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Caring and Clinical Judgment


  • Helen Harkreader, PhD, RN, Professor, Austin Community College Austin, TX
  • Mary Ann Hogan, RN, MSN, Clinical Assistant Professor; School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Amherst, MA
  • Marshelle Thobaben, MS, RN, PHN, APNP, FNP, Professor and Community Health and Psychiatric Nursing Consultant, Department of Nursing, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; The new edition of Fundamentals of Nursing gives you complete coverage of the nursing principles, concepts, and skills that form the foundation of a solid nursing education. This engaging text features streamlined procedures that focus on the essential information you need to know to provide safe and effective care. Each clinical chapter begins with a case study and an overview of key nursing diagnoses, and then assessment, planning, interventions, and evaluation are presented within the context of that case study and those key diagnoses. A new Companion CD provides a variety of activities and review questions to help you master important concepts.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3531-0

Table of Contents

UNIT 1 The Social Context of Nursing

1. The Nursing Profession

2. The Legal and Ethical Context of Practice

3. The Cultural Context of Practice

4. The Health Care Delivery System

UNIT 2 A Framework for Nursing Practice

5. Caring and Clinical Judgment

6. Client Assessment

7. Assessing Vital Signs

8. Physical Assessment

9. Making a Nursing Diagnosis

10. Planning, Intervening and Evaluating Care

11. Documenting Care

UNIT 3 The Tools of Practice

12. The Nurse-Client Relationship

13. Client Teaching

14. Managing Client Care

15. Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research

UNIT 4 The Well Client Across the Life Span

16. Infancy Through School-Age

17. Adolescents and Young Adults

18. Middle and Older Adult New!!

UNIT 5 Health Perception - Health Management Pattern

19. Health Perception

20. Health Maintenance: Lifestyle Management

21. Health Maintenance: Medication Management

22. Health Protection: Risk for Infection

23. Health Protection: Risk for Injury

UNIT 6 Nutritional - Metabolic Pattern

24. Promoting Nutrition

25. Restoring Nutrition

26. Maintaining Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

27. Promoting Wound Healing

28. Body Temperature

UNIT 7 Elimination Pattern

29. Managing Bowel Elimination

30. Managing Urinary Elimination

UNIT 8 Activity - Exercise Pattern

31. Managing Self-Care Deficit

32. Restoring Physical Mobility

33. Preventing Disuse Syndrome

34. Supporting Respiratory Function

35. Supporting Cardiovascular Function

UNIT 9 Sleep - Rest Pattern

36. Managing Sleep and Rest

UNIT 10 Cognitive - Perceptual Pattern

37. Managing Pain

38. Supporting Sensory/Perceptual Function

39. Supporting Verbal Communication

40. Managing Confusion

UNIT 11 Self-Perception - Self-Concept Pattern

41. Promoting Self-Concept

42. Managing Anxiety

43. Managing Vulnerability

UNIT 12 Role - Relationship Pattern

44. Managing Functional Limitations

45. Managing Loss

UNIT 13 Sexuality - Reproduction Pattern

46. Maintaining Sexual Health

UNIT 14 Coping - Stress - Tolerance Pattern

47. Supporting Stress Tolerance and Coping

48. Supporting Family Coping

UNIT 15 Value - Belief Pattern

49. Supporting Spirituality

UNIT 16 The Surgical Client

50. The Surgical Client