Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 8e

Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 8e Author Beth Black RN MSN PhD
ISBN-10 0323431127
ISBN-13 9780323431125
Year 2016-07-07
Pages 376
Language English
Publisher Saunders
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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 Evidence based Practice boxes highlight problems identified in patient care the nursing researchers questions and research the results of that research and the resultant recommendations for care Considering Culture boxes highlight the impact of culture on the way in which nurses fulfill their roles and the way in which patients experience healthcare Interview boxes explore the issues of culture and faith from the perspectives of leaders in those fields Thinking Critically Challenges present questions or scenarios for in depth consideration of relevant issues Case Study boxes feature scenarios involving relevant issues in patient care Discusses the implications of social media on nursing including ethics and boundaries Historical Notes highlight little known stories of heroisms in the nursing profession Key terms are bolded where defined in the text A Glossary is included at the end of the text Learning outcomes are presented at the chapter openings Concepts and Challenges and Ideas for Further Exploration at the end of the chapters help you in review and test prep EXPANDED Additional QSEN information helps develop your knowledge skills and attitudes NEW Electronic Health Record information readies you to electronically keep track of patients medical records EXPANDED Additional information on evidence based practice prepares you to make more informed decisions about patient care UPDATED Additional information on national patient safety goals keeps you current EXPANDED More content on stressors and work life balance so you know what to expect upon entering the workforce NEW Updated information on the Affordable Care Act keeps you in the know EXPANDED Additional content on workplace issues helps eliminate some surprises down the line NEW Professional Profile boxes spotlight individuals in the field NEW Nurses Doing Research boxes give insight into nursing experiences