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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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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) 

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP, is Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was dean from 1982 through 1997. She is also adjunct professor, Department of Geriatrics, Ichan School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Georgetown University), an MS in psychiatric & mental health nursing (The Ohio State University), a PhD in nursing (New York University), and an MBA (CWRU). In 1990, Dr. Fitzpatrick received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Georgetown University. In 2011, she received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Frontier University of Nursing in Hyden, Kentucky. She was elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) (1981) and a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice (1996).

She received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 20 times; the Midwest Nursing Research Society Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award; The Ohio State University Distinguished Alumna Award; Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Founders Award for Excellence in Nursing Research; and New York University Division of Nursing Distinguished Alumna Award. In 1994 & 1995 she was the AAN/American Nurses Foundation (ANF)/ Institute of Medicine Distinguished Scholar, and in 1995 she was a Primary Care Fellow through the Bureau of Health Professions. Dr. Fitzpatrick received the ANF Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Science Award for sustained commitment and contributions to development of the discipline (2002). Recent awards include STTI Lucie Kelly Mentor Award (2003); STTI Founders Award for Leadership (2005); Fulbright Scholar at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland (2007-2008); Midwest Nursing Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award (2010); INANE Editors Award (2013); and STTI Research Hall of Fame Induction (2014). In 2016 she was named a Living Legend of the AAN.

Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature with over 300 publications, including more than 80 authored/edited books. She served as co-editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research series, vols. 1-26, and she currently edits the journals Applied Nursing Research, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing and Nursing Education Perspectives, the official journal of the National League for Nursing. She edited three editions of the classic Encyclopedia of Nursing Research.

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