Saving Lives

Author: Sandy Summers
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199337071
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For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. But a lack of understanding of what nurses really do -- one perpetuated by popular media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes -- has devalued the profession and contributed to a global shortage that constitutes a public health crisis. Today, the thin ranks of the nursing workforce contribute to countless preventable deaths. This fully updated and expanded edition of Saving Lives highlights the essential roles nurses play in contemporary health care and how this role is marginalized by contemporary culture. Through engaging prose and examples drawn from television, advertising, and news coverage, the authors detail the media's role in reinforcing stereotypes that fuel the nursing shortage and devalue a highly educated sector of the contemporary workforce. Perhaps most important, the authors provide a wealth of ideas to help reinvigorate the nursing field and correct this imbalance. As American health care undergoes its greatest overhaul in decades, the practical role of nurses -- that as autonomous, highly skilled practitioners -- has never been more important. Accordingly, Saving Lives addresses both the sources of, and prescription for, misperceptions surrounding contemporary nursing.

Nurses And Nursing

Author: Pádraig Ó Lúanaigh
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317280938
Size: 15,81 MB
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This textbook draws on international contributors with a range of backgrounds to explore, engage with and challenge readers in understanding the many aspects and elements that inform and influence contemporary nursing practice. With a focus to the future, this book explores the challenges facing health services and presents the arguments for a nursing contribution and influence in ensuring safe and quality care. Readers are supported to explore how, as individuals, they can shape their personal nursing identity and practice. The structure of the text is based on the belief that an individual nurse’s professional identity is developed through an interaction between their personal attributes and the influences of the profession itself. Reflecting this approach, the authors engage in a conversation with the reader rather than simply presenting a series of facts and information. Organised around a series of topical and pertinent questions and drawing on perspectives from policy, education and practice, the book explores a diverse range of topics such as: how historical and popular media representations of nursing hold back nursing practice today; the opportunities presented through education and nursing role development to increase the nursing contribution to health services; the economic and political influences on nursing and health care; how the professional regulation of nurses and core values informs your practice; ways to define and develop your own strong nursing identity. Central chapter questions provide ideal triggers for group discussions in class or online and equally as discussion topics between colleagues to support ongoing professional development. There is an emphasis throughout Nurses and Nursing on challenging thinking to recast nursing practice for the future by encouraging the reader to explore and create their emerging nursing identity or re-examine previously long held views. This text supports the reader to better understand health care, nursing and most importantly themselves as nurses.

Nursing The Finest Art

Author: M. Patricia Donahue
Editor: Mosby
ISBN:
Size: 16,85 MB
Format: PDF
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Nursing the Finest Art: An Illustrated History traces the social, political, and economic history of nursing from its origins through contemporary practices - covering all specialties and settings. Few nursing history books include complete coverage from Prehistoric times through present day, making this book a fascinating journey through the profession. Thoroughly updated with almost 95% new artwork! Makes a great gift! Over 400 fine art images encompassing nurses in history through present time and around the globe. Timelines summarizing each era at a glance before each chapter let you know where to find key information about nursing history and facilitate easy review. 4 all-new units focusing on: The Nursing Transformation The Healing Spirit of Nursing A Global View of Nursing and Healthcare An Epilogue, bringing closure to the text Foreword written by renowned historian Joan E. Lynaugh, PhD, RN; Professor Emeritus; University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing New and more images of nursing history throughout the world

Kaplan Nclex Rn 2010 2011 Edition

Author: Barbara J. Irwin
Editor: Kaplan Publishing
ISBN: 9781419553448
Size: 16,10 MB
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Completely updated to reflect April 2010 test plan changes To become a registered nurse (RN) in the United States, nursing school graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN. Each year, nearly a quarter of a million nursing students take this exam. Kaplan NCLEX-RN is the only book to combine its unique strategy guide with a comprehensive review designed to meet the challenges of this rigorous exam, including: Two practice tests (one in the book and one online) Detailed answer explanations In-depth analysis of NCLEX-RN question types Review of alternate question types Strategies play an important role in passing the NCLEX-RN, which is a critical thinking test requiring students to go beyond simply recognizing facts. In this guide, test-takers will have access to the most effective methods available to guarantee a passing score. With a bold, fresh user-friendly design and more of the most challenging questions, readers of Kaplan NCLEX-RN will be assured and confident on test day.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Editor:
ISBN:
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Books In Print 2009 2010

Author:
Editor:
ISBN: 9780835250214
Size: 20,57 MB
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Nursing Times Nursing Mirror

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ISBN:
Size: 10,78 MB
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Transformations

Author: Mary E. Crawford
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN:
Size: 17,57 MB
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In this groundbreaking First Edition, Mary Crawford presents a framework for understanding how the lives of all people are shaped by gender. Instead of presenting gender as a collection of individual traits, Transformations presents gender as a social system that is used to categorize people and is linked to power and status. The readable and lively style, combined with a balance of classical research studies and current theories, provide an engaging overview of the psychology of women.

Injury Prevention

Author: National Committee for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.)
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
Size: 11,96 MB
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Injury is one of the most overlooked major health problems facing the United States today, killing more than 142,000 annually and causing 62 million more to require medical attention. This up-to-date volume focuses on the techniques needed to identify particular injury problems, helping readers to take the proper preventive action, and monitor the results of intervention.