Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles - August 2021

Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare exposes a vast conspiracy of political maneuvering and corporate greed that has led to the replacement of qualified medical professionals by lesser trained practitioners. As corporations seek to save money and government agencies aim to increase constituent access, minimum qualifications for the guardians of our nation’s healthcare continue to decline—with deadly consequences. This is a story that has not yet been told, and one that has dangerous repercussions for all Americans.With the rate of nurse practitioner and physician assistant graduates exceeding that of physician graduates, if you are not already being treated by a non-physician, chances are, you soon will be. While advocates for these professions insist that research shows that they can provide the same care as physicians, patients do not know the whole truth: that there are no credible scientific studies to support the safety and efficacy of non-physicians practicing without physician supervision.Written by two physicians who have witnessed the decline of medical expertise over the last twenty years, this data-driven book interweaves heart-rending true patient stories with hard data, showing how patients have been sacrificed for profit by the substitution of non-physician practitioners. Adding a dimension neglected by modern healthcare critiques such as An American Sickness, this book provides a roadmap for patients to protect themselves from medical harm.

  • Author: Niran Al-Agba
  • Publisher: Universal Publishers (November 25, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1627343169
  • Dimensions: 6.14 x 0.58 x 9.21 inches


2. Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 9e

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles - August 2021

Discover what it means to be a professional nurse ― the history, values and standards, and commitment to life-long learning. Professional Nursing: Concepts & Challenges, 9th Edition equips you with current professional nursing practices to positively impact your career. This easy-to-read text helps you gain insight into the current state of the profession and benefit from a thorough examination of standards and scope of practice, with new information on the Affordable Care Act, real-life interview narratives, coverage of social justice in nursing, transition into professional practice, health care delivery systems, future challenges for the nursing profession. and more. Valuable learning aids throughout this text include: case studies, cultural challenges, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, interviews, professional profiles, historical notes, nursing research, and ideas for further exploration. Professional Profiles boxes provide prospective from nurses in the field. Case Study boxes feature scenarios involving relevant issues in patient care. Considering Culture boxes highlight the impact of culture in regards to a nurse’s role and responsibilities and the patient’s healthcare experience. Evidence-based Practice boxes identify leading findings in nursing topics and trends. Nurses Doing Research boxes highlight problems identified in patient care and the ongoing efforts to find patient interventions. Interview narratives explore the issues like culture and faith from the perspectives of leaders in those fields. Discussions on the implications of social media on nursing , including ethics and boundaries. Historical Notes highlight little-known stories of heroisms in the nursing profession. Key terms are bolded where defined in the text. A Glossary is included at the end of the text. Learning outcomes are presented at the chapter openings. Concepts and Challenges and Ideas for Further Exploration at the end of the chapters help you to review and test prep. NEW! Updated information on the Affordable Care Act keeps you in the know. NEW! Information on care coordination prepares you to make more informed decisions about patient care. NEW! Information on care transitions so you know what to expect upon entering the workforce. NEW! Increased content on diversity in nursing, ethnocentrism, moral distress and moral courage, communication models (SBAR, CUS and others), and RN to BSN education. NEW! Cognitive rehearsal prepares you for the unlikely threat of lateral violence NEW! Tips on documentation include both electronic and paper types. NEW! Social justice in nursing helps you to learn to advocate for patients who need your help.

  • Author: Beth Black PhD RN FAAN
  • Publisher: Saunders; 9th edition (September 18, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323551137
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches


3. Advanced Practice Nursing: Essentials for Role Development

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles - August 2021

The 4th Edition of an AJN Book of the Year Award Winner! Survive and thrive as an APN! Meet all the challenges of professional practice―whatever your specialty or environment. Noted nursing professionals and educators explore all of the non-clinical roles and responsibilities of an APN and chart a course that will enable you to meet them successfully. You’ll follow the evolution of the APN’s role from a historical perspective to the present and examine the issues and challenges you’ll encounter in the future. An access code inside new printed texts unlocks your Davis Digital eBook, your complete book online with searching, highlighting and bookmarking functionality as well as bonus chapters, selected bibliographies, and links to online resources.

