Professor Emeritus Saint Luke’s College of Health

Professor Emeritus Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences Kansas City, Missouri

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Names: Hood, Lucy J., author. Title: Leddy & Pepper’s professional nursing / Lucy Jane Hood. Other titles: Leddy & Pepper’s conceptual bases of professional nursing |

Leddy and Pepper’s professional nursing | Professional nursing Description: Ninth edition. | Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, [2018] |

Preceded by Leddy & Pepper’s conceptual bases of professional nursing / Lucy Jane Hood. Edition 8. 2014. | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2017020451 | ISBN 9781496351364 Subjects: | MESH: Nursing Theory | Nursing–trends Classification: LCC RT41 | NLM WY 86 | DDC 610.73–dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2017020451

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DEDICATION

To all professional nurses who have a passion for nursing that enables them to share their values, beliefs, and skills to make differences in the lives of others and to shape the nursing profession. To Dr. Susan Leddy and Dr. Mae Pepper, who saw the need for a textbook to meet the needs of registered nurses who were continuing their education. To all the readers of this text who have the courage to take the risk of returning to school or pursuing a professional nursing career. To the following persons whose actions, values, and beliefs enabled me to live out my dream of being a professional nurse: my parents, Bob and Helen Chamberlin; Mary Belle Hickey, RN, my first nurse manager, who always challenged me to be the best possible nurse and gave me the confidence to pursue higher education; my dear mentor, Dr. Susan Leddy, professor of nursing who showed me the essence of nursing scholarship; and my loving husband, Michael, who selflessly gives me the time, support, and humor to live out my dreams.

L.J.H.

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In Memory

J. Mae Pepper January 18, 1936–March 19, 1997 For 20 years, Mae was Susan Leddy’s colleague, coauthor, mentor, and friend. In 1977, Mae joined the faculty at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Mae’s previous teaching experience at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, New York University, and Bronx Community College, as well as her vision, wisdom, and dedication, was crucial to the development and accreditation of the new baccalaureate program for registered nurses and to the subsequent development of the first master’s program at the college.

Mae held the position of Chairperson of the Nursing program from 1981 until her sudden death in March 1997 from a ruptured aortic aneurysm. Although she talked for years about leaving administration in order to do more scholarly work, she continued to serve as Chair out of a sense of duty and responsibility. She was devoted to the students and faculty, and very conscientious in her service to the College and many civic and professional organizations.

Mae found time to read voraciously, listen to music, care for animals, and to enjoy outdoor white-water rafting, camping, and bird watching. She loved her garden, was a careful craftsperson in her furniture refinishing, and liked to go to garage sales and flea markets looking for collectibles. Mae had a good sense of humor and loved a good time. Devoted to her friends and family, she willingly gave time and attention to anyone who asked. She was a great listener, and her counsel was always wise and kind. Mae lived her belief in mutuality, genuineness, and respect for others.

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Susan Kun Leddy February 23, 1939–February 23, 2007 For 14 years, Susan was my mentor and friend. We met in 1993 when I became a doctoral student at Widener University. Susan had a long distinguished career in nursing education. She set high academic standards for herself and also expected her students to attain them. Her favorite question posed to us was “So what?” thereby forcing us to verify the significance of what we said or wrote.

Susan earned a Bachelor of Science nursing degree from Skidmore College in New York in 1960. In 1965, she completed a master of science in nursing degree from Boston University. She completed a doctor of philosophy degree in 1973 at New York University. Never wanting to stop learning, she did postdoctoral work at Harvard University in 1985 and the University of Pennsylvania from 1996 to 1998.

During her first 4 years as a nurse educator, Susan taught in diploma schools and taught in the baccala

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