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Professional Nursing Practice: Concepts and Perspectives, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Kathleen Blais, Janice S. Hayes

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 25, 2010

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For courses in Professional Nursing Practice or Introduction to the Nursing Profession.

 

This book provides an introduction to professional nursing for beginning students–whether they are basic students or returning to school for a baccalaureate or advanced degree. Focusing on foundational knowledge, it includes coverage of nursing history, theory, ethics, and law, as well as nursing roles, issues, and changes in the profession. Fully updated, this edition includes more information on technology, interdisciplinary care, rural health and holistic health care. Capturing the changing health care system, it includes discussion of health care economics, the cultural and spiritual dimensions of client care, and nursing in a changing world.

Table of Contents

1.      Beginning the Transition: Journey to Professionalism

 

UNIT 1: FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

2.      Socialization to Professional Nursing

3.      Historical Foundations of Professional Nursing

4.      Ethical Foundations of Professional Nursing

5.      Legal Foundations of Professional Nursing

6.      Theoretical Foundations of Professional Nursing

 

UNIT II: PROFESSIONAL NURSING ROLES

7.      The Nurse as Health Promoter and Care Provider

8.      The Nurse as Learner and Teacher

9.      The Nurse as Leader and Manager

10.  The Nurse as Research Consumer

11.  The Nurse as Advocate

12.  The Nurse as Colleague and Collaborator

 

UNIT III: PROCESSES GUIDING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

13.  Communication

14.  Change Process

15.  Group Process

16.  Technology and Informatics

 

UNIT IV: PROFESSIONAL NURSING IN A CHANGING HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

17.  Nursing in an Evolving Health Care Delivery System

18.  Health Care Economics

19.  Providing Care in the Home and Community

20.  Holistic Health Care

21.  Nursing in a Culturally Diverse World

22.  Nursing in a Spiritually Diverse World

23.  Nursing in a Culture of Violence

 

UNIT V: INTO THE FUTURE

24.  Advanced Nursing Education and Practice

25.  Visions for the Future

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