Expertise in Nursing Practice, Second Edition: Caring, Clinical Judgment, and Ethics

Expertise in Nursing Practice, Second Edition: Caring, Clinical Judgment, and Ethics

by Patricia Benner
     
 

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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!

Nursing practice is a complex and varied field that requires precision, dedication, care, and expertise. Clinicians must have both the skills and the tools to attend to changes in patients' responses, recognize trends, and understand the nature of their patients' conditions over time.

This book clearly delineates the

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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!

Nursing practice is a complex and varied field that requires precision, dedication, care, and expertise. Clinicians must have both the skills and the tools to attend to changes in patients' responses, recognize trends, and understand the nature of their patients' conditions over time.

This book clearly delineates the skills needed to become an expert nurse. In this new edition, the editors present a report of a six-year study of over 130 hospital nurses working in critical care. Expanding upon the study conducted in the previous edition, this new book documents and analyzes hundreds of new clinical narratives that track the development of clinical skill acquisition, including caring, clinical judgment, workplace ethics, and more.

Highlights of this book:

  • Includes transitional guidance for nurses new to the field
  • Discusses the primacy of caring and the importance of good clinical judgment
  • Includes new practice models, including the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition
  • Provides guidelines for strengthening the nurse-patient relationship
  • Presents implications for nursing education and patient safety

Ultimately, this work defines expertise in nursing practice. The book serves as a valuable resource that will enable nurses to expand their knowledge base, cultivate their clinical skills, and become successful experts in nursing practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826125453
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/16/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
File size:
1 MB

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Eleanor Barba
. . . will fast become a classic that every educator and administrator will want to own. Further, every nurse practitioner, at whatever skill level, should read the book for an understanding of his or her own growth process.

Meet the Author

Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a professor emerita of nursing in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and an honorary fellow in the Royal College of Nursing, United Kingdom. She is the author of From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, which has been translated into 10 languages and provides the background for this research; has coauthored with Judith Wrubel in The Primacy of Caring, Stress and Coping in Health and Illness; Expertise in Nursing Practice: Caring, Clinical Judgment and Ethics with Christine Tanner and Catherine Chesla; and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching National Nursing Education Study entitled, Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard, & Day, 2010). Dr. Benner coedited Interpretive Phenomenology in Health Care Research (Chan, Brykczynski, Malone, & Benner, 2010). Dr. Benner is currently conducting research on clinical knowledge and experiential learning of nurses caring for wounded warriors in combat zones with Dr. Patricia Kelley and colleagues from the Federal Tri-Service Research Program.

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