Professional Issues in Nursing Challenges and Opportunities

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-01
  • Publisher: LWW
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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

Contributorsp. v
Reviewersp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Furthering the Professionp. 1
Entry into Practice: The Debate Rages Onp. 1
Evidence-Based Practicep. 19
Blending the New Essentials of Baccalaureate Education and Distance Learning Education Modelsp. 33
Using Simulation to Teach Nursesp. 51
Workforce Issuesp. 71
The Current Nursing Shortage: Causes, Consequences, and Solutionsp. 71
Importing Foreign Nursesp. 93
Unlicensed Assistive Personnel and the Registered Nursep. 117
Socialization and Mentoringp. 131
Diversity in the Nursing Workforcep. 145
Workplace Issuesp. 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 Realityp. 197
Techology in the Health Care Workplace: Benefits, Limitations, and Challengesp. 215
Medical Errors: An Ongoing Threat to Quality Health Carep. 235
Legal and Ethical Issuesp. 259
Whistle-Blowing in Nursingp. 259
Impaired Nursing Practice-What Are the Issues?p. 275
Collective Bargaining and the Professional Nursep. 287
Assuring Provider Competence through Licensure, Continuing Education, and Certificationp. 303
Professional Powerp. 321
The Nursing Profession's Historic Struggle to Increase Its Power Basep. 321
Professional Identity and Imagep. 337
Advanced Practice Nursing: The Latest Issues and Trendsp. 355
Nursing and Public Policy: Getting Involvedp. 375
Nursing's Professional Associationsp. 403
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