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Contemporary Nursing - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0323029681

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Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2005
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Contemporary Nursing - 3RD 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323029681

Barbara Cherry and Susan R. Jacob

ISBN13: 978-0323029681
ISBN10: 032302968X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Now in full color, this 3rd edition prepares nursing students to meet today's top challenges, including information technology, disaster management, cultural awareness, and the changing health care delivery system. It provides a comprehensive overview of historic and current trends and issues, all of which help to define new nurses' roles and responsibilities. Integrating human behavior with mastery of concepts and technical skills, this is an ideal resource for students moving into the nursing profession. Instructor resources available.

Key Features

  • Contributing authors are nationally recognized scholars and experts in their fields.
  • Real-life vignettes open each chapter, depicting the chapter content and piquing student interest. These case studies are followed by key terms and learning objectives.
  • Expanded chapter on Complementary and Alternative Healing focuses on including these increasingly popular therapies into traditional patient care.
  • Current issues are examined, such as the nursing shortage, ethical and bioethical issues, legal issues, workplace advocacy, and cultural competency.
  • Leadership and Management in Nursing unit expands coverage of essential skills including how to communicate effectively, how to resolve conflicts, how to supervise, and how to delegate.
  • Career Management unit offers information about career opportunities, job hunting, time management, and preparing for the NCLEX® exam.
  • Evidence-based research is stressed throughout.
  • Critical Thinking questions provoke thought and help your students apply what they've learned.

New to this Edition

  • A full-color design.
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response to Today's World chapter equips students with the competencies needed to research, prepare, and react to disasters.
  • Nursing in the Evolving Health Care Delivery System chapter has been carefully revised to reflect factors that are forcing significant changes, such as the innovations in technology.

Table of Contents

Unit I The Development of Nursing

Chapter 1 The Evolution of Professional Nursing
Chapter 2 The Contemporary Image of Professional Nursing
Chapter 3 Theories of Nursing Practice
Chapter 4 The Influence of Contemporary Trends and Issues on Nursing Education
Chapter 5 Nursing Licensure and Credentialing

Unit II Current Issues in Health Care

Chapter 6 Financing Health Care and Economic Issues
Chapter 7 Nursing in the Evolving Health Care Delivery System (SIGNIFICANTLY REVISED!)
Chapter 8 Legal Issues in Nursing and Health Care
Chapter 9 Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Nursing and Health Care
Chapter 10 Health Policy and Political Issues: Get Involved!
Chapter 11 Cultural Competency and Social Issues in Nursing and Health Care
Chapter 12 Workplace Advocacy and the Nursing Shortage
Chapter 13 Emergency Preparedness and Response to Today's World (NEW!)
Chapter 14 Nursing Informatics and Clinical Information Systems
Chapter 15 Complementary and Alternative Healing

Unit III Leadership and Management in Nursing

Chapter 16 Nursing Leadership and Management
Chapter 17 Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution
Chapter 18 Effective Delegation and Supervision
Chapter 19 Staffing and Nursing Care Delivery Models
Chapter 20 Nursing's Role in Improving the Quality of Health Care
Chapter 21 Nursing Research

Unit IV Career Management

Chapter 22 Making the Transition from Student to Professional Nurse
Chapter 23 Managing Time: The Path to High Self Performance
Chapter 24 Contemporary Nursing Roles and Career Opportunities
Chapter 25 Job Search: Finding Your Match
Chapter 26 NCLEX Examination

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