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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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Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This book focuses on the nonclinical aspects of professional nursing, tracing the historical development of nursing, identifying the changes and challenges facing nursing and healthcare in the 21st century.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an overview of the professional nursing role and thus help students transition to the professional role and become contributing members of the healthcare team.
Audience: The audience is undergraduate nursing students.
Features: The 16 chapters are divided into three units — Moving Into the Profession of Nursing, Understanding Healthcare in Today's Society, and Approaching Greater Responsibility for Nursing Practice. Each chapter begins with learning outcomes and key terms and ends with a summary of the chapter's key concepts. Critical thinking activities and vignettes of real-life experiences are included in each chapter. Student and instructor resources are also available. A charming aspect of this book is the healthcare cartoons interspersed throughout.
Assessment: As with their earlier editions, the authors present the material in a logical, easy to read and understand format filled with a plethora of activities to help students translate the information into practice. They have updated the book with the nursing issues of today such as safety, evidence-based practice, and healthcare reform. The chapters do not have to be read in order, which gives the instructor flexibility in designing courses around this book.
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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
  • Sales rank: 967,301

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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