Jones And Bartlett India
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play in health care delivery. It provides a unique framework in which to study the nursing profession, including an examination of the Institute of Medicine's ( IOM) core competencies for providing safe, quality healthcare and their relation to nursing practice.
Professional Nursing Concepts is divided into four sections:
The first section covers the history of the nursing profession, what it means to be a nurse, the image of nursing and nursing education.
Section two explores the health-care context in which nursing is practiced. This includes the nurse's role in health policy; nursing ethics; health promotion, disease prevention, and illness; and a close-up look at the nurse within the acute care hospital.
The third section focuses on each of the five core competencies set forth by the IOM and their application to nursing
Section four addresses the critical issue of the nursing shortage and its impact on patient care, as well as the future of nursing and the transformation of nursing practice.