Principles of Health: Nursing
Nursing is the largest U.S. healthcare profession with nearly 4 million registered nurses (RNs) nationwide, and the nursing field is projected to grow at a much faster than the average for all occupations. Principles of Health: Nursing explores this vitally important profession from several angles, including:
- The history of nursing, with profiles of well-known and influential persons in the field, like Florence Nightingale, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Clara Barton, as well as of professional organizations.
- Various nursing disciplines, including pediatrics, home care, anesthesiology, and end-of-life care, critical care, cardiology, among others.
- Specific nursing settings, such as emergency rooms, intensive care units, neonatal units, assisted living facilities, hospice, and more.
Essays are comprehensive and accessible to high school students, undergraduates, and general readers interested in the profession of nursing. Each essay includes multiple subheads including an opening summary and Further Reading. The volume ends with a Glossary, Bibliography, and Subject Index