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Book details
  • Genre:MEDICAL
  • SubGenre:Caregiving
  • Language:English
  • Pages:398
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781483592947
  • Paperback ISBN:9781483592930

Navigating Your Hospital Stay

A Guide Written By Expert Nurses

by Mary Beth Modic DNP APRN CNS CDE and Christina M. Canfield, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-E

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This book provides important information about how patients and their loved ones can partner with their physicians, nurses and other caregivers to optimize their hospital experience. The book is designed to provide, in one single volume, an intricate roadmap to receiving high quality, safe and comprehensive person centered care. The book is written by advanced practice registered nurses at Cleveland Clinic who describe best practices for safety, communication and self-management upon discharge.
Patients and their loved ones are the reason hospitals exists. Providing safe, compassionate and expert care is the overarching goal of your doctors, nurses and other caregivers in the hospital. Navigating Your Hospital Stay: A Guide Written by Expert Nurses was written to enhance the experience of all hospitalized patients. It was written by expert nurses who are committed to alleviating suffering, preventing complications and promoting healing in their patients. This book describes the members of the caregiving team you or your loved one may encounter, the role of the bedside nurse and why care is provided in certain ways. The goal of this book is to help you become an educated partner in your hospital stay or that of your loved one. The messages contained in this book encourage you to speak up, ask questions and offer feedback to your caregivers to assure that you or your loved one’s needs are met. The overarching theme is communication – how it is provided to you and your loved ones and how your questions, concerns and challenges are heard by members of the caregiving team.
About the author

Navigating Your Hospital Stay: A Guide Written by Expert Nurses has been written by expert nurses who want to help patients and their loved ones prepare for a hospital stay. Co-edited by Mary Beth Modic, DNP, APRN, CNS, CDE and Christina Canfield, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-E

Mary Beth Modic, DNP, APRN, CNS, CDE is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Modic’s work is concentrated on providing comprehensive diabetes care and promoting the use of empathy in communication with patients and colleagues. She has authored over 50 articles and is an internationally recognized nursing researcher and leader.

Christina M. Canfield, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-E is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and ICU Telemedicine Program Manager at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Canfield’s work has focused on care of the patient with pulmonary disease in the ICU and non-ICU setting. Her research on critical care nurses’ comfort assessing spirituality has received national attention. She has spoken on a variety of topics including recognition of physiologic decline and telemedicine at national and international conferences.


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