Nursing in Today's World Trends, Issues, and Management

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/28/2007
  • Publisher: LWW
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The AJN Book of the Year award-winning textbook, Nursing in Today's World, is now in its thoroughly revised, updated Ninth Edition. This vibrant full-color text presents basic concepts underlying professional nursing along with contemporary issues affecting the profession, including educational preparation, health care finance, legal responsibilities, and ethics/bioethics. Critical thinking exercises are embedded throughout the chapters. Key terms and concepts are highlighted in bold. This edition has more critical thinking exercises, plus a new Communication feature that teaches students how to communicate effectively in difficult situations.

Author Biography

Celia Love Hartley is Professor Emerita, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California.

Table of Contents

Understanding the Health Care Environment and Its Financingp. 3
The Political Process in Society and in Nursing Organizationsp. 58
The Nursing Profession and the Communityp. 95
Exploring the Growth of Nursing as a Professionp. 126
Educational Preparation for Nursingp. 174
Nursing for the Futurep. 216
Credentials for Health Care Providersp. 250
Legal Responsibilities for Practicep. 287
Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practicep. 331
Bioethical Issues in Health Carep. 378
Understanding the World of Health Care Employmentp. 430
Initiating the Leadership and Management Rolep. 470
Working With Others for Patient Carep. 505
Leading Change and Managing Conflictp. 532
Making Professional Goals a Realityp. 556
Facing the Challenges of Today's Workplacep. 590
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