Professional Nursing: Concepts and Challenges / Edition 1

Professional Nursing: Concepts and Challenges / Edition 1

by Kay Kittrell Chitty
     
 

Discover what it means to be a "professional nurse"-the history, the values and standards, the critical thinking requirements, and the commitment to lifelong learning! This easy-to-read text introduces the issues you are likely to encounter as you advance through your nursing career. Gain insight into the current state of the profession and benefit from a thorough

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Discover what it means to be a "professional nurse"-the history, the values and standards, the critical thinking requirements, and the commitment to lifelong learning! This easy-to-read text introduces the issues you are likely to encounter as you advance through your nursing career. Gain insight into the current state of the profession and benefit from a thorough examination of standards and scope of practice. Each stand-alone chapter introduces and explores a specific topic and offers astute discussions of key issues facing health care professionals.

Outstanding features include:

Updated content on topics such as nursing activism, evidence-based practice, and the socialization of nursing ensures that you have the most up-to-date and relevant information for your career.

Case studies, critical thinking questions, and a variety of student activities encourage you to apply chapter-relevant information to scenarios and envision a personal philosophy of nursing.

Interviews with practicing nurses focus your attention on pertinent information throughout the text.

Cultural Consideration Challenges help you develop cultural sensitivity and familiarize you with cultural influences.

Historical Notes and News Notes emphasize chapter content by providing interesting side notes about the changes in nursing practice.

Fully appreciate what it means to be a professional nurse by exploring the insights, advice, and real-world experiences of professionals in the field!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721640617
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
474

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Professional nursing comes of age : 1859-20041
Ch. 2Educational patterns in nursing31
Ch. 3The social context for nursing63
Ch. 4Professional associations105
Ch. 5Nursing today135
Ch. 6The professionalization of nursing163
Ch. 7Defining nursing and nursing's scope of practice183
Ch. 8Professional socialization197
Ch. 9Philosophies of nursing222
Ch. 10Major concepts in nursing241
Ch. 11Nursing theory : the basis for professional nursing271
Ch. 12The scientific method, nursing research, and evidence-based practice299
Ch. 13The health care delivery system329
Ch. 14Nursing roles in the health care delivery system360
Ch. 15Critical thinking, the nursing process, and clinical judgment386
Ch. 16Financing health care413
Ch. 17Illness and culture : impact on patients, families, and nurses455
Ch. 18Communication and collaboration in nursing491
Ch. 19Nursing ethics521
Ch. 20Legal aspects of nursing551
Ch. 21Nurses and political action579
Ch. 22Nursing's future challenges601

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