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Nursing Experience Trends, Challenges, and Transitions

ISBN-10: 0071458263
ISBN-13: 9780071458269
Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)
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Description: This text is intended for use with associate degrees, and covers the material needed for the Introduction to Nursing Course. Attention is given to the changing role of nurses and the differences between the staff nurse and the nurse specialist.

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Book details

List price: $65.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

This text is intended for use with associate degrees, and covers the material needed for the Introduction to Nursing Course. Attention is given to the changing role of nurses and the differences between the staff nurse and the nurse specialist.

Preface
Author Profile
Acknowledgments
The Evolution of Nursing
Care of the Sick: How Nursing Began
Objectives
Care of the Sick in Early Civilizations
Christianity's Impact on Nursing
Nursing Care in Early Hospitals
The Influence of Florence Nightingale
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Nursing in the United States: American Revolution to Nursing Revolution
Objectives
The Volunteers
Nursing Education: The First 60 Years
Nursing's Early Leaders
The Nurse in Practice
Wartime Nursing
Toward a New Era: Studies and Action
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Helpful Websites for Part 1
Nursing in the Health Care Scene
The Health Care Delivery System
Objectives
What Influences Health Care?
The American People: A Time of Change
Cost, Quality, Access
Managed Care
Health Care Delivery: An Expanding Maze
Self-Care
Alternative/Complementary Medicine
Ambulatory Care
Ambulatory Care Alternatives to Institutions
Hospitals
Government Facilities
Emergency Medical Services
Home Health Care
Long-Term Care
The Caregivers: A Growing Number
Key Points
Study Questions
References
The Discipline of Nursing
Objectives
The New-Old Question: What Is Nursing?
Professions and Professionalism
What Do Nurses Do???
The Nursing Process and Classification Systems
Major Nursing Theories
Attitudes of Nurses and about Nurses
The Media Image of Nursing
The Reality: Facts, Figures, Guesses
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Helpful Websites for Part 2
Nursing Practice
Education and Research for Practice
Objectives
Program Commonalities
The Nursing Assistant
Programs for Practical Nurses
Diploma Programs
Associate Degree Programs
Baccalaureate Nursing Programs
Other Programs Leading to RN Licensure
Graduate Education
Open Curriculum Practices
Distance Education
Continuing Education
Trends and Issues in Education
Nursing Research
Responding to an Inevitable Future
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Career Opportunities
Objectives
A Time of Unlimited Opportunities
Nursing: Shortages and Surplus
What Employers Expect from a New Graduate
Hospital Patient Care Positions
Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice
Assignments for Delivering Care
Assistants to the Nurse
Differentiated Practice/The Clinical Ladder
Supplemental Staffing Agencies
Nursing in Extended and Long-Term Care Facilities
Subacute Care
Public Health/Community Health Nursing
Office Nursing
Case Management
Occupational Health Nursing
Private Duty Nursing
Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs
Opportunities in Government
Other Career Opportunities
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Leadership for an Era of Change
Objectives
Nursing Autonomy
A Leader among Leaders
Perspectives on Power
The Constancy of Change
Obstacles to the Exercise of Power
Strategies for Action
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Helpful Websites for Part 3
Nursing Ethics and Law
Ethical Issues in Nursing and Health Care
Objectives
What Creates Ethical Dilemmas?
Factors That Influence Ethical Decision Making
Guidelines for Ethical Decision Making
Common Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice
Access to Care: Ethics and Reality
Nurses as Advocates
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Patients' Rights; Students' Rights
Objectives
Patients' Rights
Informed Consent
The Right to Die
Rights of the Helpless
Rights of Patients in Research
Patient Records: Confidentiality and Availability
Other Aspects of Patients' Rights
Legal Issues Related to Reproduction
Transplants
Rights and Responsibilities of Students
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Politics and Public Policy
Objectives
Introduction to Law
The United States Legal System
The Legislative Process
Influencing the Legislative Process
Nurses and Political Action
Grassroots Lobbying
Overview of Federal Agencies
Major Legislation Affecting Nursing
What Next?
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Health Care Credentialing and Nursing Licensure
Objectives
Credentialing and Its Issues
NCSBN and ANA
Content of Nursing Practice Acts
Procedure for Obtaining a License
Issues, Developments, and Predictions
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice
Objectives
Litigation Trends in Health Care
Application of Legal Principles
Major Causes of Litigation
Legal Problems in Record-Keeping
The Problem of Short-Staffing
Standard of Care
Other Torts and Crimes
Drug Control
Good Samaritan Laws
Professional Liability (Malpractice) Insurance
In Court: The Due Process of Law
Risk Management
Avoiding Legal Problems
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Helpful Websites for Part 4
Transition into Practice
Nursing Organizations and Publications
Objectives
Diversity and Differences
Cooperative Efforts
American Nurses Association
International Council of Nurses
National Student Nurses' Association
Health-Related Organizations
The Nursing Literature
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Workplace Choices
Objectives
Basic Considerations
Professional Biographies and Resumes
Looking Over the Job Market
Sources of Information about Positions
Professional Correspondence
Personal Interview
Changing Positions
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Career Management
Objectives
Resocialization
Dealing with Reality Shock
Stress and Strain: The Persisting Occupational Hazard
The Workplace: Rights and Hazards
Collective Bargaining: The Process and the Issues
Career Mapping
As You Anticipate the Future
Key Points
Study Questions
References
Helpful Websites for Part 5
Bibliography
Appendixes
Major Studies of the Nursing Profession
Major Health Care Personnel
State Boards of Nursing (2005)
Major Nursing and Related Organizations
Specialty Certifications
Basics of Parliamentary Procedure
Distinguished Nurses of the Past: Fifty Nurses Who Made a Difference
Index

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