chairperson, PhD in Nursing, College of Health Professions Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.

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1. Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging

By Theris A. Touhy and Kathleen Jett. 6th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Gerontological Nursing

By Charlotte Eliopoulos. 10th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

3. Lippincott Certification Review: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Edited by Elizabeth Wirth-Tomaszewski. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

HISTORY AND PUBLIC POLICY

Chosen by Patricia D'Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, Carol E. Ware Professor in Mental Health Nursing, director, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia.

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1. Delivering Quality Healthcare for People with Disability

By Suzanne C. Smeltzer. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

2. Lactation: A Foundational Strategy for Health Promotion

By Suzanne Hetzel Campbell. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

3. Luminaries of the Past: Stories of Fifty Extraordinary Nurses

By Mary Beth Modic and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick. San Antonio, TX, Halo Publishing International.

INFORMATICS

Chosen by Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, LFHIMSS, FAAN, nursing executive and health information technology consultant.

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1. Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Edited by John W. Nelson, Jayne Felgen, and Mary Ann Hozak. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

2. Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

By Dee McGonigle and Kathleen Garver Mastrian. 5th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

MATERNAL–CHILD HEALTH/PRENATAL NURSING/CHILDBIRTH

Chosen by Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN, editor-in-chief, MCN: the American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing; perinatal clinical nurse specialist, St. Louis.

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1. Mosby's Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring: A Multidisciplinary Approach

By Lisa A. Miller, David A. Miller, and Rebecca L. Cypher. 9th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

By Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle, and Susan Carman. 4th edition. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer.

3. Safe Maternity and Pediatric Nursing Care

By Luanne Linnard-Palmer and Gloria Haile Coats. 2nd edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

MEDICAL–SURGICAL NURSING

Chosen by Christopher A. VanFosson, PhD, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, nurse scientist and chief, Center for Nursing Science and Clinical Inquiry, Brooke Army Medical Center, 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. Assessment and Multimodal Management of Pain: An Integrative Approach

By Maureen F. Cooney and Ann Quinlan-Colwell. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Davis's Comprehensive Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications

By Anne M. Van Leeuwen and Mickey Lynn Bladh. 9th edition. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company.

3. Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach

By Lachel Story. 4th edition. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

NURSING EDUCATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Chosen by Kathryn B. Keller, PhD, RN, CNE, professor and graduate coordinator, nurse educator concentration, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

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1. Veteran-Centered Care in Education and Practice: An Essential Guide for Nursing Faculty

Edited by Brenda Elliott, Katie A. Chargualaf, and Barbara Patterson. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. Self-Care for New and Student Nurses

By Dorrie K. Fontaine, Tim Cunningham, and Natalie May. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

3. Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals: Model and Guidelines

By Deborah Dang, Sandra L. Dearholt, Kim Bissett, Judith Ascenzi, and Madeleine Whalen. 4th edition. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

NURSING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Chosen by Karen H. Morin, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, professor emerita, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

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1. The Leadership Trajectory: Developing Legacy Leaders-Ship

By Patricia Yoder-Wise, Karren Kowalski, and Susan Sportsman. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. The Health Services Executive (HSE): Tools for Leading Long-Term Care and Senior Living Organizations

By Keith R. Knapp and Douglas M. Olson. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

3. Appreciative Leadership: Building Sustainable Partnerships for Health

By Kathy Malloch and Tim Porter-O'Grady. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.

NURSING RESEARCH

Chosen by Bernadette Capili, PhD, NP-C, director, Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing, Rockefeller University, New York City.

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1. Burns and Grove's The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence

By Jennifer R. Gray and Susan K. Grove. 9th edition. St. Louis, Elsevier.

2. Knowledge Translation in Nursing and Healthcare: A Roadmap to Evidence-Informed Practice

By Margaret B. Harrison and Ian D. Graham. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

3. Nursing and Health Interventions: Design, Evaluation, and Implementation

By Souraya Sidani and Carrie Jo Braden. 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

Chosen by Jackie Owens, PhD, RN, CNE, professor of nursing, Ashland University, Ashland, OH; editor-in-chief, OJIN: the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.

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1. The Nation of Nurses: A Manual for Revolutionizing Healthcare

By Jalil A. Johnson. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

2. High Reliability Organizations: A Healthcare Handbook for Patient Safety and Quality

By Cynthia A. Oster and Jane S. Braaten. 2nd edition. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

3. Improving Nurse Retention and Healthcare Outcomes: Innovating with the IMPACT Model

By Judy Thomas and Mellisa Renter. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International.

PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

Chosen by Lorraine Byrnes, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, associate professor, Husson University, Bangor, ME.

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1. Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing: Clinical Strategies, Medical Considerations, and Practical Interventions

Edited by Judy L. Sheehan, Joanne M. Matthew, Mary H. Hohenhaus, and Charles Alexandre. 2nd edition. New York City, Springer Publishing Company.

To read the judges' descriptions of these books, go to: https://links.lww.com/AJN/A225.

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