Contexts of Nursing

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The new edition of this popular nursing text introduces students to the theory, language and scholarship of contemporary nursing. Contexts of Nursing, 4th edition continues to challenge and extend nursing students by exploring the key concepts underpinning contemporary nursing practice.

This exceptional nursing textbook incorporates diverse views and voices and sometimes-controversial topics, encouraging student nurses to reflect, discuss and ...

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Overview

The new edition of this popular nursing text introduces students to the theory, language and scholarship of contemporary nursing. Contexts of Nursing, 4th edition continues to challenge and extend nursing students by exploring the key concepts underpinning contemporary nursing practice.

This exceptional nursing textbook incorporates diverse views and voices and sometimes-controversial topics, encouraging student nurses to reflect, discuss and debate various issues, and ultimately helping them to develop their own positions.

Contexts of Nursing, 4th edition features abundant new and updated content - developed in consultation with practicing nurses and nursing students - yet remains based on the same aims and objectives of the popular first edition.

Written by expert contributors, all of whom are helping shape contemporary nursing in Australia and New Zealand, this latest edition of Contexts of Nursing reflects the dynamic nature of nursing scholarship.

• Chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, and now include fresh learning objectives, key words, reflective questions, recommended readings and references
• Content has been fully updated to reflect national registration
• A restructured table of contents links key chapters
• Each chapter addresses an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program. Topics include history, culture, ethics, law, technology and professional issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780729541527
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/17/2013
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 1,136,917
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Reviewers x

Preface xi

1 Presenting nursing ... a career for life John Daly Sandra Speedy Debra Jackson 1

2 Visioning the future by knowing the past Madonna Grehan 15

3 Nursing as art and science Judith Parker 38

4 Heroines, hookers and harridans: exploring popular images and representations of nurses and nursing Philip Darbyshire 51

5 Philosophy and nursing? Exploring the truth effects of history, culture and language Kim Walker 65

6 Nursing care and nurse caring: issues, concerns, debates Debra Jackson Sally Borbasi 80

7 The growth of ideas and theory in nursing Sarah Winch Amanda Henderson Debra Creedy 95

8 Reflective practice: what, why and how Kim Usher Colin Holmes 110

9 Research in nursing: concepts and processes John Daly Doug Elliott Esther Chang 128

10 Ethics in nursing Megan-Jane Johnstone 145

11 An introduction to legal aspects of nursing practice Judith Mair 155

12 The gendered culture of nursing Sandra Speedy 174

13 Power and politics in the practice of nursing Annette Huntington Jean Gilmour 193

14 Becoming part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team Patrick Crookes Rhondha Griffiths Angela Brown 208

15 Technology, skill development and empowerment in nursing Alan Barnard 223

16 Dealing with distance: rural and remote area nursing Desley Hegney 239

17 Becoming a nurse leader Patricia M Davidson 258

18 Healthy communities: the evolving roles of nursing Gay Edgecombe Ray Stephens 274

19 Diversity in the context of multicultural Australia: implications for nursing practice Akram Omeri Lynette Raymond 287

20 Cultural awareness: nurses working with Indigenous Australian people Isabelle Ellis Christine Davey Vicki Bradford 301

21 Becoming a critical thinker Steve Parker 314

22 Using informatics to expand awareness Moya Conrick Anthony C Smith 330

23 Connecting clinical and theoretical knowledge for practice Jane Conway Margaret McMillan 351

Glossary 370

Index 379

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