Succeed in your course and prepare to enter the nursing profession with this easy to read and highly practical text. This Eighth Edition of Leddy & Pepper's Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing provides a broad overview of the nursing profession, addressing philosophical, developmental, sociocultural, environmental, political, health care delivery, and leadership issues vital for career enhancement. The authors cover professional nursing roles and client care issues, stimulate you to learn more about presented content, and present strategies that will help you deal with the emotional and ethical dimensions of professional practice.
Now in full-color, this best-selling, easy-to-read text introduces you to the issues and trends you're likely to encounter in any nursing practice setting. Each stand-alone chapter explores a specific topic and gives insightful discussions of issues such as the health care delivery system, professionalization in nursing, standards and scope of practice, socialization and nursing theories surrounding the profession, and political action facing nurses. Case studies help you empathize with real patients. Critical thinking questions and challenges enable you to apply chapter-relevant information to scenarios and envision a personal philosophy of nursing. Evidence-based Practice boxes offer insight and highlight research that affects patient care. News Notes tie information from the text to real-life nursing situations. Cultural Consideration Challenges help you develop cultural sensitivity and familiarize you with cultural influences. Interview boxes explore the issues of culture and faith from the perspectives of practicing nurses.
Practical, straightforward, and user-friendly, the third edition of ESSENTIALS OF NURSING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT is designed to help readers develop the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage nursing care delivery in the 21st century. This comprehensive book is organized into five units; the Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Management, Leadership and Management of the Interdisciplinary Team, Leadership and Management of Patient-Centered Care, Quality Improvement of Patient Outcomes, and Leadership and Management of Self and the Future. Through nursing case studies, interviews, critical thinking exercises, NCLEX-style questions, review activities, and web activities, readers will successfully build their confidence in handling a range of common nursing leadership and management situations. The completely revised third edition contains up-to-date coverage of relevant topics such as information technology, quality improvement, safety , informatics, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, National Safety Goals, and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative.