Blending a critical look at contemporary issues and trends with practical application, Nursing in Contemporary Society covers the broad spectrum of issues present in today's nursing environment and presents practical approaches designed to facilitate the transition into nursing practice. Topics build a foundation for success and continued learning through discussions of the evolution of nursing; current trends influencing practice; economic, political, and legal changes; and more. An emphasis on the unique role of the nurse within the health care environment allows readers to fully understand their role in the promotion of health and well being. This is an essential preparation resource for everyone entering the nursing practice. Features Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter highlight key features for focused learning. Figures and Tables throughout offer visual interpretations of the content, issues, and trends. Critical Thinking and Reflection features throughout each chapter raise discussion on important issues. Transition to Practice feature in each chapter emphasizes how issues and trends affect the transition from the educational setting to the professional setting. Research Applications highlight evidence-based thinking. Key Points at the end of every chapter summarize key concepts. Suggested Reading section provides additional resources for review or expanded learning.Linda C. Haynes Ph.D. RN is the author of 'Nursing in Contemporary Society: Issues, Trends and Transition to Practice', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130941534 and ISBN 0130941530.