Current Issues In Nursing,
Edition 8
By Perle Slavik Cowen, PhD, RN and Sue Moorhead, RN, PhD, FAAN

Publication Date: 08 Feb 2010

Current Issues in Nursing provides a forum for knowledgeable debate on the important issues that nurses face today. This resource provides the opportunity to analyze conflicting viewpoints and develop your own thoughts on demands being made for the nursing profession and the difficult issues affecting today's health care delivery. Continually praised for its in-depth discussion of critical issues, solid organization of material, and encouragement of independent thinking, you’ll find this text a valuable resource in the modern world of nursing.

Key Features

  • Offers comprehensive and timely coverage of the issues affecting nursing education and practice.

  • UNIQUE! Over 100 well-known contributors offer their expert insights and analysis.
  • UNIQUE! Viewpoint chapters present controversial issues to showcase pressing issues facing nursing today.

New Features

  • New content covering the following topics:
    • The Challenges of Nursing on an International Level
    • Health Care Systems and Practice
    • Ethics, Legal, and Social Issues
    • The Changing Practice
    • Professional Challenges, Collaboration, & Conflict
    • Violence Prevention and Care: Nursing’s Role
    • Definitions of Nursing
    • Changing Education
About the author
By Perle Slavik Cowen, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA and Sue Moorhead, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, The University of Iowa, College of Nursing, Iowa City, Iowa
Table of Contents

Section 1 Defining Nursing from a Variety of Roles

The Richness of Nursing

1 What is Nursing, Why Do We Ask, and How Will Nursing be Better Understood?

2 Staff Nurses Working in Hospitals: Who Are They, What Do They Do, and What Are Their Challenges?

3 Clinical Nurse Specialists: Education and Practice Issues

4 Nurse Practitioners: Taking Their Place in the Health Care Arena

5 Nurse Executives: Critical Thinking for Rapid Change

6 The Nurse as Chief Executive Officer (NEW)

7 Nurse Educators: Issues That Affect the Profession

8 Nurse Researchers: Who Are They, What Do They Do, and What Are Their Challenges?

Section 2 Nursing Education in Transition

Nursing Education in Transition

9 Creating the Future of Nursing Education: Challenges and Opportunities

10 Educational Challenges: Quality in Pre-Licensure Nursing Education

11 Graduate Nursing Education: A Critical Examination from a Global Perspective

12 International Collaborative Institutional Approaches to Nursing Education (NEW)

13 Using Academic-Service Collaborative Partnerships to Expand Professional Nursing Programs

14 Creating the Nursing Theory-Research-Practice Nexus

15 E-Learning

Section 3 Changing Practice

A Nurse Is Not a Nurse Is Not a Nurse

16 Moving the Care from Hospital to Home

17 Adult Health Nursing Practice: Current Changes & Issues

18 Alternative and Complementary Therapies: Recent Changes and Current Issues

19 Ambulatory Care Nursing: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

20 Gerontological Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

21 Hospice and Palliative Care: One Solution for Improving U.S. Health Care?

22 Pediatric Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

23 Perinatal Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

24 Perioperative Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

25 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

26 Forensic Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues

27 Occupational Health Nursing: Recent Changes and Current Issues (NEW)

28 Genetics, Genomics and Current Issues for Professional Nursing (NEW)

Section 4 Information Technology Challenges (NEW)

The Impact of Technology on Health Care (NEW)

29 Nursing: A Profession Evolving with the Use of Informatics and Technology (NEW)

30 Standardized Terminologies and Integrated Information Systems: Building Blocks for Transforming Data into Nursing Knowledge

