Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 24, 2006

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Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 24, 2006

SKU# 9780826141361

Focus on Patient Safety


  • Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  • Patricia Stone PhD, MPH, RN
  • Patricia Hinton Walker PhD, RN, FAAN

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

Supporting the urgent need for new patient safety guidelines and practices, Focus on Patient Safety, provides the most current and authoritative research and review to help decision makers develop new and much-needed standards and practices in nursing. With contributions from experts in the field, this new up-to-date reference focuses on key disciplines and topics that are critical to patient safety today including:

  • Patient safety indicators
  • Medication errors
  • Falls and injury prevention
  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Patient safety in acute-care units in hospitals
  • Medications in the perioperative environment
  • Home visit programs for the elderly
  • Nursing homes
  • Informatics issues
  • Organizational, climate, and culture factors

From new and emerging issues in patient safety to a review of research methods and measurement, this new 24th volume in the Annual Review of Nursing Research (ARNR) series continues to provide the highest standards of content and authoritative review of research for students, researchers, and clinicians.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 14, 2006
  • Page Count 360
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826141361
  • EISBN 9780826141385

About The Author(s) 


, is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was dean from 1982 through 1997. She has received numerous honors and awards including the

American Journal of Nursing

Book of the Year Award 20 times. Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature, and serves as editor of three nursing journals. Her most recent Springer books are

Theory in Nursing: Application to Research and Practice

, coedited with Geraldine McCarthy,

Encyclopedia of Nursing Education

, coedited with Mary Jane Smith and Roger Carpenter, and

Concept Analysis

, coedited with Geraldine McCarthy. She also coedited, with Kathleen R. Tusaie, the Springer Publishing book,

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing: Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Complementary and Alternative Approaches


Table of Contents 

    Part I: Introduction
  1. The Intersection of Patient Safety and Nursing Research, Patricia Hinton Walker, Gaya Carlton, Lela Holden, Patricia W. Stone

  2. Part II: Patient Safety Indicators
  3. Medication-Related Errors: A Literature Review of Incidence and Antecedents, Gaya Carlton and Mary A. Blegen
  4. Falls and Injury Prevention, Leanne M. Currie
  5. Hospital-Acquired Infections as Patient Safety Indicators, Ann Marie B. Peterson and Patricia Hinton Walker

  6. Part III: Setting-Specific Patient Safety Research
  7. Patient Safety in Hospital Acute Care Units, Mary A. Blegen
  8. Medication Safety within the Perioperative Environment, Linda J. Wanzer and Rodney W. Hicks
  9. Nurse Home Visit Programs for the Elderly, Karen Dorman Marek and Carol Dean Baker
  10. Nursing Home Safety: A Review of the Literature, Jill Scott-Cawiezell and Amy Vogelsmeier

  11. Part IV: Energing Issues in Patient Safety
  12. Informatics for Patient Safety: A Nursing Research Perspective, Suzanne Bakken
  13. Organizational Climate and Culture Factors, Sean P. Clarke
  14. Methodologies Used in Nursing Research Designed to Improve Patient Safety, Elizabeth Merwin and Deirdre Thornlow

  15. Part V: International Nursing Research
  16. Nursing Research in Ireland, Geraldine McCarthy, Josephine Hegarty, Dawn O'Sullivan
  17. Index
    Contents of Previous 10 Volumes