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Like the previous editions of Leddy and Pepper's Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing, the Seventh Edition provides a broad-based presentation that addresses the philosophical, developmental, theoretical, accountability, care delivery, and leadership issues encountered by professional nurses throughout a lifetime career. The book outlines the multidimensional roles that encompass professional nursing practice. This edition includes key updated information regarding the influence of nurses in public policy formation, changes in health care delivery, multicultural issues in professional practice, and nursing practice implications of new advances in technology, management, and nursing research. Clinical vignettes based on real-life scenarios illustrate key concepts in each chapter while offering an opportunity to prepare for future professional challenges. From Theory to Practice questions offer a way to link key chapter points to daily practice. To stimulate critical thinking and classroom discussion, questions for reflection are interspersed throughout each chapter. Research briefs appear in chapters when applicable to promote the use of research in clinical practice. Updated Internet exercises provide current online resources to expand knowledge related to each chapter.
Table of Contents
Section I Exploring Professional Nursing
Chapter 1 The Professional Nurse Chapter 2 The History Behind the Development of Professional Nursing Chapter 3 Contextual, Philosophical, and Ethical Elements of Professional Nursing Chapter 4 Establishing Helping and Healing Relationships Chapter 5 Patterns of Knowing and Nursing Science Chapter 6 Nursing Models and Theories Chapter 7 Professional Nursing Processes Chapter 8 The Health Process and Self-Care of the Nurse
Section II The Changing Health Care Context
Chapter 9 Health Care Delivery Systems Chapter 10 Developing and Using Nursing Knowledge Through Research Chapter 11 Multicultural Issues in Professional Practice Chapter 12 Professional Nurse Accountability Chapter 13 Environmental and Global Health Chapter 14 Community Health Chapter 15 Informatics and Technology in Nursing Practice
Section III Professional Nursing Roles
Chapter 16 Nursing Approaches to Client Systems Chapter 17 The Professional Nurse's Role in Teaching and Learning Chapter 18 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing Chapter 19 Quality Improvement and Professional Nursing Chapter 20 The Professional Nurse's Role in Public Policy
Section IV Glimpsing the Future of Professional Nursing
Chapter 21 Career Options for Professional Nurses Chapter 22 Development of a Professional Nursing Career Chapter 23 Shaping the Future of Nursing