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
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 Health Care Costs 45 Controlling Health Care Costs: Balancing Public and Private Solutions 46 Business Coalitions: Shaping Health Reform Through Technology and Science 47 Mergers and Acquisitions 48 The Cost of Home Health Care: Changes and Challenges 49 Drugs Are Too Cheap Section 7 Professional Challenges, Collaboration, & Conflict Challenges, Collaboration, and Conflict 50 Collaboration between Nurses and Physicians: The Need for a Broader View 51 Health Professions Education in Community-Based Settings: A Collaborative Journey 52 Overcoming Polarity in Nursing (NEW) 53 Expanding into the Twenty-First Century: Men in Nursing 54 Nursing Employment Issues: Increasing Unionization in Nursing 55 Managing Generational Issues in Nursing: Preserving the Future of the Profession (NEW) Section 8 Cultural Inclusiveness Diversity in Nursing: A Challenge for the United States 56 Should Nursing Be More Diversified? 57 Minority Representation in Nursing: Diversity, Cultural Competency and Racism- The Challenge Persists 58 Bridging Cultures: Blacks and Nursing 59 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Nursing: Narrowing the Health Disparities Gap 60 Bridging Cultures: Hispanics/Latinos and Nursing 61 Bridging Cultures: American Indians and Nursing Section 9 Ethics, Legal, and Social Issues Ethical, Legal, and Social Concerns in a Changing Health Care World 62 Ethics of Health Care Reform: Should Health Care be Rationed? 63 The Nurse as Patient Advocate: Is There a Conflict of Interest? 64 Ethical Nursing Practice: It's All About Relationship 65 Harassment and Discrimination Issues in Nursing 66 Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 67 Legal, ethical, and moral considerations in caring for individuals with diminished capacity 68 Nurses' Role in Patients' Advance Directives: Facilitation or Reduction of Patient Autonomy? 69 Environmental Disasters: Nurse Preparedness for Radiation & Chemical Events (NEW) 70 Disaster Nursing and the American Red Cross (NEW) 71 The Greening of Health Care (NEW) Section 10 Violence Prevention and Care: Nursing's Role Violence: The Expanding Role of Nursing in Prevention and Care 72 Child Maltreatment: Nursing Considerations 73 Nursing Care: Preventing Firearm Injuries 74 Group Interventions with African American Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence 75 Nursing Care: Victims of Violence - Elder Mistreatment 76 Disaster Nursing during Terrorist Events 77 Nursing Practice in Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness 78 Nursing in Wars 79 More Nurse Involvement Needed in Infectious Disease Disaster Preparedness 80 Compassion Fatigue in Nursing (NEW) Section 11 International Nursing Considerations Issues Abroad 81 The Global Nursing Shortage - An Issue of Social Justice (NEW) 82 All Hazards Preparedness: Advocating for Mothers and Babies (NEW) 83 Nursing At The World Health Organization: The (In)Visibility of Chief Nurses 1951-2009 (NEW) 84 Global Health Needs and Priorities in Developing Countries (NEW) 85 The Global Health Agenda: Are Nursing and Midwifery Responding? 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