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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book brings a wellness-centered approach to the presentation of basic nursing skills.
Purpose: The purpose is to present wellness-focused basic nursing material.
Audience: The intended audience is students studying to become registered nurses.
Features: The book is organized using a functional health patterns framework. It covers basic nursing skills enhanced with emerging topics such as the impact of technology, a significant emphasis on wellness, evidence-based practice, and the care of the patient across healthcare delivery settings. Also prominent are the foundational topics of clinical decision making, principles of delegation, and priority setting.
Assessment: This is a good nursing fundamentals textbook.