Contexts of Nursing

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John Daly, Sandra Speedy, Debra Jackson
Elsevier Australia, 2009 - Medical - 388 pages

Contexts of Nursing 3e builds on the strengths of previous editions and continues to provide nursing students with comprehensive coverage of core ideas and perspectives underpinning the practice of nursing. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New material on Cultural Awareness and Contemporary Approaches in Nursing has been introduced to reflect the realities of practice. Nursing themes are discussed from an Australian and New Zealand perspective and are supported by illustrated examples and evidence. Each chapter focuses on an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program and the new edition continues its discussions on history, culture, ethics, law, technology, and professional issues within the field of nursing.



  • update and revised with strong contributions from a wide range of experienced educators from around Australia & New Zealand

  • new Chapter 17 Becoming a Nurse Leader has been introduced into the third edition to highlight the ongoing need of management in practice

  • Chapter 20 Cultural Awareness Nurses working with indigenous people is a new chapter which explores cultural awareness, safety and competence

  • Chapter 22 Using informatics to expand awareness engages the reader on the benefits of using technology

  • evidence-based approach is integrated throughout the text

  • learning objectives, key words and reflective questions are included in all chapters

 

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Contents

Presenting nursing a career for life
1
Visioning the future by knowing the past
15
Nursing as art and science
38
Heroines hookers and harridans exploring popular images and representations of nurses and nursing
51
Philosophy and nursing? Exploring the truth effects of history culture and language
65
Nursing care and nurse caring issues concerns debates
80
The growth of ideas and theory in nursing
95
Reflective practice what why and how
110
Becoming part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team
208
Technology skill development and empowerment in nursing
223
Dealing with distance rural and remote area nursing
239
Becoming a nurse leader
258
Healthy communities the evolving roles of nursing
274
Diversity in the context of multicultural Australia implications for nursing practice
287
Cultural awareness nurses working with Indigenous Australian people
301
Becoming a critical thinker
314

Research in nursing concepts and processes
128
Ethics in nursing
145
An introduction to legal aspects of nursing practice
155
The gendered culture of nursing
174
Power and politics in the practice of nursing
193
Using informatics to expand awareness
330
Connecting clinical and theoretical knowledge for practice
351
Glossary
370
Index
379
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