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Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management – Original PDF

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Elsevier; 9th edition (November 1, 2021)


Barbara Cherry, Susan R. Jacob


Original PDF


544 pages






978-0323776875, 978-0323824262, 9780323776875, 9780323824262, 9780323824293

With an understanding of healthcare issues, you can improve patient care and advance the nursing profession! Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 9th Edition ensures that you are prepared for the complex and rapidly changing world of today’s nursing. Coverage of key topics includes nursing theories and evidence-based practice, social and ethical issues, the rising cost of health care, quality improvement and patient safety, palliative care, effective decision-making, collective bargaining and unions, managing time, and career opportunities. Written by noted nursing educators Barbara Cherry and Susan R. Jacob, this text not only prepares you for the NCLEX-RN® examination, but for effective leadership and management in the workplace.

  • Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter personalize nursing practice and history, and help you understand your place in the profession.
  • Full-color illustrations and design demonstrate concepts and make the text visually appealing.
  • Case studies help you apply theory to clinical practice.
  • Colorful, humorous cartoons depict the themes in each chapter.
  • Key terms, learning outcomes, and chapter overviews begin each chapter, helping you organize and focus your study, and a summary at the end of each chapter reinforces the key points to remember.
  • Professional/Ethical Issue in every chapter tests your ability to think critically and apply concepts to a real-life dilemma.
  • Unit 3: Leadership and Management in Nursing guides you through skills such as budgeting, communication and conflict resolution, staffing, health policy and politics, and more.
    • Unit 4: Career Management describes how to make the transition from student to professional, including time management, career opportunities, and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN® examination.
      • NEW! Information on COVID-19 covers preparedness for a pandemic response, legal issues and ethical dilemmas of COVID-19, the nursing shortage, access to personal protective equipment, and the growth of telehealth/telemedicine care.
      • NEW! Clinical Judgment chapter emphasizes the development of clinical reasoning skills.
      • NEW! Additional coverage in Theories of Nursing Practice chapter includes the application of theories in nursing practice, Watson’s theory of caring, and Swanson’s middle range theory.
      • NEW! Updated coverage of delegation and supervision includes the most current guidelines from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
      • NEW! Updates to contemporary trends and issues include AACN essentials, associate degree-BSN, nursing education in other countries, online programs, distance education, and more.
      • NEW! Updates in Paying for Health Care in America chapter cover current payment models, the social determinants of health, and healthcare access.
      • NEW! Additional information on CBD oil and the legalization of marijuana is included.


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