Professional Practical/Vocational Nursing

Front Cover
Cengage Learning, 2001 - Medical - 340 pages
Whether continuing on to become a RN or moving immediately into practi ce, Professional Issues in Practical/Vocational Nursing helps students transition from nursing student to nursing professional. Readers will be introduced to nursing leadership and management in today's changin g health care delivery system, and the personal characteristics, trait s and qualities of effective nurses are developed. (KEYWORDS: LPN, LVN, LPN/LVN, Leadership, Management, Law, Ethics, Career Management, Cul ture, Ethnicity)
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Was very useful for my group nursing project. Thank you very much although lots of typos(just like in most medical documents haha)

Contents

Definitions of Nursing
19
Nursing Organizations
33
Traditions and Ceremonies in Nursing
41
Bibliography
46
Health Care Agencies
59
Financial Aspects of Health Care
68
Key Points
75
Culturally Sensitive Patient Care
87
Introduction
186
Stumbling Blocks to Thinking
195
Factors influencing Doing
201
Intertwining Doing and Thinking and the Nursing Process
207
Nursing Process and Nursing Diagnoses Nursing
214
The Ideal CriticalThinker
221
Leadership Skills
227
The Management Environment
234

Key Points
115
Standards of Care
122
Additional Areas of Concern
138
The Legal Process
146
Key Points
153
Values and Accountability
160
Advocacy
169
Ethics Committees
176
Key Points
180
Applying Leadership and Management
245
Key Points
252
Career Management
259
Competencies and EmployersExpectations
269
Professional Liability Insurance
287
Key Points
296
Glossary
329
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information