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Advancing Your Career: Concepts of Professional Nursing



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Advance your career to the next level of professional practice with the guidance you'll find in the New Edition of this popular text. Build upon your prior nursing experiences with all of the concepts you need to progress from RN to BSN and beyond. From new and timely topics such as JCAHO's safety initiatives to health care reform and global issues, this text is ideal for pursuing ongoing education and reaching the next level of professional practice.Thoroughly revised and updated, the 5th Edition encourages you, the practicing nurse, to master the theories that are changing nursing. Apply them to the situations you'll encounter in practice today. and to the challenges in which you'll play a pivotal role in facing as a nurse tomorrow.Perfect for both classroom-based and online courses!

Table of Contents

Professional Bases for Practice
Your Professional Identityp. 2
Theory as the Basis for Practicep. 22
Evolution and Use of Formal Nursing Knowledgep. 38
Health, Illness, and Holismp. 64
Evidence-Based Practicep. 87
Critical Abilities in Professional Nursing Practice
Effective Communicationp. 108
Critical Thinkingp. 126
Working with Groupsp. 140
The Teaching-Learning Processp. 155
Managing and Leading in the Organizationp. 177
Change and Innovationp. 206
Professional Ethicsp. 227
Quality Care for Individuals, Families, and Groups
Quality and Safety in Health Carep. 242
Healthy Initiatives for At-Risk Populationp. 266
Informatics and Documenting Outcomesp. 290
Healthcare Economicsp. 309
The Politically Active Nurse: An Imperativep. 335
Healthcare Reform and Global Issuesp. 350
Expanding the Visionp. 362
Professional Nursing Organizationsp. 379
Nursing Diagnoses Categorized by Major Functional Health Patternsp. 283
Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classifications (NOC) Systemsp. 386
Indexp. 397
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