Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume 2 / Edition 1

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Developed in collaboration with the North Carolina Concept-Based Learning Editorial Board, this is volume 2 of the two-volume textbook that synthesizes the entire nursing curriculum. It is organized by concepts linked around three domains, Individual, Nursing, and Healthcare. Within each concept, several exemplars are presented that best demonstrate the concept, based on national guidelines and standards. Some exciting features to this book include: Concept-at-a-Glance: Key Terms and Learning Outcomes: "About" The Concept: Concept Overview: Concept Assessments: Assessment Interviews: Diagnostic Tests: Nursing Process and Nursing Care Plans

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135103517
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/6/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

CONCEPT 32 Assessment

About Assessment

Holistic Health Assessment Across the Life Span

Normal and Abnormal Assessment

CONCEPT 33 Caring Intervention

About Caring Intervention

CONCEPT 34 Clinical Decision Making

About Clinical Decision Making

Nursing Process

Critical Thinking

CONCEPT 35 Collaboration

About Collaboration

Case Management

Chain of Command

Conflict Resolution

Interdisciplinary Teams and Communication

Management Theories

CONCEPT 36 Communication

About Communication

Assertive Communication



Therapeutic Communication

CONCEPT 37 Managing Care

About Managing Care

Care Coordination

Cost-effective Care


CONCEPT 38 Professional Behaviors

About Professional Behaviors

Commitment to Profession

Leadership Principles

Work Ethics

CONCEPT 39 Teaching and Learning

About Teaching and Learning

Client Educator


Staff Education

CONCEPT 40 Accountability

About Accountability


Professional Development

CONCEPT 41 Advocacy

About Advocacy

Protecting Vulnerable Populations


CONCEPT 42 Ethics

About Ethics

Ethical Dilemmas

Ethical Principles

Patient Rights

CONCEPT 43 Evidence-Based Practice

About Evidence-Based Practice

Best Practices

Develop a Question

Individual Preferences

CONCEPT 44- Health Care Systems

About Health Care Systems

Access to Healthcare

Allocation of Resources

Nursing Care Delivery Systems

CONCEPT 45 Health Policy

About Health Policy

Accrediting Bodies

Professional Organizations

Regulatory Agencies

Types of Reimbursement

CONCEPT 46 Informatics

About Informatics

Clinical Decision Support Systems

Computer-Based Reminder Systems

Computers in Health Organizations

Individual Information at Point of Care

CONCEPT 47 Legal Issues

About Legal Issues

Advance Directives


Mandatory Reporting

Nursing Practice Act

Risk Management

Whistle Blowing

CONCEPT 48 Quality Improvement

About Quality Improvement


Breech in Care


Root Cause Study

Sentinel Events

CONCEPT 49 Safety

About Safety

Anticipatory Guidance

Environmental Safety

Hand-off Communication

Injury and Illness Prevention

National Patient Safety Goals

Responsible Sexual Behavior

Standard Precautions

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