"It is extremely thrilling to see all of those research compiled in one book. It may be learn sequentially or simply for sure transitions. It additionally can be utilized as a template for compilation of different ideas central to nursing and can function a useful resource for additional research in transitions. It is a wonderful addition to the nursing literature." Rating: ninety five, four Stars. –Doody's
"Understanding and recognizing transitions are on the coronary heart of well being care reform and this present version, with its quite a few medical examples and descriptions of nursing interventions, offers necessary classes that may and ought to be included into well being coverage. It’s a sensible book and an necessary contribution to nursing principle."
Kathleen Dracup, RN, DNSc
Dean and Professor, Faculty of Nursing
College of California San Francisco
Afaf Meleis, the dean of the College of Pennsylvania Faculty of Nursing, presents for the primary time in a single quantity her unique "transitions principle" that integrates center-vary concept to help nurses in facilitating constructive transitions for sufferers, households, and communities. Nurses are persistently relied on to teach and help sufferers going via main life transitions, resembling sickness, restoration, being pregnant, previous age, and many extra.
A set of over 50 articles revealed from 1975 by way of 2007 and 5 newly commissioned articles, Transitions Principle covers developmental, situational, well being and sickness, organizational, and therapeutic transitions. Every part consists of an introduction written by Dr. Meleis in which she provides her historic and sensible perspective on transitions. Most of the articles contemplate the transitional experiences of ethnically numerous sufferers, ladies, the aged, and different minority populations.
Key Subjects Mentioned:
Situational transitions, together with discharge and relocation transitions (hospital to house, stroke restoration) and immigration transitions (psychological adaptation and impact of migration on household well being)Instructional transitions, together with skilled transitions (from RN to BSN and scholar to skilled)Well being and sickness transitions, together with self-care submit coronary heart failure, dwelling with persistent sickness, dwelling with early dementia, and accepting palliative careOrganization transitions, together with position transitions from acute care to collaborative follow, and hospital to group practiceNursing therapeutics fashions of transition, together with position supplementation fashions and debriefing fashions