HealthDecember 27, 2019

Wolters Kluwer, American Journal of Nursing announce winners for 2019 Book of the Year Awards

Wolters Kluwer, Health and the American Journal of Nursing today announced the winners of the annual AJN Book of the Year Awards honoring exceptional digital and print texts for advancing healthcare quality.

“Now in its 50th year, the AJN Book of the Year Awards is a time-honored tradition that celebrates the very best in nursing publishing and helps faculty in their search for high-quality teaching materials to support health education,” said Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN, Editor in Chief of AJN.

The AJN Book of the Year program is a prestigious competition that garners the attention of the nursing community and supporting healthcare publishers. Since 1969, AJN has announced its annual list of the best in nursing publishing. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges ranging from college professors to clinicians to nursing executives.

Awards are given for first, second and third place in 20 categories. This year’s first place winners are:

  • Adult Primary CareWilliams’ Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy by Eleanor D. Schlenker and Joyce Gilbert. 12th edition
  • Advanced Practice NursingOxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing edited by Betty Rolling Ferrell and Judith A. Paice. 5th edition
  • Child HealthSexuality in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood by Raymond Montemayor.
  • Community/Public HealthThe Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know by Yngvild Olsen and Joshua M. Sharfstein.
  • Consumer HealthWell: What We Need To Talk About When We Talk About Health by Sandra Galea.
  • Creative WorksLearning to Heal: Reflections on Nursing School in Poetry and Prose edited by Jeanne Bryer and Cortney Davis.
  • Critical Care-Emergency NursingThe 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes by Tim Phalen and Barbara Aehlert. 4th
  • Digital ProductsDavis Edge for Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care by Kathryn Rudd and Diane M. Kocisko. 2nd
  • Environmental HealthUrban Health by Sandra Galea, Catherinke K. Ettman and David Vlahov.
  • Gerontologic NursingCase Studies in Geriatric Primary Care and Multimorbidity Management by Karen L. Dick and Terry Mahan Buttaro.
  • History and Public PolicyPolicy and Politics for Nurses and Other Health Professionals: Advocacy and Action by Donna M. Nickitas, Donna J. Middaugh and Veronica D. Feeg. 3rd
  • InformaticsNursing Informatics for the Advanced Practice Nurse: Patient Safety, Quality, Outcomes, and Interprofessionalism by Susan McBride and Mari Tietze. 2nd
  • Maternal-Child Health/Prenatal Nursing/ChildbirthThe Maternal Health Crisis in America: Nursing Implications for Advocacy and Practice by Barbara A. Anderson and Lisa R. Roberts.
  • Medical-Surgical NursingMastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success by Beth Tamplet Ulrich. 2nd
  • Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional DevelopmentThe Influence of Psychological Trauma in Nursing by Karen J. Foli and John R. Thompson.
  • Nursing Management and Leadership: Leadership and Management Competence in Nursing Practice: Competencies, Skills, Decision-Making edited by Audrey Marie Beauvais.
  • Nursing ResearchWriting the Literature Review: A Practical Guide by Sara Efrat Efron and Ruth Ravid.
  • Palliative Care and HospiceOxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing edited by Betty Rolling Ferrell and Judith A. Paice. 5th
  • Professional IssuesMoral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare edited by Cynda Hylton Rushton.
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health NursingThe Influence of Psychological Trauma in Nursing by Karen J. Foli and John R. Thompson.


The full list of winners appears in the January 2020 issue of AJN.

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