Author: Carol J. Huston
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Using an approach that fosters critical thinking and values clarification, this textbook examines the full range of professional issues facing contemporary nursing. Coverage includes critical issues such as the nursing shortage, mandatory staffing ratios, violence in nursing, legal and ethical issues, plus the latest HIPAA regulations, career advancement and evaluations, and best practices for today and the future. This edition includes two NEW chapters: 1) a NEW chapter on developing effective leaders to meet 21st century healthcare challenges, and 2) a NEW chapter on the use of residencies for new graduate nurses as a transition to practice. In addition to these exciting additions, content has been updated throughout the book to reflect cutting-edge trends in healthcare including the impact of healthcare reform, and recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This edition promises to be an integral tool to providing effective nursing care in an increasingly global, rapidly changing, technology driven world.
Author: Richard Griffith
Publisher: Learning Matters
Release Date: 2017-02-13
This book provides nurses of all levels with a crash course in law written in clear and straightforward language. It is filled with insightful case studies and thought-provoking activities that demonstrate the relevance of law and how it underpins safe and effective practice. Written explicitly for nurses, the book is an ideal starting point for nurses seeking to better understand the legal obligations they face leaving them better prepared for safe and effective practice. New to this edition Fully updated in light of the revised NMC Code (2015) Expanded analysis and discussion of the law relating to end of life care, withdrawing treatment, DNR and assisted dying Updated to take account of the provisions of the care Act 2014 Discusses the revised fundamental standards in England
Author: Herman Wheeler
Release Date: 2013-06-17
This comprehensive new textbook covers core ethical and legal content for pre-registration nursing students. It provides readers with a sound understanding of the interrelationships between the NMC's code of conduct, standards and competencies, ethics and relevant sections of the English legal system. The only truly integrated text in the field, it opens with overviews of law and nursing, and ethical theories and nursing. It goes on to explore key areas of contention – such as negligence, confidentiality and consent – from legal and ethical perspectives, mapping the discussion onto the NMC code of conduct. The chapters include objectives, patient-focused case scenarios, key points, activities, questions, areas for reflection, further reading and a summary. Case law and statutes and ethical theories are presented where appropriate. Written by an experienced nurse-lecturer with a law and ethics teaching background, Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for Nursing is essential reading for all pre-registration nursing students, as well as students of other healthcare professions.
Author: Sally Carvalho
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2012-07-06
This popular title from the Fundamental Aspects of Nursing series has been revised and updated to reflect the advances in the field. Vital reading for all student nurses to help them develop an understanding of the myriad of dilemmas in professional practice and ensure they meet professional standards. This book will outline the implications and application of the relevant recent legislation that relates to nursing practice. Professionally, this book will look at the demands and requirements of nursing, as it moves to an all graduate profession, and the subsequent legal and ethical implications. It will also be helpful for qualified nurses as a refresher text & for those undertaking Overseas Nurses' Programmes. With the new Nursing and Midwifery Council's proposals, there is a greater emphasis on nurses' awareness and ability to use, and be assessed in, legal, ethical and professional issues in their clinical practice.
Author: Carol Cox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-01-05
As both [practice and walk-in centre] nurses continue to adapt to the constant on-going change demanded by both the public and the government paymasters they will face ever-growing self questioning about their role responsibilities and their need to remain competent, knowledgeable and safe practitioners. From the foreword by Professor Dame Betty Kershaw, DBE, FRCN, Education Advisor, The Royal College of Nursing, President of the Scholarship Society for Nurses and Midwives This book enables nurses to get to grips with the professional issues that affect their practice in primary care. It is structured around the RCN domains of practice and considers a wide variety of issues including health promotion, reflective practice and leadership. Part One sets the scene for the domains of practice which follow and considers the unique aspects of practice and walk-in centre nursing. Part Two considers practical aspects of each of the RCN domains of practice in turn and is centred around nurse–patient relationships. Provides greater understanding of issues that affect the nature of practice Addresses the considerable changes in practice nursing and walk-in centres Evidence-based but also contains personal experiences Suitable for nurses undertaking community specialist practitioner degree courses, qualified practice nurses and walk-in centre staff
Author: Philip Burnard
Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited
Release Date: 2004
The chapters examine statements from the UK's NMC code and explore the concepts and problems that relate to it. A variety of philosophical and professional behavior are presented to enable UK nurses, nursing students, midwives and health visitors to develop a greater autonomy in their day-to-day decision making and to help them make reasoned judgements. New content includes the UK's NMC code for practice document, the National Board guidance re core skills and competencies for newly qualified nurses, guidelines for mental health and learning disabilities nursing, guidelines for records and record-keeping, midwives' rules and code of practice, practitioner-client relationships and prevention of abuse, nursing in secure environments, new guidelines for the administration of medicines.
Author: Lisa Astalos Chism
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2017-10-12
The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A Guidebook for Role Development and Professional Issues, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive guidebook for role development of the DNP student. This text covers potential roles of the DNP graduate, including leader, clinician, educator, ethical consultant, and health policy advocate. Conversational in tone, the Fourth Edition covers potential roles of the DNP graduate, including leader, clinician, educator, ethical consultant, and health policy advocate. New to the Fourth Edition: New chapters on role modeling via storytelling Interviews with DNP-prepared nurses in various fields New content focused on writing as a DNP
Author: Pamela J. Grace
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Nursing Ethics And Professional Responsibility In Advanced Practice, Third Edition Focuses On The Historical Background, Knowledge And Leadership Skills Necessary To Improve The Quality Of Health For Both Individuals And Society. The Text Takes A Comprehensive Approach In Addressing Contemporary Health Issues Faced By Healthcare Professionals Across A Variety Of Settings. The Third Edition Has Been Updated To Reflect Changes In The Healthcare Landscape And To Explore How This Impacts And Expands The Role Of The Advance Practice Nurse. New To The Third Edition: Exploration Of The Role Of Inter-Professional Ethics Expanded Content On Social Justice Including Advocacy For Vulnerable Populations And Global Issues Additional Content On Gerontologic Issues New Content On Men’S Health Issues And Substance Abuse Focus On Perioperative And CRNA Issues
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2009
Covering the key legal, ethical, and political issues arising in nursing practice, including documentation concerns, this solidly evidence-based and comprehensive book includes case studies that illustrate political and ethical issues.
Author: Margaret Burkhardt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-06-05
Today’s nurses face a multitude of legal and ethical dilemmas that fall outside the scope of clinical and medical training. Practical and thought provoking, ETHICS & ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY NURSING, 4th Edition examines the latest trends, principles, theories, and models in patient care to help you make ethically sound decisions in complex and often controversial situations. Acknowledging an ever-expanding global society, compelling examples are presented from national and international headlines that invite readers to explore the cases in light of socio-cultural influences, personal values, and professional ethics. Historical examples demonstrate how to think critically through various problems while upholding moral and professional standards, as well as the law. Key topics include patient advocacy and rights, diversity, medication error prevention, health care information management, portability and accountability, and health care reform. In addition to in-book learning features like analysis problems, review questions, sample forms, and appendices, ETHICS & ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY NURSING, 4th Edition offers supplemental, interactive tools to challenge you further, and prepare you for morally sound behavior in any health care setting. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, RN, CRRN, APRN, FNP-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Professional Issues category "This book is a must for all healthcare managers, recruitment, occupational health, human resources and for all nurses working within the healthcare setting to gain a full understanding and dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding disability. It should be on all student nurses reading lists."--Nursing Times ìThis book will provide nurses with the information to make objective and fact based assessments...Moreover, it will arm nursing professionals with an understanding of how the issue of disability is affecting workforce supply in nursing, how accommodations can provide assistance to individuals with disabilities, and how a balanced and thoughtful approach can allow nursing professionals to function to their fullest.î Geraldine Polly Bednash, PhD, RN, FAAN Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director American Association of Colleges of Nursing ì[This book] has brought together information and real-life experiences of nurses who have disabilities. It will serve as an invaluable source of information on the impact of disability on the employment and retention of registered nurses.î Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN Professor and Director, Center for Nursing Research Villanova University College of Nursing This is the first research-based book to confront workplace issues facing nurses who have disabilities. It not only examines in-depth their experiences, roadblocks to successful employment, and misperceptions surrounding these nurses, but also provides viable solutions for creating positive attitudes towards them and a welcoming work environment that fosters hiring and retention. From the perspectives and actual voices of nurses with disabilities, nurse leaders, nurse administrators, and patients, the book identifies nurses with disabilities (including sensory, musculoskeletal, emotional, and mental health issues), discusses why they choose to leave nursing or hide their disabilities, and analyzes how their disabilities may influence career choices. Written by the foremost researcher on nurses with disabilities, the book addresses patient safety, environmental factors, and retention strategies. It discusses why many nurses feel the need to conceal their disability even though it does not affect their ability to carry out their duties. It addresses interactions with colleagues, administrators, and patients and explores the common misperception that nurses with disabilities jeopardize patient safety. The text discusses potential solutions such as changing nursing education, altering nurse job description, and enhancing workplace accommodations. It seeks to influence nurse leaders and administrators, who have the power to institute change and retain nurses with disabilities, and will be a valuable asset to nursing classes in policy and leadership. Key Features: Provides solutions regarding professional issues faced by nurses with disabilities Helps nurse recruiters and administrators clarify and strengthen retention strategies Features the voices of nurses with disabilities, nurse leaders, recruitment specialists, and patients Buttressed by four research studies and written by the leading researcher in the field
Author: American Nurses Association
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Pamphlet is a succinct statement of the ethical obligations and duties of individuals who enter the nursing profession, the profession's nonnegotiable ethical standard, and an expression of nursing's own understanding of its commitment to society. Provides a framework for nurses to use in ethical analysis and decision-making.
This text recognises the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. This book offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace.This edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. This book brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students' and nurses' interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice.