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Unit I: Development of Nursing 1. The Evolution of Professional Nursing 2. The Contemporary Image of Professional Nursing 3. The Influence of Contemporary Trends and Issues on Nursing Education 4. Nursing Licensure and Certification 5. Theories of Nursing Practice 6. Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Unit II: Current Issues in Health Care 7. Paying for Healthcare in America: Rising Costs and Challenges 8. Legal Issues in Nursing and Health Care 9. Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Nursing and Health Care 10. Cultural Competency and Social Issues in Nursing and Health Care 11. Complementary and Alternative Healing 12. Workplace Advocacy and the Nursing Shortage 13. Collective Bargaining and Unions in Today's Workplace NEW! 14. Information Technology in the Clinical Setting 15. Emergency Preparedness and Response for Today's World Unit III: Leadership and Management in Nursing 16. Nursing Leadership and Management 17. Budgeting Basics for Nurses 18. Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution 19. Effective Delegation and Supervision 20. Staffing and Nursing Care Delivery Models 21. Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 22. Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) 23. Health Policy and Politics: Get Involved! Unit IV: Career Management 24. Making the Transition from Student to Professional Nurse 25. Managing Time: The Path to High Self-Performance 26. Contemporary Nursing Roles and Career Opportunities 27. Job Search: Finding Your Match 28. NCLEX-RN(r) Examination


Cherry (nursing, Texas Tech U. Health Sciences Center) and Jacob (nursing, U. of Tennessee Health Science Center) offer a textbook for nursing students and practicing nurses to the issues and strategies involved in contemporary nursing from the patient care level to the national legislative arena that can improve care, the health care system, and the profession. The 28 chapters written by American nursing specialists include discussion of issues such as health care financing and economics, complementary and alternative healing, the nursing shortage, technology, leadership and management, and career management. This edition has new chapters on quality and safety education and collective bargaining; updated safety coverage throughout the text; new content on the jurisprudence exams and discussions of ethical and bioethical issues such as stem cell research, surrogate parenting, abortion, and gene typing; more emphasis on communication skills; discussions of never events, pay-for-performance, and the relationship of cost, quality, and value in health care delivery; new case studies; and new coverage of technologies, disaster planning, legal issues, and the 2010 NCLEX-RN Examination Test Plan. Activities, case studies, questions, and other resources are available online.

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