Summary: Now in its Seventh Edition, this broad-based text addresses the philosophical, developmental, theoretical, accountability, care delivery, and leadership issues encountered by professional nurses throughout a lifetime career. The book outlines the multidimensional roles that encompass professional nursing practice. This edition includes key updated information regarding the influence of nurses in public policy formation, changes in health care delivery, multicultural issues in profess
ional practice, and nursing practice implications of new advances in technology, management, and nursing research. Each chapter includes clinical vignettes based on real-life practice scenarios, thought-provoking questions to stimulate critical thinking, research briefs to promote the use of research in practice, and Internet exercises using current online resources.
Summary: Now in its Seventh Edition, this broad-based text addresses the philosophical, developmental, theoretical, accountability, care delivery, and leadership issues encountered by professional nurses throughout a lifetime career. The book outlines the multidimensional roles that encompass professional nursing practice. This edition includes key updated information regarding the influence of nurses in public policy formation, changes in health care delivery, multicultural issues in professional practice, and nursing practice implications of new advances in technology, management, and nursing research. Each chapter includes clinical vignettes based on real-life practice scenarios, thought-provoking questions to stimulate critical thinking, research briefs to promote the use of research in practice, and Internet exercises using current online resources. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:7TH 10 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Published: 09/29/2009 International: No
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Section I Exploring Professional Nursing
* Chapter 1 The Professional Nurse * Chapter 2 The History Behind the Development of Professional Nursing * Chapter 3 Contextual, Philosophical, and Ethical Elements of Professional Nursing * Chapter 4 Establishing Helping and Healing Relationships * Chapter 5 Patterns of Knowing and Nursing Science * Chapter 6 Nursing Models and Theories * Chapter 7 Professional Nursing Processes * Chapter 8 The Health Process and Self-Care of the Nurse
Section II The Changing Health Care Context * Chapter 9 Health Care Delivery Systems * Chapter 10 Developing and Using Nursing Knowledge Through Research * Chapter 11 Multicultural Issues in Professional Practice * Chapter 12 Professional Nurse Accountability * Chapter 13 Environmental and Global Health * Chapter 14 Community Health * Chapter 15 Informatics and Technology in Nursing Practice
Section III Professional Nursing Roles * Chapter 16 Nursing Approaches to Client Systems * Chapter 17 The Professional Nurse's Role in Teaching and Learning * Chapter 18 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing * Chapter 19 Quality Improvement and Professional Nursing * Chapter 20 The Professional Nurse's Role in Public Policy
Section IV Glimpsing the Future of Professional Nursing * Chapter 21 Career Options for Professional Nurses * Chapter 22 Development of a Professional Nursing Career * Chapter 23 Shaping the Future of Nursing
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