Fundamentals of Nursing

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1992-03-01
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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This comprehensive text introduces the broad range of the discipline of nursing, including theory, the nursing process, and step-by-step procedures. The Fifth Edition maintains its emphasis on both wellness/health and human function as frameworks for nursing practice. The text emphasizes critical thinking by regularly incorporating features that apply to client situations, research-based discussions, clinical scenarios, and ethical-legal considerations. This edition includes new material on Evidence-Based Research and a chapter on Working with Challenging Patients.

Table of Contents

Expanded Contents
Nursing Procedures and Skills
Nursing Diagnoses
Nursing Management Plans
Summary of Recurring Displays
Conceptual Foundations of Nursingp. 1
Concepts Essential for Professional Nursingp. 2
The Profession of Nursing: Theory, Education, and Practicep. 4
The Health-Care Delivery Systemp. 26
Ethical and Legal Concernsp. 40
Leadership and Managementp. 58
Nursing Researchp. 70
The Nursing Process: Framework for Clinical Nursing Therapeuticsp. 80
The Nursing Process in Human Health and Functionp. 82
Nursing Assessmentp. 94
Nursing Diagnosisp. 110
Nursing Management: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluationp. 126
Communication of the Nursing Process: Recording and Reportingp. 148
Concepts Essential for Human Function and Nursing Managementp. 170
Health and Wellnessp. 172
Human Needsp. 184
Lifespan Developmentp. 196
Individual, Family, and Communityp. 222
Culture and Ethnicityp. 236
Valuesp. 254
Communication: The Nurse-Patient Relationshipp. 272
Essential Assessment Componentsp. 292
Health Assessment of Human Functionp. 294
Vital Sign Assessmentp. 348
Diagnostic Tests and Proceduresp. 378
Selected Clinical Nursing Therapeuticsp. 406
Patient Teachingp. 408
Asepsisp. 426
Perioperative Nursingp. 464
Medication Administrationp. 498
Human Function and Clinical Nursing Therapeuticsp. 559
Health Perception and Health Managementp. 560
Safetyp. 562
Health Maintenancep. 592
Home Maintenance Managementp. 612
Activity and Exercisep. 638
Self-Care and Hygienep. 640
Body Mechanics and Mobilityp. 692
Oxygenation: Respiratory Functionp. 746
Oxygenation: Cardiac Function and Tissue Perfusionp. 800
Nutrition and Metabolismp. 842
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balancep. 844
Nutritionp. 890
Skin Integrity and Wound Healingp. 934
The Body's Defenses Against Infectionp. 980
Thermoregulationp. 1016
Eliminationp. 1038
Urinary Eliminationp. 1040
Bowel Eliminationp. 1088
Sleep and Restp. 1134
Sleep and Restp. 1136
Cognition and Perceptionp. 1158
Pain Perception and Comfortp. 1160
Sensory Perceptionp. 1190
Cognitive Processesp. 1210
Self-Perception and Self-Conceptp. 1238
Self-Conceptp. 1240
Roles and Relationshipsp. 1262
Communication: Social Interactionp. 1264
Families and Their Relationshipsp. 1286
Loss and Grievingp. 1308
Coping and Stress Managementp. 1332
Stress, Coping, and Adaptationp. 1334
Sexuality and Reproductionp. 1358
Human Sexualityp. 1360
Values and Beliefsp. 1388
Spiritual Healthp. 1390
A. Equivalentsp. 1413
B. Laboratory Valuesp. 1415
C. Medical Terminology: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixesp. 1438
D. Recommended Dietary Allowances, USAp. 1445
E. Nutrition Recommendations for Canadiansp. 1448
Glossaryp. 1449
Indexp. 1467
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