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Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing - Revised Reprint - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; With the market-leading nursing fundamentals text in Canada, you can be assured that students will develop a firm educational foundation that will help them to succeed. Written in a clear manner and organized logically, this book will teach students all of the principles, concepts and skills necessary for them to thrive, both academically and professionally.

A trusted favourite for Canadian faculty and students, the new Fourth Canadian Edition offers the most complete teaching and learning package available. A companion CD and Evolve website included with the book ensure that students have the most up-to-date and practical tools at their fingertips, and provide instructors with a host of resources to assist in their lesson planning, development and delivery.

The new Fourth Canadian Edition of this nursing classic is the most current and comprehensive text available.


Published: March 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-926648-90-3


  • Unit I - Health and Health Care in Canada
     1. Health and Wellness
     2. The Canadian Health Care Delivery System
     3. The Development of Nursing in Canada
     4. Community Health Nursing Practice
     5. Caring for the Cancer Survivor - NEW!
    Unit II - Foundations of Nursing Practice
     6. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
     7. Research as a Basis for Practice
     8. Nursing Values and Ethics
     9. Legal Implications in Nursing Practice
    10. Culture and Ethnicity
    11. Nursing Leadership, Management, and Collaborative Practice
    Unit III - Approaches to Nursing Care
    12. Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
    13. Nursing Assessment and Diagnosis
    14. Planning and Implementing Nursing Care
    15. Evaluation of Nursing Care
    16. Documenting and Reporting
    17. Nursing Informatics - NEW!
    Unit IV - Working with Clients and Families
    18. Communication
    19. Caring in Nursing Practice
    20. Family Nursing
    21. Client Education
    Unit V - Caring Throughout the Lifespan
    22. Developmental Theories
    23. Conception Through Adolescence
    24. Young to Middle Adult
    25. Older Adult
    Unit VI - Psychosocial Considerations
    26. Self-Concept
    27. Sexuality
    28. Spiritual Health
    29. The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief
    30. Stress and Adaptation
    Unit VII - Scientific Basis for Nursing Practice
    31. Vital Signs
    32. Health Assessment and Physical Examination
    33. Infection Control
    34. Medication Administration
    35. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
    Unit VIII - Basic Physiological Needs
    36. Activity and Exercise
    37. Client Safety
    38. Hygiene
    39. Cardiopulmonary Functioning and Oxygenation
    40. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances
    41. Sleep
    42. Pain and Comfort
    43. Nutrition
    44. Urinary Elimination
    45. Bowel Elimination
    Unit IX - Clients with Special Needs
    46. Mobility and Immobility
    47. Skin Integrity and Wound Care
    48. Sensory Alterations
    49. Care of Surgical Clients


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