Delivering Culturally Competent Nursing Care, Second Edition:

Working with Diverse and Vulnerable Populations

Author: Gloria Kersey-Matusiak, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826137377

Category: Medical

Page: 347

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Newly revised and updated, Delivering Culturally Competent Nursing Care, Second Edition, explores the cross-cultural interactions and conflicts between nurses and the diverse array of patients they may see. Culturally competent nurses can cut through preconceptions, reduce health disparities, and deliver high-quality care as they encounter patients from a range of backgrounds and beliefs. As frontline providers for diverse populations, nurses are expected to treat each patient with empathy and respect. This text addresses what it really means to be culturally competent in nursing practice. As representatives of specific cultural, racial, ethnic, and sociopolitical groups, nurses bring their own values, beliefs, and attitudes to all interactions with patients and with one another. Whether or not nurses choose to make their attitudes explicit, these attitudes ultimately influence the quality of care they provide to patients. The content of this book is grounded in the Staircase Model, which builds upon the nurse’s own self-assessment to identify personal limitations, find strategies to improve cultural competence, and progress to the next level. This text features case scenarios that apply the process of cultural competence to different healthcare situations. What’s New Three New Chapters Chapter 12: Caring for Patients Who Are Morbidly Obese Chapter 13: Caring for Veterans Chapter 14: Caring for Children Expanded content on caring for LGBTQIA community PowerPoint slides provided for instructors Key Features Addresses AACN competencies Provides easy-to-follow self-assessment using the Staircase Model Learning Objectives and Key Terms are identified in each chapter Overview of each chapter provides current information about trends in the United States on the topic under discussion Provides an excellent cultural competency preparation for student nurses in clinical situations as well as for practicing nurses at all levels and areas of nursing Presents content on immigration and transgender individuals

Appeasement Reconsidered: Investigating The Mythology Of The 1930s

Author: Professor Jeffrey Record

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 178289814X

Category: History

Page: 64

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The appeasement of Nazi Germany by the western democracies during the 1930s and the subsequent outbreak of World War II have been a major referent experience for U.S. foreign policymakers since 1945. From Harry Truman’s response to the outbreak of the Korean War to George W. Bush’s decision to overthrow Saddam Hussein, American presidents have repeatedly affirmed the “lesson” of Munich and invoked it to justify actual or threatened uses of force. However, the conclusion that the democracies could easily have stopped Hitler before he plunged the world into war and holocaust, but lacked the will to do so, does not survive serious scrutiny. Appeasement proved to be a horribly misguided policy against Hitler, but this conclusion is clear only in hindsight - i.e., through the lens of subsequent events. Dr. Jeffrey Record takes a fresh look at appeasement within the context of the political and military environments in which British and French leaders operated during the 1930s. He examines the nature of appeasement, the factors underlying Anglo-French policies toward Hitler from 1933 to 1939, and the reasons for the failure of those policies. He finds that Anglo-French security choices were neither simple nor obvious, that hindsight has distorted judgments on those choices, that Hitler remains without equal as a state threat, and that invocations of the Munich analogy should always be closely examined.


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Author: R R Bowker Publishing,In Print 1996-97 Books

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835237895

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Collins German Dictionary

Author: Collins Uk

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007253425

Category: English language

Page: 1128

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The Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes, a section on translation problems and now including all the changes from the 2006 German Spelling Reform, the Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is the ideal book for intermediate learners.

Standardizing Terminology for Better Communication

Practice, Applied Theory, and Results

Author: Richard Alan Strehlow

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN: 9780803114937

Category: Technology

Page: 390

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Twenty-seven papers from the ASTM symposium on [title] held in Cleveland, Ohio, June 1991, provide an overview of terminology work today. The volume is arranged into four major categories: issues in terminology; applying terminological principles and theories; computerization and database applicatio

English Historical Linguistics 2008: Words, texts and genres

Author: Ursula Lenker,Hans Sauer,Judith Huber,Gaby Waxenberger,Robert Mailhammer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027248427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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The fifteen papers selected for Volume II of English Historical Linguistics 2008 have a different emphasis than those in Volume I (CILT 314, Lenker et al. 2010). Nine concentrate on the development of the English vocabulary and six on historical text linguistics, including the development of text-types and of politeness strategies. Of those in the former group, three have their emphasis on etymology, three on semantic fields, and three on word-formation, although some cover more than one of these areas. The topics include: the treatment of etymological problems in the OED; deverbal derivations formed from native verbs and from loan-verbs; the role of metaphor and metonymy in the evolution of word-fields. The field of historical text linguistics is introduced by a general survey, which is followed by more specific studies focussing on 15th-century legal and administrative texts from Scotland, on early 15th-century women's mystical writings, on medical recipes from the 16th to the 18th centuries and on pauper letters from 18th-century Essex. The book should appeal to scholars interested in English etymology, the history of semantic fields and of word-formation, as well as in historical text linguistics, politeness strategies and standardization. It provides not only theoretical considerations but also a wealth of case studies.