Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends & Management / Edition 4

Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends & Management / Edition 4

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by Barbara Cherry, Susan R. Jacob
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0323052177

ISBN-13: 9780323052177

Pub. Date: 10/30/2007

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Popular for its comprehensive but concise overview of the issues facing nurses today, this text is designed to help you prepare for the dynamic world of modern health care. This edition is fully revised and updated, giving you the most practical, balanced preparation for the issues, trends, and management topics you'll encounter in practice.

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Overview

Popular for its comprehensive but concise overview of the issues facing nurses today, this text is designed to help you prepare for the dynamic world of modern health care. This edition is fully revised and updated, giving you the most practical, balanced preparation for the issues, trends, and management topics you'll encounter in practice.

• Chapter features identify the most important concepts in each chapter and help you study more efficiently.
• Website references in every chapter direct you to online resources for additional learning.
• Critical Thinking Questions challenge your understanding and help you perfect your analytical skills.

• A NEW chapter on Budgeting Basics for Nurses prepares you for participation in the budgeting process, an increasingly common responsibility for nurses in the clinical setting.
• An expanded Workplace Advocacy chapter familiarizes you with the benefits and challenges of collective bargaining.
• New content helps you clearly identify compassion fatigue and presents strategies for prevention.
• Expanded coverage of nursing educational programs identifies new opportunities available to you for career growth and development.
• An updated chapter on the NCLEX-RN® examination incorporates the 2007 NCLEX test plans to help you master the exam and become licensed.
• Increased emphasis on the uninsured population highlights changes to the U.S. healthcare delivery system affecting your responsibilities in professional nursing.
• Revised chapter organization makes content easier to grasp.
• Expanded Evolve resources reinforce what you've learned with Student Learning Worksheets, answers to Critical Thinking Activities, Appendices, and links to additional sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323052177
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Unit I: Development of Nursing

Chapter 1: The Evolution of Professional Nursing

Chapter 2: The Contemporary Image of Professional Nursing

Chapter 3: The Influence of Contemporary Trends and Issues on Nursing Education

Chapter 4: Nursing Licensure and Certification

Chapter 5: Theories of Nursing Practice

Chapter 6: Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice

Unit II: Current Issues

Chapter 7: Paying for Health Care Services in America: Rising Costs and Challenges

Chapter 8: Legal Issues in Nursing and Health Care

Chapter 9: Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Nursing and Health Care

Chapter 10: Cultural Competency and Social Issues in Nursing and Health Care

Chapter 11: Complementary and Alternative Healing

Chapter 12: Workforce Advocacy and the Nursing Shortage

Chapter 13: Information Technology in the Clinical Setting

Chapter 14: Emergency Preparedness and Response for Today’s World

Unit III: Leadership and Management

Chapter 15: Nursing Leadership and Management

Chapter 16: Budgeting Basics for Nurses

Chapter 17: Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution

Chapter 18: Effective Delegation and Supervision

Chapter 19: Staffing and Nursing Care Delivery Models

Chapter 20: Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

Chapter 21: Health Policy and Politics: Getting Involved!

Unit IV: Career Management

Chapter 22: Making the Transition from Student to Professional Nurse

Chapter 23: Managing Time: The Path to High Self-Performance

Chapter 24: Contemporary Nursing Roles and Career Opportunities

Chapter 25: Job Search: Finding Your Match

Chapter 26: NCLEX-RN Examination

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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.