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

Edited by

  • Janet Ross-Kerr, RN, BScN, MS, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta


  • Patricia Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO
  • Anne Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
  • Janet Ross-Kerr, RN, BScN, MS, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Marilynn Wood, RN, BSN, MN, DrPH, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

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Book information

  • Published: March 2010
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-1-926648-90-3

Table of Contents

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