Professional Nursing: Concepts, Issues, and Challenges

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John Daly, RN, PhD, Sandra Speedy, RN, EdD, Debra Jackson, RN, PhD, Vickie Lambert, RN, DNSc, FAAN, Clinton Lambert, RN,PhD,CS,FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, Feb 18, 2005 - Medical - 376 pages

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.


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Chapter 1 So You Want To Be a Nurse
Chapter 2 The Evolution of Nursing Education and Practice in the US
Chapter 3 The Art and Science of Nursing
Chapter 4 Exploring Popular Images and Representations of Nurses and Nursing
A Commitment to Know Oneself and Others
Issues Concerns Debates
Chapter 7 Nursing Theory
Chapter 8 Research in Nursing
A Global Perspective
Chapter 12 Becoming Part of a Multidisciplinary Health Care Team
The Role of Regulatory Bodies and Nursing Organizations
An Exercise in Citizenship
Challenges and Opportunities
Chapter 16 Meeting the Health Care Needs of a Diverse Society
Beyond Clinical Judgment to Perspective Context and Meaning
Becoming a Lifelong Learner

A PatientCentered Approach
Chapter 10 The Legal Context of Nursing

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John Daly, PhD, RN, FRCNA, FINE, FCN, is Professor of Nursing and Foundation Head of the School of Nursing, Family & Community Health, University of Western Sydney. He is one of Australia's leading scholars in Nursing. Dr. Daly's research focuses on cardiovascular nursing, the experience of illness and transcultural nursing. He is active in international publications projects in nursing scholarship and is well published in textbooks and refereed journals.

Sandra Speedy, EdD, MURP, BA (Hons), Dip. Ed., RN, is currently Executive Dean, Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts, at James Cook University and Professor Emeritus. She has an extensive history in nursing education at all levels, working across the range of administrative, academic and service areas. Her areas of research interest include gender issues in management, dysfunctional organizations and cultural challenges in organizations. She has published in a wide range of areas in nursing, health, sociology and management. She is a consultant clinical psychologist and conducts a psychotherapy practice.

Debra Jackson, RN, PhD, MCN, is Associate Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing, Family & Community Health, University of Western Sydney. Dr. Jackson's research focuses on women's and family health nursing, family support, building resilience in individuals and families, nursing leadership, and nursing workforce issues. She is well published in refereed journals and textbooks.

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