Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership (Book with Access Code)

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2012-01-06
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Second Edition takes a patient-centered, traditional approach to the topic of nursing education and professional development. This dynamic text engages students in recognizing the critical role that nurses play in health care delivery, and focuses on the five core competencies for health professions as determined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The book is divided into four sections:*The Profession of Nursing*The Healthcare Context*Core Healthcare Professional Competencies*The Practice of Nursing TodayTwo new chapters are included in this edition:*Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Illness: A Community Perspective*The Future: Transformation of Nursing Practice Through Leadership

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
The Profession of Nursingp. 1
The Development of Professional Nursing: History, the Profession, and the Nursing Education Experiencep. 3
Introductionp. 4
From Past to Present: Nursing Historyp. 4
Professionalism: Critical Professional Conceptsp. 16
Your Pursuit of a Profession: Making the Most of Your Educational Experience to Reach Graduation and Licensurep. 29
Conclusionp. 45
Chapter Highlightsp. 46
Referencesp. 48
The Essence of Nursing: Knowledge and Caringp. 53
Introductionp. 54
Nursing: How Do We Define It?p. 54
Knowledge and Caring: A Total Conceptp. 56
Scholarship in Nursingp. 63
Multiple Nursing Roles and Leadershipp. 74
Conclusionp. 77
Chapter Highlightsp. 77
Referencesp. 82
The Image of Nursing: What It Is and How It Needs to Changep. 85
Introductionp. 86
Visibility: Good or Bad?p. 86
Assessing linage and Increasing Visibilityp. 92
Initiatives Thai Impact Imagep. 94
Strategies That Impact Imagep. 95
Conclusionp. 104
Chapter Highlightsp. 105
Referencesp. 108
Nursing Education, Accreditation, and Regulationp. 111
Introductionp. 112
Nursing Educationp. 113
Types of Nursing Programsp. 122
Nursing Education Associationsp. 128
Quality and Excellence in Nursing Educationp. 129
Critical Problems: Faculty Shortage and Access to Clinical Experiencesp. 134
Lifelong Learning for the Professionalp. 135
Certification and Credentialingp. 137
Transforming Nursing Educationp. 139
Accreditation of Nursing Education Programsp. 139
Regulationp. 140
Conclusionp. 146
Chapter Highlightsp. 146
Referencesp. 151
The Healthcare Contextp. 155
Health Policy and Political Action: Critical Actions for Nursesp. 157
Introductionp. 158
Importance of Health Policy and Political Actionp. 158
Examples of Critical Healthcare Policy Issuesp. 161
The Policy-Making Processp. 165
The Political Processp. 166
Healthcare Reformp. 172
Conclusionp. 173
Chapter Highlightsp. 173
Referencesp. 175
Ethics and Legal Issuesp. 179
Introductionp. 180
Ethics and Ethical Principlesp. 180
Current Ethical Issuesp. 184
Legal Issues: An Overviewp. 190
Critical Ethical and Legal Patient-Oriented Issuesp. 194
Conclusionp. 197
Chapter Highlightsp. 197
Referencesp. 199
Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Illness: A Community Perspectivep. 201
Introductionp. 202
National Initiative to Improve the Nation's Health: Healthy People 2020p. 202
Public/Community Healthcare Delivery Systemp. 206
Disease Prevention and Health Promotionp. 211
Important Conceptsp. 213
Multiple Perspectives of Public/Community Health Servicesp. 220
Genetics: Rapid Change with Major Impact on Community Healthp. 223
Global Healthcare Concerns and International Nursingp. 224
Conclusionp. 224
Chapter Highlightsp. 224
Referencesp. 227
The Healthcare Delivery System: Focus on Acute Carep. 231
Introductionp. 232
Corporatization of Health Care: How Did We Get Here?p. 233
