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[Ebook PDF] Contemporary Nursing E-Book: Issues, Trends, & Management, 8th Edition
Authors: by Barbara Cherry (Author), Susan R. Jacob (Author)
Ensure you are thoroughly prepared to work in the rapidly evolving world of nursing. Written by expert authors Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 8 th Edition provides an overview of both issues within nursing practice and topics facing today’s nurse managers and leaders. The 20 th anniversary edition of this comprehensive guide emphasizes the importance of working in an interdisciplinary environment and takes you through the evolution of nursing, safe and effective decision-making, the nursing role, collaboration and communication, leadership, and job opportunities. New to this edition is coverage of health issues affecting the LGBTQ community, hospice care, how to respond to active shooter events, and a number of other timely issues affecting healthcare and nursing practice today. UPDATED Content on incivility, bullying and workplace violence, provides a short scenario about issues you might face in practice. Key terms , learning outcomes, chapter overviews, and chapter summaries help you focus your learning experience. Unit on Leadership and Management in Nursing includes content to prepare nurses to effectively function in the management roles expected of the professional nurse. Unit on Career Management provides strategies on how to make the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN Examination. Case studies help you apply theory to clinical practice. Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter personalize nursing history and practice and help you to understand your place in the profession. Questions to Consider While Reading This Chapter follow the vignettes and prepare the reader for the topic to be discussed. Humorous cartoons open each chapter to illustrate the chapter themes. Full-color design enhances the narrative with a clear, visually appealing explanation of concepts.
In today’s rapidly evolving health care system, nurses have tremendous opportunities to improve health care and advance the nursing profession. By understanding and providing leadership to address the serious issues currently facing the U.S. health care system, nurses can advance health care to promote the health and well-being of individuals and populations in our society. These important issues include patient safety and quality care, health care reform and the uninsured population, nursing workforce challenges, advancing technology, changing legal and ethical concerns, care at the end of life, evolving nursing education trends, rising health care costs, and working within a multicultural and multigenerational society.
Who will benefit from this book?
The eighth edition of Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management is an excellent resource to help nursing students and practicing nurses understand the complex issues facing today’s health care systems and implement strategies from the direct patient care level to the national legislative arena that can significantly improve patient care, population health, the health care system, and the nursing profession.
Unit 1: The development of nursing
The book opens with a presentation about the exciting evolution of nursing, its very visible public image, and its core foundations, which include nursing education, licensure and certification, nursing theory, and nursing research and evidence-based practice.
These opening chapters provide the reader with a solid background for understanding and studying current and future trends.
Unit 2: Current issues in health care
This unit provides a comprehensive overview of the most current trends and issues occurring today in nursing and health care, including health care financing and economics, legal and ethical issues, cultural and social issues, complementary and alternative healing, workplace issues and nursing workforce challenges, collective bargaining and unions, technology in the clinical setting, end-of-life care, and emergency preparedness. Students, faculty, and seasoned nurses will be challenged to critically examine each of these significant issues that are shaping the practice of professional nursing and the health care delivery system.
Unit 3: Leadership and management in nursing
This unit offers a foundation of knowledge in nursing leadership and management, with a focus on the basic skills that are necessary for all nurses, regardless of the setting or position in which they work, to function effectively in the professional nursing role. Chapters examine leadership and management theory and roles, budgeting basics, effective communication, delegation and supervision, staffing and nursing care delivery models, quality improvement and patient safety, and health policy and politics. The updated content in this unit provides the most current information available related to nursing leadership and management and will serve as both a valuable educational tool for students and a useful resource for practicing nurses.
Unit 4: Career management
The final unit prepares the student to embark on a career in nursing. Making the transition from student to professional, managing time, understanding career opportunities, finding a good match between the nurse and the employer, and passing the NCLEX-RN® examination are all presented with practical, useful advice that will serve as an excellent resource for both students and
novice nurses as they build their careers in professional nursing.