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Adult Health

Essential resources to begin your research in Nursing are included in this Research Guide.

Palliative Care

Palliative care: an integrated approach                                                                                                                                                         O’Neill Stacks RT87 .T45 B83

Palliative care : core skills and clinical competencies
O’Neill Stacks R726.8 .P3427

Palliative care nursing : quality care to the end of life
O’Neill Stacks RT87 .T45 P343

AACN protocols for practice. Palliative care and end-of-life issues in critical care
O’Neill Stacks RT120 .I5 A174

Nursing care at the end of life : palliative care for patients and families
O’Neill Stacks RT87 .T45 Z47 2006

Geriatric Nursing

The Merck Manual of Geriatrics
O'Neill Reference. RC 952.55 .M47
Comprehensive coverage of the multidiscplinary aspects of caring for the geriatric patient, including legal and ethical issues.
Encyclopedia of Elder Care
O'Neill Reference. RC 954 .E53
Collection of articles on the nursing, medical, social and psychological care of the elderly.
Management guidelines for nurse practitioners working with older adults
O'Neill RC 954 .M356
Guide for advanced practice nurses, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse case managers providing primary care for older adults.

General Texts in Adult Health

Nursing Process and Critical Thinking (O'Neill RT 41 .W57 )
Highlights the critical thinking model as applied to the nursing process.
Cecil  Medicine (O'Neill Reference. RC 46 .C423 )
Along with Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (O'Neill Reference. RC 46 .T333  and Media Center Stacks. RC 46 .T333 ) serves as the classic medical textbook.
Foundations of Nursing: Caring for the Whole Person (O'Neill Reference. RT 42 .W44 )
A holistic approach to the practice of nursing.
Nursing Practice Hospital and Home: The Adult (O'Neill RT 41 .N885 )
Nursing care of the adult patient, including those with special needs. Interactive materials are included.
Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States (O'Neill Reference. RB 113 .P67 )
Examines the physiologic mechanisms of the disease process in the different organ systems, altered health states and adaptation of the body.  CD-ROM included.
Nursing Care Plans & Documentation: Nursing Diagnoses and Collaborative Problems (O'Neill Reference RT49 .C38 )
Nursing care plans with analysis of corresponding nursing diagnosis.

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Evidence-based Nursing Care Guidelines: Medical-Surgical Interventions (O'Neill RT42 .E95 )
Integrates research and evidence-based clinical practice, with nearly 200 research-based nursing care guidelines for common medical-surgical interventions.

Clinical Decision-Making: Case Studies in Medical-Surgical Nursing (O'Neill RT81.6 .A55 )
Case studies guide the nurse in making the appropriate decision in order to provide the best patient care.
Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (O'Neill RT 41 .M488 )
Provides current medical-surgical information and expanded coverage of patient teaching, gerontology, cultural and ethical considerations, home and community care, and nursing research.

Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking in Client Care (O'Neill RT 41 .M493 )
Comprehensive text on medical and surgical nursing with a focus on critical thinking.

AccessMedicine  AccessMedicine   Online resource that provides access to more than 65 medical titles, interractive self-assessment, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content to a mobile device."


Medical-Surgical Nursing: Health and Illness Perspectives (O'Neill Reference. RT 41 .M49 )
Drawing from the theories of the health and social and behavioral sciences, provides nursing knowledge within the context of current practice.