Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management

Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management

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by Barbara Cherry, Susan R. Jacob
     
 

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Thoroughly prepare for the rapidly evolving world of nursing with Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 7thEdition. Expert authors Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob combine their own expertise from both academics and practice as they cover the relevant issues affecting today’s nurses. In 28 chapters, including a new chapter on

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Thoroughly prepare for the rapidly evolving world of nursing with Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 7thEdition. Expert authors Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob combine their own expertise from both academics and practice as they cover the relevant issues affecting today’s nurses. In 28 chapters, including a new chapter on palliative care, this comprehensive new edition takes readers through the evolution of nursing, the role of the nurse today, safe and effective decision-making, collaboration and communication, leadership, job opportunities, and a number of timely issues affecting healthcare and nursing practice today.


• Full-color design
enhances the narrativewithaclear, visually appealing explanation of concepts.
Humorous cartoonsopen each chapter to illustratethechapter themes.
Vignettesat the beginning of each chapter personalize nursinghistory and practice and help readers understand their place in the profession.Questions to ConsiderWhile Reading This Chapterfollow the vignettes and preparethe reader for the topic to be discussed.
Key terms, learning outcomes, chapter overviews, and chapter summarieshelp readers focus their learning experience.
• Unit on Leadership and Management in Nursingincludes content to prepare nurses to effectively function in the management roles expected of the professional nurse.
• Unit on Career Managementprovides strategies on how to make the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN Examination.
Case studieshelp readers apply theory to clinical practice.


• NEW! Chapter on palliative care
focuses on how to best provide patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, and how to improve the quality of life for both the patient and family.
NEW! Combined chapter on quality improvement and QSEN keeps readers up to date on the latest competencies from the Institute of Medicine.
NEW! Professional/Ethical Issue boxes provide a short scenario about an ethical issue related to the chapter content.
NEW! Updated coverage reflects the latest NCLEX test plan.
NEW! Incorporation of Triple Aim in healthcare discusses ways to improve the health of the population, enhance the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reduce per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities.
NEW! Expanded coverage of working in an interdisciplinary team reflects the changing healthcare landscape and need to work in collaboration with a variety of healthcare specialists.

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"Cherry (nursing, Texas Tech U. Health Sciences Center) and Jacob (nursing, U. of Tennessee Health Science Center) offer a textbook for nursing students and practicing nurses to the issues and strategies involved in contemporary nursing from the patient care level to the national legislative arena that can improve care, the health care system, and the profession. The 28 chapters written by American nursing specialists include discussion of issues such as health care financing and economics, complementary and alternative healing, the nursing shortage, technology, leadership and management, and career management. This edition has new chapters on quality and safety education and collective bargaining; updated safety coverage throughout the text; new content on the jurisprudence exams and discussions of ethical and bioethical issues such as stem cell research, surrogate parenting, abortion, and gene typing; more emphasis on communication skills; discussions of "never events," pay-for-performance, and the relationship of cost, quality, and value in health care delivery; new case studies; and new coverage of technologies, disaster planning, legal issues, and the 2010 NCLEX-RN Examination Test Plan. Activities, case studies, questions, and other resources are available online."

- Book News, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323390224
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
02/15/2016
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Contemporary Nursing 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very thorough in detailing Nursing Issues since Nursing become a Profession. Good Resource for all levels of Nursing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall this is a very good book however, it is very similar to the Nursing Research book I used last semester.