Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge To Professional Nursing Practice

Other | September 27, 2013

byElizabeth E. Friberg, Elizabeth E. Friberg, Joan L. Creasia

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Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice, 5th Editionprovides the background you need to succeed in your role as a professional nurse. It discusses the concepts that define the nursing profession, covering everything from the history of nursing to current challenges in the profession. Expert educators Joan L. Creasia, PhD, RN, and Elizabeth E. Friberg, MSN, RN, bring together the best minds of nursing for an in-depth look at the profession's major theories, practices, and principles.

  • Vignettes, each written by a practicing nurse, open each chapter with a specific scenario and application of professional behaviors.
  • Critical Thinking Exercisesat the end of each chapter help you to use and apply what you've learned.
  • Objectivesat the beginning of each chapter provide a framework for study.
  • Key pointsat the end of each chapter help you focus on important information.
  • NewPatient Safetychapterprepares you for expanded nursing responsibility for patient safety, adherence to regulatory requirements of the Joint Commission, and the implementation of best practices to create health care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered.
  • NewGenetics and Genomics in Professional Nursingchapterdefines the nurse's role in family history assessment and genetic testing, explains how genetic testing is used in clinical practice, and identifies ethical issues related to this emerging practice.

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Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice, 5th Editionprovides the background you need to succeed in your role as a professional nurse. It discusses the concepts that define the nursing profession, covering everything from the history of nursing to current challenges in the profession. Expert educators Joan L....

Format:OtherDimensions:464 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 27, 2013Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0323266207

ISBN - 13:9780323266208

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Context of Professional Nursing Practice1. Historical Development of Professional Nursing in the United States 2. Pathways of Nursing Education 3. Socialization to Professional Nursing 4. Professional Nursing Roles 5. Theories and Frameworks for Professional Nursing Practice 6. Health Policy and Planning and the Nursing Practice Environment 7. Economic Issues in Nursing and HealthcarePart II: Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice8. Communication Skills and Techniques 9. Critical Thinking, Clinical Judgment, and the Nursing Process 10. Challenges in Teaching and Learning 11. Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice 12. Ethical Dimensions of Nursing and Health Care 13. Health Care InformaticsPart III: Themes in Professional Nursing Practice14. Diversity in Health and Illness 15. Health and Health Promotion 16. Genetics and Genomics in Professional Nursing 17. Rural Health Concepts 18. Intimate Partner Violence as a Health Care Problem 19. Vulnerable Populations 20. Patient Safety