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Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management examines the current and historical factors that shape the nursing profession. This new text is written for nursing students in various educational settings as well as for practicing RNs who are either returning to school or who just want to increase their awareness of current trends and issues affecting the practice of nursing. The book's strengths include its broad-based but concise overview of the significant trends and issues in society, the healthcare system, nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing as a career and their impact on the present and future role and responsibilities of the nurse.

Free access to the MERLIN website is included with the text.

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Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This is a comprehensive overview of the main issues and trends in nursing.
Purpose: This is a resource for students and nurses to help them understand complex nursing issues and implement strategies to enhance healthcare at the primary care level up to the national legislative arena.
Audience: The audience includes undergraduate nursing students and RNs who desire to learn about the important issues facing nursing today.
Features: Four units cover the development of nursing, current issues in healthcare, leadership and management, and career management. One new chapter focuses on cost containment and budgeting in healthcare organizations. Additional new information includes discussions on the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and the clinical nurse leader (CNL), the nursing shortage, and biological mass casualty events. Each chapter includes real-life vignettes and questions to consider, integrated learning outcomes, and a list of Web sites. Numerous student and instructor resources are also available, including PowerPoint presentations and a completely revised test bank.
Assessment: This is a very user-friendly book with a wealth of information on the history of nursing and the contemporary issues facing nursing. It is an excellent book for an issues course and could be used in traditional or online settings as well as a resource for nursing in-services. The extensive online resources and Web sites allow for various teaching/learning formats. The authors also inject some humor with cartoons throughout the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323016315
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/21/2001
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 605
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.98 (d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. I The Development of Nursing
1 The Evolution of Professional Nursing 1
2 The Contemporary Image of Professional Nursing 23
3 Contemporary Nursing Roles 53
Pt. II Nursing Education
4 Contemporary Issues in Nursing Education 66
5 Licensure and Credentialing 98
6 Nursing Research 109
Pt. III Health Care Delivery Issues
7 The Healthcare Delivery System 128
8 Economic Issues in Nursing and Health Care 145
9 Cultural Competency and Social Issues in Nursing and Health Care 165
10 Political Issues in Nursing and Health Care 189
11 Nursing Informatics and Clinical Information Systems 205
12 Collective Bargaining 219
Pt. IV Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing
13 Legal Issues in Nursing and Health Care 237
14 Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Nursing and Health Care 282
Pt. V Leadership and Management in Nursing
15 Nursing Leadership and Management 302
16 Nursing Care Delivery Models 325
17 Transdisciplinary Health Care 343
18 Nursing's Role in Improving the Quality of Health Care 361
19 Effective Communication 378
20 Effective Delegation and Supervision 403
Pt. VI Professional Survival Strategies
21 Managing Time: AKA Managing Yourself 418
22 Thriving In Chaos 439
23 Becoming Literate: Computers and the Professional Nurse 462
Pt. VII Personal Career Management in Nursing
24 Career Opportunities in Modern Nursing 483
25 Job Search: Finding Your Match 499
26 Making the Transition from Student to Professional Nurse 517
27 NCLEX Examination 535
Epilogue: The Information Organization Age ... Nursing's Future 552
App. A Nursing Organizations 554
App. B State Boards of Nursing 560
App. C State Nursing Associations 563
App. D Canadian Nursing Associations 566
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2010

    Good Book

    Very thorough in detailing Nursing Issues since Nursing become a Profession. Good Resource for all levels of Nursing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    Contemporary Nursing Issues and Trends

    Overall this is a very good book however, it is very similar to the Nursing Research book I used last semester.

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    Posted February 5, 2010

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