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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This is a compilation and expansion of papers presented at the annual conference of the International Centre for Nursing Ethics at the University of Surrey in the U. K. in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to further educate student nurses, practicing nurses, and other health professionals on the subject of globalization and its impact on nursing and health as well as on the multifaceted lives of individuals around the globe.
Audience: The audience includes professional nurses working internationally and at home, nursing students, and all those persons who receive care.
Features: The seven sections include Setting the Global Scene; Values, Rights and Responsibilities; Recruitment, Migration and Regulation; Religion and Ethnicity; Nurse Education; Patient Safety; and Summary of Globalization and the Future. Specific issues the book covers include addiction, nurse migration, women prisoners, nursing standards, and terrorism, as well as ways nursing education needs to change to successfully handle the challenges of globalization.
Assessment: This book highlights contemporary issues and questions policies and practices that need to be examined in this 21st century. It is a timely response to the issues and conditions facing healthcare professionals. The contributors provide innovative instruction and reflection on means of care and education for future nurses. It is a fascinating read and a very worthwhile addition to the nursing and healthcare literature.