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Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): J. Glenn Forister, MS, PA-C, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Professions, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
J. Dennis Blessing, PhD, PA, Distinguished Teaching Professor (Retired), Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Dean (Retired), School of Health Professions, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284034646
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     248 pages      © 2016
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Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody’s Core Titles.

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition is an essential resource to help students, faculty, and practitioners understand the research process, interpret data, comprehend results, and incorporate findings into practice. From choosing a research project and developing the research process design, to systematically gathering information, analyzing, interpreting data, differentiating among conflicting results, and finally understanding the overall evaluation, Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition will ease fears and help students and practitioners develop research skills to acquire and contribute knowledge that benefits their patients.

NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION

  • NEW Chapter: Statistics in Health Care
  • NEW Chapter: Systematic Reviews
  • Heavily revised chapter on the regulatory protection of human subjects, providing readers with a comprehensive look at the workings of the institutional review board
  • Completely rewritten chapter on qualitative research
  • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter, presenting the chapter’s desired outcomes to the reader

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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, a dashboard that reports actionable data, and Teaching Tools.

Navigate 2 Advantage Access unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, a dashboard that reports actionable data, and Teaching Tools.

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  • eBook
    • Knowledge Check Questions
    • End-of-Chapter Graded Quizzes
  • Slides in PowerPoint format
  • Learning Objectives
  • Flashcards
  • Practice Activities
  • Assessments
    • Chapter Quizzes
    • Midterm
    • Final
  • Other
    • Sample Syllabus
    • Glossary

Instructor Resources

  • Instructor’s Manual
  • Lecture Outlines in PowerPoint format
  • Sample Syllabus
  • Test Bank
  • Transition Guide

Applicable Courses

Evidence-based Practice
Evidence-based Medicine and Epidemiology
Research Methods
Literature Review
Interpretation of the Literature

Part  I  Getting Started
  Chapter  1  Introduction
  Chapter  2  Regulatory Protection of Human Subjects in Research
  Chapter  3  The Research Problem
  Chapter  4  Review of the Literature
  Chapter  5  The Systematic Review
Part  II  The Research Process: Design
  Chapter  6  Methodology
  Chapter  7  Survey Research
  Chapter  8  Qualitative Research
  Chapter  9  Community-Based Participatory Research
  Chapter  10  Clinical Investigations
Part  III  The Research Process: Analysis
  Chapter  11  Data Analysis
  Chapter  12  Exploring Statistics Comparing Differences in Health Care
  Chapter  13  The Results Section
  Chapter  14  The Discussion Section
Part  IV  The Research Process: Writing and Interpretation
  Chapter  15  References
  Chapter  16  Writing and Publishing in the Health Professions
  Chapter  17  Interpreting the Literature
Appendix  Funding Research: Grants

J. Glenn Forister, MS, PA-C-Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Professions, UT Health Science Center San Antonio

J. Dennis Blessing, PhD, PA-Distinguished Teaching Professor (Retired), Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Dean (Retired), School of Health Professions, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Dennis Blessing is a graduate of Sam Houston State University (BS 1973), Wichita State University (MHS 1985), and Kansas State University (PhD 1989). He has been a physician assistant educator since 1983, holding faculty appointments at Wichita State University, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He recently retired as a distinguished teaching Professor of Physician Assistant Studies and Associate Dean, School of Health Professions, at UT Health Science Center San Antonio. He has worked clinically part time during his educational career and has experience in family medicine, rural health, Native American health, indigent health, emergency medicine, transplantation, surgery, and urology. He is a Vietnam veteran.

Dr. Blessing's contributions include serving on the boards and committees of the North Carolina and Kansas academies and committees of the Texas Academy. He was president of the Association of Physician Assistant Programs and is a member of several committees, and the advisory board for the Pedersen Research Institute. He has been a delegate to the American Academy of Physician Assistants House of Delegates, served on reference committees, the Education Council, and a research committee. Dr. Blessing has held a number of educational offices and served on a number of educational committees. He is the editor of two books; Physician Assistant's Guide to Research and Medical Literature and Clinical Problem Solving for Physician Assistants. He has over 100 publications and he has received almost a million dollars in research and training grant funds.

Dr. Blessing's honors and recognitions include; teaching awards, faculty excellence awards, leaderships awards, honor society appointments, service awards, and appointment to a faculty fellowship in the Professional Capacity Building Program of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Blessing has received the Outstanding Research Award (first recipient) from the Association of Physician Assistant Programs, Gold Award for the Best Regular Column/Contributed from the American Society for Health Care Publishers and Editors, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Duke University Physician Assistant Program, Outstanding Service Award from the Association of Physician Assistant Programs, and an Army Commendation Medal. Dr. Blessing is active in faculty development and research.

  • "It gives real-world examples and explains what historically students consider "dry" material in a refreshing way."
    ~ Wendy Fox, University of the Sciences

  • "The textbook is excellent in all chapters for students."
    ~ Paul Gammarano, Faculty, CUNY - Kingsborough

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