  • Author: Lucille A. Joel RN PhD FAAN
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; Fourth edition (October 20, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0803660441
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.25 inches


4. Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 8e

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles - August 2021

Learn how to influence policy and become a leader in today's changing health care environment. Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person insights, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 8 th Edition continues to be the leading text on nursing action and activism. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. This expanded 8 th edition helps you develop a global understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as the complex business and financial issues that drive many actions in the health system. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these innovative insights and strategies, you will be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Key Points at the end of chapters helps you review important, need-to-know lesson content. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. NEW! The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform, including the Affordable Care Act . NEW! Added information on medical marijuana presents both sides of this ongoing debate. NEW! More information on health care policy and the aging population covers the most up-do-date information on this growing population. NEW! Expanded information on the Globalization of Nursing explores international policies and procedures related to nursing around the world. NEW! Expanded focus on media strategies details proper etiquette when speaking with the press. NEW! Expanded coverage of primary care models and issues throughout text. NEW! APRN and additional Taking Action chapters reflect the most recent industry changes. NEW! Perspectives on issues and challenges in the government sphere showcase recent strategies and complications.

  • Author: Diana J. Mason RN PhD FAAN
  • Publisher: Saunders; 8th edition (March 20, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323554985
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 1 x 9.2 inches


5. Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles - August 2021

Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Seventh Edition is a must-have resource for every new or current nurse practitioner (NP). Drawing from the author’s extensive experience as an NP followed by nearly 30 years as a practicing attorney focused on the many and varied legal issues affecting NPs, it is unlike any other text. This unique resource explains and analyzes the legal issues relevant to NPs in a straightforward and easy-to-read approach. The Seventh Edition discusses NP competencies, how the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree relates to NPs, the differences in primary care and acute care NPs, definitions of medical bio-ethics terminology, malpractice cases and the lessons to learn from them, emerging issues in health policy, guidelines around prescribing opioids and controlled drugs, clinical performance measures, electronic health records, and other relevant and practical topics specific to NPs. In how many states can NPs write prescriptions? What can an NP do if an insurance company refuses to pay the bill for a patient’s visit? What should be covered in an employment contract? What is involved, legally, when starting a private practice? How does an NP know when to consult a physician? Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Seventh Edition answers these questions and more, making it an indispensable resource for practicing NPs, students, those employing NPs, and attorneys representing NPs or the medical facilities in which NPs are employed.

  • Author: Carolyn Buppert
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 7th edition (November 16, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1284208542
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 9.9 inches


6. Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing (Fundamentals of Nursing (Kozier))

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles - August 2021

For fundamentals of nursing courses in the nursing curriculum Help each student think like a nurse using a clear, consistent approach Consistency and accessibility are essential to student success in the Fundamentals of Nursing course. With its clear, approachable, writing style, Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing sets the foundation for nursing excellence. Coverage of the key concepts of contemporary nursing, as well as the latest nursing evidence, standards, and competencies, helps prepare readers to become effective nurses. To help students develop their clinical-reasoning abilities, new QSEN features draw connections to actual nursing practice. All basic and fundamental skills for the registered nurse are described within the nursing process. Students will learn to think like nurses as they see how the material they are reading is applied in nursing practice. Also available with MyNursingLab® This title is also available with MyNursingLab ―an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to engage students in the Fundamentals of Nursing course and improve results. Its guided learning path is proven to help students think like a nurse as they move beyond memorization to true understanding through application. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyNursingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyNursingLab, search the Pearson website. MyNursingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyNursingLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Offer a consistent, seamless skills component Because the Berman textbook and Skills books are written by the same author team, fundamentals students experience a seamless presentation, style, and experience throughout. Contact your Pearson representative to package Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing , Tenth Edition with the authors’ Skills in Clinical Nursing , Eighth Edition ISBN: 013399743X.

  • Author: Audrey Berman
  • Publisher: Pearson; 10th edition (January 5, 2015)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0133974362
  • Dimensions: 9 x 2.5 x 11.2 inches


7. Nursing Now: Today's Issues, Tomorrows Trends

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles - August 2021

Explores the issues affecting nursing today and in the future. Case studies, cartoon vignettes, and critical-thinking exercises help you to connect the content to nursing practice. Provides general and NCLEX ® -specific smart test-taking tips. Covers the Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education (LACE) model that outlines a future plan for advanced practice nursing education. Offers practical information on preparing a professional resume, fine-tuning interview skills, and preparing a portfolio. Addresses conflict resolution, lateral violence, and bullying in the workplace. Presents integrative healing practices that reflect current alternative therapies and complementary health practices.

  • Author: Joseph T. Catalano PhD RN
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; 8th edition (October 3, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0803674882
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.06 x 10 inches


8. Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing (Legal Issues in Nursing ( Guido))

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles - August 2021

Fully updated, revised, and expanded, the new edition of Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing reflects current and emerging influences of the law, legal issues, and ethical issues on nursing practice. It addresses the expanding autonomous roles of nurses at all levels of education and licensure, and in all settings. It also reflects innovative health care delivery models, as well as new federal and state laws, including the ACA. This edition’s new ethical scenarios more realistically integrate ethics with personal legal accountability, and encourage deeper reflection on connections between law and ethics. Popular features from previous editions are retained, including chapter previews, objectives, key terms, application exercises, guidelines, chapter summaries, and “You Be the Judge” features at the end of each chapter.

  • Author: Ginny Guido JD MSN RN
  • Publisher: Pearson; 6th edition (July 24, 2013)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0133355871
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.1 x 9.8 inches


9. Transformational Leadership in Nursing: From Expert Clinician to Influential Leader

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles - August 2021

Provides invaluable guidance for nursing graduate students to develop the skills necessary to transform healthcare through leadership within complex healthcare settings. The award-winning Transformational Leadership in Nursing: From Expert Clinician to Influential Leader guides nursing graduate students and professionals in the development of skills required to fulfill emerging leadership roles in our increasingly complex healthcare system. It provides a wealth of critical information, practical tools, creative vision, and inspiration to help facilitate leadership in a wide variety of settings. This expanded and updated third edition presents current challenges in healthcare and frameworks for becoming a transformational leader during times of change. Expert leaders discuss the tenets of collaborative leadership―networks, influence, and decision-making―as well as the creation of organizational environments and cultures to support practice excellence. The text will help readers master the skills necessary to work effectively across disciplines and generations; develop and implement strategic plans; design, implement, and evaluate practice models; build cohesive and effective teams; and lead across systems of care to resolve healthcare disparities and improve outcomes. This inspirational text fulfills the DNP Core Competencies, as described in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice. New to This Edition: Outlines key leadership competencies for effective leadership in complex organizations Expands the scope of the healthcare economics and finance section to address the monetization of nursing innovations; expands coverage of population health strategies Features Leadership in Action vignettes and reflective questions to help students apply theoretical concepts to their own situations Includes updated tools, healthcare paradigms, and leadership inspiration Presents cases and reflective questions to help students apply the theoretical content to their own situations and generate discussion across cohorts of students Key Features/Benefits: Written expressly for APRNs transitioning into leadership roles Traces the trajectory from expert clinician to the role of leader in complex organizations and patient populations Utilizes Leadership in Action vignettes to highlight real-world application of concepts and strategies Provides learning objectives, reflection questions, inspirational quotations from noted leaders, and resources for further learning Includes ancillary PowerPoint slides Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers

  • Author: Marion E. Broome PhD RN FAAN
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 3rd edition (January 21, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0826135049
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.78 x 10 inches


10. Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Nursing Issues, Trends & Roles - August 2021

Ensure Culturally Competent, Contextually Meaningful Care for Every Patient   Rooted in cultural assessment and trusted for its proven approach, Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care is your key to ensuring safe, ethical and effective care to diverse cultures and populations. This comprehensive text helps you master transcultural theories, models and research studies while honing the communication and collaboration skills essential to success in today’s changing clinical nursing environment.   Updated content familiarizes you with changes in the healthcare delivery system, new research studies and theoretical advances. Evidence-Based Practice boxes ground concepts in the latest research studies and highlight clinical implications for effective practice. Case Studies , based on the authors’ actual clinical experiences and research findings, help you translate concepts to clinical applications across diverse healthcare settings. Review questions and learning activities in each chapter inspire critical thinking and allow you to apply your knowledge. Chapter objectives and key terms keep you focused on each chapter’s most important concepts.

  • Author: Margaret Andrews
  • Publisher: LWW; 8th edition (October 9, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975110673
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches