Publication Year: 2010
Authors/Editor: American Nurses Association
Publisher: American Nurses Association, Inc
This in-depth new edition of an enduring ANA classic defines nursing’s value and accountability to society.
The book’s singular contribution is its description of the nursing profession and its essential elements:
* Social context and contract
* Nursing’s knowledge base
* Definition of nursing
* Scope and standards of practice
* Authority for practice
* Regulation of practice
These elements have been revised in recognition of the ongoing-advances in nursing practice and knowledge, delineating and reaffirming the deep societal commitments of the profession.
Nursing's Social Policy Statement: The Essence of the Profession