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Carefully constructed interactive exercises in the book and on the Web help you to use all of your current knowledge to meet the challenges you face on the path to your new career. Outstanding Features: Encompasses all of the critical components of professional nursing practice, including effective communication - professional ethics - leadership - group theory - teaching/learning and multicultural issues. Discusses delegation and how it relates to the management of unlicensed assistive personnel. NEW! Quantum physics theory and its relevance to nursing care. NEW! Nanotechnology and genomics and how they affect nursing. NEW! A chapter on Protecting the Populace, with expanded coverage on community health issues, including bioterrorism. NEW! The American Organization of Nurse Executives and magnet status. NEW! Increased focus on data element sets and terminologies recognized by ANA and staffing issues related to safety. NEW! Updated Healthy People 2010. NEW! Coverage of domestic violence issues. NEW! The Joint Commission initiatives.
Table of Contents
|Your Professional Identity||p. 1|
|Coping with Returning to School||p. 15|
|Theoretical Basis of Nursing Practice||p. 33|
|What is Theory?||p. 33|
|Evolution and Use of Formal Nursing Knowledge||p. 50|
|Models for Health and Illness||p. 82|
|Evidence-Based Practice||p. 103|
|Critical Components of Professional Nursing Practice||p. 123|
|Effective Communication||p. 123|
|Working with Groups||p. 140|
|Critical Thinking||p. 156|
|Teaching-Learning Process||p. 170|
|Management in Organizations||p. 206|
|Professional Ethics||p. 250|
|Providing Care||p. 269|
|Managing and Providing Care||p. 269|
|Healthy Initiatives for At-Risk Populations||p. 289|
|Quality Health Care||p. 315|
|Informatics and Computer Use||p. 334|
|Health-Care Economics||p. 348|
|Protecting the Populace||p. 368|
|The Politically Active Nurse: An Imperative||p. 388|
|Health-Care Issues in the New Millennium||p. 403|
|Nursing's Health-Care Agenda||p. 403|
|Expanding the Vision||p. 417|
|Professional Nursing Organizations||p. 433|
|Nursing Classification System||p. 441|
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