Charlotte D. Barry, PhD, RN, NCSN, FAAN, is a professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, Florida. Nationally certified in school nursing, Dr. Barry’s outstanding and sustained contribution to nursing has been the outcome of her expertise in community nursing practice, education, and research. She has been on the leading edge of developing school-based health centers dedicated to overcoming barriers in the delivery of quality care to children and families.
As co-director of the Center for School and Community Well-Being, she secured over $7 million in grants and contracts to fund nurse-managed school-based wellness centers and school nurse education programs in the southeastern United States. The nurse-managed centers in schools often provide the only ongoing access to health care for many children and families. The outcomes of improved health, return-to-class rate, and attendance served as the impetus for a substantial and sustained policy change, resulting in a school nurse present at every public school in one of the largest school districts in the United States, serving over 176,000 students.
Dr. Barry has transformed nursing practice through curricula change, community immersion, and policy development. Her publications and presentations at national and international conferences have fostered understanding of the value of caring for the most vulnerable and have impacted the professional practice of school nursing, now recognized as an expert practice and venue for access to affordable and ongoing health care for children and families in the United States, Africa, and Haiti.
Shirley C. Gordon, PhD, RN, NCSN, is a professor and assistant dean of graduate practice programs at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. She is actively involved in teaching research, theory, ethics, and community nursing to both undergraduate and graduate students. Her research areas of interest include caring for persons experiencing chronic, stigmatized conditions; the development of caring theories to guide nursing practice; and teaching from nursing situations.
Dr. Gordon’s sustained contribution to nursing has been as an international leader in caring for children and families with persistent head lice. She is the first researcher to study the impact of persistent head lice on families and named the phenomenon persistent head lice, which she defined as distinct from resistant head lice. Her groundbreaking research and midrange theory development have transformed how persons with head lice are perceived and have influenced policy development, nursing curricula, and programs of research. Nationally certified in school nursing, Dr. Gordon serves as the founder and director of the Head Lice Treatment and Prevention Project and is actively involved in the direct care of children and families experiencing head lice.
Dr. Gordon has multiple publications in national and international nursing journals and has received national funding to support her research and service efforts in the areas of persistent head lice, disability, genital herpes, Bell’s palsy, delegation, and school nursing. Dr. Gordon was recognized in 2010 as one of the Great 100 Nurses in the State of Florida in the area of research.
Beth M. King, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, is an assistant professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. Nationally certified as a clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric and mental health, her area of focus is community practice and mental health. Her research areas of interest are caring outcomes in nursing education and the burden of depression in vulnerable and often marginalized populations.
Certified as a HeartMath® trainer, Dr. King has been working with undergraduate nursing students to enhance resilience skills needed for day-to-day nursing practice. She has been recognized for countless hours of voluntary service to boards and communities in the United States and Haiti, including participating in the development of a school-based health center in Haiti. This center is providing access to health care for children and families in a rural, underserved community.
Dr. King has received funding to support her research in the areas of nursing education outcomes related to caring and school nursing. Her presentations and publications on the use of nursing situations as a teaching method have inspired the transformation of nursing education focused on the study of caring in contextualized stories from practice.
Foreword Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
PART I: FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS
1: Introduction to Nursing Case Studies in Caring as Nursing Situations
2: Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives of Caring, Knowing, and Story Underpinning the Study of Nursing Situations
3: Barry, Gordon & King Framework for Teaching/Learning Nursing
4: Understanding the Framework for Studying Nursing Situations From Selected Nursing Theoretical Perspectives
5: Exemplar Using a Nursing Situation to Facilitate Teaching/Learning in a Graduate Course on the Discipline of Nursing
Savina O. Schoenhofer
PART II: NURSING SITUATION EXEMPLARS
6: Caring Between the Nurse and an Older Adult in an ER
7: Caring Between a Nurse and a Young Woman Experiencing a Sickle Cell Crisis in an ER
8: Caring Between a Nurse and a Young Woman Who Experienced Sudden Cardiac Arrest in an ICU
9: Caring Between a Nurse and an Adult in an ICU Setting
10: Caring Between a Nurse and a Young Adult Experiencing Cancer
11: Caring Among a Nurse and a Mother, Father, and Baby in the NICU
12: Caring Between a Nurse and a Child in Acute Care Oncology Setting
13: Caring Between a Nurse and a Group of Men Hospitalized With Chronic Mental Illness
14: Caring Between a Nurse and an Adult Transitioning From Acute Care to Home Care
15: Caring Between a Nurse Practitioner and an Adult Living With End-Stage Kidney Disease Transitioning to Home Care
16: Caring Between a Nurse and an Older Adult Male in a Long-Term Care Setting
17: Caring Between a Nurse and an Older Adult in Hospice Care
Patricia Blanchette Kronk
18: Caring Among a Nurse Practitioner and a Parenting Teen and Child
Mary Ellen Wright
19: Caring Between a Community Health Nurse and a Young Family
20: Caring During the Ebola Outbreak in Uganda
Epilogue Savina O. Schoenhofer
Appendix: Crosswalk Matrix