Books by Faculty

Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth: A Practical Guide

Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth: A Practical Guide by Melissa AveryEditor: Melissa D. Avery, PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Published: June 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth: A Practical Guide provides an overview of current evidence and a range of practical suggestions to promote physiologic birth within the United States healthcare system. Presenting the latest evidence available on practical approaches and minimal interventions, this book looks into clinic exam rooms and hospital labor units to investigate the possibilities for improving the pregnancy and labor experience. Contributors discuss recent research and other published information and present a range of ideas, tools, and solutions for maternity care clinicians, including midwives, nurses, physicians, and other members of the perinatal team.

An invaluable resource, Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth is a must-have practical guide for those involved in all aspects of pregnancy and birth.

Editor Bio: Melissa D. Avery, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN is Professor, Chair of the Child and Family Health Cooperative Unit, and directs the midwifery program at the University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing. She is the past president of the American College of Nursing Midwives. Dr. Avery has authored numerous articles and is nationally known for her research in midwifery and women’s health.

Person and Family Centered Care

Person and Family Centered Care by Joanne DischAuthor: Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN
Published: May 2014, Sigma Theta Tau International

Person and Family Centered Care offers a new approach that begins with the person, embraces the family, and encompasses all care delivery locations. At the forefront of this movement are authors Jane Barnsteiner, Joanne Disch, and Mary K. Walton, who present a surprisingly practical clinical reference covering a vast array of patient-care scenarios, together with effective strategies for achieving optimal outcomes. This groundbreaking text is a complete resource that ensures the needs of patients, families, and caregivers are met.

Population-Based Public Nursing Clinical Manual 2nd Edition: The Henry Street Model for Nurses

Population-Based Public Health Nursing Clinical Manual by Carolyn Garcia, Marjorie Schaffer and Patricia SchoonAuthors: Carolyn M. Garcia, PhD, MPH, RN SANE-A, Marjorie A. Schaffer, PhD, RN, Patricia M. Schoon, MPH, RN, PHN
Published: March 12, 2014, Sigma Theta Tau International

Nurses in the public health field face a daunting responsibility: monitoring and improving the well-being of entire communities. In 2001, The Henry Street Consortium was formed to better prepare nurses who were receiving bachelor's degrees to be successful in the public health field. The consortium, a public and academic collaboration in Minnesota, formulated a set of core competencies used to guide the novice public health nurse. Population-Based Public Health Nursing Clinical Manual, edited by two founding members of the consortium and an expert in the field of public health, outlines these core competencies and helps student nurses prepare for their chosen career. Part workbook, part textbook, this new publication serves as a guideline for practicing public health in the 21st century. This second edition has fully revised and updated coverage, including implementation of Healthy People 2020, intensive, evidence-based home visiting models and cultural identity assessment tools, virtual tools and resources for e-collaboration strategies and health promotion, and pathways to become a public health nurse. 

Author Bios:
Carolyn M. Garcia is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School Of Nursing and holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the School of Public Health.

Marjorie A. Schaffer is a Professor of nursing at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a founding member of the Henry Street Consortium.

Patricia M. Schoon is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota and a Clinical Instructor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She is a founding member of the Henry Street Consortium.

Family Caregiving in the New Normal

Family Caregiving in the New Normal by Joseph Gaugler and Robert KaneAuthors: Joseph E. Gaugler, PhD, Robert L. Kane, MD
Published: May 11 2015, Academic Press

Family Caregiving in the New Normal discusses how the drastic economic changes that have occurred over the past few years have precipitated a new conversation on how family care for older adults will evolve in the future.

This text summarizes the challenges and potential solutions scientists, policy makers, and clinical providers must address as they grapple with these changes, with a primary focus given to the elements that may impact how family caregiving is organized and addressed in subsequent decades, including sociodemographic trends like divorce, increased participation of women in the workforce, geographic mobility, fewer children in post-baby boom families, chronic illness trends, economic stressors, and the current policy environment.

A section on the support of caregivers includes technology-based solutions that examine existing models, personal health records, and mobile applications, big data issues, decision-making support, person-centered approaches, crowd-sourced caregiving such as blogs and personal websites that have galvanized caregivers, and new methods to combine paid and unpaid forms of care.

Integrative Nursing

Integrative Nursing by Mary Jo Kreitzer Authors: Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mary Koithan, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS;
Published: February 17, 2014, Oxford University Press

Integrative medicine is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) as well as all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

This volume is the first complete roadmap to integrative nursing, providing a step-by-step guide to assess and clinically treat conditions through a variety of combined methodologies including wellness, lifestyle enhancement, and nutrition. this text puts forth both the skills and theoretical frameworks for multidisciplinary leaders to consider and implement integrative healthcare strategies within institutions, including several case studies involving practical nursing-led initiatives.

