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Release: April 18, 2001

UI College of Nursing faculty members publish books

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Faculty members in the University of Iowa College of Nursing recently have published four books.

"Nursing Diagnoses, Outcomes and Interventions: NANDA, NOC and NIC Linkages" illustrates links among three of the standardized languages recognized by the American Nurses Association. For each diagnosis defined by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, the book lists relevant patient outcomes defined by the Nursing Outcomes Classification developed at the UI. Likewise, each outcome lists appropriate interventions as described by the Nursing Interventions Classification, also developed at the UI. The book's preface states these linkages should facilitate use of the standard nursing languages in clinical practice, teaching and medical information systems.

Authors of "Nursing Diagnoses, Outcomes and Interventions" are: Marion Johnson, Ph.D.; Gloria Bulechek, Ph.D.; Joanne McCloskey Dochterman, Ph.D.; Meridean Maas, Ph.D.; and Susan Moorhead, Ph.D. All are faculty members of the UI College of Nursing.

The sixth edition of the book "Current Issues in Nursing" features the writing of UI nursing faculty as well as nursing administrators at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.

The book, edited by Joanne McCloskey Dochterman, Ph.D., and Helen Kennedy Grace, Ph.D., is intended for graduate and undergraduate nursing students and for practicing nurses.

Among the contributing UI nursing faculty are: Perle Cowen, Ph.D.; Patricia Clinton, Ph.D.; Joann Eland, Ph.D.; Meridean Mass, Ph.D.; Toni Tripp-Reimer, Ph.D.; Janet Specht, Ph.D.; and Kay Weiler. Also contributing were UI Hospitals and Clinics nursing administrators Linda Chase, Jody Kurtt and Marita Titler, Ph.D.

Two books detailing advances in geriatric nursing were edited by UI nursing faculty.

"Nursing Care of Older Adults: Diagnoses, Outcomes and Interventions" is a reference for nurses caring for the elderly. The book is organized into 11 sections discussing normal aging and specific diagnoses, and features case studies, tables and illustrations.

Editors include UI nursing faculty members Meridean Maas, Ph.D.; Kathleen Buckwalter, Ph.D.; Mary Hardy, Ph.D.; Toni Tripp-Reimer, Ph.D.; and Janet Specht, Ph.D. Marita Titler, Ph.D., of UI Hospitals and Clinics, also helped edit the work.

A second book, "Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Older Adult: Interventions and Recommendations," also discusses care for older adults.

The book, edited by UI nursing faculty Elizabeth Swanson, Ph.D., Toni Tripp-Reimer, Ph.D., and Kathleen Buckwalter, Ph.D., is the fourth volume in Springer Publishing Company's "Advances in Gerontological Nursing" series. Based on a UI conference on adult health promotion, the 13 chapters discuss nutrition, exercise, arthritis, fall and cancer prevention, premature coronary heart disease, and other issues.