Professional Issues in Nursing Challenges and Opportunities

ISBN-10: 1605473952
ISBN-13: 9781605473956
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 6/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
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.

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Preface
Furthering the Profession
Entry into Practice: The Debate Rages On
Evidence-Based Practice
Blending the New Essentials of Baccalaureate Education and Distance Learning Education Models
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
Workplace Issues
Mandatory Minimum Staffing Rations: Are They Working?
Mandatory Overtime in Nursing: How Much? How Often?
Violence in Nursing: The Expectations and the Reality
Techology 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 the Issues?
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 and Public Policy: Getting Involved
Nursing's Professional Associations

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