Realities Of Canadian Nursing: Professional, Practice, And Power Issues

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2005-08-01
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The updated Second Edition of this successful text includes the latest and most vital professional, legal, ethical, political, social, economic, and environmental issues affecting Canadian nurses. Chapters by the most influential leaders in Canadian nursing explore a broad range of current issues including the Canadian health care system, the nursing shortage, professional organizations, nursing research, nursing education, workplace realities, and societal challenges such as nursing in First Nations communities. Emphasis is on the process of articulating issues and devising strategies for resolution. Each chapter begins with critical thinking questions and ends with reflections and lists of resources, including Websites. Content updates are available at connection.lww.com.

Table of Contents

Nursing issues : a call to political actionp. 3
The nurse practitioner movement : recurring issuesp. 16
Canadian health care systemp. 29
Innovation and contemporary nursing leadershipp. 54
Health and nursing policy : a matter of politics, power, and professionalismp. 72
Policy as the lever for effecting changep. 93
International Council of Nursesp. 117
Canadian Nurses Associationp. 133
Canadian provincial and territorial professional associations and collegesp. 152
International regulation : nursing in Germany and the Netherlandsp. 169
Undergraduate education : development and politicsp. 189
Graduate educationp. 209
Nursing competence : constructing persons and a form of lifep. 227
Nursing technology and informatics : an easy or uneasy alliance?p. 244
The realities of Canadian nursing researchp. 262
Issues arising from the natures of nurses' work and workplacesp. 285
Unionization : collective bargaining in nursingp. 303
Ethical and legal issues in nursingp. 317
Issues of gender and power : the significance attributed to nurses' workp. 334
The consumer movementp. 351
Violence and abuse : ending the silencep. 365
Environmental health and nursingp. 382
When difference matters : the politics of privilege and marginalityp. 398
Challenges for the new millennium : nursing in first nations communitiesp. 415
Opening the conversation : dilemmas and possibilities of spirituality and spiritual carep. 434
Professional, practice, and power issues : thinking back, looking aheadp. 449
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