Nursing in Today's World / Edition 8

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Overview

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.

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: 9780781741088
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 592

Table of Contents

  1. U N I T I: Economic and Political Aspects of Health Care Delivery 1

  2. Understanding the Health Care Environment, 3
  3. Health Care Finance and Control, 35
  4. The Political Process and the Nursing Profession, 69

    U N I T I I: Appreciating the Development of Nursing as a Profession 105

  5. Exploring Nursing’s Origins, 106
  6. The Development of Nursing as a Profession,148
  7. Educational Preparation for Nursing, 191

    U N I T I I I: Legal and Ethical Responsibility and Accountability for Practice 237

  8. Credentials for Health Care Providers, 238
  9. Legal Responsibilities for Practice, 272
  10. Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice, 312
  11. Bioethical Issues in Health Care, 358

    U N I T I V: Career Opportunities and Professional Growth 407

  12. Beginning Your Career as a Nurse, 409
  13. Preparing for Workplace Participation, 454
  14. Initiating the Leadership/Management Role, 490
  15. Working With Others for Patient Care, 519
Appendix A Commonly Used Acronyms 551
Index 555
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