Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management / Edition 6

Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management / Edition 6

by Barbara Cherry, Susan R. Jacob
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Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management / Edition 6

Thoroughly prepare for the rapidly evolving world of nursing with Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 7thEdition. Expert authors Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob combine their own expertise from both academics and practice as they cover the relevant issues affecting today’s nurses. In 28 chapters, including a new chapter on palliative care, this comprehensive new edition takes readers through the evolution of nursing, the role of the nurse today, safe and effective decision-making, collaboration and communication, leadership, job opportunities, and a number of timely issues affecting healthcare and nursing practice today.

• Full-color design
enhances the narrativewithaclear, visually appealing explanation of concepts.
Humorous cartoonsopen each chapter to illustratethechapter themes.
Vignettesat the beginning of each chapter personalize nursinghistory and practice and help readers understand their place in the profession.Questions to ConsiderWhile Reading This Chapterfollow the vignettes and preparethe reader for the topic to be discussed.
Key terms, learning outcomes, chapter overviews, and chapter summarieshelp readers focus their learning experience.
• Unit on Leadership and Management in Nursingincludes content to prepare nurses to effectively function in the management roles expected of the professional nurse.
• Unit on Career Managementprovides strategies on how to make the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN Examination.
Case studieshelp readers apply theory to clinical practice.

• NEW! Chapter on palliative care
focuses on how to best provide patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, and how to improve the quality of life for both the patient and family.
NEW! Combined chapter on quality improvement and QSEN keeps readers up to date on the latest competencies from the Institute of Medicine.
NEW! Professional/Ethical Issue boxes provide a short scenario about an ethical issue related to the chapter content.
NEW! Updated coverage reflects the latest NCLEX test plan.
NEW! Incorporation of Triple Aim in healthcare discusses ways to improve the health of the population, enhance the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reduce per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities.
NEW! Expanded coverage of working in an interdisciplinary team reflects the changing healthcare landscape and need to work in collaboration with a variety of healthcare specialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323101097
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/06/2013
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 519,387
Product dimensions: 7.66(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1The Development of Nursing
1The Evolution of Professional Nursing1
Chapter Overview3
Prehistoric Period3
Early Civilization3
The Middle Ages8
The Renaissance Period9
The Colonial American Period9
Florence Nightingale9
Mary Seacole11
Nursing in the United States12
The Civil War Period12
2The Contemporary Image of Professional Nursing26
Chapter Overview27
Images of Nursing27
The Nursing Shortage28
Nursing in Art, Literature, and Architecture29
Imagemakers of Nurses34
The Enduring Public Concern With Nursing35
The Reality of the Contemporary Staff Nurse37
Why Is This Happening?38
Believe in Nursing42
Creating a New Image46
3Theories of Nursing Practice50
Chapter Overview51
Science and Theory52
Florence Nightingale: the First Nursing Theorist56
Survey of Selected Nursing Theories58
Future of Nursing Theories and Theorists62
4The Influence of Contemporary Trends and Issues on Nursing Education65
Chapter Overview67
Trends and Issues in Contemporary Nursing Education67
Diversity, Flexibility, Mobility, and Delivery of Education Programs83
Approval and Accreditation of Nursing Programs88
Flexible Education, Mobility, and Distance Learning Programs88
5Nursing Licensure and Certification95
Chapter Overview97
The History of Nursing Licensure97
Components of Nursing Practice Acts99
Role of Regulatory Boards To Ensure Safe Practice101
Special Cases of Licensure102
Revision of Nursing Practice Acts102
Delegation of Authority to Others103
Current Licensure Activities103
Unit 2Current Issues in Health Care
6Financing Health Care and Economic Issues111
Chapter Overview112
History of Health Care Financing113
Allocation of Health Care Resources118
Market Allocation Issues119
Sources of Health Care Financing122
Implications for Nursing: Managing Care124
7The Health Care Delivery System and Managed Care133
Chapter Overview135
Continuum of Care137
Managed Health Care140
External Oversight: Accreditation of the Managed Care Organization146
Nursing's Contribution to Health Care Delivery148
8Legal Issues in Nursing and Health Care152
Chapter Overview154
Sources of Law and Nursing Practice155
Statutory Law155
Common Law164
Civil Law165
Reducing Legal Liability183
Intentional Torts in Nursing Practice185
The Nurse and Criminal Law188
The Law and Patient Rights189
9Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Nursing and Health Care198
