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Using an approach that fosters critical thinking and values clarification, this textbook examines the full range of professional issues facing contemporary nursing. Coverage includes critical issues such as the nursing shortage, mandatory staffing ratios, violence in nursing, legal and ethical issues, plus the latest HIPAA regulations, career advancement and evaluations, and best practices for today and the future.
Table of Contents
|Furthering the Profession||p. 1|
|Entry into Practice: The Debate Rages On||p. 1|
|Evidence-Based Practice||p. 19|
|Blending the New Essentials of Baccalaureate Education and Distance Learning Education Models||p. 33|
|Using Simulation to Teach Nurses||p. 51|
|Workforce Issues||p. 71|
|The Current Nursing Shortage: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions||p. 71|
|Importing Foreign Nurses||p. 93|
|Unlicensed Assistive Personnel and the Registered Nurse||p. 117|
|Socialization and Mentoring||p. 131|
|Diversity in the Nursing Workforce||p. 145|
|Workplace Issues||p. 165|
|Mandatory Minimum Staffing Rations: Are They Working?||p. 165|
|Mandatory Overtime in Nursing: How Much? How Often?||p. 181|
|Violence in Nursing: The Expectations and the Reality||p. 197|
|Techology in the Health Care Workplace: Benefits, Limitations, and Challenges||p. 215|
|Medical Errors: An Ongoing Threat to Quality Health Care||p. 235|
|Legal and Ethical Issues||p. 259|
|Whistle-Blowing in Nursing||p. 259|
|Impaired Nursing Practice-What Are the Issues?||p. 275|
|Collective Bargaining and the Professional Nurse||p. 287|
|Assuring Provider Competence through Licensure, Continuing Education, and Certification||p. 303|
|Professional Power||p. 321|
|The Nursing Profession's Historic Struggle to Increase Its Power Base||p. 321|
|Professional Identity and Image||p. 337|
|Advanced Practice Nursing: The Latest Issues and Trends||p. 355|
|Nursing and Public Policy: Getting Involved||p. 375|
|Nursing's Professional Associations||p. 403|
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