Role Development for Professional Nursing Practice / Edition 1

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Covers the role development of the professional nurse as it occurs in four developmental stages. The Nurse as Individual; Nurse/Client Relationships; The Nurse as a Member of the Health Care Team; and the Nurse as a Professional Member of Society.
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Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book presents an overview of key concepts of role development in nursing practice with input from 17 contributors.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide nursing students with foundational concepts. This is a very worthy objective and the author, with the assistance of the contributors, has met that objective.
Audience: The intended audience is composed of nursing students and nursing educators. The author is a credible authority.
Features: The book is divided into three units. The first unit addresses the development of an individual as a professional and covers such topics as the philosophy of nursing, moral/ethical dimensions, and clinical judgment. The second unit focuses on the professional nurse as a provider of care and includes content on informatics and technology. The third unit addresses the role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team with emphasis on human resource management, quality management and the economics of healthcare.
Assessment: This is a good basic text on the subject of role development in professional nursing practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763726034
  • Publisher: Jones & Barlett Learning
  • Publication date: 6/25/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.11 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1 A history of healthcare and nursing 3
2 Framework for professional nursing practice 35
3 Philosophy of nursing 51
4 Moral and ethical dimensions in professional nursing practice 63
5 Clinical judgment in professional nursing 77
6 Education and socialization to the professional nursing role 99
7 The social context of professional nursing 111
8 Care of professional self 129
9 Career management in professional nursing 135
10 Professional nursing care of the client 155
11 The role of the professional nurse in patient education 171
12 Communication and the nurse-client relationship 185
13 Ethics in nursing relationships, professional practice, and healthcare 199
14 Law and the professional nurse 221
15 Informatics and technology in nursing practice 235
16 Developing professional nurses as leaders 247
17 The role of the professional nurse in human resource management 259
18 The role of the professional nurse in quality management 285
19 Economics of healthcare 293
App. A American Nurses Association standards of nursing practice 319
App. B Code of ethics for nurses 321
App. C The ICN code of ethics for nurses 323
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