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Title:
Nursing issues in the 21st century : perspectives from the literature
Author:
Hein, Eleanor C.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Lippincott, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xvi, 541 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Nurses and their professional heritage -- Links to the past -- Cultural diversity -- Issues of access and boundaries -- The legal responsibilities of practice -- Ethics: the moral boundaries of practice -- Computers, the Internet, and nursing -- Issues of vulnerability and safety -- Populations at risk -- Living longer -- Violence -- Issues of health care reform -- Delivering health care -- Economics -- Politics -- Envisioning the future.
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ISBN:
9780781730174
Format :
Book

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With a varied collection of readings focusing on contemporary issues in professional nursing, this new book introduces students to the many perspectives affecting nurses and society. This text incorporates both nursing and non-nursing literature, covering such issues as education and role transition, governance, and cost containment. Articles are organized from simple to complex, making it easy for faculty to assign readings to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. The author provides an introduction for each section of articles, framing them in historical, political, and sociocultural settings.


Table of Contents

Nurses and their Professional Heritage
Links to the Past
Nurses: A Professional Reality Check
Cultural Diversity: A Celebration of Difference
Issues of Access and Boundaries
The Legal Responsibilities of Practice
Ethics: The Moral Boundaries of Practice
Computers, the Internet and Nursing: Riding the Information Wave
Issues of Vulnerability and Safety
Populations at Risk
Living Longer: Are We Ready
Violence: Is Anyone Safe?Issues of Health Care Reform
Delivering Health Care: At What Cost?Economics: Dollars and ""No Sens