Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-10-11
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science
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By focusing on the role and concepts of professional nursing, Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice, 4th Edition provides an in-depth look at nursing in the real world. Written specifically for students who are already RNs, it acknowledges the education and experience they already have while introducing new and exciting topics. The text covers everything from the history of nursing to modern issues in nursing, all of which will benefit students in the field. Current professional practice topics are covered such as political, economic, and legal issues. Discusses the role of the professional nurse and the socialization of the nurse into a professional role. Profile in Practice boxes feature real nurses sharing their experiences related to the content in the chapter. Research findings, integrated throughout, reinforce the importance of research to practice. Encourage analysis and synthesis of the material with Critical Thinking Exercises. Key Points in every chapter allow students to focus on important information. Four new chapters: Communication Skills and Techniques; Rural Health Considerations; Violence as a Health Care Problem; and Vulnerable Populations, provide an even more thorough look at nursing and health care. An expanded and revised chapter on Critical Thinking, Clinical Judgment, and the Nursing Process helps students gain a better understanding of the role of critical thinking in clinical judgment and the nursing process. An expanded Challenges in Teaching and Learning chapter compares major theories, practices, and principles of effective experiences, the role of technology in nursing, and design in teaching and learning for groups and individuals.

Table of Contents

Context of Professional Nursing Practice
The Historical Development of Professional Nursing In the United States
Pathways of Nursing Education
Socialization to Professional Nursing
Professional Nursing Roles: Focus on Nursing Case Management
Theories and Frameworks for Professional Nursing Practice
Health Policy and Planning and the Nursing Practice Environment
Economic Issues in Health Care
Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice
Communication Skills and TechniquesNEW!
Critical Thinking, Clinical Judgment, and the Nursing Process
Challenges in Teaching and Learning
Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice
Ethical Dimensions of Nursing and Health Care
Health Care Informatics
Themes in Professional Nursing Practice
Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness
Health and Health Promotion
Complementary and Alternative Practices and Products: Components of Holistic Health Care
Rural Health ConsiderationsNEW!
Violence as a Health Care ProblemNEW!
Vulnerable PopulationsNEW!
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