Prepare your baccalaureate nursing students for the realities of effective nursing practice in the 21st century with Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing. Developed by talented Canadian nurses, scholars, educators, and students who share a passion for nursing and nursing education, this newly developed text covers nursing fundamentals, new and ongoing developments in the working environments of Canadian nurses , key skills and elements of practice, and the multifaceted role of today’s Canadian nurse. Students not only learn nursing fundamentals (knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes), but they also develop an understanding of the place of nursing in Canadian society. Approaching nursing in Canada from a variety of perspectives, the book covers a wide range of topics including historical aspects of nursing in Canada, teaching and learning, nursing skills, communication, medication administration, patient safely, nursing research, and cultural considerations, developmental need. In addition, the book is accompanied by a wide range of online teaching and learning resources that save you time and help your students succeed. Instructor Resources:
- PowerPoint presentations assist you in integrating the textbook with your students’ classroom experience, via either handouts or slide shows.
- A robust test generator of NCLEX-style questions makes it easy for you to put together tests to assess your students’ understanding.
- Learning Objectives for each chapter provide a valuable checklist for assessing student mastery of key content.
- Answers to Questions in the Book are provided for your convenience.
- A complete image bank enhances lecture and exam preparation.
- Journal Articles offer access to research available in LWW journals.
- Skills Checklists help you evaluate your students’ mastery of skills.
- Watch & View Video Clips reinforce skills from the textbook and appeal to visual and auditory learners.
- Practice & Learn Activities present case scenarios with interactive exercises and questions to help students apply what they have learned.
- Concepts in Action Animations bring concepts to life and enhance student comprehension.
- Learning Objectives for each chapter provide an outline of key content that must be mastered.
- Skills Checklists help students evaluate their mastery of skills.
- Journal Articles offer access to current research available in LWW journals.
- Web Resources direct students to excellent sources of additional
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Table of Contents
Unit 1: KnowingChapter 1: An Introduction to Canadian NursingChapter 2: Health Care in Canada and Issues of Health-Care ReformChapter 3: Complementary and alternative medicine: Health and healing for patients and nursesChapter 4: Nursing as a regulated profession: Standards of practiceChapter 5: Health care and the law in CanadaChapter 6: Nursing organizations: Nursing leadership in actionChapter 7: The Journey From Student to Graduate Nurse Unit 2: ThinkingChapter 8: Health, wellness, and illnessChapter 9: Ethics and integrity in practice: Moral dilemmas and moral issuesChapter 10: The nursing process in the 21st centuryChapter 11: Nursing Theory and Theories Used in NursingChapter 12: Nursing research and evidence-informed practiceChapter 13: Culture and cultural safety: Beyond cultural inventoriesChapter 14: Improving Patient and Nurse Safety: Learning From Past ExperiencesChapter 15: Educative nursing practice: A role for professional nursesChapter 16: Ways of Thinking: Critical Thinking in NursingChapter 17: Transforming Nursing Education through simulationChapter 18: Family Nursing and Community Health Nursing Unit 3: BeingChapter 19: Principles of asepsisChapter 20: Health assessment across the lifespanChapter 21: Measuring Vital SignsChapter 22: Principles and practice of medication administrationChapter 23: Effective documentationChapter 24: Informatics, e-technologies, and nursingChapter 25: Reflection and reflexivity: On being a nurse Unit 4: InteractingChapter 26: Communication: At the heart of nursing practiceChapter 27: Addressing developmental needs across the lifespanChapter 28: Fostering a positive self-conceptChapter 29: Patient hygieneChapter 30: Creating comfort and managing painChapter 31: Balancing activity and restChapter 32: OxygenationChapter 33: Supporting fluid and electrolyte balanceChapter 34: Ensuring nutritionChapter 35: Supporting eliminationChapter 36: Skin care Unit 5: UnderstandingChapter 37: Immigrant CanadiansChapter 38: Vulnerable populations and nursing: Vulnerability as a health equity concernChapter 39: Aboriginal people and nursingChapter 40: Spirituality and Nursing: Presence and PromiseChapter 41: Nursing as lifelong learning