Nursing in Today's World: Challenges, Issues, and Trends / Edition 5

Nursing in Today's World: Challenges, Issues, and Trends / Edition 5

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by Janice Rider Ellis, Celia L. Hartley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0397551770

ISBN-13: 9780397551774

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

The Seventh Edition of this text reflects the newest information, trends, and changes in the health care system. Twelve state-of-the-art chapters help nurses with complex workplace issues that include educational preparation, health care finance, legal responsibilities, and ethics/bioethics. New to this edition are chapter sections about evidence-based care, virtual

Overview

The Seventh Edition of this text reflects the newest information, trends, and changes in the health care system. Twelve state-of-the-art chapters help nurses with complex workplace issues that include educational preparation, health care finance, legal responsibilities, and ethics/bioethics. New to this edition are chapter sections about evidence-based care, virtual university, the current status of multistate licensure/mutual recognition, reporting requirements, and online job search strategies. Also featured are an expanded discussion about alternative health care and a new, recurring feature related to nursing research. Content is supported with pedagogical tools and cartoons that enliven discussion.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • A more lively two-color design, more displays, use of icons to highlight features, more cartoons and more liberal use of headings to emphasize key content
  • Each chapter offers Website addresses in the reference section at the end of each chapter. Assists students in locating relevant information on topics discussed in text.
  • Recurring boxes feature relevant nursing research.
  • Critical thinking exercises are embodied throughout the content of each chapter and not at the end, presenting them as a point of discussion.
  • Content updates include: the role of consumer in health care, more content on alternative health care, evidence-based practice, virtual university, multi-state licensure, reporting requirements on abuse and neglect, ANA code of ethics, developing a study plan for NCLEX exam & online job searches.
  • Nursing origins now covered in Chapter 4 rather than the very beginning of the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780397551774
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
527

Table of Contents

1. Understanding the Health Care Environment
2. Health Care Finance and Control
3. The Political Process and The Nursing Profession
4. Exploring Nursing's Origins
5. The Development of Nursing as a Profession
6. Educational Preparation for Nursing
7. Credentials for Health Care Providers
8. Legal Responsibilities for Practice
9. Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice
10. Bioethical Issues in Health Care
11. Beginning Your Career as a Nurse
12. Preparing for Workplace Participation

Appendix A: Nursing Licensing Authorities (Boards of Nursing): United States and US Territories
Appendix B: Nursing Related Organizations
Appendix C: Commonly Used Acronyms

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