Realities of Canadian Nursing Professional, Practice, and Power Issues

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-23
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The updated Third Edition of this successful Canadian 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. The third edition includes the inclusion of coverage of evidence-based nursing, and updates to current legislation and policies.

Table of Contents

Nurses, Nursing, and the Healthcare Systemp. 1
Nursing Issues: A Call to Political Actionp. 3
Significance for Nursesp. 5
Significance for the Professionp. 5
Nursing Practice as Political Actionp. 6
Framing the Topicp. 7
Analyzing the Issuep. 8
Barriers to Resolutionp. 10
Devising Strategies for Resolutionp. 10
Summaryp. 14
Rural Nursing in Canadap. 17
Situating the Topic: Framing the Issuep. 18
Understanding the Issuesp. 19
Resolution: Constraints and Possibilitiesp. 26
Summaryp. 28
Canadian Healthcare Systemp. 34
The Importance of Understanding Canada's Healthcare Systemp. 35
The Canada Health Actp. 35
So What does this Mean?p. 47
What Lies Ahead?p. 49
Nurses Leading to Influence Changep. 50
Summaryp. 51
Issues in Contemporary Nursing Leadershipp. 56
Situating the Topic: The Nature of the Issuep. 57
Historical Analysisp. 60
Social Analysisp. 60
Economic Analysisp. 61
Ethical Analysisp. 61
Political Analysisp. 61
Barriers to Resolving the Issuep. 62
Strategies to Resolving the Issuep. 62
Summaryp. 66
Health and Nursing Policy: A Matter of Politics, Power, and Professionalismp. 68
Policy, Politics, Power, and Professionalismp. 69
History and Background: Perspectives on Policyp. 72
Conceptualizing the Policy Design Processp. 81
Impact on Nursing: The Relevance of a Nursing Perspectivep. 84
Future Implications: Challenges and Strategiesp. 85
Summaryp. 87
Policy: The Essential Link in Successful Transformationsp. 91
The Challenge: Avoiding Critical Situationsp. 93
High-Quality Evidencep. 95
Effective Research-Policy Linkagesp. 96
Planned Change: Why does it Happen...Or Not?p. 97
Policy Cyclep. 99
Political Acumen: The Drive Behind Policymakingp. 104
Overcoming Barriers: Lessons from those Who have Walked Beforep. 106
Overcoming Barriers and Initiating Actionp. 108
Summaryp. 109
Regulatory Powerp. 115
The Canadian Nurses Association and the International Council of Nursesp. 117
The Canadian Nurses Association: The National Voice of Nurses in Canada since 1908p. 118
CNA's Strategic Responses to Priorities and Challenges Confronting Canadian Nursing in the 21st Centuryp. 123
The International Council of Nurses: A Historical Perspectivep. 135
The ICN in the 21st Centuryp. 142
Summaryp. 143
Canadian Provincial and Territorial Professional Associations and Collegesp. 147
Regulationp. 148
Regulation of Nursingp. 149
Issues in Regulationp. 152
Summaryp. 163
The NP Movement: Recurring Issuesp. 166
Situating the Topic: The Nature of the Issuep. 167
Articulating the Topic as an Issuep. 167
Analyzing the Issue: Ways of Understandingp. 167
Barriers to Resolutionp. 173
Strategiesp. 175
Summaryp. 176
Glossary of Termsp. 177
Nursing Knowledge: How We Come to Know What We Knowp. 181
Challenges and Change in Undergraduate Nursing Educationp. 183
Roots and Wings: Issues in Undergraduate Nursing Educationp. 185
Prepared to Care?p. 187
Constructing Bodies: Who Becomes a Nurse?p. 187
Active Education: Connecting the Global and the Localp. 190
Advocating for Nursing: Change is Politicalp. 191
Workplace Bluesp. 192
Looking Forward; Looking Backp. 194
Historical Issues in Undergraduate Nursing Educationp. 195
The Future: New Old Issues?p. 198
Summaryp. 199
Graduate Educationp. 203
History of Graduate Nursing Education in Canadap. 204
Practice Realities and Challenges for Graduate-Prepared Nursesp. 208
Issues and Controversies in Graduate Educationp. 210
Challenges for Graduate-Prepared Nursesp. 214
Strategies for Advancing Graduate Educationp. 215
Summaryp. 218
The Challenges of Holistic Nursing Practicep. 223
What is Holistic Nursing?p. 224
Holism in Nursing: 20th Century Developmentsp. 225
Modern Holistic Nursing: A Three Country Comparisonp. 229
Practicing Holistic Nursing Today: Issues and Challengesp. 232
Summaryp. 234
Nursing, Technology and Informatics: Understanding the Past and Embracing the Futurep. 238
Relationship between Nursing and Technologyp. 240
Nursing Informaticsp. 241
Applications of Nursing Informatics and Technology in Practicep. 242
Issues in the Application of Biomedical Technology and Nursing Practicep. 246
Issues in the Allocation of Technology in Educationp. 247
Issues in Adopting Technology in Nursing Educationp. 250
Future of Technology in Education and Practicep. 252
Summaryp. 254
The Realities of Canadian Nursing Researchp. 259
The Evolution of Nursing Research in Canadap. 260
