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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.
Celia Love Hartley is Professor Emerita, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California.
Table of Contents
|Understanding the Health Care Environment and Its Financing||p. 3|
|The Political Process in Society and in Nursing Organizations||p. 58|
|The Nursing Profession and the Community||p. 95|
|Exploring the Growth of Nursing as a Profession||p. 126|
|Educational Preparation for Nursing||p. 174|
|Nursing for the Future||p. 216|
|Credentials for Health Care Providers||p. 250|
|Legal Responsibilities for Practice||p. 287|
|Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice||p. 331|
|Bioethical Issues in Health Care||p. 378|
|Understanding the World of Health Care Employment||p. 430|
|Initiating the Leadership and Management Role||p. 470|
|Working With Others for Patient Care||p. 505|
|Leading Change and Managing Conflict||p. 532|
|Making Professional Goals a Reality||p. 556|
|Facing the Challenges of Today's Workplace||p. 590|
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