Summary: This user-friendly textbook provides complete coverage of the essential nursing principles, concepts, and skills that are the foundation of a solid nursing education. The 6th edition features enhanced readability, an engaging format, and a new Companion CD. It consistently follows the 5-step nursing process framework with a strong focus on critical thinking that provides readers with a solid base for clinicals. As readers follow case studies through each clinical cha
pter, concrete examples illustrate how to address cultural diversity, teaching, assessment, evidence-based practice, and much more.
Summary: This user-friendly textbook provides complete coverage of the essential nursing principles, concepts, and skills that are the foundation of a solid nursing education. The 6th edition features enhanced readability, an engaging format, and a new Companion CD. It consistently follows the 5-step nursing process framework with a strong focus on critical thinking that provides readers with a solid base for clinicals. As readers follow case studies through each clinical chapter, concrete examples illustrate how to address cultural diversity, teaching, assessment, evidence-based practice, and much more. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 07 Cover: Hardback Publisher:C.V. Mosby Co. Year Published: 2007 International: No
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UNIT ONE CONCEPTS IN HEALTH CARE
Ch. 1 Health and Wellness Ch. 2 The Health Care Delivery System Ch. 3 Community Based Nursing Practice
Ch. 4 Legal Principles in Nursing Ch. 5 Ethics
UNIT TWO PROCESSES IN NURSING CARE
Ch. 6 Critical Thinking and Nursing Judgment Ch. 7 Nursing Process Ch. 8 Documentation & Reporting Ch. 9 Communication Ch. 10 Patient Education
UNIT THREE CRITICAL THINKING IN NURSING PRACTICE
Ch. 11 Infection Control Ch. 12 Vital Signs Ch. 13 Health Assessment and Physical Examination Ch. 14 Administering Medications Ch. 15 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances
UNIT FOUR PRINCIPLES FOR CARING
Ch. 16 Caring in Nursing Practice Ch. 17 Cultural Diversity Ch. 18 Spirituality Ch. 19 Growth and Development Ch. 20 Self-Concept and Sexuality Ch. 21 Family Context in Nursing Ch. 22 Stress and Coping Ch. 23 Loss and Grief Ch. 24 Managing Patient Care
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