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Nursing in Today's World : Challenges, Issues, and Trends

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ISBN13:

9780781724555

ISBN10:
0781724554
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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Summary

Shoreline Community College, Seattle, WA. Brandon/Hill Nursing list selection (#208). An informative nursing textbook addressing the full spectrum of concepts in nursing as a profession, including the most current trends and issues. Includes discussion of evidence-based practice and NCLEX preparation. Previous edition: c1998. Softcover. DNLM: Nursing--trends--United States.

Table of Contents

UNIT I Economic and Political Aspects of Health Care Delivery 1(118)
Understanding the Health Care Environment
2(43)
Objectives
2(1)
Classification of Health Care Agencies
3(6)
Understanding Today's Hospital
9(4)
The Long-Term Care Facility
13(4)
Ambulatory Care Settings
17(1)
Community Agencies
18(2)
Colleagues in Health Care
20(11)
Issues Related to Individual Health Professions
31(3)
Alternative Health Care
34(11)
Key Concepts
42(3)
Health Care Finance and Control
45(35)
Objectives
45(2)
Financing Health Care for Individuals
47(8)
Managing the Rising Costs of Health Care
55(11)
Access to Health Care
66(3)
Maintaining Quality in the Health Care System
69(4)
Power in the Health Care System
73(4)
Continuing Concerns in the Health Care System
77(3)
Key Concepts
77(3)
The Political Process and the Nursing Profession
80(39)
Objectives
80(1)
Relevance of the Political Process for Nurses
81(1)
Influencing the Political Process
82(12)
The Federal Government's Role in Health Care
94(4)
State-Level Legislative Concerns
98(2)
Local Political Concerns
100(1)
Health Care Reform
100(2)
Nursing Organizations
102(17)
Key Concepts
116(3)
UNIT II Appreciating the Development of Nursing as a Profession 119(134)
Exploring Nursing's Origins
120(43)
Objectives
120(1)
Health Care in Ancient Cultures
121(9)
Historical Perspectives of Nursing
130(8)
The Nightingale Influence
138(2)
The Military Influence
140(6)
Early Schools in the United States
146(7)
The Beginning of Nursing Organizations
153(2)
The Development of Hospitals in the United States
155(5)
The American Hospital Association
160(3)
Key Concepts
160(3)
The Development of Nursing as a Profession
163(41)
Objectives
163(1)
Nursing Defined
164(6)
Characteristics of a Profession
170(5)
Differentiating Between the Terms ``Profession'' and ``Professional''
175(1)
The Image of Nursing Today
176(4)
Studies for and About Nursing
180(9)
Defining a Language for Nursing
189(5)
Traditions in Nursing
194(10)
Key Concepts
199(5)
Educational Preparation for Nursing
204(49)
Objectives
204(2)
The Nursing Assistant
206(1)
Practical Nurse Education
207(2)
Diploma Education
209(1)
Associate Degree Education
210(4)
Baccalaureate Education
214(2)
Master's and Doctoral Programs That Prepare for Licensure
216(2)
Similarities Among Entry-Level Programs
218(3)
Other Forms of Nursing Education
221(4)
Nursing Education at the Graduate Level
225(1)
Articulated Programs
226(2)
Nondegree Programs
228(1)
Residencies and Structured Orientation for the New Graduate
228(2)
Factors Influencing Nursing Education
230(5)
Differentiated Practice
235(4)
Forces for Change in Nursing Education
239(6)
Continuing Education
245(8)
Key Concepts
249(4)
UNIT III Legal and Ethical Responsibility and Accountability for Practice 253(188)
Credentials for Health Care Providers
254(42)
Objectives
254(1)
Types of Credentials in Health Care
255(4)
The History of Credentialing in Nursing
259(3)
Current Nursing Licensure Laws
262(8)
Obtaining a Nursing License
270(9)
Multistate Licensure
279(3)
Revocation or Limitation of a License
282(1)
Sunset Laws
283(1)
Licensure of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
283(1)
International Nursing Licensure
284(1)
Certification in Nursing
285(5)
The Future of Credentialing in Health Care
290(6)
Key Concepts
293(3)
Legal Responsibilities for Practice
296(45)
Objectives
296(2)
Sources of Law
298(2)
Other Factors Affecting Legal Decisions
300(2)
Classification of Laws
302(1)
Criminal Law and Nursing
303(1)
Civil Law and Nursing
304(5)
Liability
309(1)
Liability Insurance
309(3)
National Data Bank
312(1)
Legal Issues Common in Nursing
313(17)
Factors That Contribute to Malpractice Claims
330(2)
Preventing Malpractice Claims
332(2)
Elements of a Legal Action
334(1)
The Nurse as Witness
335(6)
Key Concepts
338(3)
Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice
341(51)
Objectives
341(1)
Understanding the Concept of Ethics
342(3)
Basic Ethical Concepts
345(7)
Ethical Theories
352(2)
Factors That Influence Ethical Decision Making
354(12)
Factors in the Work Environment That Affect Ethical Decision Making
366(2)
A Framework for Ethical Decision Making
368(2)
Specific Ethical Issues Related to the Profession of Nursing
370(22)
Key Concepts
387(5)
Bioethical Issues in Health Care
392(49)
Objectives
392(1)
Major Areas Where Bioethics Are Applied
393(2)
The Human Genome Project
395(4)
Bioethical Issues Concerning the Beginning of Life
399(14)
Bioethical Issues Concerning Death
413(13)
Additional Bioethical Concerns
426(15)
Key Concepts
436(5)
UNIT IV Career Opportunities and Professional Growth 441(90)
Beginning Your Career as a Nurse
442(48)
Objectives
442(1)
Employment Opportunities Today
443(2)
Competencies of the New Graduate
445(5)
Personal Career Goals
450(2)
Making Goals Reality
452(17)
Problems Experienced by Nurses in the Workplace
469(7)
Discrimination in Nursing
476(4)
Workplace Safety and Health for Nurses
480(10)
Key Concepts
486(4)
Preparing for Workplace Participation
490(41)
Objectives
490(2)
Understanding Organizations
492(2)
Authority, Responsibility, and Accountability
494(2)
Organizational Relationships
496(3)
Shared Governance
499(2)
Patterns of Nursing Care Delivery
501(4)
Delegation
505(3)
Collective Bargaining
508(23)
Key Concepts
527(4)
Appendices 531(26)
Index 557


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