Issues and Trends in Nursing

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-15
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Issues and Trends in Nursing synthesizes the scientific, technical, ethical, and organizational issues that are essential for nurses to understand in order to work in today’s ever-evolving healthcare arena. Arranged into four major units to provide a comprehensive examination of issues impacting the nursing metaparadigm—person, environment, health, and nursing, this relevant, timely text covers issues pertinent to everyday practice, including safety, confidentiality, technology, regulatory compliance, and global health.

Table of Contents

The Nursing Profession
History of Nursingp. 1
Nursing Education: Past, Present, Futurep. 27
Understanding the NCLEX-RNp. 63
Nursing Licensure and Certificationp. 87
Professional Nursing Organizationsp. 105
Interprofessional Issues: Collaboration and Collegialityp. 119
The Environment and Nursing Practice
The Global Nursing Workforcep. 135
The Culture of Safetyp. 167
Performance Outcomes in Healthcarep. 193
Healthcare Deliveryp. 217
Evidence-Based Nursing Practicep. 237
Emergency Planning and Responsep. 261
The Person in Health Care
Addressing Primary Prevention and Education in Vulnerable Populationsp. 287
Cultural Diversity and Carep. 321
Ethical Decision Making and Moral Choicesp. 345
Legal Issues in Nursingp. 361
Policy and Political Activismp. 397
Health and Nursing Issues
Urban Healthcare Issuesp. 419
Nursing and Rural Healthcare Issuesp. 447
Informatics and Healthcare Technologyp. 473
The Transition into Nursing Practicep. 503
The Future of Nursing in Health Carep. 539
Code of Ethics for Nursesp. 557
American Nurses Association Constituent Member Associationsp. 561
State Boards of Nursingp. 569
Professional Nursing Organizationsp. 577
Indexp. 581
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