Kelly's Dimensions of Professional Nursing (Dimensions of Professional Nursing (Kelly))

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9780071406390: Kelly's Dimensions of Professional Nursing (Dimensions of Professional Nursing (Kelly))

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This classic text chronicles the non-clinical history, trends, and issues of the nursing profession. Features on-line resources and unique coverage of international issues and guidance on professional writing. New pedagogical features found in the Ninth Edition include chapter summaries, highlighted key information, ethical case vignettes, and new chapters.

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EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE NURSING PROFESSION

This classic text – a virtual compendium of the non-clinical aspects of nursing - provides an updated reflection on the history of nursing and offers clear insight into the important healthcare issues of today. You will find a state-of-the-art review of, government and political action, legal aspects, education for practice, workplace environments, ethics and patient rights, career opportunities, research, leadership and change, and much more.

Most importantly, “Dimensions” prepares you for and helps you excel in an emergent health care system by giving comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the changing field that is nursing. Your review includes...
*The evolution of nursing from its historic roots to modern times, including the major studies that have shaped its contemporary nature
*Analysis of major international issues of nursing—not covered in other texts
*Issues of cost, access, and quality in today’s health care delivery system
*An orientation to the places where care is given and the varied providers who provide that care
*An introduction to the scholarly growth that has distinguished nursing, including nursing diagnosis, nursing interventions and outcomes classifications, and the theorists who have provided their unique perspectives on nurses and nursing
*Ethical theories and principles and the code of ethics which guides our practice
*The major issues in nursing education, including distance education, articulation, and accreditation
*Opportunities in nursing, including an overview of advanced practice roles and the unique situation created by today’s nursing shortage
*Autonomy, the use of power, and the dynamics of change as essential aspects of leadership development
*Cultivating the great potential of nurses through mentorship, networking, and political action
*The US legal system and how laws work to protect the consumer and the professional
*The basics of licensing, certification, and accreditation
*The most common situations which create ethical and legal dilemmas for the nurse in daily practice
*Detailed guidance on professional writing and publication
*Up-to-date information on professional organizations, career development, job selection, and workplace hazards
*Superb pedagogical tools including helpful chapter summaries
*Informative online nursing resources for further reference and career advancement

About the Author:

Lucille Joel, EdD, RN, FAAN, Professor, College of Nursing Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

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