31 Nursing Informatics: Partnerships at the Crossroads of Practice and Research (NEW)

32 Sustaining a Focus Group Devoted to Standardized Language Development (NEW)

33 Why Health Information Technology Standards and Harmonization are Important (NEW)

34 Personal Health Records as a Tool for Improving the Delivery of Health Care (NEW)

35 Global Challenges of Electronic Records for Nursing (NEW)

Section 5 Health Care Systems and Practice

The Impact of Evolving Health Care Systems on Nursing

36 From a Medical Care System for a Few to a Comprehensive Health Care System for All

37 The Challenge: Participate in the Era of Politics – Choose an Ideology and Lead

38 Defining Health Disparities from Three Viewpoints: Reducing Inequality in Health Care (NEW)

39 Magnet Designation: Creating New Synergies

40 The Research Imperative for the Nurse Executive (NEW)

41 Laying the Foundation for Evidence-Based Practice for Nurse Residents

42 Determining Staffing Needs Based on Patient Outcomes versus Nursing Interventions (NEW)

43 Impact of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

44 Trends in Long-Term Care (NEW)

Section 6 Health Care Organization and Finance

Identifying and Controlling Health Care Costs

45 Controlling Health Care Costs: Balancing Public and Private Solutions

46 Business Coalitions: Shaping Health Reform Through Technology and Science

47 Mergers and Acquisitions

48 The Cost of Home Health Care: Changes and Challenges

49 Drugs Are Too Cheap

Section 7 Professional Challenges, Collaboration, & Conflict

Challenges, Collaboration, and Conflict

50 Collaboration between Nurses and Physicians: The Need for a Broader View

51 Health Professions Education in Community-Based Settings: A Collaborative Journey

52 Overcoming Polarity in Nursing (NEW)

53 Expanding into the Twenty-First Century: Men in Nursing

54 Nursing Employment Issues: Increasing Unionization in Nursing

55 Managing Generational Issues in Nursing: Preserving the Future of the Profession (NEW)

Section 8 Cultural Inclusiveness

Diversity in Nursing: A Challenge for the United States

56 Should Nursing Be More Diversified?

57 Minority Representation in Nursing: Diversity, Cultural Competency and Racism—

The Challenge Persists

58 Bridging Cultures: Blacks and Nursing

59 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Nursing: Narrowing the Health Disparities Gap

60 Bridging Cultures: Hispanics/Latinos and Nursing

61 Bridging Cultures: American Indians and Nursing

Section 9 Ethics, Legal, and Social Issues

Ethical, Legal, and Social Concerns in a Changing Health Care World

62 Ethics of Health Care Reform: Should Health Care be Rationed?

63 The Nurse as Patient Advocate: Is There a Conflict of Interest?

64 Ethical Nursing Practice: It’s All About Relationship

65 Harassment and Discrimination Issues in Nursing

66 Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

67 Legal, ethical, and moral considerations in caring for individuals with diminished capacity

68 Nurses’ Role in Patients’ Advance Directives: Facilitation or Reduction of Patient Autonomy?

69 Environmental Disasters: Nurse Preparedness for Radiation & Chemical Events (NEW)

70 Disaster Nursing and the American Red Cross (NEW)

71 The Greening of Health Care (NEW)

Section 10 Violence Prevention and Care: Nursing’s Role

Violence: The Expanding Role of Nursing in Prevention and Care

72 Child Maltreatment: Nursing Considerations

73 Nursing Care: Preventing Firearm Injuries

74 Group Interventions with African American Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

75 Nursing Care: Victims of Violence – Elder Mistreatment

76 Disaster Nursing during Terrorist Events

77 Nursing Practice in Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness

78 Nursing in Wars

79 More Nurse Involvement Needed in Infectious Disease Disaster Preparedness

80 Compassion Fatigue in Nursing (NEW)

Section 11 International Nursing Considerations

Issues Abroad

81 The Global Nursing Shortage - An Issue of Social Justice (NEW)

82 All Hazards Preparedness: Advocating for Mothers and Babies (NEW)

83 Nursing At The World Health Organization: The (In)Visibility of Chief Nurses 1951-2009 (NEW)

84 Global Health Needs and Priorities in Developing Countries (NEW)

85 The Global Health Agenda: Are Nursing and Midwifery Responding? (NEW)


Book details
ISBN: 9780323065719
Page Count: 832
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