Influence of Research on Nursing Practice and Educationp. 268
Contribution of Nursing Research to the Health and Healthcare of Canadiansp. 273
Issues Facing Nursing Researchp. 274
The Future of Nursing Researchp. 276
Summaryp. 277
Workplace Realitiesp. 281
Issues Arising From the Nature of Nurses' Work and Workplacesp. 283
The Nature of Nurses' Workp. 284
The Nature of Nurses' Workplacesp. 284
The Significance of Nurses' Work Issuesp. 285
Issues Arising in Nurses' Work and Workplacesp. 286
Barriers to Resolving Work and Workplace Issuesp. 296
Strategies for Resolving Work and Workplace Issuesp. 297
Summaryp. 300
The Nursing Shortage: Assumptions and Realitiesp. 303
Nature of the Nursing Shortagep. 304
Framing and Analyzing the Issuep. 304
Historical Analysis of the Nursing Shortagep. 305
Social and Cultural Analysis of the Nursing Shortagep. 307
Economic Analysis of the Nursing Shortagep. 309
Political Analysis of the Nursing Shortagep. 310
Critical Feminist Analysis of the Nursing Shortagep. 311
Status of Nursing Knowledgep. 311
Status of Nurses' Workp. 312
Identifying Barriers to Resolution of the Nursing Shortagep. 312
Devising Strategies to Resolve Selected Issuesp. 313
Summaryp. 314
Taking Power: Making Change and Nurses' Unions in Canadap. 316
Historical Influencesp. 317
Organizing Practices of Professional Nursesp. 319
Emergence of Union Practicesp. 320
Transformations in Healthcarep. 320
Transformations in Unionsp. 321
CNA Influences on the Move to Unionizationp. 322
Changes in Nurses' Thinking about Collective Bargainingp. 324
The Gendered Nature of Issues Surrounding Collective Bargainingp. 324
Nurses' Workplacesp. 326
Collective Bargainingp. 329
Moving Aheadp. 330
Unions Today and Tomorrowp. 331
Summaryp. 333
Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursingp. 337
Story: The Winnipeg Nursesp. 338
What is Ethics? What is Bioethics?p. 339
Recognizing Ethical Issuesp. 339
Identifying and Articulating Ethical Issuesp. 340
Ethical or Legal Issue? Alike but Differentp. 343
Issues of Moral Integrityp. 345
Barriers to Resolving Ethical and Legal Issuesp. 349
Strategies for Resolution of Ethical and Legal Issuesp. 351
Summaryp. 352
Issues of Gender and Power: The Significance Attributed to Nurses' Workp. 355
Gender and Power: Articulating the Issue for Nursingp. 356
The Effects of Gender in Nurses' Livesp. 361
Barriers to and Strategies for Issue Resolutionp. 365
Summaryp. 366
When Difference Matters: The Politics of Privilege and Marginalityp. 369
A Philosophical Approach to Understanding Differencep. 370
The Challenge of Differencep. 373
Theorizing Differencep. 374
Difference as Deviance: A Case of Biologic Determinism in Practicep. 376
Difference as Relationshipp. 379
The Distinct Realities of Othersp. 382
Summaryp. 384
Orientating to Difference: Beyond Heteronormative Sexualitiesp. 387
Beyond Heteronormative Sexualities: Articulating the Topic for Nursingp. 388
Articulating the Topic as an Issuep. 390
Analyzing the Issue: Ways of Understandingp. 391
Barriers to Resolutionp. 395
Strategies for Resolutionp. 396
Summaryp. 396
Environmental Health and Nursingp. 400
Historical Links between Environment and Healthp. 402
Environmental Health Hazardsp. 403
Barriers and Strategiesp. 409
Summaryp. 410
Interpersonal Violence and Abuse: Ending the Silencep. 414
The Many Forms of Interpersonal Violencep. 416
Historical Perspectives on Violence and Abusep. 418
Statistics in the Canadian Contextp. 419
Understanding Violence: Theoretical Perspectivesp. 424
Impact on Health and the Healthcare Systemp. 425
Issues for Nurses and the Nursing Professionp. 426
Barriers to Resolutionp. 427
Strategies for Resolutionp. 428
Summaryp. 429
Challenges for the New Millennium: Nursing in First Nationsp. 435
Diversity of the First Peoplesp. 436
European Relationship with First Nationsp. 437
Cultural Resurgence of First Nations and Community Developmentp. 439
Miyupimaatissiium: Being Alive Wellp. 440
Healthcare in Northern and Isolated Communitiesp. 442
Climate for Change: Nursing in First Nations Communitiesp. 444
Summaryp. 451
Opening Conversations: Dilemmas and Possibilities of Spirituality and Spiritual Carep. 455
Introduction to the Topic: Opening the Conversation about Spiritualityp. 456
Situating the Topic: Personal and Professional Assumptionsp. 457
Situating the Topic: Understanding Spiritual Practices Historicallyp. 457
Significance of the Topic for Nursing: Embracing the Tensionsp. 458
Articulating the Topic as an Issue: Practice Dilemmasp. 459
Identifying Barriers: Furthering Our Understandingp. 467
Generating Strategies: Future Possibilitiesp. 467
Summaryp. 467
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Taking Nursing toward 2020p. 470
Studying the Futurep. 471
Summaryp. 479
Indexp. 483
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