Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Writing for Publication in Nursing (2Nd Ed.)

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Writing for Publication in Nursing (2Nd Ed.)

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Writing for Publication in Nursing (2nd ed.) by Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, and Judith Hays, PhD, RN; New York: Springer Publishing, 2010, 361 pages, $55 (soft cover)

Whether the goal is to further one's career or simply to add to the body of nursing literature, few things are more daunting for nurses than writing for publication. The second edition of Writing for Publication in Nursing is an essential reference for both novice and experienced writers. The inclusion of evidence-based practice content in this edition emphasizes the importance of coupling best available evidence with clinical expertise.

This text extensively details how to move from critical thinking and query to an established framework for the dissemination of information in selected journals. Many nursing examples are cited to illustrate important concepts, and different types of writing are addressed, supporting the many options available to nurse authors. The authors' explanation about the parts of a research paper clarifies the "what goes where" dilemma writers may face. And the general information provided on how to report statistics is critical, since many nurses are uncomfortable with the methodology sections of papers. …

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