Professional Nursing - E-Book

Concepts & Challenges

Professional Nursing - E-Book

Appropriate for use in early courses in baccalaureate curricula; in RN-to-BSN and RN-to-MSN courses; and as a resource for practicing nurses and graduate students, Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 8th Edition equips students and new nurses to positively impact their careers and the nursing profession. This leading text details what it means to be a professional nurse — the history, values and standards, and commitment to life-long learning. This edition features new information on QSEN, Electronic Health Record information, the effect of social media in nursing, and updated information on the Affordable Care Act. Valuable learning aids throughout every chapter include: case studies, cultural challenges, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, interviews, professional profiles, historical notes, nursing research, concepts & challenges, and ideas for further exploration. This edition discusses the current state of the nursing profession, standards and scope of practice, transition into professional practice, health care delivery systems, and future challenges for the nursing profession. Evidence-based Practice boxes highlight problems identified in patient care, the nursing researcher’s questions and research, the results of that research, and the resultant recommendations for care. Considering Culture boxes highlight the impact of culture on the way in which nurses fulfill their roles and the way in which patients experience healthcare. Interview boxes explore the issues of culture and faith from the perspectives of leaders in those fields. Thinking Critically Challenges present questions or scenarios for in-depth consideration of relevant issues. Case Study boxes feature scenarios involving relevant issues in patient care. Discusses the implications of social media on nursing, including ethics and boundaries. Historical Notes highlight little-known stories of heroisms in the nursing profession. Key terms are bolded where defined in the text. A Glossary is included at the end of the text. Learning outcomes are presented at the chapter openings. Concepts and Challenges and Ideas for Further Exploration at the end of the chapters help you in review and test prep.

Professional Nursing

Concepts & Challenges

Professional Nursing

Rev. ed. of: Professional nursing / Kay Kittrell Chitty, Beth Perry Black. 6th ed. c2011.

Professional Nursing

Concepts & Challenges

Professional Nursing

A thorough introduction to nursing as a profession, this 4th edition updates an always-popular text. The book starts with the history of nursing and its coming of age, and goes on to discuss professional socialization. Written by Kay Chitty along with other expert contributors, it examines the theories surrounding the profession - including role definition, major concepts in the field, finance, culture, the health care delivery system, and the challenges facing nurses in the future. Interviews with established and respected professional nurses examine today's issues. News Notes use press clippings to show perceptions of nurses and the nursing profession. Research Notes offer insights gained from evidence-based practice as well as nursing research. Real-life case studies accompany the professional behaviors mentioned in the text. Critical Thinking questions and self-development activities help students apply their knowledge, begin their own professional socialization, and develop a personal philosophy of nursing. Learning aids include key terms and learning objectives to begin each chapter, and a summary of key points at the end. Historical notes and vignettes supplement and emphasize the content. The book is updated throughout, with topics including Medicare, the nursing shortage, recruitment and retention, managed care and health reform, plus national health insurance. Adds new content on educational patterns in nursing, group communication, nursing informatics, and nursing roles within the community.

Professional Nursing Concepts

Competencies for Quality Leadership

Professional Nursing Concepts

Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies For Quality Leadership Takes A Patient-Centered, Traditional Approach To The Topic Of Nursing Education And Professional Development. This Dynamic Text Engages Students In Recognizing The Critical Role That Nurses Play In Healthcare Delivery. Divided Into Four Sections, This Text Has A Unique Framework And Exclusively Covers The Institute Of Medicine'S (IOM) Five Core Competencies On Quality And Healthcare For All Healthcare Professionals. The First Section Introduces Students To The History Of The Nursing Profession, And Covers Such Topics As Nursing Education, Regulation, And Accreditation. Section Two Explores The Healthcare Context In Which Nursing Is Practiced Including Continuum Of Care, Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, And Illness, Nursing Ethics, And The Nurse'S Role In Health Policy. The Third Section Focuses On Each Of The Five Core Competencies Set Forth By The IOM, And The Final Section Focuses On The Practice Of Nursing Today And In The Future Particularly Exploring The Critical Issue Of The Nursing Shortage And The Transformation Of Nursing Practice.

Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses

Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses

Fundamentals of Assessment and Care Planning for Nurses is designed to help nursing and healthcare students understand the essentials associated with assessment and care planning of adult patients. It will help you to recognise and respond compassionately to the needs of those you offer care to, work in partnership with those receiving care, assisting you to seek and access relevant health and social care and to provide information and support to others when required. Key learning features: Includes a range of interactive activities to encourage the reader to take stock and carry out activities pertinent to the chapter The key pedagogical feature will centre around a fictitious family; The use of the family will be to provide a basis to the various chapters and assessment will focus on the family or individual needs of a family member Each chapter begins with an aim and learning outcomes to enable the reader to contextualise and focus on the chapter content and the relevance to NMC proficiencies. Chapters end with an explicit conclusion, in the form of “putting it all together” Resource links are provided using electronic links or reference to appropriate literature that will help the reader seek further support and access additional information should this be required.

Psych Mental Health Nrsing (Us Ed)

Psych Mental Health Nrsing (Us Ed)

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition Sheila L. Videbeck, PhD, RN A Practical Focus on the Skills and Concepts Essential to Your Success With an accessible, clear and student-friendly approach, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing clarifies challenging concepts and helps you build a foundation for working successfully with clients experiencing mental health challenges regardless of care setting. The text explores the full spectrum of psychiatric nursing, helping you master specific nursing interventions, hone your therapeutic communication skills and learn to apply content effectively within the framework of the nursing process. New! Unfolding Patient Stories written by the National League for Nursing put the nursing process in a realistic context to prepare you for successful client interactions and interventions. Clinical Vignettes familiarize you with the features of major disorders you are likely to encounter in practice. Therapeutic Dialogues help you perfect your communication skills with specific examples of nurse-client interactions. Best Practice boxes provide the latest evidence-based findings in psychiatric nursing. Self-Awareness features foster your personal and professional development through self-reflection. Concept Mastery Alerts clarify important concepts essential to your classroom and clinical success. Watch and Learn icons point you to corresponding true-to-life Lippincott® Theory to Practice Video Series videos for a richer understanding of important mental health disorders. Built-In Study Guide reinforces your understanding with multiple-choice questions, multiple-response questions and clinical examples at the end of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans demonstrate effective approaches for addressing specific client disorders. Drug Alerts highlight essential concerns related to psychotropic drugs. Warning boxes alert you to FDA considerations for specific medications. Cultural Considerations help you ensure culturally sensitive care for a wide range of client populations. Elder Considerations sections prepare you to care for the growing population of older adults. Client/Family Education boxes boost your teaching capabilities. Nursing Interventions etail key treatment strategies for specific disorders. DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria boxes summarize the medical diagnostic features of specific disorders.

Nursing Theorists and Their Work

Nursing Theorists and Their Work

This text describes and analyzes 28 nursing theories. It provides an introduction to nursing theory, presents theorists who helped develop philosophies of nursing, and covers theorists who created conceptual models or grand theories of nursing. It also discusses middle-range theorists.

Communicating for Results: A Guide for Business and the Professions

Communicating for Results: A Guide for Business and the Professions

This best-selling text introduces students to the basic concepts and techniques needed to successfully communicate in today’s business world, regardless of their business experience. Covering every aspect of the communication process, from organizational theory to culturally-aware interpersonal communication obstacles and strategies for critical listening, this text will give students a competitive edge in any business situation, from the interview to making skilled presentations to assuming a leadership role. In addition, COMMUNICATING FOR RESULTS: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS, 9e, offers students the chance to view online video clips of common professional scenarios and apply the concepts they are learning to the real world. Cheryl Hamilton’s extensive knowledge of the field ensures that each scenario is realistic and offers an opportunity for students to see how they can apply communications theory outside the classroom to improve their chances for career success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Nursing in Today's World

Challenges, Issues, and Trends

Nursing in Today's World

This text presents basic concepts underlying professional nursing along with contemporary issues affecting the profession. Content is supported using pedagogical tools and features including cartoons that aim to enliven the text discussion. Additional content on the role of consumer in health care, more content on alternative health care, evidence-based practice, virtual university, multi-state licensure, reporting requirements on abuse and neglect, NFLPN code of ethics, developing a study plan for NCLEX exam and conducting job searches on line.