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Nursing in Context

Nursing in Context

Policy, Politics, Profession

  • Author: Michael Traynor
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137152958
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 184
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Nursing in Context introduces the most important topics and debates for today's nurses and does this with a combination of readability, wit, criticality and sophistication demanded by degree-level students. Providing a critical historical and political insight into the issues that affect nurses - including professional regulation, the 'crisis of care', NHS restructures, whistle-blowing and poor performance – this book explores the development of key concepts in modern professional practice, so that they are more than just buzzwords to be learned and remembered. Drawing on the author's research in nursing and healthcare over the past twenty years, the text offers real-life examples of how politics, policy and practice interact, and ends with a positive picture for the future of nursing from trusted leaders of the profession. Nursing in Context provides students with a graduate-level understanding of what it means to be a nurse today. It is an ideal resource for studying professional issues.

Essentials of Nursing Practice

Essentials of Nursing Practice

  • Author: Catherine Delves-Yates
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473927692
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 744
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Get 24 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473929579) A Unique Blend of Digital and Print Learning Resources! Essentials of Nursing Practice is a ground-breaking new resource which introduces nursing students to the core topics they need to master during their first year and beyond. It brings the study of nursing to life across all four fields of nursing, in all settings, focussing on what it takes to be the best nurse you can be through person-centred compassionate care. Unlike any other book it uniquely blends digital and print learning resources to engage all styles of learners and to provide lecturers with helpful resources to use in their teaching. More than just a book! An accompanying interactive eBook links to extra resources including videos, case studies, interactive revision quizzes, flashcards, study plans and more. Students can use the eBook to study where and when they want, and read, annotate and search the book on a tablet, laptop or PC. All these resources are also available through SAGE edge - visit https://edge.sagepub.com/essentialnursing to find out more. (Please note that the free access to these resources is only available when you purchase the Print copy of this textbook) Key features of the print and eBook help students to: • Understand: Colourful easy-to-navigate design, chapter topic lists, study plans and knowledge links help students to quickly grasp what they need to know and how topics are interrelated. • Apply: Real voices from students, patients and nurses, case studies with questions, clinical skills videos, and anatomy and physiology revision help students apply knowledge in placements or practical assessments. • Go further: 'What's the Evidence' summaries of research, critical thinking activities, links to SAGE journal articles, useful websites and further reading help students prepare for essays or for the next stage of their course. • Revise: Chapter summaries, test-yourself interactive questions and key term flashcards help students do their best at assessments and exams. Advisory Editors Learning Disabilities: Robert Jenkins and Ruth Northway, University of South Wales Child Nursing: Carol Hall, The University of Nottingham Mental Health: Steven Trenoweth, University of Bournemouth Adult Nursing: Karen Elcock, Kingston University London Clinical Skills: Fiona Everett and Wendy Wright, University of the West of Scotland *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Nursing

  • Author: Alec Grant,Benny Goodman
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1526448416
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 288
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The new edition of this well regarded book introduces the underpinning theory and concepts required for the development of first class communication and interpersonal skills in nursing. By providing a simple to read overview of the central topics students are able to quickly gain a solid, evidence-based grounding in the subject. Topics covered include: empathy; building therapeutic relationships; using a variety of communication methods; compassion and dignity; communicating in different environments; and culture and diversity issues. Three new chapters have been added that point readers towards further ways of approaching their communication skills that are less model and technique driven and focusing more on therapeutic considerations, as well as looking at the politics of communication.

Becoming a Nurse

Becoming a Nurse

Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing

  • Author: Derek Sellman,Paul Snelling
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 131743630X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 558
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The guidelines and skills required to become a nurse are always changing and it can be difficult to stay up-to-date with the current standards. This book has been specifically designed to address the main skills you need to meet NMC requirements. Becoming a Nurse will demystify what you need to know while preparing you to meet NMC standards and become a confident, practising professional. The book introduces the many subjects outside the biological which are none the less essential for both pre-registration and practising nurses. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and includes four new chapters on psychosocial concepts for nursing; sociological concepts for nursing; spiritual care; and preceptorship and transition. Like the previous edition the book also covers: Law, ethics and policy Management and leadership Communication, interpersonal skills and interprofessional working Evidence based practice Medicines management Public health and professional development Each chapter is packed full of case studies, discussion question and further readings to encourage critical thinking and reflection. It is an excellent resource to prepare you for your programme or to refresh your knowledge of NMC standards.

Policy and Politics in Nursing and Healthcare - Revised Reprint

Policy and Politics in Nursing and Healthcare - Revised Reprint

  • Author: Diana J. Mason,Judith K. Leavitt,Mary W. Chaffee
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323242413
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 793
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Featuring analysis of healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Carehelps you develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. 145 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. The revised reprint includes a new appendix with coverage of the new Affordable Care Act. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Up-to-date coverage on the Affordable Care Act in an Appendix new to the revised reprint.Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues.Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy.Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! A new Appendix on the Affordable Care Act, its implementation as of mid-2013, and the implications for nursing, is included in the revised reprint.18 new chapters ensure that you have the most up-to-date information on policy and politics.The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform with thePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Advanced Practice Nursing Contexts of Care

Advanced Practice Nursing Contexts of Care

  • Author: Lynette Hamlin,University of New Hampshire New Hampshire Lynette Ament Hamlin
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1284047032
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 175
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Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care is a robust collection of practice focused case studies which address current issues in the evolving nursing profession, targeting concerns of the advanced practice nurse. Throughout the text actual cases are used for the illustration and analysis of practice contexts, which include organizational structure, managed care, inter- and intra-professional issues, politics, power, finance, planning, regulation, ethics, law, quality, and patient safety. Discussion around opportunities for nursing to extend practice into new forms and environments is also covered. Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care is a very valuable tool for case-based teaching format around policy issues that directly impact practice and Master s-prepared nurses. Each case is interspersed with discussion questions which guide case discussions in both specific and global issues within the case. In addition, each case has a list of references that can be used to guide the cases. Unlike other health policy texts, this text focuses on cases that bring application to those health policy issues. This text is also a solid resource for practitioners interested in keeping current on issues that guide clinical practice. Key Objectives: Appreciate the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds practice Analyze the influences of the working and regulatory contexts upon nursing practice Integrate an understanding of history and development of trends and issues into contemporary practice Provide a differential diagnosis among political, policy, regulatory, legal, and professional causes of contextual problems Propose solutions to contextual problems Value experience as data"

Professional Nursing Concepts

Professional Nursing Concepts

  • Author: Anita Finkelman,Carole Kenner
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449646069
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 524
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Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Second Edition 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 health care delivery, and focuses on the five core competencies for health professions as determined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The book is divided into four sections: *The Profession of Nursing *The Healthcare Context *Core Healthcare Professional Competencies *The Practice of Nursing Today Two new chapters are included in this edition: *Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Illness: A Community Perspective *The Future: Transformation of Nursing Practice Through Leadership

Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care

  • Author: Diana J. Mason,Judith K. Leavitt,Mary W. Chaffee
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323316069
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 816
  • View: 6748
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Featuring analysis of healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care helps you develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! 18 new chapters ensure that you have knowledge of the most up-to-date information on policy and politics. The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Professional Nursing Concepts

Professional Nursing Concepts

  • Author: Visiting Faculty Northeastern University Nurse Consultant Anita Finkelman,Carole Kenner
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1284048896
  • Category:
  • Page: 610
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Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership, Third Edition takes a patient-centered, traditional approach to the topic of nursing education. An ideal text for teaching students how to transition from the classroom to practice, it focuses on the core competencies for health professionals as determined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Completely updated and revised, the new edition incorporates the latest findings from the IOM s Future of Nursing report. New to this edition is a chapter on success in a nursing education program, more case studies throughout, a new electronic reflection journal activity in each chapter, and new appendices on quality improvement (QI), staffing and a healthy work environment, and getting the right position."

Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership

Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership

  • Author: Anita Finkelman,Carole Kenner
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449656102
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 564
  • View: 4213
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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.

Professional Nursing

Professional Nursing

Concepts & Challenges

  • Author: Beth Perry Black
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1455702706
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 381
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Rev. ed. of: Professional nursing / Kay Kittrell Chitty, Beth Perry Black. 6th ed. c2011.

Nurse Educators and Politics

Nurse Educators and Politics

  • Author: Sondra Z. Koff
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 079148517X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 170
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Although they represent a significant majority of American health care providers, nurses have had only a limited influence on policy developments in the health care and political systems. Helping to understand why the profession has remained a "sleeping giant," "Nurse Educators and "Politics focuses on a primary socialization agent to the profession: nursing faculty members. Using survey data, Sondra Z. Koff examines nurse educators' attitudes toward select public policies and political participation, as well as their political and organizational activism. These findings are related to nursing's professional history and are discussed in a broader political context to better understand nurses behavior in the decision-making process.

Nursing Ethics in Modern China

Nursing Ethics in Modern China

Conflicting Values and Competing Role Requirements

  • Author: Samantha Mei-che Pang
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042009448
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 265
  • View: 720
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This book follows two lines of inquiry in understanding nursing ethics in the historical-cultural context of modern China. Firstly, it scrutinizes the prescribed set of moral virtues for nurses in fulfilling their role requirements during different periods of nursing development over the past century. Based on empirical studies, the book, secondly, explores the nurses' evaluations of their ethical responsibilities in current practice. It carefully examines the particular viewpoints of nurses in their ethical appraisal of nursing practice and patient care situations. Drawing upon traditional ethical outlooks, international norms, and the experiences of nurses as they face difficult care situations, this book concludes with recommendations for improving the quality of nursing in contemporary China.

Health Policy Analysis

Health Policy Analysis

  • Author: Professor Emeritus Kenan-Flagler Business School and School of Public Health University of North Carolina Chapel Hill North Carolina Curtis P McLaughlin,Craig D McLaughlin Mj
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1284037789
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 466
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This second edition analyzes current U.S. health policy and proposes various alternatives for developing future health policy without pushing a single solution set. It considers the viewpoints of economics, political science, management, communications, technology, and public health. This book offers: an expansive new look at the Affordable Care Act woven throughout chapters 1-5; a new chapter on evidence-based medicine; greater emphasis and focus on the learning health system as well as cost and outcomes, in light of the shrinking crisis of the uninsured; and all new cases in each chapter. --

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E-Book

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E-Book

  • Author: Maggie Mallik,Carol Hall,David Howard
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702037524
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 504
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Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.

Contexts of Nursing

Contexts of Nursing

An Introduction

  • Author: John Daly,Sandra Speedy,Debra Jackson
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0729579255
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 400
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Contexts of Nursing 3e builds on the strengths of previous editions and continues to provide nursing students with comprehensive coverage of core ideas and perspectives underpinning the practice of nursing. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New material on Cultural Awareness and Contemporary Approaches in Nursing has been introduced to reflect the realities of practice. Nursing themes are discussed from an Australian and New Zealand perspective and are supported by illustrated examples and evidence. Each chapter focuses on an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program and the new edition continues its discussions on history, culture, ethics, law, technology, and professional issues within the field of nursing. update and revised with strong contributions from a wide range of experienced educators from around Australia & New Zealand new Chapter 17 Becoming a Nurse Leader has been introduced into the third edition to highlight the ongoing need of management in practice Chapter 20 Cultural Awareness Nurses working with indigenous people is a new chapter which explores cultural awareness, safety and competence Chapter 22 Using informatics to expand awareness engages the reader on the benefits of using technology evidence-based approach is integrated throughout the text learning objectives, key words and reflective questions are included in all chapters

Health Care Politics, Policy and Services

Health Care Politics, Policy and Services

A Social Justice Analysis, Second Edition

  • Author: Gunnar Almgren, MSW, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826108881
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 416
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This new edition of the AJN Award-winning textbook analyzes the most current health care reforms and their effect on our health system from a social justice perspective. It addresses the reforms of the landmark health care reform bill passed in March, 2010, and provides students of health care policy with a framework within which they can understand and evaluate our health system. The text provides a comprehensive description and analysis of the historical evolution and organization of our health care system that is framed by a forthright social justice critique. In addition to extensive coverage of our health care system structures, finances, and performance on a variety of population health indicators, the text analyzes disparities in access to health and health care in America-by race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, and geography. Issues of special focus include long-term care policy, the bioethical dimensions of health care policy, the transformation of health to an economic commodity, the politics of health care policymaking, and the global context of health care disparities. New to the Second Edition: Contains numerous chapters that have been extensively revised or completely rewritten Explains the political goals of and barriers to each stage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) implementation plan Provides two distinct critiques of the PPACA Offers a social and political health care agenda based on a social justice perspective Features a teaching guide

Nursing for Public Health: Promotion, Principles and Practice

Nursing for Public Health: Promotion, Principles and Practice

  • Author: Paul Linsley,Roslyn Kane,Sara Owen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199561087
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 289
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Nursing for Public Health reflects the growing need for all nurses to promote the health of patients as well as treating illnesses. This textbook examines core policies, theories, and models of public health, alongside nursing skills and interventions for health issues such as obesity, smoking and sexual health.

Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow

Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow

  • Author: Gayle Roux,Judith A. Halstead
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 0763752258
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 607
  • View: 6906
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Issues and Trends in Nursing synthesizes the scientific, technical, ethical, and organizational issues that are essential for nurses to understand in order to work in today’s ever-evolving healthcare arena. Arranged into four major units to provide a comprehensive examination of issues impacting the nursing metaparadigm—person, environment, health, and nursing, this relevant, timely text covers issues pertinent to everyday practice, including safety, confidentiality, technology, regulatory compliance, and global health.

Transitions in Nursing - E-Book

Transitions in Nursing - E-Book

Preparing for Professional Practice

  • Author: Esther Chang,John Daly
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0729580822
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 384
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New edition of the essential text for senior nursing students transitioning to professional nursing practice. Now in its third edition, the popular Transitions in Nursing continues to recognise the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace. This third edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. Also new to this new edition of Transitions in Nursing are two new chapters on Clinical Leadership and Continuing Competence for Practice. This new content reflects recent changes in Australian clinical practice, policies, procedures and National Registration requirements for nurses. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students’ and nurses’ interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice. • Consistent pedagogical features in each chapter, including: o Learning Objectives o Key Words o Introduction o Activities in body of the text o Conclusion o Short Case Studies followed by Reflective questions o Recommended Readings for further exploration of issues o Updated References