Chapter Overview199
Nursing Ethics200
Ethical Decision Making202
Values Formation and Moral Development203
Ethical Theory206
Ethical Principles207
Ethical Decision-Making Model209
Bioethical Dilemmas: Life, Death, and Dilemmas In-Between211
Ethical Challenges213
10Health Policy and Politics219
Chapter Overview221
Nurses' Involvement in Health Policy and Political Action221
Health Policy: What Is It?223
Health Policy: How Is It Developed?225
Politics: What Is the Connection With Health Policy?228
Grassroots Political Strategies229
The American Nurses Association235
Current Health Policy Issues235
11Cultural Competency and Social Issues in Nursing and Health Care238
Chapter Overview239
Population Trends240
Economic and Social Changes241
Attitudes Toward Culturally Diverse Groups242
Diversity in the Health Care Workforce243
Cultural Competence248
Cultural Belief Systems249
Cultural Phenomena250
Practice Issues Related To Cultural Competence253
Cultural Assessment256
12Workplace Advocacy and Workplace Issues263
Chapter Overview264
Workplace Advocacy265
An Overview of Workplace Issues267
Nursing Shortage267
Appropriate Staffing and Mandatory Overtime273
Patient Advocacy/Safety280
Workplace Safety283
13Collective Bargaining290
Chapter Overview292
Development of Collective Bargaining in America292
The Collective Bargaining Process294
Corporate America and Industrial Relations Studies297
Unions and Professional Nursing299
The American Nurses Association303
14Computers, Informatics, Clinical Information, and the Professional Nurse306
Nursing Informatics307
Clinical Information314
Trends in Computing: Past, Present, and Future318
15Alternative Healing332
Chapter Overview333
Use of Alternative Healing Methods333
Principles Underlying Alternative Healing334
Nursing and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies346
Unit 3Leadership and Management in Nursing
16Nursing Leadership and Management351
Chapter Overview353
Leadership and Management Defined and Distinguished354
Leadership and Management Theory356
Management Functions361
Roles of the Nurse Manager369
Creating a Caring Environment378
Leadership and Management Skills and Behaviors379
17Effective Communication384
Chapter Overview385
Components of Communication386
Verbal vs. Nonverbal Communication389
Logical Fallacies391
Positive Communication Techniques393
Negative Communication Techniques395
Written Communication398
Electronic Communication402
Communication Styles402
Dealing With Verbal Conflict408
Professional Nursing Image408
18Effective Delegation and Supervision411
Chapter Overview413
Delegation and Supervision in the Health Care System413
What Is Delegation?414
What Should and Should Not Be Delegated?415
Developing Safe Delegation Practices420
Assigning vs. Delegating425
Building Delegation and Supervision Skills427
19Staffing and Nursing Care Delivery Models431
Chapter Overview432
Nursing Care Delivery Models436
Case Management443
Clinical Pathways449
Choosing a Nursing Care Delivery Model450
20Nursing's Role in Improving the Quality of Health Care453
Chapter Overview456
Quality Management Principles456
Quality Management in Health Care and the Role of Regulatory Agencies459
Understanding, Improving, and Standardizing Care Processes465
Role of Professional Nursing in Process Improvement471
21Nursing Research475
Chapter Overview477
Definition of Nursing Research477
Evolution of Nursing Research478
Research Priorities479
Components of the Research Process482
Study Designs482
Research Utilization486
Ethical Issues Related to Research494
Unit 4Career Management
22Making the Transition From Student to Professional Nurse497
Chapter Overview498
Real Life Scenario498
Reality Shock499
Causes of Reality Shock503
From Novice to Expert505
Special Needs of Novice Nurses505
Strategies to Ease Transition508
Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem509
Keys to Survival During Transition511
Meeting Special Needs of the Novice Nurse511
23Managing Time: AKA Managing Yourself517
Chapter Overview518
The Concept of Time519
Perspectives on Time520
Common Myths of Time Management520
Time Wasters525
Time-Management Strategies525
Continuing To Succeed537
24Contemporary Nursing Roles and Career Opportunities541
Chapter Overview542
Nursing ... Much the Same, but Bigger and Better543
Nurses Today: Who Are They and What Are They Doing?546
Advanced Practice Nursing555
What About the Future?559
25Job Search: Finding Your Match562
Chapter Overview563
Exploring Options563
Written Introductions565
How To Interview Effectively569
The Applicant's Tasks576
The Employer's Tasks579
26NCLEX-RN Examination582
Chapter Overview583
The NCLEX Examination583
Components of the NCLEX Test Plan586
Preparing for the NCLEX Examination595
Food for Thought When Selecting an NCLEX Review Course597
Appendix ANursing Organizations601
Appendix BState Boards of Nursing (Including U.S. Territories)606
Appendix CState Nursing Associations610
Appendix DCanadian Nursing Associations614

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Contemporary Nursing 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very thorough in detailing Nursing Issues since Nursing become a Profession. Good Resource for all levels of Nursing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall this is a very good book however, it is very similar to the Nursing Research book I used last semester.