The only text of its kind, this unique volume is for upper-level developmental readers preparing for nursing and related health professions. The text opens with sound instruction in reading skills and techniques, followed by 19 readings, taken from textbooks and professional nursing, physical therapy, and allied health journals.
Unit 1: The Reading and Remembering Process Unit 2: Orientation to the Health Professions 1. Introduction to Physical Therapy 2. The Birth of a New Profession 3. Blessed Are the Flexible 4. Notes on Nursing: Chattering Hopes and Advices 5. Patient Teaching: Practice in Using the Index 6. Cultural Considerations Unit 3: Pain 1. Care of Patients with Pain 2. Nurses Plunged Me Into the Pain Cycle: Nurses Pulled Me Out 3. Nurses' Judgments of Pain in Term and Preterm Newborns 4. Review of Literature on Culture and Pain of Adults with Focus on Mexican-Americans 5. Avoiding Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression Unit 4: Ethical/Legal Issues 1. Ethical Issues in Medical-Surgical Nursing 2. Ethical Perceptions of Parents and Nurses in NICU: The Case of Baby Michael 3. Ethical Decision Making 4. Caring for Pediatric Patients with HIV: Personal Concern and Ethical Dilemmas 5. When Language Is an Obstacle Unit 5: Stress 1. Stress 2. Stress and Anxiety 3. Analyzing Job Demands and Coping Techniques Unit 6: Review and Critical Thinking Practice Consultations