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Professional nursing : concepts & challenges

Author: Beth Perry Black; Kay Kittrell Chitty
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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This easy-to-read text introduces you to the issues and trends you're likely to encounter in any nursing practice setting. Each stand-alone chapter introduces and explores a specific topic and gives insightful discussions of issues such as the health care delivery system, professionalization in nursing, standards and scope of practice, socialization and nursing theories surrounding the profession, and political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Perry Black; Kay Kittrell Chitty
ISBN: 9781455702701 1455702706
OCLC Number: 805055630
Notes: Revised edition of: Professional nursing / Kay Kittrell Chitty, Beth Perry Black. 6th ed. c2011.
Description: xiv, 381 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Nursing today: a time of transformation --
Status of nursing in the United States --
Nursing opportunities requiring advanced degrees --
Employment outlook in nursing --
2. The history and social context of nursing --
Historical context of nursing --
Social context of nursing --
3. Nursing's pathway to professionalism --
Characteristics of a profession --
From occupation to profession --
Nursing's pathway to professionalism --
Collegiality as an attribute of the professional nurse --
Barriers to professionalism in nursing --
Final comments --
4. Legal aspects of nursing --
American legal system --
Nursing as a regulated practice --
Legal risks in professional nursing practice --
Confidentiality --
Evolving legal issues and the nurse --
Preventing legal problems in nursing practice --
5. Ethics: basic concepts for nursing practice --
Basic definitions --
Approaches to moral reasoning --
Ethical theories --
Ethical principles --
Nursing codes of ethics --
Ethical decision making --
Navigating ethical dilemmas in nursing --
6. Becoming a nurse: defining nursing and socialization into professional practice --
Defining nursing: harder than it seems --
Becoming a nurse: shaping your professional identity --
Education and professional socialization --
Models of professional socialization --
Socialization to the work setting --
7. The education of nurses: on the leading edge of transformation --
Development of nursing education in the United States --
Educational pathways to becoming a registered nurse --
Alternative educational programs in nursing --
Accreditation of educational programs --
Graduate education in nursing --
Certification programs --
Continuing education --
Challenges in nursing education --
8. Critical thinking, the nursing process, and clinical judgment --
Defining critical thinking --
Critical thinking in nursing --
The nursing process: an intellectual standard --
Phases of the nursing process --
Dynamic nature of the nursing process --
Developing clinical judgment in nursing. 9. Communication and collaboration in nursing --
Therapeutic use of self --
Communication theory --
How communication develops --
Criteria for successful communication --
Becoming a better communicator --
Communication with professional colleagues --
Interprofessional collaborative practice: prescription for improved patient outcomes --
Final comment --
10. Illness, culture, and caring: impact on patients, families, and nurses --
Illness --
Adjustment to illness --
The sick role --
Impact of illness on patients and families --
Impact of caregiving on nurses --
11. The science of nursing and evidence-based practice --
Science and the scientific method --
What is nursing research? --
Evidence-based practice: bridging the gap between research and practice --
The research process --
Relationship of nursing research to nursing theory and practice --
Financial support for nursing research --
Roles of nurses in research --
12. Conceptual and philosophical bases of nursing --
Systems --
Person --
Environment and suprasystem --
Health --
Putting it all together: nursing --
Beliefs --
Values --
Philosophies and their relationship to nursing care --
Developing a personal philosophy of nursing --
13. Nursing theory: the basis for professional nursing --
Philosophies of nursing --
Conceptual models of nursing --
Theories of nursing --
The theoretical challenges for nursing education, practice, and research --
14. Health care in the United States --
Today's health care system --
Financing health care --
Health care reform and universal access --
15. Political activism in nursing: communities, organizations, government --
Policy and politics --
Professional organizations --
Purpose and activities of organizations --
Benefits of belonging to professional associations --
Political activism in the governmental arena --
Getting involved --
Nursing awaits your contribution --
16. Nursing's challenge: the call for transformation --
The challenge: care of self --
The challenge: care of the profession --
The challenge: care of the environment --
The final challenge: focus, unite, act.
Responsibility: Beth Perry Black.

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