Contemporary Nursing, 9th Edition

Issues, Trends, & Management
Authors :
Barbara Cherry & Susan R. Jacob
Date of Publication: 02/2022
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 ...view more
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.
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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.


New to this edition
  • 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.

Key Features
  • 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.

Author Information
By Barbara Cherry, DNSc, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Professor ,Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing Lubbock Texas and Susan R. Jacob, PhD, MSN, RN, Professor and Executive Associate t Dean of Academic Affairs,The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing,Memphis Tennessee