Shaping Nursing Science and Improving Health: The Michigan Legacy chronicles the growth and development of nursing research and scholarship, and the outstanding contributions made to the discipline and the profession of nursing in the United States and beyond by the School of Nursing, University of Michigan.
The work covers selectively the development of nursing science over a period of some thirty years which was undertaken by nursing faculty and the School’s PhD Alumni. The account of the strategic development of a program of research across bio-behavioral phenomena, health promotion/risk reduction, women’s health and nursing and health care systems is instructive. Substantive contributions have been made across the selected areas; of note also is the impact of translational science on health outcomes of individuals and communities. The accounts of the purposeful development of health informatics in nursing and leadership as scholarship are also highly developed. The book is a valuable contribution to the literature on how nursing research at Michigan is helping transform the lives of patients, families and communities.
Shaké Ketefian, EdD, RN, FAAN, is an internationally recognized educator, researcher, and scholar, with over 40 years of varied contributions to nursing. Her publishing experience includes acting as author, reviewer, and editor on both the international and domestic stages; she has written or edited multiple articles, journals, books, book chapters, and monographs. Among her research and scholarly interests are research utilization to improve practice and education, ethical decision-making and improvement of practice environments, scientific integrity, knowledge development issues across cultural settings, and international nursing doctoral education. She has held many academic and academic-administrative positions at research-intensive institutions; including serving as director of doctoral and postdoctoral studies at Michigan. She is a co-founder and founding President of the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing.