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Canadian Nursing

Issues and Perspectives

This text examines the issues and trends impacting Canadian nursing. The five parts of the text cover everything from the development of the profession of nursing in Canada, to discussions of nursing knowledge, nursing research, and the theoretical foundations of modern nursing. The authors also examine issues in the delivery of nursing care as well as nursing education, credentialing, standards of care, and entry to practice. Additional chapters address collaboration, the increasingly flexible delivery in nursing education, and health informatics. The book concludes with a look at Canadian nurses’ growing role in international nursing and Canadian projects that have been implemented around the globe.

Paperback, 528 Pages

Published: October 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-897422-10-6


  • Part I: The Profession in Canada
    1.            Canadian Health Care System (formerly Ch. 16)
    2.            Nursing in Canada - 1600 to Present: A Brief Account (formerly two separate chapters)
    3.            Professionalization in Nursing
    4.            The Professional Image: Impact and Strategies for Change
    5.            Issues of Gender and Diversity in Nursing
    Part II: Nursing Knowledge
    6.            Theoretical Issues in Nursing (Ch. 6 & 7 switched in order to reflect today’s focus of nursing education)
    7.            Thinking Philosophically in Nursing
    8.            Nursing Research in Canada (formerly two chapters)
    9.            Knowledge Translation and Evidence-Based Practice (NEW chapter!)
    10.          Health Informatics and Canadian Nursing Practice (NEW chapter!)
    Part III: Nursing Care Delivery
    11.          Primary Health Care (formerly Ch. 28)
    12.          Quality of Care
    13.          Practising Nurse and the Law
    14.          Ethical Issues and Dilemmas in Nursing Practice
    15.          Shortage or Oversupply? The Nursing Workforce Pendulum
    16.          Political Awareness in Nursing
    17.          Emergence of Nursing Unions as Social Force in Canada
    Part IV: Educating Nurses for the Future
    18.          Origins and Development of Nursing Education in Canada
    19.          Entry to Practice
    20.          Credentialing in Nursing
    21.          The Growth of Graduate Education in Nursing
    22.          Career Development in Nursing
    23.          Monitoring Standards in Nursing Education
    Part V: Canadian and International Nursing
    24.          International Nursing: Looking Beyond our Borders
    25.          Internationalizing  Nursing in Canada


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