Canadian Nursing - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781897422106, 9781771720267

Canadian Nursing

5th Edition

Issues and Perspectives

Authors: Janet Ross-Kerr Marilynn Wood
eBook ISBN: 9781771720267
eBook ISBN: 9781927406335
Imprint: Mosby Canada
Published Date: 11th October 2010
Page Count: 528

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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.

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
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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About the Authors

Janet Ross-Kerr

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Marilynn Wood

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta