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Contemporary Nursing : Issues, Trends and Management

Contemporary Nursing : Issues, Trends and Management - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0323052177

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ISBN13: 978-0323052177
ISBN10: 0323052177
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 08
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 2008
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Contemporary Nursing : Issues, Trends and Management - 4TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323052177

Barbara Cherry

ISBN13: 978-0323052177
ISBN10: 0323052177
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 08
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Popular for its comprehensive but concise overview of the issues facing nurses today, this text is designed to help you prepare for the dynamic world of modern health care. 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. Chapter features identify the most important concepts in each chapter and help you study more efficiently. Website references in every chapter direct you to online resources for additional learning. Critical Thinking Questions challenge your understanding and help you perfect your analytical skills. A NEW chapter on Budgeting Basics for Nurses prepares you for participation in the budgeting process, an increasingly common responsibility for nurses in the clinical setting. An expanded Workplace Advocacy chapter familiarizes you with the benefits and challenges of collective bargaining. New content helps you clearly identify compassion fatigue and presents strategies for prevention. Expanded coverage of nursing educational programs identifies new opportunities available to you for career growth and development. An updated chapter on the NCLEX-RN examination incorporates the 2007 NCLEX test plans to help you master the exam and become licensed. Increased emphasis on the uninsured population highlights changes to the U.S. healthcare delivery system affecting your responsibilities in professional nursing. Revised chapter organization makes content easier to grasp. Expanded Evolve resources reinforce what you've learned with Student Learning Worksheets, answers to Critical Thinking Activities, Appendices, and links to additional sources.

Table of Contents

The Evolution of Professional Nursing p. 1
The Contemporary Image of Professional Nursing p. 28
The Influence of Contemporary Trends and Issues on Nursing Education p. 43
Nursing Licensure and Certification p. 71
Theories of Nursing Practice p. 85
Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice p. 101
Paying for Health Care in America: Rising Costs and Challenges p. 123
Legal Issues in Nursing and Health Care p. 141
Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Nursing and Health Care p. 186
Cultural Competency and Social Issues in Nursing and Health Care p. 207
Complementary and Alternative Healing p. 234
Workforce Advocacy and the Nursing Shortage p. 253
Information Technology in the Clinical Setting p. 287
Emergency Preparedness and Response for Today's World p. 312
Nursing Leadership and Management p. 328
Budgeting Basics for Nurses p. 359
Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution p. 375
Effective Delegation and Supervision p. 403
Staffing and Nursing Care Delivery Models p. 423
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety p. 444
Health Policy and Politics: Get Involved! p. 467
Making the Transition from Student to Professional Nurse p. 488
Managing Time: The Path to High Self-Performance p. 509
Contemporary Nursing Roles and Career Opportunities p. 531
Job Search: Finding Your Match p. 553
NCLEX-RN Examination p. 574
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