"Current Issues in Nursing" provides a forum for knowledgeable debate on the important issues that nurses face today. Through six editions it has provided information and viewpoints of developments that have changed and are changing the delivery of health care and the nursing profession. Chapters of this title are grouped into sections focusing on major themes. Each section includes an overview, a debate chapter, and several viewpoint chapters. This format provides the opportunity to analyze conflicting viewpoints and to synthesize your own thoughts on the demands being made on the nursing profession and the difficult issues affecting today's health care delivery. Comments from users and reviewers have continued to praise the book for it's in depth discussion of critical issues, solid organization of material, and encouragement of independent thinking.
Section 1 Definitions of Nursing The richness of nursing 1. What is nursing and why do we ask? 2. Staff nurses working in hospitals: Who are they, what do they do, and what challenges do they face? 3. Clinical nurse specialists: Who are they, what do they do, and what challenges do they face? 4. Nurse practitioners: Who are they, what do they do, and what challenges do they face? 5. Nurse executives: Critical thinking for rapid change 6. Nursing faculty: Opportunities and challenges 7. Nurse researchers: Who are they, what do they do, and what challenges do they face? Section 2 Changing Education Nursing education in transition 8. The future of nursing education: Educational models for future care 9. Educational challenges: The crisis in quality 10. International graduate nursing education: A critical examination 11. Critical thinking: What is it and how do we teach it? 12. Collaborative institutional approaches to nursing education 13. Using academic-service collaborative partnerships to expand professional nursing programs 14. Integrating nursing theory, nursing research and nursing practice 15. Standardized terminologies and integrated information systems: Data into nursing knowledge 16. Electronic information and methods for improving education realities - assumptions 17. Web-based education Section 3 Changing Practice A nurse is not a nurse is not a nurse 18. Moving the care: From hospital to home 19. Adult health/medical-surgical nursing practice: Recent changes and current issues 20. Alternative and complementary therapies: Recent changes and current issues 21. Ambulatory care nursing: Challenges for the 21st century 22. Gerontological nursing: Recent changes and current issues 23. Hospice and palliative care: Recent changes and current issues 24. Parish nursing: Recent changes and current Issues 25. Pediatric nursing: Recent changes and current issues 26. Perinatal nursing: Recent changes and current issues 27. Perioperative nursing: Recent changes and current issues 28. Psychiatric nursing: Recent changes and current issues 29. Forensic nursing: Role and technique 30. Disease management: Are nurses ready? Section 4 Quality Improvement Nursing's role in achieving quality health care systems 31. Institute of Medicine Recommendations: Can we meet the challenges? 32. Nursing care priority area: Patient safety 33. Leadership by example: Resources for nurses in health system process improvements 34. Nursing care priority area: Prevention 35. Nursing care priority area: Chronic 36. Nursing care priority area: Frailty, palliative, end of life Section 5 Governance Challenges to nursing leadership in a changing nursing practice world 37. Who should provide nursing care? 38. Leadership in transition in acute-care hospitals 39. Nursing employment issues: Unions, mandatory overtime, patient staff ratios 40. Shared governance models in nursing: What is shared, who governs, and who benefits Section 6 Health Care Systems System reform: Opportunity or threat? 41. From a medical care system for a few to a comprehensive health care system for all 42. Business coalitions: Defining, purchasing and providing health care 43. The challenge: Participate in the era of politics - chose an ideology and lead 44. The corporatization of health care: Mergers and acquisitions 45. Nurse practitioners: Issues within a managed care environment 46. Contracting for nursing services 47. Magnet hospitals: Gold standard for nursing excellence Section 7 Health Care Costs A concern for costs 48. Controlling health care costs: Is there an answer? 49. Managed care, prospective payment, and reimbursement trends: Impact and implications for nursing 50. The costs of home healthcare: Changes and challenges 51. Reimbursement for alternative providers 52. Impact of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 53. Drugs are too cheap Section 8 Role Challenges, Collaboration, & Conflict Colleagues and conflict 54. Collaboration issues between nurses and physicians 55. Feminism and nursing: Reclaiming Nightingale's vision 56. Entering collegial relationships: The demise of nurse as victim 57. Health professions in community-based settings: A collaborative journey 58. Some reflections on conflict resolution in nursing: The implications of negotiating at an uneven table Section 9 Cultural Diversity Diversity in nursing: A United States challenge 59. Why isn't nursing more diversified? 60. Minority representation in nursing: Is cultural competency in nursing achievable and when? 61. Nursing at the crossroads: Men in nursing 62. Bridging cultures: African Americans and nursing 63. Narrowing the health disparities gap: Asian and Pacific Islanders and nursing 64. Bridging cultures: Hispanic/Latinos and nursing 65. Bridging cultures: American Indians and nursing Section 10 Ethics, Legal, and Social Issues Ethical and legal concerns in a changing health care world 66. Ethics of health care reform: Should health care be rationed 67. The nurse as patient advocate: Is there a conflict of interest? 68. Ethical issues and resources for nurses across the continuum 69. Sexual harassment 70. Health care for poor and underserved 71. Legal, ethical, and moral considerations in caring of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease 72. Advance directives: Promoting self-determination or hampering autonomy 73. Managed care and the violation of ethical principles: Research vignettes 74. Learning a practice of uncertainty: Clinical ethics and the nurse Section 11 Violence prevention and care: Nursing's role Violence: Nursing's expanding role in prevention and care 75. Child maltreatment: Developmental and health effects 76. Child neglect prevention: Nursing's pivotal role 77. I find myself at therapy's doorstep - Care of African American women survivors of intimate partner violence 78. Nursing care: Victims of violence-elder mistreatment 79. Nursing care: Preventive gun safety 80. Nursing care during terrorist events 81. Nursing practice in homeland security 82. Nursing in wars 83. Bioterrorism and emerging infections: Emergency preparedness for nurses 84. Nursing care: Combat - jungles to deserts Section 12 International Nursing Nursing: A global view 85. Nursing in Southern Africa: An overview of health care and nursing education and practice 86. Nursing in Canada: An overview of health care and nursing education and practice 87. Nursing in Britain: An overview of health care and nursing education and practice 88. Nursing in Japan: Meeting the healthcare challenges of the 21st century 89. Nursing in Latin America: An overview of health care and nursing education and practice 90. Nursing in Russia: An overview of health care and nursing education and practice 91. Nursing in The Gambia: An overview of health care and nursing education and practice
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