Get an in-depth look at where nursing's most timely issues and trends all began with Ross-Kerr and Wood's Canadian Nursing: Issues & Perspectives, 6th Edition. This extensively updated, engaging text examines the latest issues and trends in Canadian nursing, along with the history which laid the groundwork for where nursing in Canada is now and can be in the future. Comprehensive coverage includes everything from the development of the profession of nursing in Canada to discussions of nursing knowledge, nursing research, and the theoretical foundations of modern nursing. The authors also examine issues in the delivery of nursing care as well as nursing education, credentialing, standards of care, entry to practice, informatics, and much more. In addition to its relevant and cutting-edge content additions, this new dual-colour sixth edition boasts a wealth of new reader-friendly learning features, easy-to-follow explanations, consistent chapter formatting, and extensive visual updates to help you better engage with content and apply learning.
Part I: The Profession in Canada 1. The Canadian Health Care System 2. Nursing in Canada, 1600s to the Present: A Brief Account 3. Professionalization in Canadian Nursing 4. The Professional Image: Impact and Strategies for Change 5. NEW! Gender in Nursing
Part II: Nursing Knowledge 6. Theoretical Issues in Nursing in the 21st Century: Nursing Theorizing as Everyday Practice 7. Thinking Philosophically in Nursing 8. Nursing Research in Canada 9. Knowledge Translation and Evidence-Informed Practice 10. Health Informatics and Digital Health
Part III: Nursing Care Delivery 11. Primary Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nursing Profession 12. Quality of Care: From Quality Assurance and Improvement to Cultures of Patient Safety 13. The Practising Nurse and the Law 14. NEW! Decolonizing and Anti-Oppressive Nursing Practice: Awareness, Allyship, and Action 15. Ethical Issues and Dilemmas in Nursing Practice 16. Collaboration in Nursing Practice 17. Shortage or Oversupply? The Nursing Workforce Pendulum 18. Political Influence in Nursing 19. Nursing Unions: A Social Force in Canada-Advocating for Nurses, Patients and Health Care
Part IV: Educating Nurses for the Future 20. The Origins and Development of Nursing Education in Canada 21. Licensure, Credentialing, and Entry to Practice 22. The Growth of Graduate Education in Nursing in Canada 23. Career Development in Nursing 24. Monitoring Standards in Nursing Education
Part V: Canadian and International Nursing 25. Global Health Nursing: Emerging Issues and Events Locally and Beyond 26. Internationalizing in Canadian Nursing
Dr. McCleary is a Professor in the Department of Nursing and Graduate Program Director of the Master of Applied Gerontology Program in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University. She is a mental health and gerontological nurse who works with research teams and service providers on health and social care for older people and their families. Her research and practice emphasize improving dementia care services as well as improving gerontology and geriatrics education in the health professions. She is a past president of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association. She is coauthor of Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging (First and Second Canadian Editions) and co-editor of Evidence-Informed Approaches for Managing Dementia Transitions: Riding the
McParland, Tammie Assistant Professor Nipissing University.
Dr. McParland is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Nipissing University. She has extensive nursing experience spanning several practices-rural, remote, medical-surgical, telepractice, labour and delivery, intensive and critical care, and education. She is a founding member of the Ontario Simulation Alliance and CANSim, which focuses on the use of all forms of simulation pedagogy in nursing education. She has served on the board of directors for the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario as the education member-at-large. She has taught Issues and Trends in undergraduate nursing education for the past several years.