Realities of Canadian Nursing: Professional, Practice, and Power Issues / Edition 3

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The updated Third Edition of this successful Canadian text includes the latest and most vital professional, legal, ethical, political, social, economic, and environmental issues affecting Canadian nurses. Chapters by the most influential leaders in Canadian nursing explore a broad range of current issues including the Canadian health care system, the nursing shortage, professional organizations, nursing research, nursing education, workplace realities, and societal challenges such as nursing in First Nations communities. Emphasis is on the process of articulating issues and devising strategies for resolution. The third edition includes the inclusion of coverage of evidence-based nursing, and updates to current legislation and policies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781789813
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Nurses, Nursing and the Healthcare System

  • Chapter 1 - Nursing Issues: A Call to Political Action
  • Chapter 2 - Rural Nursing in Canada
  • Chapter 3 - Canadian Healthcare System
  • Chapter 4 - Issues in Contemporary Nursing Leadership
  • Chapter 5 - Health and Nursing Policy: A Matter of Politics, Power, and Professionalism
  • Chapter 6 - Policy: The Essential Link in Successful Transformations
  • Part 2 - Regulatory Power

  • Chapter 7 - The Canadian Nurses Association and the International Council of Nurses (New!)
  • Chapter 8 - Canadian Provincial and Territorial Professional Associations and Colleges
  • Chapter 9 - The NP Movement: Recurring Issues
  • Part 3 - Nursing Knowledge: How We Come to Know What We Know

  • Chapter 10 - Challenges and Change in Undergraduate Nursing Education
  • Chapter 11 - Graduate Education
  • Chapter 12 - The Challenges of Holistic Nursing Practice
  • Chapter 13 - Nursing, Technology and Informatics: Understanding the Past and Embracing the Future
  • Chapter 14 - The Realities of Canadian Nursing Research
  • Part 4 - Workplace Realities

  • Chapter 15 - Issues Arising From the Nature of Nurses'Work and Workplaces
  • Chapter 16 - The Nursing Shortage: Assumptions and Realities (New!)
  • Chapter 17 - Taking Power: Making Change and Nurses' Unions in Canada
  • Chapter 18 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing
  • Chapter 19 - Issues of Gender and Power: The Significance Attributed to Nurses' Work
  • Chapter 20 - When Difference Matters: The Politics of Privilege and Marginality
  • Chapter 21 - Orientating to Difference: Beyond Heteronormative Sexualities (New!)
  • Chapter 22 - Environmental Healthand Nursing
  • Chapter 23 - Interpersonal Violence and Abuse: Ending the Silence
  • Chapter 24 - Challenges for the New Millenium: Nursing in First Nations
  • Chapter 25 - Opening Conversations: Dilemmas and Possibilities of Spirituality and Spiritual Care
  • Chapter 26 - Looking Back, Moving Forward: Taking Nursing toward 2020
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