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Professional nursing : concepts & challenges / Beth Perry Black.

Author/creator Black, Beth Perry author.
Format Book and Print
EditionNinth edition.
Publication Info Maryland Heights, Missouri : Elsevier/Saunders, [2020]
Descriptionxi, 398 pages : colored illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Nursing in today's evolving health care environment -- The history and social context of nursing -- Nursing's pathway to professionalism -- Nursing education in an evolving health care environment -- Becoming a professional nurse : defining nursing and socialization into practice -- Nursing as a regulated practice : legal issues -- Ethics : basic concepts for professional nursing practice -- Conceptual and philosophical foundations of professional nursing practice -- Nursing theory : the basis for professional nursing -- The science of nursing and evidence-based practice -- Developing nursing judgment through through critical thinking -- Communication and collaboration in professional nursing -- Nurses, patients, and families : caring at the intersection of health, illness, and culture -- Health care in the United States -- Political activism in nursing : communities, organizations, government -- Nursing's challenge : to continue to evolve.
Abstract "Appropriate for use in early courses in baccalaureate curricula; in RN-to-BSN and RN-to-MSN courses; and as a resource for practicing nurses and graduate students, Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 8th Edition equips students and new nurses to positively impact their careers and the nursing profession. This leading text details what it means to be a professional nurse -- the history, values and standards, and commitment to life-long learning. This edition features new information on QSEN, Electronic Health Record information, the effect of social media in nursing, and updated information on the Affordable Care Act. Valuable learning aids throughout every chapter include: case studies, cultural challenges, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, interviews, professional profiles, historical notes, nursing research, concepts & challenges, and ideas for further exploration. This edition discusses the current state of the nursing profession, standards and scope of practice, transition into professional practice, health care delivery systems, and future challenges for the nursing profession."--Publisher's description.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.

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