Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 22, 2010 - Medical - 564 pages
Professional Nursing Concepts: Competencies for Quality Leadership takes a patient-centered, traditional approach to the topic of nursing education and professional development. This dynamic text engages students in recognizing the critical role that nurses play in healthcare delivery. Divided into four sections, this text has a unique framework and exclusively covers the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) five core competencies on quality and healthcare for all healthcare professionals. The first section introduces students to the history of the nursing profession, and covers such topics as nursing education, regulation, and accreditation. Section two explores the healthcare context in which nursing is practiced including continuum of care, health promotion, disease prevention, and illness, nursing ethics, and the nurse's role in health policy. The third section focuses on each of the five core competencies set forth by the IOM, and the final section focuses on the practice of nursing today and in the future particularly exploring the critical issue of the nursing shortage and the transformation of nursing practice.
 

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Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Section
Chapter 1
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Introduction
Movement from Trained Assistants with Religious Ties to Highly Educated Individuals
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Introduction
Provide PatientCentered Care
Related Nursing Theories
How Does It Impact Health Care and Nursing?
Culture Diversity and Disparities in Health Care
Patient Advocacy

Looking into the Nursing Professions History
Critical Professional Concepts
Sources of Professional Direction
Nursing Associations
Making the Most of Your Educational Experience to Reach Graduation and Licensure
Roles of the Student and the Faculty
Tools for Success
Different Teaching and Learning Approaches
Caring for Self
Conclusion
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Linking to the Internet
CASE STUDY
WORDS OF WISDOM
References
Chapter 2
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Introduction
How Do We Define It?
A Total Concept
Knowledge
Caring
Competency
Scholarship in Nursing
Nursing Theory
Nursing Research
Professional Literature
New Modalities of Scholarship
Key Nursing Roles
An Introduction
Conclusion
Linking to the Internet
CASE STUDY
Case Questions
WORDS OF WISDOM
References
Chapter 3
OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Introduction
Good or Bad?
Why Is It Important for Nurses to Be More Visible?
Current Image of Nursing and How It Is Impacted by Past Images
How Do Nurses View Themselves?
Accessing Image and Increasing Visibility
Advertising Nursing
The Role of Media
Initiatives That Impact Image
Nursing Initiatives to Address the Visibility of the Profession
Strategies That Impact Image
Power and Empowerment
Assertiveness
Advocacy
It Needs to Change
Increasing Visibility and Professional Growth
Conclusion
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Linking to the Internet
CASE STUDY
References
Chapter 4
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Introduction
Nursing Education
This Is Not an English Lit Course
A Brief History of Nursing Education
A Debate
Differentiated Nursing Practice
Types of Nursing Programs
Nursing Education Associations
Quality and Excellence in Nursing Education
Lifelong Learning for the Professional
Certification and Credentialing
Transforming Nursing Education
Accreditation of Nursing Education Programs
How Does It Work?
Regulation
Nurse Practice Acts
State Boards of Nursing
Licensure Requirements
Conclusion
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
CASE STUDIES
WORDS OF WISDOM
References
Section
Chapter 5
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Importance of Health Policy and Political Action
Definitions
Relevance to the Nations Health and to Nursing
General Descriptors of US Health Policy
Examples of Critical Healthcare Policy Issues
The PolicyMaking Process
The Political Process
Impact on Healthcare Policy
Conclusion
Linking to the Internet
CASE STUDY
References
Chapter 6
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Ethics and Ethical Principles
Ethical Decision Making
Professional Ethics and Nursing Practice
Current Ethical Issues
Organizational Ethics
An Overview
Critical Terminology
Why Should This Concern You?
Critical Ethical and Legal PatientOriented Issues
Advance Directives Living Wills Medical Power of Attorney and DoNotResuscitate
Organ Transplantation
Assisted Suicide
Conclusion
Linking to the Internet
CASE STUDY
WORDS OF WISDOM
Chapter 7
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Introduction
Individual Family and Community Health
Across the Life Span
Healthy People
Healthy People in Healthy Communities
Important Concepts
Patient as Focus of Care and Member of the Healthcare Team
The Curative Model
Stress Coping Adaptation and Resilience
Along the Continuum of Care
Occupational Health Care
Acute and Chronic
Home Health Care
Rehabilitation
Extended Care LongTerm Care and Elder Care
Hospice and Palliative Care
Rapid Change With Major Impact
Complementary and Alternative Therapies or Integrative Medicine
Vulnerable Populations
Global Healthcare Concerns and International Nursing
Conclusion
Linking to the Internet
CASE STUDY
WORDS OF WISDOM
References
Chapter 8
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Introduction
How Did We Get Here?
What Does This Mean?
The Healthcare Organization
Structure and Process
Classification of Hospitals
Typical Departments in a Hospital
Who Is on the Team?
Healthcare Financial Issues
Financial Status Macro View
The Individual Healthcare Organization and Its Financial Needs Micro View
Who Pays for Health Care?
Managed Care
Government Reimbursement of Healthcare Services
The Uninsured and the Underinsured
Organizational Culture
Changes in Healthcare Delivery
Healthcare Reform
The Nursing Organization Within the Hospital
Empowering Nursing Staff
Conclusion
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Linking to the Internet
CASE STUDY
WORDS OF WISDOM
Section
Chapter 9
A Plan of Care
SelfManagement of Care
Therapeutic Use of Self in the NursePatient Relationship
Conclusion
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Linking to the Internet
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES
CASE STUDY
WORDS OF WISDOM
References
Chapter 10
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Introduction
Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
Teamwork and Types of Teams
Clarification of Terms
Team Leadership
What Knowledge and Skills Do They Need?
Development of Effective Teams
Teams and Decision Making
Communication
Assertiveness
Listening
Collaboration
Coordination
Barriers and Competencies Related to Coordination
Tools to Improve Coordination
Delegation
Key Terms
Five Rights
Delegation Principles
Evaluation
Levels of Patient Health Status
Change
Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Power and Empowerment
Conclusion
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Linking to the Internet
CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES
CASE STUDY
WORDS OF WISDOM
References
Chapter 11
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Introduction
Employ EvidenceBased Practice
Nursing Research
Historical Background
The Research Process
Types of Research Design
Research Funding
Ethics and Legal Issues
Barriers and Facilitators to Research
EvidenceBased Practice
Definitions
EBP Models
Types of EBP Literature
Importance of EBP to the Nursing Profession
Tools to Ensure a Higher Level of EBP
Difference in Research EBP and Quality Improvement
Applying EBP as a Student
Conclusion
Linking to the Internet
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES
CASE STUDY
References
Chapter 12
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Introduction
Apply Quality Improvement
Safety in Health Care
Impact on Safety
Staff Safety
Examples of Safety Initiatives
Quality Health Care
Impact on Quality Care
Envisioning the National Healthcare Quality Report
Quality Improvement
The Joint Commission
Healthcare Report Cards
Tools and Methods to Monitor and Improve Healthcare Delivery
We Do Make a Difference
Conclusion
Linking to the Internet
CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES
CASE STUDY
References
Chapter 13
KEY TERMS
Introduction
Utilize Informatics
Informatics
Definitions and Description
Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics
CERTIFICATION IN INFORMATICS NURSING
Impact on Care
Implications for Nursing Education and for Nursing Research
Documentation
Standardized Terminology
Types and Methods
The Future of Informatics and Medical Technology
Ensuring Confidentiality
Telehealth
Internet
Biomedical and Patient Care Equipment
HighTouch Care Versus HighTech Care
Conclusion
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
Linking to the Internet
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES
CASE STUDY
WORDS OF WISDOM
References
Section
Chapter 14
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Introduction
Current and Entering Nurses
Diversity
Age
Educational Levels
Generational Issues
The Nursing Shortage
Impact on Care and the Nursing Shortage
What a New Nurse Needs to Know
Recruitment
Retention
Strategies to Resolve the Shortage
Workforce Commission
Legislation Impacting the Nursing Shortage
Global Migration of Nurses
Retaining Nurses
First Nursing Position
Reality Shock
Conclusion
Linking to the Internet
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
CASE STUDY
WORDS OF WISDOM
References
Chapter 15
CHAPTER OUTLINE
KEY TERMS
Leadership and Planning
LegislationRegulationPolicy
ProfessionalNursing Culture
RecruitmentRetention
Economic Value
Work Environment
Public RelationsCommunication
Education
Diversity
You Are the Future of Nursing
Conclusion
Linking to the Internet
CASE STUDY
WORDS OF WISDOM
References
Appendix
II Economic Value
III Delivery SystemsNursing Models
IV Work Environment
V LegislationRegulationPolicy
VI Public RelationsCommunication
VII NursingProfessional Culture
VIII Diversity
IX Education
X RecruitmentRetention
Glossary
Index
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