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Nursing's Social Policy Statement / Edition 2

Nursing's Social Policy Statement / Edition 2

by American Nurses AssociationAmerican Nurses Association


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This in-depth edition updates an enduring ANA classic, one centered on nursing's unique value and accountability to society. The book's singular contribution is its integrated description of the nursing profession in terms of its essential elements:

Social context and contract

Definition of nursing

Authority for practice

Nursing's knowledge base

Autonomy and competency

Scope and standards of practice

Regulation of practice

These elements have been revised in recognition of the ongoing advances in nursing practice and knowledge, delineating and reaffirming the deep societal commitments of the profession.

The ANA Foundation of Nursing Package is an essential resource for every registered nurse regardless of level, role, or setting. The three books in the Package guide nursing practice, thinking, and decision-making:

Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition

Nursing's Social Policy Statement: The Essence of the Profession

Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses: Interpretation and Application

This package can be used as:

Professional reference

Classroom textbook

In-service training guide

Credentialing exam resource

And much more

A must-have for nursing faculty, students, researchers, in-service trainers, chief nursing officers, nursing board members, and interprofessional colleagues, as well as agencies, organizations, regulators, legislators, lawyers, judges, and healthcare consumers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901558102148
Publication date: 01/15/2003
Series: Nursing: Nursing As A Profession
Edition description: 2
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors v

Nursing's Social Policy Statement: An Overview 1

Social Context of Nursing 3

The Social Concerns in Health Care and Nursing 4

The Authority for Practice for Nurses 5

The Elements of Nursing's Social Contract 6

Professional Collaboration in Health Care 7

Definition of Nursing 9

Human Responses 10

Theory Application 10

Nursing Actions 11

Outcomes 11

Knowledge Base for Nursing Practice 13

Scope of Nursing Practice 15

Specialization in Nursing Practice 17

Advanced Nursing Practice 18

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) 18

Additional Specialized Advanced Nursing Roles 19

Standards of Professional Nursing Practice 21

Definition and Function of Standards 21

Development of Standards 22

Standards of Professional Nursing Practice 23

Standards of Practice 23

Standards of Professional Performance 23

Application of Scope and Standards 24

Code of Ethics for Nurses 24

Autonomy and Competent Practice 25

Regulation of Professional Nursing 27

Professional Regulation 28

Legal Regulation 29

Institutional Policies and Procedures 29

Self-Regulation 29

Application of Nursing's Social Policy Statement 33

Conclusion 35

References 37

Glossary 39

Appendix A Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education (2008) 43

Appendix B Nursing's Social Policy Statement, 2nd Edition (2003) 87

Appendix C Nursing's Social Policy Statement (1995) 105

Appendix D Nursing: A Social Policy Statement (1980) 133

Appendix E The Development of Foundational Nursing Documents and Professional Nursing: A Timeline l69

Index 173

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