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Professional Issues in Nursing Challenges and Opportunities

ISBN-10: 1451128339
ISBN-13: 9781451128338
Edition: 3rd 2014 (Revised)
Authors: Carol J. Huston
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 2/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 433
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Using an approach that fosters critical thinking and values clarification, this textbook examines the full range of professional issues facing contemporary nursing. Coverage includes critical issues such as the nursing shortage, mandatory staffing ratios, violence in nursing, legal and ethical issues, plus the latest HIPAA regulations, career advancement and evaluations, and best practices for today and the future. This edition includes two NEW chapters:  1) a NEW chapter on developing effective leaders to meet 21st century healthcare challenges, and 2) a NEW chapter on the use of residencies for new graduate nurses as a transition to practice.  In addition to these exciting additions, content has been updated throughout the book to reflect cutting-edge trends in healthcare including the impact of healthcare reform, and recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This edition promises to be an integral tool to providing effective nursing care in an increasingly global, rapidly changing, technology driven world.   

Contributors
Reviewers
Preface
Furthering the Profession
Entry Into Practice: The Debate Rages On
Evidence-Based Practice
Developing Effective Leaders to Meet 21st Century Health Care Challenges
Using Simulation to Teach Nurses
Workforce Issues
The Current Nursing Shortage: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
Importing Foreign Nurses
Unlicensed Assistive Personnel and the Registered Nurse
Socialization and Mentoring
Diversity in the Nursing Workforce
New Graduate RN Transition to Practice Programs (Nurse Residencies)
Workplace Issues
Mandatory Minimum Staffing Ratios: Are They Working?
Mandatory Overtime in Nursing: How Much? How Often?
Violence in Nursing: The Expectations and the Reality
Technology in the Health Care Workplace: Benefits, Limitations, and Challenges
Medical Errors: An Ongoing Threat to Quality Health Care
Legal and Ethical Issues
Whistle-Blowing in Nursing
Impaired Nursing Practice: What Are We Doing About It?
Collective Bargaining and the Professional Nurse
Assuring Provider Competence Through Licensure, Continuing Education, and Certification
Professional Power
The Nursing Profession's Historic Struggle to Increase Its Power Base
Professional Identity and Image
Advanced Practice Nursing: The Latest Issues and Trends
Nursing, Policy, and Politics: Understanding the Connection and Importance of Getting Involved
Nursing's Professional Associations
Index

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