Realities of Canadian Nursing

ISBN-10: 160913687X
ISBN-13: 9781609136871
Edition: 4th 2014 (Revised)
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Description: Realities of Canadian Nursing: Professional, Practice, and Power Issuesby Marjorie McIntyre and Elizabeth Thomlinson does more than provide an outline of nursing issues. This gold standard Canadian text prepares and inspires nursing students to  More...

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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 2/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 475
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Realities of Canadian Nursing: Professional, Practice, and Power Issuesby Marjorie McIntyre and Elizabeth Thomlinson does more than provide an outline of nursing issues. This gold standard Canadian text prepares and inspires nursing students to become engaged with and respond to the latest and most vital professional, legal, ethical, political, social, economic, and environmental issues affecting Canadian nurses. The chapters, influenced by the most influential scholars throughout Canada, explore a broad range of current issues including but not limited to the Canadian health care system, the nursing shortage, professional organizations, nursing research, nursing education, workplace realities, and societal challenges such as nursing in First Nations communities. As a unique emphasis, the authors fundamentally believe students who understand nursing issues are in the best position to make significant contributions to their resolution. In that vein, the authors critically analyze the tensions and contradictions that exist between nurses’ legislated authority to self-regulate and the changing nature and realities of nurses’ work while inspiring more nurses to influence decision making in professional associations, collective bargaining units, government, and workplace.

