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Fundamentals of Nursing : Human Health and Function

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 2/4/2008.
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This groundbreaking text maintains its emphasis on critical thinking by weaving it throughout each chapter. Chapters open with a Clinical Vignette followed by critical thinking questions and include Apply Your Knowledge Checkpoint Boxes, Therapeutic Dialogues Boxes, Collaborating with the Healthcare Team Boxes, and Ethical-Legal Boxes that together build your students' decision-making abilities and clinical judgment. Craven & Hirnle now offers completely revised skills presentations and a brand-new, comprehensive, integrated art program of nearly 1,000 drawings and photographs. Overall, the Sixth Edition has an increased focus on patient safety, communication, and evidence-based research in practice. A complete suite of products will now accompany the Sixth Edition including Craven and Hirnle's Nursing Fundamentals and Procedures Online, an online skills reference, and Lippincott's Video Series: Nursing Procedures, along with a printed Study Guide, Procedures Checklists, and a FREE CD-ROM with bonus content bundled with the text.

Table of Contents

The Delivery of Nursing
The Delivery of Nursing
Community-Based Nursing and Continuity of Care
Concepts Essential for Professional Nursing
The Profession of Nursing
Nursing Theory and Conceptual Frameworks
Ethical and Legal Concerns
Nurse Leader and Manager
Nursing Research: Evidence Based Care
The Nursing Process: Framework for Clinical Nursing Therapies
Nursing Process: Foundation for Practice
Nursing Assessment
Nursing Diagnosis
Outcome Identification and Planning
Implementation and Evaluation
Critical Thinking
Communication of the Nursing Process: Documenting and Reporting
Concepts Essential for Human Function and Nursing Management
Health and Wellness
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Lifespan Development
The Older Adult
Individual, Family and Community
Culture and Ethnicity
Communication: The Nurse-Client Relationship
Client Education
Care Management
Essential Assessment Components
Health Assessment of Human Function
Vital Sign Assessment
Selected Clinical Nursing Therapeutics
Asepsis and Infection Control
Medication Administration
Intravenous Therapy
Perioperative Nursing
Health Perception and Health Management
Health Maintenance
Activity and Exercise
Self-Care and Hygiene
Mobility and Body Mechanics
Oxygenation: Respiratory Function
Oxygenation: Cardiovascular Function
Nutrition and Metabolism
Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance
Skin Integrity and Wound Healing
The Body's Defense Against Infection
Urinary Elimination
Bowel Elimination
Sleep and Rest
Sleep and Rest
Cognition and Perception
Pain Perception and Management
Sensory Perception
Cognitive Processes
Self-Perception and Self-Concept
Roles and Relationships
Families and Their Relationships
Loss and Grieving
Coping and Stress Management
Stress Coping and Adaptation
Sexuality and Reproduction
Human Sexuality
Values and Beliefs
Spiritual Health
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