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Release: Feb. 14, 2000
UI nursing text cited as one of 1999's best by American Nursing Association
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A nursing text written and edited by faculty, students
and staff of the University of Iowa College of Nursing has received recognition
as one of the best of 1999 by the American Journal of Nursing in its January
issue. The book, "Life Transitions in the Older Adult: Issues for Nurses
and Other Health Professionals," was one of four cited by the journal
in the gerontological nursing category.
The book was edited by Elizabeth Swanson, Ph.D., associate professor of
nursing, and Toni Tripp-Reimer, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for nursing
research. Published by Springer Publishing Company of New York, "Life
Transitions in the Older Adult" features chapters explaining how the
various life transitions older adults face -- such as retirement, relocation
to a nursing home and the death of loved ones and friends -- relate to health
and how nurses can intervene to "facilitate positive transitions and
minimize health risks for older adults," according to the introduction
Swanson and Tripp-Reimer wrote for the book.
"We're extremely pleased to have the volume honored in this way,"
Swanson said. "It's nice recognition for the College of Nursing and for
the work our colleagues contributed."
Chapter authors and other contributors from the UI include: Perle Slavik
Cowen, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing; Lorraine T. Dorfman, Ph.D.,
professor of social work and director of the aging studies program; Lisa Skemp
Kelley, predoctoral fellow in the College of Nursing; Meridean L. Maas, Ph.D.,
professor of nursing; Janet C. Mentes, predoctoral fellow in the College of
Nursing; Carla Gene Rapp, predoctoral fellow in the College of Nursing; David
Reed, Ph.D., assistant research scientist and data analyst in the College
of Nursing; Patricia T. Riley, graduate of the College of Nursing's master's
program; Debra Schutte, predoctoral fellow in the College of Nursing; Janet
P. Specht, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing; and Kay Weiler, Ph.D., associate
professor of nursing.