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Contemporary Nursing

Contemporary Nursing - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0323069533

Cover of Contemporary Nursing 5TH 11 (ISBN 978-0323069533)
ISBN13: 978-0323069533
ISBN10: 0323069533
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 11
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2011
International: No

List price: $65.95

Contemporary Nursing - 5TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323069533

Barbara Cherry

ISBN13: 978-0323069533
ISBN10: 0323069533
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 11
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 5th Edition prepares you for the rapidly evolving world of health care. It provides a comprehensive, yet focused overview of nursing topics affecting practice and issues facing today's nurse managers and tomorrow's nurse leaders. Written by well-known educators Barbara Cherry and Susan R. Jacob, this edition is fully revised and updated, giving you the most practical, balanced preparation for the issues, trends, and management topics you'll encounter in practice. A full-color design helps illustrate concepts and enhances readability. Colorful, humorous cartoons introduce the chapter themes. Real-life Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter put nursing history and practice into perspective. Questions to Consider While Reading This Chapter reflect on the Vignettes and prepare you for the material to follow. Key Terms, Learning Outcomes, and Chapter Overviews help you study more efficiently. Coverage of leadership and management in nursing prepares you to function effectively in management roles. Coverage of career management provides strategies on how to make the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN Examination.Safe and effective decision making is emphasized with a new Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) chapter that highlights the six core quality competencies for working in a quality-focused system, plus new information on clinical practice guidelines and innovations in health care delivery. A focus on the nursing role includes new content on the jurisprudence examinations now required in many states, and additional content on contemporary ethical issues such as stem cell research, surrogate parenting, abortion, and gene typing. Coverage of teamwork and cultural sensitivity prepares you to work and communicate as team members across gender and cultural divides. Communication skills are promoted wit

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1 The evolution of professional nursing 1
2 The contemporary image of professional nursing 28
3 Theories of nursing practice 47
4 The influence of contemporary trends and issues on nursing education 63
5 Nursing licensure and certification 91
6 Financing health care and economic issues 107
7 Nursing in the ever-evolving health care system 126
8 Legal issues in nursing and health care 145
9 Ethical and bioethical issues in nursing and health care 189
10 Health policy and politics : get involved! 211
11 Cultural competency and social issues in nursing and health care 235
12 Workplace advocacy and the nursing shortage 261
13 Emergency preparedness and response for today's world 292
14 Nursing informatics and clinical information systems 313
15 Complementary and alternative healing 338
16 Nursing leadership and management 357
17 Effective communication and conflict resolution 391
18 Effective delegation and supervision 421
19 Staffing and nursing care delivery models 443
20 Nursing's role in improving the quality of health care 467
21 Nursing research 492
22 Making the transition from student to professional nurse 515
23 Managing time : the path to high self-performance 536
24 Contemporary nursing roles and career opportunities 560
25 Job search : finding your match 582
26 NCLEX-RN examination 604