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Overview

Continuing its tradition of comprehensive coverage of fundamental nursing principles, precise step-by-step procedures, and five-step nursing process framework, the fifth edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING is thoroughly revised and updated to address the latest changes in practice. New topics include community based nursing, alternative therapies, caring, and delegation. A new, innovative four-dimensional critical thinking model demonstrates the ongoing assimilation of knowledge and information comprising critical thinking and its relationship to the nursing process.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: 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.
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Reviewer: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.
Description:
Purpose: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.
Audience: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.
Features: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.
Assessment: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.
From The Critics
Reviewer: 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323067843
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/19/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1824
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I The client and the health care environment
1 Nursing today 1
2 Health care delivery system 26
3 Community-based nursing practice 46
4 Theoretical foundations of nursing practice 60
5 Nursing research as a basis for practice 73
Unit II Caring throughout the life span
6 Health and wellness 89
7 Caring in nursing practice 106
8 Culture and ethnicity 118
9 Caring for families 139
10 Developmental theories 155
11 Conception through adolescence 171
12 Young to middle adult 216
13 Older adult 234
Unit III Critical thinking in nursing practice
14 Critical thinking in nursing practice 260
15 Nursing assessment 277
16 Nursing diagnosis 299
17 Planning nursing care 317
18 Implementing nursing care 339
19 Evaluation 354
20 Managing client care 370
Unit IV Professional standards in nursing practice
21 Ethics and values 388
22 Legal implications in nursing practice 405
23 Communication 423
24 Client education 448
25 Documentation 476
Unit V Psychosocial basic for nursing practice
26 Self-concept 500
27 Sexuality 522
28 Spiritual health 543
29 The experience of loss, death, and grief 567
30 Stress and coping 595
Unit VI Scientific basis for nursing practice
31 Vital signs 617
32 Health assessment and physical examination 671
33 Infection control 772
34 Medication administration 821
35 Complementary and alternative therapies 910
Unit VII Basic human needs
36 Activity and exercise 929
37 Client safety 959
38 Hygiene 1001
39 Oxygenation 1066
40 Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances 1134
41 Sleep 1198
42 Comfort 1228
43 Nutrition 1271
44 Urinary elimination 1322
45 Bowel elimination 1373
Unit VIII Client with special needs
46 Mobility and immobility 1420
47 Skin integrity and wound care 1482
48 Sensory alterations 1565
49 Care of surgical clients 1593
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