Contributors
Reviewers
Preface
Acknowledgments
Nurses, Nursing, and the Healthcare System
Nursing Issues: A Call to Political Action
Significance for Nurses
Significance for the Profession
Nursing Practice as Political Action
Framing the Topic
Analyzing the Issue
Barriers to Resolution
Devising Strategies for Resolution
Lobbying Strategies
Canadian Healthcare
The Importance of Understanding Canada's Healthcare "System"
The Canada Health Act (CHA)
So What Does this Mean?
What Lies Ahead?
Nurses Leading to Influence Change
Nursing Education and Healthcare in Qu�bec
Nursing Education and Research
Analysis of the Issue
Historical Questions
Socio-Cultural Questions
Political Questions
Stepping into the Future: Challenges with Health Transfer in First Nations Communities
Diversity of the First Peoples
European Relationship with First Nations
Cultural Resurgence of First Nations and Community Development
Miyupimaatissiium: Being Alive Well
Healthcare in Northern and Isolated Communities
Climate for Change: Nursing in First Nations Communities
Issues in Contemporary Nursing Leadership
Complexity Theory and Leadership
Situating the Topic: The Nature of the Issue
Articulating the Issue
Barriers to Addressing the Issue
Strategies for Addressing the Issue
Policy: The Essential Link in Successful Transformations
Policy, Politics, and Professionalism
History and Background: Perspectives on Policy
Influencing Policy
Keys to Success
The Influence of Organizational Structures and Regulation
Canadian Nurses Association and International Council of Nurses
Canadian Nurses Association: The National Voice of Nurses in Canada Since 1908
Student Members of CNA
CNA History
CNA Responds to the Challenges of 21st Century Nursing
Advancing Leadership in Health Human Resources Planning
International Policy and Development
Fostering Canadian Leadership within ICN
International Health Partnerships
Providing Leadership to Promote Quality Professional Practice Environments
Regulatory Policy
CNA Future Issues and Priorities
Nursing and the Healthcare System: Issues and Priorities
The International Council of Nurses: A Historical Perspective
Regulating Nursing
Standardization and Credentialing
The Global Shortage of Nurses
Advancing Nursing Practice
The ICN in the 21st Century
Canadian Provincial and Territorial Professional Associations and Colleges
Regulation
Regulation of Nursing
Issues in Regulation
Nurses' Unions: Where Knowledge Meets Know-How
Historical Influences
Organizing Practices of Professional Nurses
Emergence of Union Practices
Transformations in Health Care
Transformations in Unions
CNA Influences on the Move to Unionization
Changes in Nurses' Thinking About Collective Bargaining
The Gendered Nature of Issues Surrounding Collective Bargaining
Nurses' Workplaces
Collective Bargaining
Unions Today and Tomorrow
Nurses' Unions and Political Action
Bringing Research to Action
Issues Related to Knowledge Generation and Dissemination
Challenges and Change in Undergraduate Nursing Education
Framing the Topic
Analyzing the Issues
Barriers and Strategies: Issues in Perspective
Graduate Education
History of Graduate Nursing Education in Canada
Practice Realities and Challenges for Graduate-Prepared Nurses
Issues and Controversies in Graduate Education
Challenges for Graduate-Prepared Nurses
Strategies for Advancing Graduate Education
The Political Nature of Knowledge Generation and Utilization: Nursing Research in Canada
Situating the Topic
Articulating the Topic as an Issue
Analyzing the Issue: Ways of Understanding
Understanding the Relevance of Research for Nursing Practice Politically
Strategies to Address Issues of Nursing Research
Nursing, Technology, and Informatics: Understanding the Past and Embracing the Future
Relationship between Nursing and Technology
Nursing Informatics
Applications of Nursing Informatics and Technology in Practice
Issues in the Application of Biomedical Technology and Nursing Practice
Issues in the Allocation of Technology in Education
Issues in Adopting Technology in Nursing Education
Future of Technology in Education and Practice
Changing Picture: From "Medical Rounds" to Interprofessional Practice
Introduction
Significance for Nurses and for the Profession
Situating the Topic and Framing the Issue
(Further) Analyzing the Issue
Recognizing Barriers, Devising Strategies: Creating Possibilities Within Constraints
The Gendered Nature of Nursing
Articulating the Issue for Nursing
Analyzing the Issue
Barriers to and Strategies for Issue Resolution
Workplace Realities
Issues Arising from the Nature of Nurses' Work and Workplaces
The Nature of Nurses' Work
The Nature of Nurses' Workplaces
The Significance of Nurses' Work Issues
Issues Arising in Nurses' Work and Workplaces
Barriers to Resolving Work and Workplace Issues
Strategies for Resolving Work and Workplace Issues
The Nursing Shortage: Assumptions and Realities
Nature of the Nursing Shortage
Framing and Analyzing the Issue
Barriers to Resolution of the Nursing Shortage
Strategies for Resolution
Rural Nursing in Canada
Understanding the Issues
Situating the Topic: Framing the Issue
Resolution: Constraints and Possibilities
The Challenges of Holistic Nursing Practice
What is Holistic Nursing?
Holism in Nursing: 20th Century Developments
Modern Holistic Nursing: What We Can Learn from Professional Organizations
Practicing Holistic Nursing Today: Issues and Challenges
Opening Conversations: Dilemmas and Possibilities of Spirituality and Spiritual Care
Introduction to the Topic: Opening the Conversation About Spirituality
Situating the Topic: Personal and Professional Assumptions
Situating the Topic: Understanding Spiritual Practices Historically
Significance of the Topic for Nursing: Embracing the Tensions
Articulating the Topic as an Issue: Practice Dilemmas
Identifying Barriers: Furthering Our Understanding
Generating Strategies: Future Possibilities
Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing
Situating the Topic: What is Ethics?
Articulating the Issue
Analyzing Issues: Ways of Understanding
Barriers to Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
Strategies for Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
Issues in Healthcare for an Aging Population
Introduction
Situating the Topic
Framing the Issue
Appreciating Diversity in Aging and Health
Healthy Aging
Barriers to Healthy Aging
Strategies for Resolution
Orientating to Difference: Beyond Heteronormative Sexualities
Beyond Heteronormative Sexualities: Articulating the Topic for Nursing
Articulating the Topic as an Issue
Analyzing the Issue: Ways of Understanding
Barriers to Resolution
Strategies for Resolution
Environmental Health and Nursing
Historical Links between Environment and Health
Current Environmental Issues: Climate Change and Global Warming
Environmental Health Hazards
Socio-political Analysis
Strategies to Overcome Barriers
Interpersonal Violence and Abuse: Ending the Silence
The Many Forms of Interpersonal Violence
Historical Perspectives on Violence and Abuse
Statistics in the Canadian Context
Understanding Violence: Theoretical Perspectives
Impact on Health and the Healthcare System
Issues for Nurses and the Nursing Profession
Barriers to Resolution
Strategies for Resolution
Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Promise of Nursing in the 21st Century
The Promise of Nursing in the 21st Century
Persistence and Tension: Themes in Nursing's Transformation
Index

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