- Subject index
This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Part IIE: Biobehavioral Manifestations of Health and Illness
The six chapters in this section on biobehavioral I manifestations of health and illness address the current state of nursing science and the clinical knowledge that has evolved for practice application. Each chapter also provides direction of future work required to advance the science.
In Chapter 19, “Management of Mobility and Altered Physical Activity,” Barbara Smith and Mary Mac Vicar provide evidence of the importance of mobility and capacity for physical activity as outcome indicators for disease and illness recovery. With the more than 35 million Americans estimated to experience some functional limitations, and with the associated economic costs, nursing research has considerable potential to have an impact on this population. ...