Professional Nursing

Author: Beth Black
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323431119
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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. EXPANDED! Additional QSEN information helps develop your knowledge, skills, and attitudes. NEW! Electronic Health Record information readies you to electronically keep track of patients’ medical records. EXPANDED! Additional information on evidence-based practice prepares you to make more informed decisions about patient care. UPDATED! Additional information on national patient safety goals keeps you current. EXPANDED! More content on stressors and work/life balance, so you know what to expect upon entering the workforce. NEW! Updated information on the Affordable Care Act keeps you in the know. EXPANDED! Additional content on workplace issues helps eliminate some surprises down the line. NEW! Professional Profile boxes spotlight individuals in the field. NEW! Nurses Doing Research boxes give insight into nursing experiences

Professional Nursing

Author: Beth Perry Black
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455702706
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Rev. ed. of: Professional nursing / Kay Kittrell Chitty, Beth Perry Black. 6th ed. c2011.

Professional Nursing

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Publisher: W B Saunders Company
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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.

Fundamentals Of Assessment And Care Planning For Nurses

Author: Professor Ian Peate, OBE
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119491754
Size: 57.19 MB
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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.

Government Reports Annual Index

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Sections 1-2. Keyword Index.--Section 3. Personal author index.--Section 4. Corporate author index.-- Section 5. Contract/grant number index, NTIS order/report number index 1-E.--Section 6. NTIS order/report number index F-Z.