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Advanced Practice Nursing Contexts of Care

Author(s): Lynette Hamlin, PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM, President, KAM Learning, LLC
  • ISBN-13: 9781284047028
  • Paperback    338 pages      © 2015
Price: $85.95 US List
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"This unique resource is a wonderful addition to the field of nursing and healthcare. Exploring these challenging topics gives advanced practice nurses the background and knowledge they need to actively contribute thoughtful solutions to these complex healthcare issues."

Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care is a robust collection of practice focused case studies which address current issues in the evolving nursing profession, targeting concerns of the advanced practice nurse.  Throughout the text actual cases are used for the illustration and analysis of practice contexts, which include organizational structure, managed care, inter- and intra-professional issues, politics, power, finance, planning, regulation, ethics, law, quality, and patient safety. Discussion around opportunities for nursing to extend practice into new forms and environments is also covered.

Advanced Practice Nursing: Contexts of Care is a very valuable tool for case-based teaching format around policy issues that directly impact practice and Master’s-prepared nurses. Each case is interspersed with discussion questions which guide case discussions in both specific and global issues within the case. In addition, each case has a list of references that can be used to guide the cases. Unlike other health policy texts, this text focuses on cases that bring application to those health policy issues. This text is also a solid resource for practitioners interested in keeping current on issues that guide clinical practice.

Key Objectives:
Appreciate the regulatory and legal environment that surrounds practice
Analyze the influences of the working and regulatory contexts upon nursing practice
Integrate an understanding of history and development of trends and issues into contemporary practice
Provide a differential diagnosis among political, policy, regulatory, legal, and professional causes of contextual problems
Propose solutions to contextual problems
Value experience as data


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Professional Issues
Health Policy 

Chapter  1  Introduction to Case Method Learning
Chapter  2  Advanced Practice Nursing and Governance
Chapter  3  Advanced Practice and Prescriptive Authority
Chapter  4  Credentialing and Privileging
Chapter  5  Health Care Financial Management, Managed Care, and Reimbursement
Chapter  6  Quality Management
Chapter  7  Health Policy and Advocacy: Practice to the Full Extent
Chapter  8  Patient Safety: Congressional Action
Chapter  9  Ethics: Chronic Crisis in Mental Health
Chapter  10  Healthcare Informatics
Chapter  11  Interprofessional Health Care Teams
Chapter  12  The Clinical Nurse Leader
Chapter  13  Disaster Preparedness
Chapter  14  Power in the Health Care Relationship

Lynette Hamlin, PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM-President, KAM Learning, LLC

Lynette Hamlin, PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM received her BSN and MSN degrees from Loyola University of Chicago, her post-master’s certificate in nurse-midwifery from the University of Illinois and her doctorate in nursing, with a minor in public administration, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Hamlin has held academic leadership positions at Yale University School of Nursing, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of South Carolina Upstate. She has extensive experience as both a nursing and midwifery educator and as a clinician. She is a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives, a participant in the DHHS 2003 Primary Health Care Policy Fellowship, and a recipient of the coveted Kitty Ernst Award. 

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