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Nursing Now!: Today's Issues, Tomorrows Trends / Edition 6

Nursing Now!: Today's Issues, Tomorrows Trends / Edition 6

by Joseph T. Catalano PhD, RN, CCRN


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Be prepared for the rapidly changing world of nursing! The thoroughly revised and updated 6th Edition of this popular text examines the issues and trends that are shaping the profession… now and in the future. The author explores the evolution and history, and examines the impact of reform, the legal system, and politics. New information and updates are posted online annually to keep you current.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803627635
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Edition description: 6
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

  1. The Growth of Nursing

    1. The Development of a Profession
    2. Historical Perspectives
    3. The Evolution of Licensure, Certification, and Nursing Organizations
    4. Theories and Models of Nursing
    5. The Process of Educating Nurses
    6. Critical Thinking

  2. Making the Transition to Professional

    1. Ethics in Nursing
    2. Bioethical Issues
    3. Nursing Law and Liability
    4. How to Take and Pass Tests
    5. NCLEX: What You Need to Know
    6. Reality Shock in the Workplace

  3. Leading and Managing

    1. Principles of Leadership and Management
    2. Communicating Successfully
    3. Incivility: The Antithesis of Caring
    4. Delegation in Nursing
    5. Governance and Collective Bargaining
    6. Health-Care Delivery Systems
    7. Nursing Informatics

  4. Issues in Delivering Care

    1. The Politically Active Nurse
    2. Spirituality and Health Care
    3. Cultural Diversity
    4. Developments in Current Nursing Practice
    5. Client Education: A Moral Imperative
    6. Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
    7. Alternative and Complementary Healing Practices

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