Fundamentals of Contemporary Nursing Practice

Author: Carol Ann Lindeman,Marylou McAthie
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
ISBN: 9780721635279
Category: Medical
Page: 1150
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This comprehensive nursing fundamentals text emphasizes clinical decision making and scientific research within the context of an evolving health care delivery system as the foundation for contemporary nursing practice. This interactive approach offers an alternative framework to the nursing process by focusing on the "real world" issues that affect clinical decision-making in nursing including cultural, socioeconomic, ethical/legal, and financial considerations. A practical four-part organization facilitates the transfer of classroom knowledge to actual clinical practice by first addressing context, then process, content, and special considerations.

Knowledge for Contemporary Nursing Practice

Author: Patricia Cronin,Karen Rawlings-Anderson
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780723432753
Category: Medical
Page: 181
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This book introduces readers to the origins of nursing knowledge, encouraging them to examine how its history impacts current nursing practice and how, as nurses, they can develop their own practice and influence that of others. Each chapter begins with a brief overview of its contents and learning outcomes. Supplemental topics and activities for self-study or group discussion facilitate the learning process.

Contemporary Nursing Knowledge

Analysis and Evaluation of Nursing Models and Theories
Author: Jacqueline Fawcett,Susan DeSanto-Madeya
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803637942
Category: Medical
Page: 480
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The 3rd Edition of this AJN Book-of-the-Year Award-Winner helps you answer those questions with a unique approach to the scientific basis of nursing knowledge. Using conceptual models, grand theories, and middle-range theories as guidelines you will learn about the current state and future of nurse educators, nurse researchers, nurse administrators, and practicing nurses.

Contemporary Nursing Knowledge, Analysis and Evaluation of Nursing Models and Theories

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1497017203
Category: Education
Page: 42
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Contemporary Nursing Knowledge, Analysis and Evaluation of Nursing Models and Theories. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts

Author: Barbara Kuhn Timby
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781779098
Category: Medical
Page: 969
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Now in its Ninth Edition, this full-color text combines theoretical nursing concepts, step-by-step skills and procedures, and clinical applications to form the foundation of the LPN/LVN course of study. This edition features over 100 new photographs, exciting full-color ancillaries, end-of-unit exercises, and extensively updated chapters on nursing foundations, laws and ethics, recording and reporting, nutrition, fluid and chemical balance, safety, asepsis, infection control, and medication administration. Coverage includes new information on cost-related issues, emerging healthcare settings, concept mapping, malpractice, documentation and reporting, HIPAA, and more. All Gerontologic Considerations sections have been thoroughly updated by renowned experts.

Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: William K. Cody
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449684270
Category: Medical
Page: 321
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An excellent resource for graduate nursing students in master's and doctoral programs! Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Nursing Practice focuses on the theoretical and philosophical perspectives necessary to guide advanced nursing practice. The expertly written chapters are diverse in content and emphasize evidence-based practice, values, person-centered care and global perspectives, and explores the interrelationships between theory, practice, and research.

Nursing Knowledge Development and Clinical Practice

Opportunities and Directions
Author: Sister Callista Roy, PhD, RN, FAAN,Dorothy A. A. Jones, EdD, RNC, ANP, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826103253
Category: Medical
Page: 360
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How does nursing knowledge develop and how do we incorporate this knowledge into the practice of nursing? Is it possible for nursing theory to address the needs of clinical practice? These key questions in the field of nursing are explored in this groundbreaking work. Based on their five-year experience as co-chairs of the New England Knowledge Conferences and the contributions of nurse clinicians and academics, the book addresses issues critical to improving the quality and delivery of health care. Concentrating on four major themes--the current state of nursing knowledge, the philosophy of nursing knowledge, the integration of nursing knowledge with practice, and examples of the impact on health care delivery when nursing knowledge is applied--Nursing Knowledge Development and Clinical Practice gives concrete examples of how nursing knowledge can improve nursing practice and overall health care delivery both today and in the future.

Contemporary Nursing

Issues, Trends, & Management
Author: Barbara Cherry,Susan R. Jacob
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323390226
Category: Nursing
Page: 536
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Resource added for the Nursing-Associate Degree 105431, Practical Nursing 315431, and Nursing Assistant 305431 programs.