The Healthcare Organizationp. 234
Healthcare Providers: Who Is on the Team?p. 239
Healthcare Financial Issuesp. 242
Organizational Culturep. 249
Changes in Healthcare Deliveryp. 252
The Nursing Organization Within the Hospitalp. 253
Conclusionp. 256
Chapter Highlightsp. 257
Referencesp. 261
Core Healthcare Professional Competenciesp. 263
Provide Patient-Centered Carep. 265
Introductionp. 266
The IOM Competency: Provide Patient-Centered Carep. 266
Related Nursing Theoriesp. 273
Consumerism: How Does It Impact Health Care and Nursing?p. 274
Culture, Diversity, and Disparities in Health Carep. 277
Patient Advocacyp. 282
Care Coordination: A Plan of Carep. 282
Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgmentp. 283
Self-Management of Carep. 287
Therapeutic Use of Self in the Nurse-Patient Relationshipp. 290
Conclusionp. 293
Chapter Highlightsp. 293
Referencesp. 297
Work in Interprofessional Teamsp. 301
Introductionp. 302
The IOM Competency: Work in Interprofessional Teamsp. 302
Teamwork and Types of Teamsp. 304
Communicationp. 312
Collaborationp. 315
Coordinationp. 317
Delegationp. 319
Conflict and Conflict Resolutionp. 327
Conclusionp. 329
Chapter Highlightsp. 331
Referencesp. 334
Employ Evidence-Based Practicep. 337
Introductionp. 338
The IOM Competency: Employ Evidence-Based Practicep. 338
Nursing Researchp. 340
Evidence-Based Practicep. 347
Evidence-Based Managementp. 350
Importance of EBP to the Nursing Professionp. 351
Confusion: Difference in Research, EBP, and Quality Improvementp. 356
Applying EBP as a Studentp. 356
Conclusionp. 357
Chapter Highlightsp. 357
Referencesp. 360
Apply Quality Improvementp. 363
Introductionp. 364
The IOM Competency: Apply Quality Improvementp. 364
Safety in Health Carep. 365
Quality Health Carep. 374
Quality Improvementp. 380
Tools and Methods to Monitor and to Improve Healthcare Deliveryp. 386
Patient Outcomes and Nursing Care: We Do Make a Differencep. 389
Conclusionp. 391
Chapter Highlightsp. 391
Referencesp. 395
IOM Core Competency: Utilize Informaticsp. 399
Introductionp. 400
The IOM Competency: Utilize Informaticsp. 400
Informaticsp. 402
Documentationp. 407
A Need: Standardized Terminologyp. 410
Systems and Terminologies: Informatics Complexityp. 411
Informatics: Types and Methodsp. 412
The Future of Informatics and Medical Technologyp. 417
HIPAA: Ensuring Confidentialityp. 418
Telehealth: A Grooving Interventionp. 419
Internetp. 419
High-Touch Care Versus High-Tech Carep. 420
Conclusionp. 421
Chapter Highlightsp. 421
Referencesp. 425
The Practice of Nursing Today and in the Futurep. 427
Critical Healthcare Issue: Why Don't We Have Enough Nurses?p. 429
Introductionp. 430
Workforce Profile: Current and Entering Nursesp. 430
The Nursing Shortagep. 434
Staffing: Impact on Care and the Nursing Shortagep. 435
Staffing: What a New Nurse Needs to Knowp. 436
Recruitmentp. 441
Retentionp. 442
Strategies to Resolve the Shortagep. 444
Creating a Healthy Work Environment: Retaining Nursesp. 448
Career Development-First Step: First Nursing Positionp. 451
Conclusionp. 456
Chapter Highlightsp. 456
Referencesp. 460
The Future: Transformation of Nursing Practice Through Leadershipp. 463
Introductionp. 464
Leadership in Nursingp. 464
Scope of Practice: A Profession of Multiple Settings, Positions, and Specialtiesp. 468
Advanced Nurse Practitioners: Changing Scope of Practicep. 471
Professional Practice Modelsp. 472
Impact of Legislation/Regulation/Policy on Nursing Leadership and Practicep. 475
Economic Value and the Nursing Professionp. 476
The Nursing Work Environmentp. 477
Quality Improvement and Nursing Leadershipp. 479
Moving the Profession Forward: Students Are the Future of Nursingp. 483
Conclusionp. 484
Chapter Highlightsp. 485
Referencesp. 487
Glossaryp. 489
Indexp. 499
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