To my students, who teach me how to take theory to practice, challenge me to think outside the box, teach me how to be a better educator, and make me a better person through our learning together.
To our readers, I hope that you'll take what you need from this book and apply it in ways that move patient safety forward.
To my daughter Jianna, my son Jayden, and my brother Gerr, who challenge and inspire my thinking and being every day.
-Janice C. Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF, FAAN, FSSH
To my colleagues who see no boundaries to the contributions that the nursing profession can make, who lead us into bold new worlds, and who day after day serve as vocal patient advocates—and, when necessary, as the last line of defense to ensure that patients receive safe, high-quality care.
To my daughter Blythe, who inspires me in so many ways; my grandson Henry, through whose eyes I see new wonder in the world every day; and my husband Walter, who supports even my craziest ideas and projects.
-Beth Tamplet Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN
To David, Laura, Jake, Carla, and Michael: love you forever; love you for always.
-Mary E. (Beth) Mancini, PhD, RN, NE-BC, FAHA, FSSH, ANEF, FAAN