Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

Nancy Redeker Edits Graduate Textbook on Sleep Disorders

April 1, 2011

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practices.The comprehensive volume, Sleep Disorders and Sleep Promotion in Nursing Practice, is now available for order.

Nancy Redeker, PhD, RN, FAAN, YSN Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarly Affairs, edited the newly available textbook with Geoffry Phillips McEnany, PhD, APRN, BC, Professor of Nursing at UMass Lowell.

This is the first comprehensive, evidence-based resource for nurses on the prevention and treatment of sleep disorders, along with the promotion of healthy sleep habits. Focused on individuals and families across the lifespan and in multiple health care settings, the volume presents core knowledge, latest scientific findings, and clinical guidance for assessment and intervention.

In September 2011, the volume received four stars from Doody's Book Reviews, a service reviewing health care publications.

Reflecting the accumulated knowledge of eminent nurse scientists, the book addresses sleep as a biobehavioral human health phenomenon, from sleep disorders across the lifespan, including insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, movement disorders, circadian rhythm disorders, and narcolepsy; to the societal costs of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation; sleep promotion strategies; and directions for future research. Specific approaches to sleep promotion and sleep disorders assessment and treatment are featured. This volume will be a comprehensive resources and text for educators, students, scientists, and practitioners in the expanding field of sleep science and clinical practice.

Key features include:

  • Identifies strategies for integrating sleep promotion into patient care in diverse care settings, including specialty practices
  • Presents critical information on ethnic and racial health disparities across sleep disorders
  • Addresses strategies to incorporate sleep promoting models into the practices of academic and health care organizations
  • Designed for educators (graduate, in-service), researchers, and practitioners
  • Provides numerous web resources to support teaching, research and clinical practice.