Core Concepts in Advanced Practice Nursing / Edition 1

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Developed specifically for masters level nursing courses, this information-packed text addresses nearly all core content subjects of the graduate curriculum. It contains information on health care policy, organization of the health care delivery system, health care financing, ethics, professional role development, theoretical foundations of nursing practice, human diversity and social issues, and health promotion and disease prevention. Written by experts, each chapter includes an overview of the topic, definitions of relevant terms, review and history of the literature, critical issues, priorities for research, future directions, implications for advanced practice nursing, critical thinking activities, and suggestions for further learning.
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Reviewer: Theresa P. Yeo, MSN, MPH, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This book addresses the fundamental advanced practice nursing (APN) curricular issues related to nursing theory, health promotion, role development, ethics, health policy formulation, cultural diversity, and healthcare delivery. It is unusual to find one book that covers these diverse topics in such depth.
Purpose: As described in the preface, the editors' goal is to develop an APN text that represents the essential educational content of an MSN program in a single source. They have achieved this goal with remarkable style and readability.
Audience: This book is written for APN students, specifically those in clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, and nurse midwifery programs, and for the faculty who teach in these programs. The editors and the contributing authors are highly credible and authoritative sources of knowledge about advanced practice nursing.
Features: The book not only covers the basic components of MSN education, but also includes outstanding chapters on cultural diversity related to the changing demographics of the U.S., population and minority representation in the nursing workforce, and relaxation and stress management techniques for promoting a healthy lifestyle. The chapter on alternative and complementary therapies (integrative therapies) is most welcome. Research implications, advanced clinical nursing practice considerations, and stimulating discussion questions are incorporated into each chapter. Additionally, most chapters include current Web site addresses for those seeking more information on a topic.
Assessment: This is an excellent, comprehensive book that will be invaluable to APN students and educators alike. Each section stands alone, obviating the need to read the entire book, but it is so readable that one may want to!

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323008976
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/27/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 710
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I Health Care Policy · The evolution of health care policy in the United States · The study of policy issues · Influencing health policy · Unit II Organization of the Health Care Delivery System · Health care delivery in the United States · Institutions providing health care delivery · The role of managed care in health care delivery · Total quality management: implications for nursing · Redesign and re-engineering of the health care organization · Leadership in the health care delivery system · Unit III Health Care Financing · Health care markets · Principles of health care economics · Health care insurance and other payors · Institutional budget concepts · Reimbursement for advanced practice · Unit IV Ethical Issues in Health Care · Ethical decision-making · Ethical dilemmas · Ethical practice · Health care ethics and law · Unit V Professional Role Development · Role development: educator, researcher, leader, and care provider · Role acquisition and standards of practice · Mentoring · Role evaluation: interpreting and marketing roles · Role preparation: negotiating a contract · Role preparation: developing a business plan · Role attainment: novice to expert · Evaluating advanced practice role · Unit VI Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice · Nursing theory · Nursing's utilization of theory · Nursing theories · Related health theories · Relationship between theory, practice, and research · Evaluation of theory for application to practice · Unit VII Human Diversity and Social Issues · Cultural diversity: an issue for graduate nursing education · Basic concepts in cultural diversity · Theories and models of transcultural nursing · Culture and diversity in education and the nursing profession · Culture and diversity in organizations · Race issues in health care · Gender issues in health care · Age issues in health care · Violence and abuse in society · Health Promotion and Disease Prevention · Theoretical background of health promotion and disease prevention · Promoting the health of individuals, families, and groups · The healthy lifestyle · Relaxation and stress management · Risk reduction: preventative services · Disease management: maximizing the quality of life · Complimentary and alternative therapies
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