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Nursing in the European Union

Anatomy of a Profession, 1st Edition

By Sondra Z. Koff

Routledge

300 pages

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Europeanization has generated a galaxy of regimes, laws, organizations, new actors, and networks that have diluted institutional barriers to interaction across national borders. Many nation-based policy competencies have been transferred to the European level. The European Union (EU), the world's first regional regulator, bears consequences for the development of public policy and for policies affiliated with the nursing profession.

With limited exception, the EU does not have formal powers in the health care arena. However, as a result of its efforts in other fields, it has been heavily involved with health care and its providers. Nursing in the European Union demonstrates how the organization has refashioned the nursing world throughout the member states via its power in many other policy domains. This volume focuses on the EU's impact on nursing education, regulation, and research endeavours, and suggests strategies to achieve desired objectives. Volume 2, Nursing in the European Union: The World of Work, to be published in Fall 2016, focuses on real-life situations and problems EU nurses face: wages, stress, and dispute resolution.

Sondra Z. Koff integrates the European experience with a discussion of nursing in the real world, and presents the nursing profession in light of the European Union, its components, its mechanisms, and its output and activities.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of European Union Member States and Year of Entry

Preface

List of Abbreviations

1 Nursing in the European Union: The Setting
Introduction
Definition of Nursing
Globalization and Europeanization
Institutionalism

2 Education
Introduction
EU Directives, the Bologna Process,
and Nursing Education
The Case of the Newly Acceded Member States
Numbers: Student Quotas, Attrition, and Graduates
Nursing-Education Sites
Entry Requirements
Who Studies Nursing and Why?
Student Support
The Preregistration Program
Graduate Studies
Specialization
Continuing Professional Development
Foreign Study
Nurse Educators
Teaching Methods
Regulation of Nursing Education
Conclusion

3 Aspects of Professional Regulation
Professional Recognition
Nursing Demographics
Gender
Age
Education Numbers
Migration

Ethical Practice
Fitness to Practice
Conclusion

4 Nursing Research
Research Development Research Literacy Research Strategies and Priorities
Funding
Research Initiatives
Research Dissemination
Evidence-based Practice: The Integration
of Research and Service
Nursing Research Challenges Conclusion

5 Representatives of Nursing and Their Activities
Chief Nursing Officers
The Professional Nursing Association Functions
Membership
Dues
Membership Benefits
Organizational Structure

Interest Group Systems
Nursing Associations: The International
Dimension
Pressure Group Politics and the Institutions
of European Government
Groups and European Union Structures
Summary and Conclusion

6 Conclusion

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED058000
MEDICAL / Nursing / General