Professional Issues in Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities / Edition 2

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Using an approach that fosters critical thinking and values clarification, this textbook examines the full range of professional issues facing contemporary nursing. Coverage includes critical issues such as the nursing shortage, mandatory staffing ratios, violence in nursing, legal and ethical issues, plus the latest HIPAA regulations, career advancement and evaluations, and best practices for today and the future. This edition includes a broader discussion of the Clinical Nurse Leader, expanded discussion of generational diversity, a new chapter on simulation as a training/education tool, new models of distance education, updated information on importing international nurses, and new material on the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) debate as entry for advanced practice nurses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605473956
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,432,479
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors v

Reviewers vii

Preface ix

1 Furthering the Profession 1

Chapter 1 Entry into Practice: The Debate Rages On Carol J. Huston 1

Chapter 2 Evidence-Based Practice Suzanne S. Prevost Sheron Salyer 19

Chapter 3 Blending the New Essentials of Baccalaureate Education and Distance Learning Education Models Catherine Wilde McPhee 33

Chapter 4 Using Simulation to Teach Nurses Sherry D. Fox Rebekah Damazo 51

2 Workforce Issues 71

Chapter 5 The Current Nursing Shortage: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions Carol J. Huston 71

Chapter 6 Importing Foreign Nurses Carol J. Huston 93

Chapter 7 Unlicensed Assistive Personnel and the Registered Nurse Carol J. Huston 117

Chapter 8 Socialization and Mentoring Jeanne Madison 131

Chapter 9 Diversity in the Nursing Workforce Carol J. Huston 145

3 Workplace Issues 165

Chapter 10 Mandatory Minimum Staffing Rations: Are They Working? Carol J. Huston 165

Chapter 11 Mandatory Overtime in Nursing: How Much? How Often? Carol J. Huston 181

Chapter 12 Violence in Nursing: The Expectations and the Reality Charmaine Hockley 197

Chapter 13 Techology in the Health Care Workplace: Benefits, Limitations, and Challenges Carol J. Huston 215

Chapter 14 Medical Errors: An Ongoing Threat to Quality Health Care Carol J. Huston 235

4 Legal and Ethical Issues 259

Chapter 15 Whistle-Blowing in Nursing Carol J. Huston 259

Chapter 16 Impaired Nursing Practice-What Are the Issues? Jennifer Lillibridge 275

Chapter 17 Collective Bargaining and the Professional Nurse Carol J. Huston 287

Chapter 18 Assuring Provider Competence through Licensure, Continuing Education, and Certification Carol J. Huston303

5 Professional Power 321

Chapter 19 The Nursing Profession's Historic Struggle to Increase Its Power Base Carol J. Huston 321

Chapter 20 Professional Identity and Image Carol J. Huston 337

Chapter 21 Advanced Practice Nursing: The Latest Issues and Trends Margaret Rowberg 355

Chapter 22 Nursing and Public Policy: Getting Involved Catherine J. Dodd Clarilee Hauser 375

Chapter 23 Nursing's Professional Associations Marjorie Beyers 403

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