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Nursing is the largest U.S. healthcare profession with nearly 4 million registered nurses (RNs) nationwide, and is projected to grow at a much faster rate 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, 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.
Beginning with Frederick Muhlenberg in 1789 and stretching to Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, this new edition provides unique coverage of this important political position. Presiding over the House of Representatives and second in the United States presidential line of succession, this position has particular influence over U.S. politics.
The Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature provides a smaller, more affordable subset of Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. It delivers comprehensive indexing of 72 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. Search methods include Subject Access, Author Access, and Cross-References. This edition features complete indexing of the most popular magazines in libraries today, as well as subscription information for each magazine indexed. Offers complete bibliographic information for each article cited. This title also includes complete subscription information for each magazine indexed.
Principles of Health: Prescription Drug Abuse is an important and timely volume that addresses a serious public health issue in the United States. Prescription drug abuse takes many forms, from taking a friend's painkillers for your backache to misusing pills to lose weight or get high. Although most people take prescription medications responsibly, an estimated 20 million have misused prescription medications in the past year. The three classes of medications most commonly misused are opioids (usually prescribed to treat pain); central nervous system depressants (used to treat anxiety and sleeplessness); and stimulants (most often prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy).
Energy, the capacity of an object to do work, is one of the most fundamental principles, affecting nearly every aspect of life on this planet. Numerous issues surrounding energy have wide-ranging Implications for the world we live in today, significantly impacting economics, politics, and climate science, in addition to many other fields. This new volume in Salem's Principles of Science series provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to energy, covering basic concepts, possibilities, ethical issues, and potential consequences of energy. This volume includes more than 100 essays, including coverage of the following topics: Alternative Energy Bioenergetics Climate Change Kinetic Energy Oil Resources Relativity Thermodynamics Fossil Fuels Renewable Energy. This volume, with illustrations and diagrams, will be an important addition to high school and undergraduate libraries, especially those focused on economics, science, and global studies.
Designed specifically for those who want to work for themselves, this volume dives deep into the many ways that individuals can translate doing what they love into a business. There are many business sectors that are ripe for entrepreneurship, including real estate, the creative arts, manufacturing, personal care services, retail, fashion, finance and so much more. This volume also highlights some critical aspects of entrepreneurship, from writing business plans to managing finances. Take a look at just some of the in-demand careers profiled in this volume: Chef/Cook Childcare Facility Director Fashion Designer Franchise Operator Hair Stylist Personal Trainer Software Developers Stockbroker Top Executive. Each chapter provides a wealth of real-world information including A Day in the Life, Work Environment, Education & Training, Earnings & Advancement, Employment Outlook, Networking Contacts, and Conversations with Real Professionals.
This volume of The Reference Shelf looks at the issues surrounding the recent wave of protests against police brutality and the challenges that police face in the wake of shifts in public opinion about the quality of the U.S. police system. Issues covered will include the Black Lives Matter movement, the Defund the Police movement, and the oppositional Blue Lives Matter and All Lives Matter movements.
This two-volume set examines how today's U.S. citizen was first imagined, how citizenship was established and codified, and how it has been refined over time. Essays also consider barriers to full citizenship, including voting rights, civil rights, prisoner's rights, immigration quotas, and the process of becoming a naturalized citizen. Slavery is also discussed, as slaves were not considered citizens at all and, in fact, only counted as three-fifths a man. Constitutional amendments, civil rights legislation, and a parade of court cases both advanced and prevented individuals from achieving citizenship. White women were considered citizens from the nation's earliest days, but they could not vote, hold office, or serve on juries, until the determined efforts of suffragists began the process of making all women full citizens with all of its attendant rights, including the right to vote. Native Americans were not officially U.S. citizens until passage of the Indian Citizenship Act in 1924.
Options for those interested in working with animals range from positions with no formal requirements--dog walkers, pet sitters, and pet groomers-to veterinarians and zoologists with advanced degrees. The veterinary field offers a wide range of opportunities, from veterinary assistant or technician, to veterinarians with years of training. Animal specialists include trainers responsible for preparing animals for stage and film, and animals that provide special care to the disabled. Animal shelters and animal rescue organizations are other ways to work with animals. Just some of the many careers examined in this volume include: Animal Control Workers Animal Trainer Farmer & Rancher Park Manager Pet Groomers Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers Veterinarian Wildlife Biologists Zoologist. Each chapter provides a wealth of real-world information including A Day in the Life, Work Environment, Education & Training, Earnings & Advancement, Employment Outlook, Networking Contacts, and Conversations with Real Professionals.
Censored & Banned Literature examines the wide range of important literary texts that have been subjected to censorship, either at the time of their first publication, later in their history, or both. Because important works frequently offer challenging responses to social, historical, and political issues, often it is the very best works that provoke - at least initially - the most hostility or discomfort. This volume includes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain (1884), The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger (1951) and Beloved, Toni Morrison (1987).
The third edition contains nearly 800 alphabetically arranged articles. They cover a wide variety of topics, including endangered animal species, air pollution, national parks, environmental legislation, oil spills, alternative energy sources, and global climate change. In recognition of the fact that people spend an overwhelming proportion of their time in human-made environments, essays also cover such topics as sick building syndrome, noise pollution, smog, and urban planning.