Fundamentals of Nursing Human Health and Function

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-11-11
  • Publisher: LWW
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive learning text puts nursing fundamentals into focus using a reader-friendly style and a strong emphasis on wellness. Focusing on critical thinking throughout, this unique resource offers complete coverage of the nursing process, from assessment and diagnosis through initial intervention and follow-up. Essential information on patient and family education is included to help students meet the needs of the changing health care system. All the needs of the beginning student are met--from critical thinking and communication skills to detailed, up-to-date procedures information. A wealth of photographs augment the text.

Table of Contents

The Delivery of Nursing Care
The Changing Face of Nursingp. 5
Community-Based Nursing and Continuity of Carep. 19
Concepts Essential for Professional Nursing
The Profession of Nursingp. 39
Nursing Theory and Conceptual Frameworksp. 55
Valuesp. 69
Ethical and Legal Concernsp. 85
Nurse Leader and Managerp. 109
Nursing Research: Evidence-Based Carep. 121
The Nursing Process: Framework for Clinical Nursing Therapeutics
Nursing Process: Foundation for Practicep. 137
Nursing Assessmentp. 149
Nursing Diagnosisp. 163
Outcome Identification and Planningp. 185
Implementation and Evaluationp. 201
Critical Thinkingp. 215
Communication of the Nursing Process: Documenting and Reportingp. 229
Concepts Essential for Human Functioning and Nursing Management
Health and Wellnessp. 255
Lifespan Developmentp. 267
The Older Adultp. 295
Individual, Family, and Communityp. 309
Culture and Ethnicityp. 325
Communication: The Nurse-Client Relationshipp. 343
Client Educationp. 361
Care Managementp. 379
Essential Assessment Components
Health Assessment of Human Functionp. 393
Vital Sign Assessmentp. 443
Selected Clinical Nursing, Therapeutics
Asepsis and Infection Controlp. 479
Medication Administrationp. 513
Intravenous Therapyp. 575
Perioperative Nursingp. 611
Health Perception and Health Management
Safetyp. 649
Health Maintenancep. 679
Activity and Exercise
Self-Care and Hygienep. 703
Mobility and Body Mechanicsp. 753
Oxygenation: Respiratory Functionp. 809
Oxygenation: Cardiovascular Functionp. 865
Nutrition and Metabolism
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balancep. 909
Nutritionp. 941
Skin Integrity and Wound Healingp. 983
The Body's Defense Against Infectionp. 1027
Urinary Eliminationp. 1063
Bowel Eliminationp. 1101
Sleep and Rest
Sleep and Restp. 1143
Cognition and Perception
Pain Perception and Managementp. 1167
Sensory Perceptionp. 1199
Cognitive Processesp. 1219
Self-Perception and Self-Concept
Self-Conceptp. 1253
Role and Relationships
Families and Their Relationshipsp. 1275
Loss and Grievingp. 1299
Coping and Stress Management
Stress, Coping, and Adaptationp. 1325
Sexuality and Reproduction
Human Sexualityp. 1351
Values and Beliefs
Spiritual Healthp. 1381
Answers to "Apply Your Knowledge"p. 1405
Diagnostic Studies and Interpretationp. 1411
Medical Terminology: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixesp. 1451
Selected Information Resources for Nursing Practicep. 1459
Herbal Preparations Used As Health Remediesp. 1471
Glossaryp. 1481
Indexp. 1491
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