Professional Nursing

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Professional Nursing

SKU# 9780826125545

Concepts, Issues, and Challenges


  • John Daly RN, PhD
  • Sandra Speedy RN, EdD
  • Debra Jackson RN, PhD
  • Vickie Lambert RN, DNSc, FAAN
  • Clinton Lambert RN,PhD,CS,FAAN

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This engagingly written text offers nursing students comprehensive ideas and perspectives that are basic to the practice of contemporary nursing. Each chapter focuses on a foundational area of study and explores the central concepts, relevant issues, dilemma, and debates. It presents a broad-range of professional issues, ranging from a brief history of nursing in the U.S., research and legal issues, to an introduction to nursing organizations and regulatory bodies.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 18, 2005
  • Page Count 376
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826125545
  • EISBN 9780826125576

Table of Contents 

    Foreword, A.I. Meleis
  1. So, You Want to Be a Nurse, P.J. Haylock
  2. The Evolution of Nursing Education and Practice in the U.S., V.A. Lambert and C.E. Lambert
  3. The Art and Science of Nursing, J.M. Parker
  4. Exploring Popular Images and Representations of Nurses and Nursing, P. Darbyshire and S. Gordon
  5. Nursing, Philosophy, and Knowledge: A Commitment to Know Oneself and Others, G.J. Mitchell
  6. Tracing Nurse Caring: Issues, Concerns, Debates, J. Watson, D. Jackson, and S. Borbasi
  7. Nursing Theory, F.B. Pilkington and D.A. Bournes
  8. Research in Nursing, R. Anders, J. Daly, D. Thompson, D. Elliott, and E. Chang
  9. Ethics: A Patient-Centered Approach, G.L. Husted and J.H. Husted
  10. The Legal Context of Nursing, E. Murphy
  11. Gender Issues in Nursing: A Global Perspective, S. Speedy
  12. Becoming Part of a Multidisciplinary Health Care Team, K.M. Nokes
  13. Professionalism: The Role of Regulatory Bodies and Nursing Organizations, V.A. Lambert and C.E. Lambert
  14. Public Health Nursing: An Exercise in Citizenship, M.K. Maeve
  15. Rural Health in America: Challenges and Opportunities, C. Reavis
  16. Meeting the Health Care Needs of a Diverse Society, A. Omeri and M.A. Andrews
  17. Critical Thinking in Nursing: Beyond Clinical Judgment to Perspective, Context, and Meaning, W.K. Cody
  18. Making the Transition to Professional Nursing: Becoming a Lifelong Learner, J. Conway and M. McMillan
  19. Index