Leddy and Pepper's Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing / Edition 7

Leddy and Pepper's Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing / Edition 7

by Lucy Jane Hood
ISBN-10:
0781792487
ISBN-13:
9780781792486
Pub. Date:
09/29/2009
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Leddy and Pepper's Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing / Edition 7

Now in its Seventh Edition, this broad-based text addresses the philosophical, developmental, theoretical, accountability, care delivery, and leadership issues encountered by professional nurses throughout a lifetime career. The book outlines the multidimensional roles that encompass professional nursing practice. This edition includes key updated information regarding the influence of nurses in public policy formation, changes in health care delivery, multicultural issues in professional practice, and nursing practice implications of new advances in technology, management, and nursing research.

Clinical vignettes based on real-life scenarios illustrate key concepts in each chapter while offering an opportunity to prepare for future professional challenges. From Theory to Practice questions offer a way to link key chapter points to daily practice. To stimulate critical thinking and classroom discussion, Questions for Reflection are interspersed throughout each chapter. Research Briefs appear in chapters when applicable to promote the use of research in clinical practice. Updated Internet exercises provide current online resources to expand knowledge related to each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781792486
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Edition description: Seventh
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Section I Exploring Professional Nursing

  • Chapter 1 The Professional Nurse
  • Chapter 2 The History Behind the Development of Professional Nursing
  • Chapter 3 Contextual, Philosophical, and Ethical Elements of Professional Nursing
  • Chapter 4 Establishing Helping and Healing Relationships
  • Chapter 5 Patterns of Knowing and Nursing Science
  • Chapter 6 Nursing Models and Theories
  • Chapter 7 Professional Nursing Processes
  • Chapter 8 The Health Process and Self-Care of the Nurse
  • Section II The Changing Health Care Context

  • Chapter 9 Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Chapter 10 Developing and Using Nursing Knowledge Through Research
  • Chapter 11 Multicultural Issues in Professional Practice
  • Chapter 12 Professional Nurse Accountability
  • Chapter 13 Environmental and Global Health
  • Chapter 14 Community Health
  • Chapter 15 Informatics and Technology in Nursing Practice
  • Section III Professional Nursing Roles

  • Chapter 16 Nursing Approaches to Client Systems
  • Chapter 17 The Professional Nurse's Role in Teaching and Learning
  • Chapter 18 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing
  • Chapter 19 Quality Improvement and Professional Nursing
  • Chapter 20 The Professional Nurse's Role in Public Policy
  • Section IV Glimpsing the Future of Professional Nursing

  • Chapter 21 Career Options for Professional Nurses
  • Chapter 22 Development of a Professional Nursing Career
  • Chapter 23 Shaping the Future of Nursing

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