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Practical Nursing Sources: Books + eBooks

Open Textbooks

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Open Textbooks, falling under Open Educational Resources, are always being developed and thus a work in progress. Please check back soon for any updates posted here for textbooks specific to this subject area. I list available texts in this box.

Open Health Collections

Open Textbooks for Health (mix of topics/subject areas)

MERLOT Health Science Community -- Open Textbooks here (useful book list)


                          Source: Nursing OER Scan. Retrieved 24 March 2020. https://www.ecampusontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-03-nursing-oer-environmental-scan-summary-report-en-v1.pdf



Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan – 1st Canadian edition https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=c6b6aebc9b95-41ef-9479-1fc54902504d

Medicines by Design https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=5db402f0- 2b60-43b7-80d4-00af06d9e8a6

Microbiology https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=f3056d83- e290-46d7-b4c1-71646bc2f506

Organic Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=5eb19909- 44f1-490a-80f4-bb799a4a48bc

Anatomy & Physiology: OpenStax https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=89e10cae3d8d-43f4-9a10-fe79fe1f3e8d

Handbook of eHealth Evaluation: An Evidence based Approach https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=99a24fa3- 4f68-4ce5-bc25-b7c62f74e674

Human Nutrition https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=c233f098- 3c87-4eb2-9b34-9f00dcaa8675

Health Case Studies https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=67482da5- 6523-45d1-8c31-0450711c8ead

Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=3805e950- ce2b-4300-bd23-2d9a6e462b72

Introductory Statistics: OpenStax https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=70aafbd0- 33c9-4b35-a3e8-7dbca33307e1

The European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Textbook for Nurses: Under the Auspices of EBMT http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=1002163;keyword=nursing

A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=1001613;keyword=nursing

Homelessness & Health in Canada http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=515362

Care in Healthcare: Reflections on Theory and Practice https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61291-1

Handbook of Life Course Health Development https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47143-3

Rethinking Health Care Ethics https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0830-7

Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23847-0

Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing https://www.uregina.ca/open-access/open-textbooks/titles/nursing.html

Clinical procedures for safer patient care https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/catalogue/item/?id=a10c1fb8-d745- 438a-8a21-c92c854abd11

Books + eBooks

Possible Topics

Use the NC Libraries Catalogue Search for books and media resources using the following Subject Headings:


Practical Nursing

Evidence-based Nursing

Health Occupations

Nursing Care

Medical Ethics

Medical Personnel

Medical Care

Public Health

Medical Policy

Preventative Health Services



Nursing Ethics

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