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Nursing in Today's World: Trends, Issues, and Management / Edition 9 available in Paperback
Awarded Book of the Year by the prestigious American Journal of Nursing for the fourth time!
This vibrant full-color Nursing Issues and Trends text presents basic concepts underlying professional nursing along with contemporary issues affecting the profession, including educational preparation, health care finance, legal responsibilities, and ethics/bioethics. Critical Thinking exercises are embedded throughout the chapters. Key terms and concepts are highlighted in bold. The Eighth Edition features focus questions, more leadership and management content, web resources, and updated cartoon images.
Table of Contents
Unit I: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
Chapter 1: Understanding the Health Care Environment and Its Financing
Chapter 2: The Political Process in Society and in Nursing Organizations
Chapter 3: The Nursing Profession and the Community
Unit I I: APPRECIATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING AS A PROFESSION
Chapter 4: Exploring the Growth of Nursing as a Profession
Chapter 5: Educational Preparation for Nursing
Chapter 6: Nursing for the Future
Unit I II: LEGAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PRACTICE
Chapter 7: Credentials for Health Care Providers
Chapter 8: Legal Responsibilities for Practice
Chapter 9: Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice
Chapter 10: Bioethical Issues in Health Care
Unit I V: INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT ROLES
Chapter 11: Understanding the World of Healthcare Employment
Chapter 12: Initiating the Leadership and Management Role
Chapter 13: Working with Others for Patient Care
Chapter 14: Leading Change and Managing Conflict
Unit V: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
Chapter 15: Making Professional Goals A Reality
Chapter 16: Facing the Challenges of Today's Workplace
Appendix A: Commonly Used Acronyms