Springer Publishing Company Leads 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards with Eight Winning Titles

(PRWEB) January 15, 2015

Springer Publishing Company is proud to announce that the American Journal of Nursing has named eight of its books as winners of the 2014 AJN Book of the Year awards in their respective categories. With eight awards, including first-place Advanced Practice Nursing winner Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice, Springer Publishing had more individual books honored this year than any other winning publisher, and tied for the most awards won this year by a single publisher.

Said Margaret Zuccarini, Publisher, Nursing at Springer Publishing: “From public health to gerontology to neonatal care, these winners reflect the diversity and outstanding quality of our nursing titles, and our continued commitment to publishing the best books possible for nurses, nursing students, and instructors alike.”

To celebrate its winners, Springer Publishing has created a section of its site to showcase its award-winning authors and titles, at: http://www.springerpub.com/2014-ajn-award-winners

The company is also offering a discount for 20% off plus free shipping on these titles, and will be promoting the winning authors and books via an email and social media campaign.

The winning titles, by category:

Advanced Practice Nursing

    Foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice, Second Edition was awarded first place. Edited by Janet S. Fulton, Brenda L. Lyon, and Kelly A. Goudreau, this title is a textbook and professional reference for CNS education and practice, focusing on CNS roles and scope of practice, expanding opportunities in primary and home care settings, and on outcomes of CNS practice across the care continuum.

    Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse: A How-To Guide for Evidence-Based Practice, Second Edition was awarded second place. Edited by Kathleen Wheeler, the book is a how-to compendium of evidence-based approaches to practicing psychotherapy for both the experienced and neophyte advanced practice psychiatric nurse.

    Family Practice Guidelines, Third Edition was awarded third place. Edited by Jill C. Cash and Cheryl A. Glass, the book offers a family practice resource for primary care clinicians, providing current national practice guidelines for a high-quality standard of care for patients across the life span in outpatient settings.

Community/Public Health

    Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models was awarded second place. Edited by Jacob C. Warren and K. Bryant Smalley, this text focuses on rural health from the perspectives of public health and prevention.
Gerontologic Nursing

    The Encyclopedia of Elder Care: The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition received second place. Edited by Elizabeth A. Capezuti, Michael L. Malone, Paul R. Katz, and Mathy Mezey, this interdisciplinary clinical reference encompasses more than 310 up-to-date entries on a broad range of topics related to geriatrics and geriatric care.

Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing

    Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care, Fifth Edition was awarded third place. Edited by Carole Kenner and Judy Wright Lott, the text provides neonatal care from a physiologic and pathophysiologic approach, with a major emphasis on nursing management at the bedside and advanced practice level; new chapters address emerging infections, the late preterm infant, and neonatal care from a global perspective.

Nursing Research

    Nursing Research Using Ethnography: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing was awarded third place. In this title, edited by Mary de Chesnay, scholars of qualitative ethnography research review the philosophical basis for choosing ethnography as a research tool, providing directives on how to solve practical problems related to ethnography research, nursing examples, and discussion of the current state of the art.

Professional Development and Issues

    Workplace Mental Health: Manual for Nurse Managers received third place. Written by Mary de Chesnay, the book explores the characteristics of health care work environments that promote stress at personal and organizational levels, providing evidence-based improvement strategies for creating healthier, more respectful workplace environments.

Since 1969, the AJN Book of the Year awards have honored the best nursing books published, today encompassing 20 distinct categories. The top three books in each category are selected by a panel of experts in each field.

About Springer Publishing Company

A pioneer in health care and social science publishing, Springer Publishing Company is known as an innovative nursing, public health, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, counseling, and gerontology publisher. The company has won numerous awards, including the American Library Association (ALA) Choice Awards, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PROSE Awards, and the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards, and publishes more than 100 top quality titles annually, all available as eBooks, in addition to 21 journals. From nursing to psychology, Springer Publishing Company is passionate about providing the best professional books, textbooks, guides, and reference works to professionals, instructors, and students. For more information, visit http://www.springerpub.com.

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