Current Issues In Nursing, 8th Edition

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Current Issues In Nursing, 8th Edition


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.

  • 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.
    • New content covering the following topics:

      • The Challenges of Nursing on an International Level

      • Health Care Systems and Practice

      • Ethics, Legal, and Social Issues

      • The Changing Practice

      • Professional Challenges, Collaboration, & Conflict

      • Violence Prevention and Care: Nursing’s Role

      • Definitions of Nursing

      • Changing Education

      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 Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

      25 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

      26 Forensic Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

      27 Occupational Health Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues (NEW)

      28 Genetics, Genomics and Current Issues for Professional Nursing (NEW)

      Section 4 Information Technology Challenges (NEW)

      The Impact of Technology on Health Care (NEW)

      29 Nursing: A Profession Evolving with the Use of Informatics and Technology (NEW)

      30 Standardized Terminologies and Integrated Information Systems: Building Blocks for Transforming Data into Nursing Knowledge

      31 Nursing Informatics: Partnerships at the Crossroads of Practice and Research (NEW)

      32 Sustaining a Focus Group Devoted to Standardized Language Development (NEW)

      33 Why Health Information Technology Standards and Harmonization are Important (NEW)

      34 Personal Health Records as a Tool for Improving the Delivery of Health Care (NEW)

      35 Global Challenges of Electronic Records for Nursing (NEW)

      Section 5 Health Care Systems and Practice

      The Impact of Evolving Health Care Systems on Nursing

      36 From a Medical Care System for a Few to a Comprehensive Health Care System for All

      37 The Challenge: Participate in the Era of Politics – Choose an Ideology and Lead

      38 Defining Health Disparities from Three Viewpoints: Reducing Inequality in Health Care (NEW)

      39 Magnet Designation: Creating New Synergies

      40 The Research Imperative for the Nurse Executive (NEW)

      41 Laying the Foundation for Evidence-Based Practice for Nurse Residents

      42 Determining Staffing Needs Based on Patient Outcomes versus Nursing Interventions (NEW)

      43 Impact of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

      44 Trends in Long-Term Care (NEW)

      Section 6 Health Care Organization and Finance

      Identifying and Controlling

      Perle Slavik Cowen, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA and Sue Moorhead, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Director of Center for Nursing Classification and Clinical Effectiveness, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


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