Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care / Edition 7

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Created in conjunction with Fundamentals of Nursing, Seventh Edition, this Study Guide helps students review and apply concepts from the textbook to prepare for exams as well as nursing practice. Each chapter includes three sections: Practicing for NCLEX® (containing multiple-choice and alternate-format questions), Developing Your Knowledge Base (including a variety of questions formats such as fill-in-the-blank, matching, and short answer), and Applying Your Knowledge (comprised of critical thinking questions, reflective practice scenarios, and patient care studies). An Answer Key appears at the back of the book.

Appropriate for: Nursing Students.

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Reviewer: Betsy Frank, RN, PhD (Indiana State University School of Nursing)
Description:This nursing fundamentals book begins each chapter with situations that ask students to identify blended skills (cognitive, technical, interpersonal, and ethical/legal skills) needed to solve patient care problems. Three units have end of chapter multiple choice questions. Critical thinking exercises and chapter objectives at the end of all chapters help students to review content. The prior edition was published in 1997.
Purpose:The authors state that this book promotes the art and science of nursing by asking students to focus on the blended skills necessary to serve individual patients and the public in what has become a business, rather than care oriented healthcare system. The organization of this book helps to achieve this important goal.
Audience:This book is written for registered nurse students enrolled in fundamentals of nursing courses. Both ADN and BSN students could use this book, but the depth seems more appropriate for ADN students.
Features:The authors begin this book with a variety of topics central to giving nursing care such as community based care, the nursing process, and promoting health across the lifespan. Unique features include quotes from students regarding their learning about nursing care and quotes from patients about their response to nursing care. Some chapters have text boxes for "Research in Nursing: Making a Difference." All chapters have critical thinking exercises. The authors show how the blended skills are performed in acute and community-based settings. One shortcoming is that somebasic information is out of date. For instance one of the accreditation bodies for nursing education was misnamed and biographical data on a nursing leader did not reflect that this person had died several years before this edition was published. Another shortcoming is that some of the early chapters in the book list NANDA nursing diagnoses before the in depth discussion of nursing process.
Assessment:This is an excellent book for associate degree students, but faculty in baccalaureate programs would want to provide additional information when presenting topics. A rapidly changing healthcare system justifies any new edition of a fundamentals of nursing book and this book is no exception.
A serious new entrant in the nursing textbook field for undergraduate students. It focuses on how nurses can work with clients to promote healthy physiologic and psychosocial responses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781793865
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 388,333
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Nursing
  • Chapter 2: Cultural Diversity
  • Chapter 3: Health and Illness
  • Chapter 4: Health of the Individual, Family, and Community
  • Chapter 5: Theory, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Chapter 6: Values, Ethics, and Advocacy
  • Chapter 7: Legal Implications


  • Chapter 8: Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Chapter 9: Continuity of Care
  • Chapter 10: Home Healthcare


  • Chapter 11: Blended Skills and Critical Thinking Throughout the Nursing Process
  • Chapter 12: Assessing
  • Chapter 13: Diagnosing
  • Chapter 14: Outcome Identification and Planning
  • Chapter 15: Implementing
  • Chapter 16: Evaluating
  • Chapter 17: Documenting, Reporting, Conferring, and Using Informatics


  • Chapter 18: Developmental Concepts
  • Chapter 19: Conception through Young Adult
  • Chapter 20: The Aging Adult


  • Chapter 21: Communicator
  • Chapter 22: Teacher and Counselor
  • Chapter 23: Nurse Leader and Manager


  • Chapter 24: Vital Signs
  • Chapter 25: Health Assessment
  • Chapter 26: Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness
  • Chapter 27: Asepsis and Infection Control
  • Chapter 28: Complementary and Alternative Modalities
  • Chapter 29: Medications
  • Chapter 30: Perioperative Nursing


  • Chapter 31: Hygiene
  • Chapter 32: Skin Integrity and Wound Care
  • Chapter 33: Activity
  • Chapter 34: Rest and Sleep
  • Chapter 35: Comfort
  • Chapter 36: Nutrition
  • Chapter 37: Urinary Elimination
  • Chapter 38: Bowel Elimination
  • Chapter 39: Oxygenation
  • Chapter 40: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance


  • Chapter 41: Self-Concept
  • Chapter 42: Stress and Adaptation
  • Chapter 43: Loss, Grief, and Dying
  • Chapter 44: Sensory Functioning
  • Chapter 45: Sexuality
  • Chapter 46: Spirituality

Answer Key

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    Great Resource

    Getting the eTextbook is preferred to having to carrying. Can't wait for the iPad version. Would like to be able to have more options when making notes. Similar book versions automatically create a file of your notes so you are able to use them for test studying, much easier than going through each page and finding your highlights. Book is an easy read with lots of great information.

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