Contemporary Nursing - E-Book

Issues, Trends, & Management
Author: Barbara Cherry,Susan R. Jacob
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323266223
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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Contemporary Nursing, Issues, Trends, & Management, 6th Edition prepares you for the rapidly evolving world of health care with a comprehensive yet focused survey of nursing topics affecting practice, as well as the issues facing today’s nurse managers and tomorrow’s nurse leaders. Newly revised and updated, Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob provide the most practical and balanced preparation for the issues, trends, and management topics you will encounter in practice. Content mapped to the AACN BSN Essentials emphasizes intraprofessional teams, cultural humility and sensitivity, cultural competence, and the CLAS standards. Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter put nursing history and practice into perspective, followed by Questions to Consider While Reading This Chapter that help you reflect on the Vignettes and prepare you for the material to follow. Case studies throughout the text challenge you to apply key concepts to real-world practice. Coverage of leadership and management in nursing prepares you to function effectively in management roles. Career management strategies include advice for making the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN ® examination. Key terms, learning outcomes, and chapter overviews help you study more efficiently and effectively. Helpful websites and online resources provide ways to further explore each chapter topic. Coverage of nursing education brings you up to date on a wide range of topics, from the emergence of interactive learning strategies and e-learning technology, to the effects of the nursing shortage and our aging nursing population. Updated information on paying for health care in America, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States helps you understand the history and reasons behind healthcare financing reform, the costs of healthcare, and current types of managed care plans. A new section on health information technology familiarizes you with how Electronic Health Records (EHRs), point-of-care technologies, and consumer health information could potentially impact the future of health care. Updated chapter on health policy and politics explores the effect of governmental roles, structures, and actions on health care policy and how you can get involved in political advocacy at the local, state, and federal level to help shape the U.S. health care system. The latest emergency preparedness and response guidelines from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) prepare you for responding to natural and man-made disasters.

Contexts of Contemporary Nursing

Author: Graham R. Williamson,Tim Jenkinson,Tracey Proctor-Childs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844456803
Category: Medical
Page: 216
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A wide variety of factors impact on the scope of nursing practice, including government policies, organisational structures, the media, education, future healthcare directions and service users themselves. It is an NMC requirement that nurses understand these factors in order to deliver quality care. This book provides a clear and practical introduction to these contexts for the new nursing student. The new edition (formerly 'Nursing in Contemporary Healthcare Practice') has been revised to cover the organisational structures that students will find themselves working in, the various bodies involved in healthcare policy and the big issues in current and future healthcare delivery.

The Politics of Nursing Knowledge

Author: Anne Marie Rafferty
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415114912
Category: Medical
Page: 294
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Based on substantial new research and drawing on government and professional records, The Politics of Nursing Knowledge looks at how nurse education has been shaped by wider social attitudes towards gender and class. In a critical reappraisal of Florence Nightingale's vision of nursing, Anne Marie Rafferty explores the implications of Nightingale's belief that nursing training should be regarded as an education of character rather than an intellectual discipline. Analysing the relationship between nursing and associated professions, the author traces the evolution of training and policy-making from the origins of hospital reform in the 1860s to the start of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948. Examining the contemporary issues affecting nursing, The Politics of Nursing Knowledge questions the extent to which the notion of a 'profession' is compatible with the career patterns and lifestyle opportunities of the majority of nurses, who are women. Looking to the future of nursing as an academic discipline, the final chapter asks whether an intellectually self-confident culture can emerge or whether the contradictions of professionalism and the health care system will prevent nursing from achieving its full potential.

Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow

Author: Gayle Roux,Judith A. Halstead
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763752258
Category: Medical
Page: 607
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Issues and Trends in Nursing synthesizes the scientific, technical, ethical, and organizational issues that are essential for nurses to understand in order to work in today’s ever-evolving healthcare arena. Arranged into four major units to provide a comprehensive examination of issues impacting the nursing metaparadigm—person, environment, health, and nursing, this relevant, timely text covers issues pertinent to everyday practice, including safety, confidentiality, technology, regulatory compliance, and global health.