Sections one and two cover the foundations, including principles and best practices, healing environments, whole systems healing, and measurement of outcomes. the third section outlines major areas of system management such as pain, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress, and behavioral dysfunction. the fourth and fifth sections address applications to patient populations, models of care, and models of education. the final section collects global perspectives. the academic rigor of the text is balanced by practical and relevant content that can be readily implemented into practice for both established professionals as well as students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate nursing programs.

Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Nursing

Complementary & Alternative Therapies in Nursing by Ruth Lindquist, Mariah Snyder and Mary Frances TracyAuthors: Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, FAAN (Editor), Mariah Snyder, PhD (Editor), Mary Frances Tracy, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN (Editor)
Published: November 2013, Springer Publishing Company

The seventh edition of this highly acclaimed book continues to deliver evidence-based practice guidelines for the use of complementary and alternative therapies in nursing. It is the only book about complementary/alternative therapies that is focused on nursing, has chapters that examine specific therapies along with guidance for their implementation, and addresses therapies through a cultural/international lens. It reflects the rapid expansion of research on many complementary therapies and the exponential increase in the use of these therapies in the United States and globally. This new edition satisfies the recent requirement by the AACN for knowledge of complementary therapies as essential content for BA and Post-BA programs and will assist students in their study for NCLEX-RN test items regarding complementary therapies.

New to this edition are the contributions of a new editor, Dr. Mary Frances Tracy, who is a recognized expert in the use of complementary therapies in both research and practice settings. In addition to the updating of all research-related content, the book now includes a focus on the use of alternative therapies outside of the U.S. and content on cultural therapies that nurses may encounter in clinical agencies. The book incorporates the most up-to-date information from the National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the relationship of technology to complementary therapies, updated information about precautions to be taken or interactions to note when using these therapies, instructions for the use of various therapies, and available resources and legal aspects related to the use of complementary therapies. The book includes an interactive PDF.

Bounce Forward: The Extraordinary Resilience of Nurse Leadership

Bounce Forward: The Extraordinary Resilience of Nurse Leadership by Dan Pesut and Elle Allison-NapolitanoAuthors: Dan Pesut, PhD, RN, FAAN and Elle Allison-Napolitano, PhD
Published: March 2015,

Dan Pesut co-authored “Bounce Forward: The Extraordinary Resilience of Nurse Leadership” with Elle Allison-Napolitano. The book uses real-life stories to provide nurses in all practice settings with a model and methods to cultivate the personal, professional and organizational resilience they need to achieve nursing’s vision of a transformed 21st-century health care system.

The book is broken into four sections, each illuminating the concept of leadership resilience, what it takes to become a resilient leader, how to put your leadership resilience into action and how to foster resilient organizations.

Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-based Health Care

Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships by Riane Eisler, and Teddie PotterAuthors: Riane Eisler, JD, Hon. PhD; Teddie M. Potter, PhD, RN
Published: January 10, 2014

This is the only text written exclusively from the nursing perspective, providing important aspects of patient partnership with other professional disciplines. It is designed to shift the paradigm for relationships in health care. These relationships include nurse-patient, nurse-nurse, nurse-primary provider, nurse-health care team, nurse-health care system, nurse-environment, and nurse-community/society. Shifting the paradigm will move nurses from a place of passivity to a place of informed leadership. It will allow nurses to expand their thinking from powerlessness to people of influence, shaping effective and efficient health systems. This text will teach nurses how to create hierarchies of actualization for patients, health care organizations, and communities.

Author Bios:
Riane Eisler, JD, Hon.PhD is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies. Dr. Eisler, social theorist, attorney, and author is best known for her internationally acclaimed book, The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future (1987). Dr. Eisler has written over 300 articles and has received numerous awards including the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award.

Teddie Potter, PhD, RN is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership at University of Minnesota, School of Nursing. Dr. Potter was one of the first scholars to apply Riane Eisler’s work to the nursing profession.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials by Kathryn White and Mary ZaccagniniAuthors: Kathryn W. White, DNP, RN, CRNA, Mary Zaccagnini, DNP, RN, CNS
Published: February 7, 2013

The newly revised Second Edition of The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing is the first text of its kind and is modeled after the eight DNP Essentials as outlined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Each section discusses the materials relevant to an element of the Essentials document and advises on the steps necessary to fulfill the requirements of the degree. The text is written for current DNP students as well as those considering the degree program. It also serves as a fantastic reference for professionals and those who have already completed a DNP program.

Author Bios:
Kathryn White, DNP, RN, CRNA-University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Zaccagnini, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC-Faculty Ad Honorarium, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota