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Tables of Contents for Nursing in Today''s World
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
UNIT I Economic and Political Aspects of Health Care Delivery
1
116
1 Understanding the Health Care Environment
3
42
Objectives
3
1
Types of Health Care Agencies
4
1
Classification of Health Care Agencies
5
4
Understanding Today's Hospital
9
5
The Long-Term Care Facility
14
3
Ambulatory Care Settings
17
1
Community Agencies
18
2
Colleagues in Health Care
20
11
Issues Related to Individual Health Professions
31
4
Alternative Health Care
35
6
Key Concepts
41
1
Critical Thinking Activities
41
4
2 Health Care Finance and Control
45
32
Objectives
45
1
Financing Health Care for Individuals
46
8
Managing the Rising Costs of Health Care
54
8
Access to Health Care
62
2
Maintaining Quality in the Health Care System
64
3
Power in the Health Care System
67
4
Continuing Concerns in the Health Care System
71
2
Key Concepts
73
1
Critical Thinking Activities
74
3
3 The Political Process and the Nursing Profession
77
40
Objectives
77
1
Relevance of the Political Process for Nurses
78
1
Influencing the Political Process
79
10
The Federal Government's Role in Health Care
89
4
State-Level Legislative Concerns
93
1
Local Political Concerns
94
1
Health Care Reform
95
3
Nursing Organizations
98
15
Key Concepts
113
1
Critical Thinking Activities
114
3
UNIT II Understanding the Development of Nursing as a Profession
117
112
4 Exploring Nursing's Origins
119
34
Objectives
119
1
Health Care in Ancient Cultures
120
6
Historical Perspectives of Nursing
126
8
The Nightingale Influence
134
1
Early Schools in the United States
135
7
The Beginning of Nursing Organizations
142
3
The Development of Hospitals in the United States
145
2
History of the Nursing Home
147
1
The American Hospital Association
148
1
Key Concepts
149
1
Critical Thinking Activities
149
4
5 Nursing as a Developing Profession
153
32
Objectives
153
1
Nursing Defined
154
5
Characteristics of a Profession
159
4
Differentiating Between the Terms Profession and Professional
163
2
The Image of Nursing Today
165
3
Studies For and About Nursing
168
9
Traditions in Nursing
177
4
Key Concepts
181
1
Critical Thinking Activities
181
4
6 Educational Preparation for Nursing
185
44
Objectives
185
2
The Nursing Assistant
187
1
Practical Nurse Education
188
1
Diploma Education
189
1
Associate Degree Education
190
4
Baccalaureate Education
194
2
Master's and Doctoral Programs That Prepare for Licensure
196
1
Similarities Among Entry-Level Programs
196
2
Other Forms of Nursing Education
198
5
Nursing Education at the Graduate Level
203
1
Articulated Programs
204
2
Nondegree Programs
206
1
Internships and Residencies for the New Graduate
206
1
Factors Influencing Nursing Education
207
6
Differentiated Practice
213
2
Forces for Change in Nursing Education
215
5
Continuing Education
220
4
Key Concepts
224
1
Critical Thinking Activities
224
5
UNIT III Legal and Ethical Accountability for Practice
229
162
7 Credentials for Health Care Providers
231
36
Objectives
231
1
Types of Credentials in Health Care
232
3
The History of Credentialing in Nursing
235
2
Current Nursing Licensure Laws
237
8
Obtaining a Nursing License
245
7
Licensure by Endorsement
252
1
Licensure of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
253
1
Revocation or Limitation of a License
254
1
Sunset Laws
255
1
International Nursing Licensure
255
1
Certification in Nursing
255
5
The Future of Credentialing in Health Care
260
2
Key Concepts
262
1
Critical Thinking Activities
263
4
8 Legal Responsibilities for Practice
267
38
Objectives
267
1
Sources of Law
268
3
Classification of Laws
271
1
Criminal Law and Nursing
272
1
Civil Law and Nursing
273
4
Liability
277
1
Liability Insurance
277
3
Legal Issues in Nursing
280
15
Factors That Contribute to Malpractice Claims
295
1
Preventing Malpractice Claims
296
3
The Nurse as Witness
299
3
Key Concepts
302
1
Critical Thinking Activities
303
2
9 Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice
305
42
Objectives
305
1
Understanding the Concepts of Ethics
306
1
Basic Ethical Concepts
307
4
Ethical Theories
311
1
Factors That Influence Ethical Decision Making
312
11
Factors in the Work Environment That Affect Ethical Decision Making
323
2
A Framework for Ethical Decision Making
325
2
Specific Ethical Issues Related to the Profession of Nursing
327
14
Key Concepts
341
1
Critical Thinking Activities
342
5
10 Bioethical Issues in Health Care
347
44
Objectives
347
1
Major Areas Where Bioethics Are Applied
348
3
Bioethical Issues Concerning the Beginning of Life
351
14
Bioethical Issues Concerning Death
365
12
Additional Bioethical Concerns
377
9
Key Concepts
386
1
Critical Thinking Activities
387
4
UNIT IV Career Opportunities and Professional Growth
391
78
11 Beginning Your Career as a Nurse
393
42
Objectives
393
1
Historical Employment Opportunities in Nursing
394
1
Employment Opportunities Today
395
1
Competencies of the New Graduate
396
5
Personal Career Goals
401
2
Making Goals Reality
403
16
Problems Experienced by Nurses in the Workplace
419
5
Sex Discrimination in Nursing
424
3
Workplace Safety and Health for Nurses
427
5
Key Concepts
432
1
Critical Thinking Activities
432
3
12 Preparing for Workplace Participation
435
34
Objectives
435
1
Organizational Structure
436
6
Shared Governance
442
1
Patterns of Nursing Care Delivery
443
4
Delegation
447
1
Collective Bargaining
448
17
Key Concepts
465
1
Critical Thinking Activities
466
3
Appendices
469
20
Index
489