Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow
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Critical Thinking Exercises

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1:  Why are standards important to the nursing profession and to healthcare delivery?

2:  Describe the nurse's role in today's healthcare system.

3:  What is the difference between organizational structure and process?

Identify examples for each.

4:  Describe how nursing services might be organized in a hospital, their key roles, and their relationship to other departments.

5:  What does organizational culture mean, and why is it important?

6:  What are the focal points of disease prevention and health promotion.

7:  Why are rural hospitals limited in the scope of their services compared to urban hospitals?

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