Nursing Knowledge and Practice E-Book

Author: Maggie Mallik,Carol Hall,David Howard
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702037524
Category: Medical
Page: 504
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Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.

Exemplary Research for Nursing and Midwifery

Author: Anne Marie Rafferty,Michael Traynor
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415241625
Category: Medical
Page: 379
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This Reader reproduces fifteen classic and influential accounts of nursing research selected by a panel of senior nurse researchers and teachers. It provides accompanying commentary explaining why the research is good, how it relates to the research tradition and the influence and impact of the piece of research. Introductory and concluding chapters review the literature on the evaluation of research and the position of nursing research in relation to that conducted in medicine generally. Exemplary Research for Nursing and Midwifery is an invaluable reference for any nurse of midwife embarking on the research process.

Perspectives on Philosophy of Science in Nursing

An Historical and Contemporary Anthology
Author: E. Carol Polifroni,Marylouise Welch
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781712019
Category: Medical
Page: 538
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This book helps you provide a well-rounded doctoral curriculum. The philosophy of science is essential to the core of doctoral study in nursing. This text presents historical and contemporary thinking on this significant subject. Readers will find a wealth of information from a variety of philosophers and conceptualizers of Western science. The text's approach stimulates analysis and reflection for enhanced learning. Coverage straddles the balance between nurse and non-nurse philosophers with discussion and reflective questions, and includes thoughts about nursing as a science and an art. Students will learn to recognize the connection between an understanding of philosophic inquiry and scientific investigation -- or research -- in nursing. Compatibility: BlackBerry® OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile™ Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

Theory and Practice of Nursing

An Integrated Approach to Caring Practice
Author: Lynn Basford,Oliver Slevin
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748758388
Category: Medical
Page: 854
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This title aims to cover the needs of the pre-registration nursing student, serving as a study guide and a foundation text. It emphasises the importance of community care and the social and cultural aspects of nursing.

Theory and Research for Academic Nurse Educators

Application to Practice
Author: Rose A. Utley
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449611346
Category: Medical
Page: 408
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Theory and Research for Academic Nurse Educators: Application to Practice is an essential guide to nursing education theory, research and it's application in the classroom. Designed for the nurse educator, this comprehensive guide is focused around the National League for Nursing's eight core competencies for academic nurse educators. This textbook contains an overview of the academic nurse educator role, core competencies, strategies for applying theory and research-based knowledge to further professional development. This text is an ideal resource for nurses preparing for the Certified Nurse Educator Exam (CNE) and nursing education students.

Knowledge-in-Practice in the Caring Professions

MultiDisciplinary Perspectives
Author: Dr Adrian Schoo,Dr Struan Jacobs,Ms Heather D'Cruz
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409492095
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
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Knowledge-in-Practice in the Caring Professions explores the nature and role of knowledge in the practical work of the caring professions. It focuses on knowledge of the practical over the theoretical, looking at the application of theory and the implementation of skill, judgment and discretion. Containing contributions from experts in a variety of fields, the research within this book offers a unique perspective on professional practice as multi-disciplinary, illustrating shared and overlapping understandings in knowledge-in-practice between the different professions as well as understandings that are distinctive to each discipline. It underlines that in order to effectively address the range of social, psychological and health problems facing contemporary societies, professionals need to engage in cooperative models of practice.

Sociology for Nurses

Author: Elaine Denny,Sarah Earle
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745631010
Category: Medical
Page: 310
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Focuses on the relevance of sociology to contemporary nursing practice. Clearly written, and carefully illustrated, the book uses jargon-free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of professional nursing practice.

Analysis and Evaluation of Conceptual Models of Nursing

Author: Jacqueline Fawcett
Publisher: F A Davis Company
Category: Medical
Page: 576
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Covers the development of nursing knowledge for nurses and nursing students. Discusses components of the structural hierarchy of contemporary nursing knowledge, such as the metaparadigm, theories, and empirical indicators, and outlines conceptual models such as King's General Systems Framework and Roy's Adaptation Model. This third edition includes discussion on the substantive and process elements of implementing conceptual-model based nursing practice. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR