Nursing in Today's World: Trends, Issues, and Management / Edition 9

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Overview

The AJN Book of the Year award-winning textbook, Nursing in Today's World, is now in its thoroughly revised, updated Ninth Edition. This vibrant full-color text presents basic concepts underlying professional nursing along with contemporary issues affecting the profession, including educational preparation, health care finance, legal responsibilities, and ethics/bioethics. Critical thinking exercises are embedded throughout the chapters. Key terms and concepts are highlighted in bold.

This edition has more critical thinking exercises, plus a new Communication feature that teaches students how to communicate effectively in difficult situations. A new chapter, Nursing for the Future, includes discussions on informatics in nursing and evidence-based practice.

This vibrant full-color issues and trends text presents basic concepts underlying professional nursing along with contemporary issues affecting the profession, including educational preparation, health care finance, legal responsibilities, and ethics/bioethics. Critical Thinking exercises are embedded throughout the chapters. Key terms and concepts are highlighted in bold. The Eighth Edition features focus questions, more leadership and management content, web resources, and updated cartoon images. Instructor's resources include a CD-ROM with an instructor's manual, test generator and the "Connection" Website, connection.LWW.com/go/ellis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781765251
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Point (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins) Series
  • Edition description: Ninth Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 888,462
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 7.34 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
Chapter 1: Understanding the Health Care Environment and Its Financing
Chapter 2: The Political Process in Society and in Nursing Organizations
Chapter 3: The Nursing Profession and the Community

Unit I I: APPRECIATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING AS A PROFESSION
Chapter 4: Exploring the Growth of Nursing as a Profession
Chapter 5: Educational Preparation for Nursing
Chapter 6: Nursing for the Future

Unit I II: LEGAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PRACTICE
Chapter 7: Credentials for Health Care Providers
Chapter 8: Legal Responsibilities for Practice
Chapter 9: Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice
Chapter 10: Bioethical Issues in Health Care

Unit I V: INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT ROLES
Chapter 11: Understanding the World of Healthcare Employment
Chapter 12: Initiating the Leadership and Management Role
Chapter 13: Working with Others for Patient Care
Chapter 14: Leading Change and Managing Conflict

Unit V: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
Chapter 15: Making Professional Goals A Reality
Chapter 16: Facing the Challenges of Today's Workplace

Appendix A: Commonly Used Acronyms

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