Professional Nursing - E-Book: Concepts & Challenges by Beth Black, RN, MSN, PhD

Professional Nursing - E-Book: Concepts & Challenges

byBeth Black, RN, MSN, PhD, Beth Black

Other | August 7, 2013

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Now in full-color, this best-selling, easy-to-read text introduces you to the issues and trends you're likely to encounter in any nursing practice setting. Each stand-alone chapter explores a specific topic and gives insightful discussions of issues such as the health care delivery system, professionalization in nursing, standards and scope of practice, socialization and nursing theories surrounding the profession, and political action facing nurses.

    • Case studieshelp you empathize with real patients.
  • Critical thinking questions and challengesenable you to apply chapter-relevant information to scenarios and envision a personal philosophy of nursing.
  • Evidence-based Practiceboxesoffer insight and highlight research that affects patient care.
  • News Notestie information from the text to real-life nursing situations.
  • Cultural Consideration Challengeshelp you develop cultural sensitivity and familiarize you with cultural influences.
  • Interviewboxesexplore the issues of culture and faith from the perspectives of practicing nurses.
  • NEW! Full-color designimproves the appearance of the many halftones in the text.
  • NEW! The most up-to-date information on responding to several critical and recent initiativesincludes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; the Carnegie Study -Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation; the IOM report on theFuture of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health; QSEN; and the ANA's Health System Reform Agenda.
  • NEW! Expanded content on social media's impact on nursingoffers insight into the legal issues, ethics, boundaries, and image of nursing involved in social media.
  • NEW! Increase use of nurses' narratives and real-life work exampleshelps paint an even clearer picture of the realities of nursing practice.
  • NEW! Reframing of Chapter 16Nursing's Challenge: The Call for Transformationincreases your knowledge of care of self, care of the profession, and care of the environment.

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Title:Professional Nursing - E-Book: Concepts & ChallengesFormat:OtherDimensions:400 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 7, 2013Publisher:Elsevier Health SciencesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323266290

ISBN - 13:9780323266291

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Table of Contents

  1. Nursing Today: A Time of Transformation
  2. The History and Social Context of Nursing
  3. Nursing's Pathway to Professionalism
  4. Legal Aspects of Nursing
  5. Ethics: Basic Concepts for Nursing Practice
  6. Becoming a Nurse: Defining Nursing and Socialization Into Professional Practice
  7. The Education of Nurses: On the Leading Edge of Transformation
  8. Critical Thinking, the Nursing Process, and Clinical Judgment
  9. Communication and Collaboration in Nursing
  10. Illness, Culture, and Caring: Impact on Patients, Families, and Nurses
  11. The Science of Nursing and Evidence-Based Practice
  12. Conceptual and Philosophical Bases of Nursing
  13. Nursing Theory: The Basis for Professional Nursing
  14. Health Care in the United States
  15. Political Activism In Nursing: Communities, Organizations, Government
  16. Nursing's Challenge: The Call for Transformation