Advancing Your Career: Concepts for Professional Nursing

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-03
  • Publisher: F a Davis Co
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Carefully constructed interactive exercises in the book and on the Web help you to use all of your current knowledge to meet the challenges you face on the path to your new career. Outstanding Features: Encompasses all of the critical components of professional nursing practice, including effective communication - professional ethics - leadership - group theory - teaching/learning and multicultural issues. Discusses delegation and how it relates to the management of unlicensed assistive personnel. NEW! Quantum physics theory and its relevance to nursing care. NEW! Nanotechnology and genomics and how they affect nursing. NEW! A chapter on Protecting the Populace, with expanded coverage on community health issues, including bioterrorism. NEW! The American Organization of Nurse Executives and magnet status. NEW! Increased focus on data element sets and terminologies recognized by ANA and staffing issues related to safety. NEW! Updated Healthy People 2010. NEW! Coverage of domestic violence issues. NEW! The Joint Commission initiatives.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Your Professional Identityp. 1
Coping with Returning to Schoolp. 15
Theoretical Basis of Nursing Practicep. 33
What is Theory?p. 33
Evolution and Use of Formal Nursing Knowledgep. 50
Models for Health and Illnessp. 82
Evidence-Based Practicep. 103
Critical Components of Professional Nursing Practicep. 123
Effective Communicationp. 123
Working with Groupsp. 140
Critical Thinkingp. 156
Teaching-Learning Processp. 170
Leadershipp. 192
Management in Organizationsp. 206
Changep. 229
Professional Ethicsp. 250
Providing Carep. 269
Managing and Providing Carep. 269
Healthy Initiatives for At-Risk Populationsp. 289
Quality Health Carep. 315
Informatics and Computer Usep. 334
Health-Care Economicsp. 348
Protecting the Populacep. 368
The Politically Active Nurse: An Imperativep. 388
Health-Care Issues in the New Millenniump. 403
Nursing's Health-Care Agendap. 403
Expanding the Visionp. 417
Professional Nursing Organizationsp. 433
Nursing Classification Systemp. 441
Indexp. 461
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