Be prepared for the rapidly changing world of nursing. The thoroughly revised and updated 7th Edition of this popular text examines the important issues and trends shaping the nursing profession today. Explore the evolution and history of nursing and examine the impact of an aging population on healthcare delivery. Continue the conversation about the effects of healthcare reform and outline a plan for advanced practice nursing education. Look for annual updates posted on DavisPlus.com to keep you informed about emerging hot button issues.