For Fundamentals of Nursing Courses in the Nursing Curriculum
Fundamentals of Nursing, 8/E presents the fundamentals of nursing care within the framework of the nursing process. Hallmark features are a clear and accessible writing style, a focus on practical application with real-wor...show moreld examples and case studies, and an appropriate level of detail for beginning students.
A & P Reviews! Provide students with a quick review and direct application of A&P.
Real World Practice! Provide students with a real world perspective (as told by experts in the field) of practice.
Real World Reflection! Student accounts of actual experiences. Students can see what challenges others have experienced and what to expect themselves.
Clinical Manifestations! A quick tool for students to learn key signs of illness.
Drug Capsules! Help students learn the implications of certain medications they may encounter.
New chapter on elder health!
Separate chapters on Communication and Caring!
Separate chapter on Family Health!
...show lessEdition/Copyright: 8TH 08 Cover: Hardback Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 01/22/2007 International: No
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UNIT 1 THE NATURE OF NURSING
Chapter 1 Historical and Contemporary Nursing Practice
Chapter 2 Nursing Education and Research
Chapter 3 Nursing Theories and Conceptual Frameworks
Chapter 4 Legal Aspects of Nursing
Chapter 5 Values, Ethics and Advocacy
UNIT 2 CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CARE
Chapter 6 Health Care Delivery Systems
Chapter 7 Community Nursing and Care Continuity
Chapter 8 Home Care
Chapter 9 Nursing Informatics
UNIT 3 THE NURSING PROCESS
Chapter 10 Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process
Chapter 11 Assessing
Chapter 12 Diagnosing
Chapter 13 Planning
Chapter 14 Implementing and Evaluating
Chapter 15 Documenting and Reporting
UNIT 4 HEALTH BELIEFS AND PRACTICES
Chapter 16 Health Promotion
Chapter 17 Health, Wellness, and Illness
Chapter 18 Culture and Heritage
Chapter 19 Complementary and Alternative Healing Modalities
UNIT 5 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 20 Concepts of Growth and Development
Chapter 21 Promoting Health from Conception through Adolescence
Chapter 22 Promoting Health in Young and Middle-Aged Adults
Chapter 23 Promoting Health in Elders - NEW CHAPTER!
Chapter 24 Promoting Family Health
UNIT 6 INTEGRAL ASPECTS OF NURSING
Chapter 25 Caring
Chapter 26 Communicating — NEW CHAPTER!
Chapter 27 Teaching
Chapter 28 Delegating, Managing, and Leading
UNIT 7 ASSESSING HEALTH
Chapter 29 Vital Signs
Chapter 30 Health Assessment
UNIT 8 INTEGRAL COMPONENTS OF CLIENT CARE
Chapter 31 Asepsis
Chapter 32 Safety
Chapter 33 Hygiene
Chapter 34 Diagnostic Testing
Chapter 35 Medications
Chapter 36 Skin Integrity and Wound Care
Chapter 37 Perioperative Nursing
UNIT 9 PROMOTING PSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH
Chapter 38 Sensory Perception
Chapter 39 Self-Concept
Chapter 40 Sexuality
Chapter 41 Spirituality
Chapter 42 Stress and Coping
Chapter 43 Loss, Grieving, and Death
UNIT 10 PROMOTING PHYSIOLOGIC HEALTH
Chapter 44 Activity and Exercise
Chapter 45 Rest
Chapter 46 Pain Management
Chapter 47 Nutrition
Chapter 48 Urinary Elimination
Chapter 49 Fecal Elimination
Chapter 50 Oxygenation
Chapter 51 Circulation
Chapter 52 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
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