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UI nursing professor's book to be distributed in Latin America, Spain
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A book written by a faculty member in the University of
Iowa College of Nursing has been slated for distribution throughout Latin
America and Spain, which is unusual for a nursing text.
Diane L. Huber, a UI associate professor of nursing, had her book "Leadership
and Nursing Care Management," published in the U.S. in 1996. The book
was originally published by the W.B. Saunders Company, but its world rights
for translation and distribution were purchased by McGraw Hill Inter-Americana
"It's fairly unusual, especially for a nursing text," Huber says
of the distribution. "I'm guessing it will fill a niche for them."
Huber says publication will most likely take place in a year and a half,
after translation of the book into Spanish is complete. This is the first
book Huber has had translated into a foreign language.
Huber wrote the book as a text for undergraduates. However, since its publication
the book has been used in both undergraduate and graduate classrooms, she
says. The book "meshes the ideas of leadership and care management and
attempts to blend them into the roles of the nurse," Huber says.
Mixing leadership and care management is extremely important in light of
current health care changes, Huber says, and will continue to be important.
Huber says she wrote the book because there had not been a good text published
about the subject.
In addition to her duties in the College of Nursing, Huber serves as adjunct
director of nursing at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.