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Nursing in Today's World

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September 8, 2011
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  • Description
    Publisher’s Note:   Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.
    This popular, readable text presents the basic concepts underlying professional nursing and seeks to prepare students for the realities of contemporary issues affecting the profession and overall delivery of health care. Fully updated to cover today’s evolving topics, this edition has a completely revised table of contents to help students better understand the nurse’s role in health care. The text addresses key needs of today’s instructors, particularly with the addition of a new chapter on safety concerns as well as new information related to evidence-based practice, coverage of health care reform, and more!
    • Example inserts assist students to see the concepts applied in the work situation.
    • Critical thinking exercises allow students to apply concepts through class discussion, small group work, or other interactive classroom activity.
    • Communication in Action models assist students in developing their expertise in communicating with the health care team.
    • First person approach engages students so they actually read this book.
    • Colorful illustrations catch student interest and provide a learning opportunity for those who learn best from visual aids.
  • Specs
    Product Format
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    7 x 9
    Publication Date
    September 8, 2011
  • About The Author(s)
    Janice Rider Ellis RN, PhD, ANEF
    Nursing Education Consultant, Shoreline, Washington; Professor Emeritus, Shoreline Community College, Seattle, Washington
    Celia Love Hartley RN, MN, ANEF
    Nursing Education Consultant, Camano Island, Washington; Professor Emeritus, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California
  • Features

    --NEW All chapters thoroughly updated - keeping students up to date!
    --NEW Expanded content throughout, including: leadership, technology, safety in practice, culture & diversity, EBP, genetics, patient to nurse ratios, DNP, entry into practice
    --NEW New chapter on Safety in Practice
    --Communication in Action feature - helping students apply concepts
    --Engaging cartoons - bringing content to life
    -- Examples provide vignettes of real-life experiences to assist students in understanding difficult concepts

    --Critical Thinking Activities interspersed throughout the chapter help readers critically assess possible applications of the content

    --NEW Relevant websites, now on thePoint, allow instant access to resources for further study and professional development


  • Table of contents


    Unit I - Moving Into the Profession of Nursing
    Chapter 1 Exploring the Growth of Nursing as a Profession
    Chapter 2 Educational Preparation for Nursing
    Chapter 3 Credentials for Healthcare Providers
    Chapter 4 Making Professional Goals a Reality
    Chapter 5 The World of Healthcare Employment     
    UNIT II Understanding Healthcare in Today’s Society
    Chapter 6 Understanding the Healthcare Environment and Its Financing
    Chapter 7 Legal Responsibilities for Practice
    Chapter 8 Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice
    Chapter 9 Bioethical Issues in Healthcare
    Chapter 10 Safety Concerns in Healthcare
    Chapter 11 The Nursing Profession and the Community
    UNIT III Accepting Greater Responsibility for Nursing Practice
    Chapter 12 Initiating the Leadership and Management Role
    Chapter 13 Working With Others in a Leadership Role
    Chapter 14 Facing the Challenges of Today’s Workplace
    Chapter 15 Valuing the Political Process
    Chapter 16 Applying Research and Technology to Nursing Practice

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