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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Janice K. Warrington, MSNEd, RN (Delaware Technical & Community College)
Description: This comprehensive book provides students with a good foundation in nursing education. The book includes a CD with interactive learning activities as well as online learning resources and activities designed to enhance the text.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide nursing students with a good basic understanding of nursing concepts and principles, which the book does by presenting the most current information and principles of evidence-based practice.
Audience: This is designed for beginning students in all types of professional nursing programs. To accommodate the growing numbers of students whose native language is not English, the book has been reviewed by specialists in English as a second language to streamline the text and enhance comprehension.
Features: The book covers the nursing process, health promotion in acute and continuing care, cultural diversity, care of the older adult, and current trends in nursing, including culturally competent care, evidence-based practice, and resident handling safety. Each chapter includes details about media resources, key terms, and learning objectives to help students focus on what is important. The material is presented in various formats, such as concept maps, and in the context of the nursing process with a focus on client teaching, evidence-based practice, safety alerts, special needs of older adults, and cultural aspects of care.
Assessment: Written in a way that beginning nursing students can understand, the book presents the material in a variety of formats to help learners of all types. This edition provides the most up-to-date information in nursing and offers students a valuable resource even after completing their nursing program.