Key Features

  • Detailed references at the end of each chapter
  • Two-colour design draws attention to each section heading
  • Dedicated Evolve website enhances the teaching and learning experience
  • New student-friendly features include Canadian Research Focus boxes that highlight current and relevant research, and Reflective Thinking boxes that provide focused opportunities for reflection and discussion
  • WebLinks provide information for relevant nursing and health care organizations


Table of Contents

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
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