Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-28
  • Publisher: LWW
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Designed to maximize visual learning, this Sixth Edition features a new art program and an integrated, cohesive, student-focused suite of multimedia products. Brand-new icons direct students to free video clips and online activities. New concept maps walk students through the nursing process for selected case-study patients. Unexpected outcomes are now included in skills descriptions. Like previous editions, the text maintains its unique holistic "blended skills" approach to nursing care and focuses on case-based learning and critical thinking. A back-of-book CD-ROM includes video clips, skills checklists, chapter review questions, an NCLEX(R) alternate-format question tutorial, and a Spanish-English audio glossary. A companion online course is available free with purchase of the text.

Table of Contents

Introduction to nursingp. 5
Health of the individual, family, and communityp. 25
Cultural diversityp. 41
Health and illnessp. 63
Theory, research, and evidence-based practicep. 79
Values, ethics, and advocacyp. 95
Legal implications of nursingp. 119
Healthcare delivery systemsp. 151
Continuity of carep. 169
Home healthcarep. 185
Blended skills and critical thinking throughout the nursing processp. 205
Assessingp. 239
Diagnosingp. 263
Outcome identification and planningp. 285
Implementingp. 309
Evaluatingp. 329
Documenting, reporting, and conferringp. 351
Developmental conceptsp. 391
Conception through young adultp. 409
The aging adultp. 443
Communicatorp. 469
Teacher and counselorp. 503
Leader and managerp. 531
Vital signsp. 555
Health assessmentp. 597
Safety, security, and emergency preparednessp. 657
Asepsis and infection controlp. 699
Complementary and alternative therapiesp. 745
Medicationsp. 767
Perioperative nursingp. 871
Self-conceptp. 923
Stress and adaptationp. 953
Loss, grief, and dyingp. 981
Sensory stimulationp. 1017
Sexualityp. 1045
Spiritualityp. 1091
Hygienep. 1125
Skin integrity and wound carep. 1181
Activityp. 1259
Rest and sleepp. 1335
Comfortp. 1365
Nutritionp. 1411
Urinary eliminationp. 1483
Bowel eliminationp. 1549
Oxygenationp. 1601
Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balancep. 1669
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