Advancing Your Career: Concepts in Professional Nursing / Edition 4

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Carefully constructed interactive exercises in the book and on the Web help you to use all of your current knowledge to meet the challenges you face on the path to your new career. Outstanding Features: Encompasses all of the critical components of professional nursing practice, including effective communication - professional ethics - leadership - group theory - teaching/learning and multicultural issues. Discusses delegation and how it relates to the management of unlicensed assistive personnel. NEW! Quantum physics theory and its relevance to nursing care. NEW! Nanotechnology and genomics and how they affect nursing. NEW! A chapter on Protecting the Populace, with expanded coverage on community health issues, including bioterrorism. NEW! The American Organization of Nurse Executives and magnet status. NEW! Increased focus on data element sets and terminologies recognized by ANA and staffing issues related to safety. NEW! Updated Healthy People 2010. NEW! Coverage of domestic violence issues. NEW! The Joint Commission initiatives.

Perfect for both classroom-based and online courses! The book works in tandem with its Web site to create an engaging and stimulating learning experience. Interactive exercises in the book and online help you to master the theories that are changing nursing practice today...and to apply them in the real world.

Online at DavisPlus, you'll find: Interactive Exercises for each chapter that help you to apply what you've learned in the text. (Print and e-mail functions.), Clinical Scenarios that raise thought-provoking questions and discussion topics pertaining to real-world situations. (Print and e-mail functions.), PowerPoint Web Lessons for eachchapter contain reading assignments, exercises, and chapter highlights. A Glossary of Terms pertaining to health-care and workforce issues. Online References and Consults for each chapter, offering Web links to nursing, governmental, and other valuable Web sites. Politics In Action, featuring resources and tools that show you how to participate in the health policy making process and influence the future of nursing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803618275
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: DavisPlus Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 850,116
  • Product dimensions: 9.94 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Your Professional Identity   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     1
Coping with Returning to School   Bernadette Dorsch Curry, RN, PhD     15
Theoretical Basis of Nursing Practice     33
What is Theory?   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     33
Evolution and Use of Formal Nursing Knowledge   Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, FAAN   Barbara Swoyer, MSN, CRNP     50
Models for Health and Illness   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     82
Evidence-Based Practice   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     103
Critical Components of Professional Nursing Practice     123
Effective Communication   Jacqueline Owers Favret, RN, MSN     123
Working with Groups   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     140
Critical Thinking   Genevieve M. Bartol, RN, EdD     156
Teaching-Learning Process   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     170
Leadership   Theresa M. Valiga, RN, EdD   Sheila C. Grossman, RN, PhD     192
Management in Organizations   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     206
Change   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     229
Professional Ethics   Joseph T. Catalano, RN, PhD     250
Providing Care     269
Managing and Providing Care   Vicki L. Buchda, RN, MS     269
Healthy Initiatives for At-Risk Populations   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     289
Quality Health Care   Francoise Dunefsky, RN, MS, CNAA     315
Informatics and Computer Use   Julia W. Aucoin, RN, PhD     334
Health-Care Economics   Cyril F. Chang, PhD   Susan K. Pfoutz, RN, PhD     348
Protecting the Populace   Robin S. Vogt, RN, PhD, FNP-C     368
The Politically Active Nurse: An Imperative   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD   Jimmie E. Nunnery, MA     388
Health-Care Issues in the New Millennium     403
Nursing's Health-Care Agenda   Sister Rosemary Donley, RN, PhD, C-ANP, FAAN     403
Expanding the Vision   Rose Kearney-Nunnery, RN, PhD     417
Professional Nursing Organizations     433
Nursing Classification System     441
Index     461
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