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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
118
Understanding the Health Care Environment
2
43
Objectives
2
1
Classification of Health Care Agencies
3
6
Understanding Today's Hospital
9
4
The Long-Term Care Facility
13
4
Ambulatory Care Settings
17
1
Community Agencies
18
2
Colleagues in Health Care
20
11
Issues Related to Individual Health Professions
31
3
Alternative Health Care
34
11
Key Concepts
42
3
Health Care Finance and Control
45
35
Objectives
45
2
Financing Health Care for Individuals
47
8
Managing the Rising Costs of Health Care
55
11
Access to Health Care
66
3
Maintaining Quality in the Health Care System
69
4
Power in the Health Care System
73
4
Continuing Concerns in the Health Care System
77
3
Key Concepts
77
3
The Political Process and the Nursing Profession
80
39
Objectives
80
1
Relevance of the Political Process for Nurses
81
1
Influencing the Political Process
82
12
The Federal Government's Role in Health Care
94
4
State-Level Legislative Concerns
98
2
Local Political Concerns
100
1
Health Care Reform
100
2
Nursing Organizations
102
17
Key Concepts
116
3
UNIT II Appreciating the Development of Nursing as a Profession
119
134
Exploring Nursing's Origins
120
43
Objectives
120
1
Health Care in Ancient Cultures
121
9
Historical Perspectives of Nursing
130
8
The Nightingale Influence
138
2
The Military Influence
140
6
Early Schools in the United States
146
7
The Beginning of Nursing Organizations
153
2
The Development of Hospitals in the United States
155
5
The American Hospital Association
160
3
Key Concepts
160
3
The Development of Nursing as a Profession
163
41
Objectives
163
1
Nursing Defined
164
6
Characteristics of a Profession
170
5
Differentiating Between the Terms ``Profession'' and ``Professional''
175
1
The Image of Nursing Today
176
4
Studies for and About Nursing
180
9
Defining a Language for Nursing
189
5
Traditions in Nursing
194
10
Key Concepts
199
5
Educational Preparation for Nursing
204
49
Objectives
204
2
The Nursing Assistant
206
1
Practical Nurse Education
207
2
Diploma Education
209
1
Associate Degree Education
210
4
Baccalaureate Education
214
2
Master's and Doctoral Programs That Prepare for Licensure
216
2
Similarities Among Entry-Level Programs
218
3
Other Forms of Nursing Education
221
4
Nursing Education at the Graduate Level
225
1
Articulated Programs
226
2
Nondegree Programs
228
1
Residencies and Structured Orientation for the New Graduate
228
2
Factors Influencing Nursing Education
230
5
Differentiated Practice
235
4
Forces for Change in Nursing Education
239
6
Continuing Education
245
8
Key Concepts
249
4
UNIT III Legal and Ethical Responsibility and Accountability for Practice
253
188
Credentials for Health Care Providers
254
42
Objectives
254
1
Types of Credentials in Health Care
255
4
The History of Credentialing in Nursing
259
3
Current Nursing Licensure Laws
262
8
Obtaining a Nursing License
270
9
Multistate Licensure
279
3
Revocation or Limitation of a License
282
1
Sunset Laws
283
1
Licensure of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
283
1
International Nursing Licensure
284
1
Certification in Nursing
285
5
The Future of Credentialing in Health Care
290
6
Key Concepts
293
3
Legal Responsibilities for Practice
296
45
Objectives
296
2
Sources of Law
298
2
Other Factors Affecting Legal Decisions
300
2
Classification of Laws
302
1
Criminal Law and Nursing
303
1
Civil Law and Nursing
304
5
Liability
309
1
Liability Insurance
309
3
National Data Bank
312
1
Legal Issues Common in Nursing
313
17
Factors That Contribute to Malpractice Claims
330
2
Preventing Malpractice Claims
332
2
Elements of a Legal Action
334
1
The Nurse as Witness
335
6
Key Concepts
338
3
Ethical Concerns in Nursing Practice
341
51
Objectives
341
1
Understanding the Concept of Ethics
342
3
Basic Ethical Concepts
345
7
Ethical Theories
352
2
Factors That Influence Ethical Decision Making
354
12
Factors in the Work Environment That Affect Ethical Decision Making
366
2
A Framework for Ethical Decision Making
368
2
Specific Ethical Issues Related to the Profession of Nursing
370
22
Key Concepts
387
5
Bioethical Issues in Health Care
392
49
Objectives
392
1
Major Areas Where Bioethics Are Applied
393
2
The Human Genome Project
395
4
Bioethical Issues Concerning the Beginning of Life
399
14
Bioethical Issues Concerning Death
413
13
Additional Bioethical Concerns
426
15
Key Concepts
436
5
UNIT IV Career Opportunities and Professional Growth
441
90
Beginning Your Career as a Nurse
442
48
Objectives
442
1
Employment Opportunities Today
443
2
Competencies of the New Graduate
445
5
Personal Career Goals
450
2
Making Goals Reality
452
17
Problems Experienced by Nurses in the Workplace
469
7
Discrimination in Nursing
476
4
Workplace Safety and Health for Nurses
480
10
Key Concepts
486
4
Preparing for Workplace Participation
490
41
Objectives
490
2
Understanding Organizations
492
2
Authority, Responsibility, and Accountability
494
2
Organizational Relationships
496
3
Shared Governance
499
2
Patterns of Nursing Care Delivery
501
4
Delegation
505
3
Collective Bargaining
508
23
Key Concepts
527
4
Appendices
531
26
Index
557