Current Issues In Nursing - 8th Edition - ISBN: 9780323065719, 9780323293198

Current Issues In Nursing

8th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780323065719
eBook ISBN: 9780323293198
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 8th February 2010
Page Count: 832


Current Issues in Nursing provides a forum for knowledgeable debate on the important issues that nurses face today. This resource provides the opportunity to analyze conflicting viewpoints and develop your own thoughts on demands being made for the nursing profession and the difficult issues affecting today's health care delivery. Continually praised for its in-depth discussion of critical issues, solid organization of material, and encouragement of independent thinking, you’ll find this text a valuable resource in the modern world of nursing.

Key Features

  • Offers comprehensive and timely coverage of the issues affecting nursing education and practice.

  • UNIQUE! Over 100 well-known contributors offer their expert insights and analysis.
  • UNIQUE! Viewpoint chapters present controversial issues to showcase pressing issues facing nursing today.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Defining Nursing from a Variety of Roles

The Richness of Nursing

1 What is Nursing, Why Do We Ask, and How Will Nursing be Better Understood?

2 Staff Nurses Working in Hospitals: Who Are They, What Do They Do, and What Are Their Challenges?

3 Clinical Nurse Specialists: Education and Practice Issues

4 Nurse Practitioners: Taking Their Place in the Health Care Arena

5 Nurse Executives: Critical Thinking for Rapid Change

6 The Nurse as Chief Executive Officer (NEW)

7 Nurse Educators: Issues That Affect the Profession

8 Nurse Researchers: Who Are They, What Do They Do, and What Are Their Challenges?

Section 2 Nursing Education in Transition

Nursing Education in Transition

9 Creating the Future of Nursing Education: Challenges and Opportunities

10 Educational Challenges: Quality in Pre-Licensure Nursing Education

11 Graduate Nursing Education: A Critical Examination from a Global Perspective

12 International Collaborative Institutional Approaches to Nursing Education (NEW)

13 Using Academic-Service Collaborative Partnerships to Expand Professional Nursing Programs

14 Creating the Nursing Theory-Research-Practice Nexus

15 E-Learning

Section 3 Changing Practice

A Nurse Is Not a Nurse Is Not a Nurse

16 Moving the Care from Hospital to Home

17 Adult Health Nursing Practice: Current Changes & Issues

18 Alternative and Complementary Therapies: Recent Changes and Current Issues

19 Ambulatory Care Nursing: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

20 Gerontological Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

21 Hospice and Palliative Care: One Solution for Improving U.S. Health Care?

22 Pediatric Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

23 Perinatal Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

24 Perioperative Nursin


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