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Author Hamilton, Persis Mary.

Title Realities of contemporary nursing / Persis Mary Hamilton
Edition Second edition
Published Menlo Park, CA : Addison-Wesley Nursing, [1996]


Description xi, 467 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Nursing Throughout History -- Ch. 2. Education of Nurses -- Ch. 3. Credentialing: Licensure and Certification -- Ch. 4. Nursing Organizations -- Ch. 5. Critical Thinking, Cultural Competence, and Caring / Persis Mary Hamilton and Margaret M. Craig -- Ch. 6. Health Care Systems / Persis Mary Hamilton and Roberta S. O'Grady -- Ch. 7. Ethical Concerns -- Ch. 8. Legal Issues -- Ch. 9. Change, Power, and Politics -- Ch. 10. Managing Nursing Care -- Ch. 11. Effective Stress Management -- Ch. 12. Collective Bargaining -- Ch. 13. Career Management -- Appendix A Members of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing -- Appendix B Directory of Selected Nursing and Health-Related Organizations
Summary Realities of Contemporary Nursing sharpens decision-making and problem-solving skills with class-tested critical thinking questions and includes a new chapter that provides an overview of critical thinking concepts; discusses the need for cultural competence and caring in today's diverse society and provides for a greater understanding of the real world of nursing; reveals the impact of power, politics, ethics, and collective bargaining in the workplace; describes situations commonly faced by practicing nurses in real-life vignettes; examines techniques for identifying and managing job-related stress and conflict; provides learning objectives, learning activities, and chapter summaries to assist students in incorporating vital information into their professional lives; and allows students to increase their knowledge of current nursing issues with the use of an annotated bibliography of relevant readings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nursing -- Practice.
Nursing -- Vocational guidance.
Philosophy, Nursing.
LC no. 95008827
ISBN 0805320202