Professional nursing: Concepts & challenges. Kay Kittrell Chitty.Material type: TextPublication details: St. Louis : Elsevier Saunders, c2005. Edition: 4th edDescription: xvi, 654 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0721606954 (pbk.)Subject(s): Nursing -- Vocational guidance | Nursing -- Social aspects | Nursing | Vocational GuidanceLOC classification: RT 82 | .P755 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ch. 1. Professional nursing comes of age : 1859-2004 / Arlene W. Keeling -- Ch. 2. Educational patterns in nursing / Elaine F. Nichols and Kay Kittrell Chitty -- Ch. 3. The social context for nursing / Kay Kittrell Chitty -- Ch. 4. Professional associations / Diane J. Mancino -- Ch. 5. Nursing today / Kay Kittrell Chitty -- Ch. 6. The professionalization of nursing / Kay Kittrell Chitty -- Ch. 7. Defining nursing and nursing's scope of practice / Kay Kittrell Chitty -- Ch. 8. Professional socialization / Kay Kittrell Chitty -- Ch. 9. Philosophies of nursing / Kay Kittrell Chitty -- Ch. 10. Major concepts in nursing / Kay Kittrell Chitty -- Ch. 11. Nursing theory : the basis for professional nursing / Martha Raile Alligood -- Ch. 12. The scientific method, nursing research, and evidence-based practice / Carol T. Bush -- Ch. 13. The health care delivery system / Jennifer E. Jenkins -- Ch. 14. Nursing roles in the health care delivery system / Jennifer E. Jenkins -- Ch. 15. Critical thinking, the nursing process, and clinical judgment / Kay Kittrell Chitty -- Ch. 16. Financing health care / Frances A. Maurer -- Ch. 17. Illness and culture : impact on patients, families, and nurses / Kay Kittrell Chitty -- Ch. 18. Communication and collaboration in nursing / Kay Kittrell Chitty -- Ch. 19. Nursing ethics / Pamela S. Chally and M. Catherine Hough -- Ch. 20. Legal aspects of nursing / Virginia Trotter Betts -- Ch. 21. Nurses and political action / Judith Kline Leavitt and Virginia Trotter Betts -- Ch. 22. Nursing's future challenges / Kay Kittrell Chitty.
"Here's a comprehensive introduction to nursing as a profession, from its modest beginnings through it key role in today's health care. You'll see how the role of nursing has changed through the years and learn from the insights of respected professionals as they examine current issues and challenges. Professional Nursing is an overview of the profession, whether you're new to nursing or advancing from RN to BSN."--BOOK JACKET.