Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9781771721134, 9781771721158

Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing

6th Edition

Authors: Patricia Potter Anne Perry Patricia Stockert Amy Hall Barbara Astle Wendy Duggleby
eBook ISBN: 9781771721158
eBook ISBN: 9781771721141
Hardcover ISBN: 9781771721134
Imprint: Mosby Canada
Published Date: 29th May 2018
Page Count: 1536

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With a greater emphasis on, and integration of, interprofessional collaboration, health literacy, and clinical reasoning, Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, Sixth Edition provides you with the solid educational foundation to learn nursing principles, concepts, and skills with ease. The text’s proven, reader-friendly approach describes the principles, concepts, and skills essential to your success. The Sixth edition includes new chapters focused on the health needs of Indigenous people along with information on how to collaborate among interprofessional disciplines. Thoroughly reviewed by Canadian nursing experts, this edition ensures that you are well prepared to practise in Canada.

Key Features

  • Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing students to practise using care plans and concept maps.
  • New photos capture the latest updates in skills and equipment relevant to Canadian nursing practice.
  • Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study.
  • More than 50 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care — and include rationales for each step.
  • The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans.
  • More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses.
  • A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms.
  • Cultural Aspects of Care boxes summarize cultural considerations related to the chapter topic and provide practical guidelines for how to meet patients’ cultural needs and preferences.
  • Patient Teaching boxes help you plan effective teaching by first identifying outcomes, then developing strategies on how to teach, and, finally, implementing measures to evaluate learning.
  • Focus on Older Persons boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this population.
  • Planning sections help nurses plan and prioritize care by emphasizing Goals and Outcomes, Setting Priorities, and Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Implementation sections cover health promotion, acute care, and continuing care to prepare you for all levels of care in all settings.
  • Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill offer alerts to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions.
  • Procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills.
  • UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show students how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes.
  • NOC outcomes, NIC interventions, and NANDA diagnoses are incorporated into care plans to reflect national standards.
  • Evidence-Informed Practice chapter includes the concept of research literacy and discusses quality improvement (QI)

Table of Contents

Unit 1: 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

Unit II: Foundations of Nursing Practice
    5. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
    6. Evidence-Informed Practice
    7. Nursing Values and Ethics
    8. Legal Implications in Nursing Practice
    9. Global Health
    10. Indigenous Health (NEW)
    11. Nursing Leadership, Management, and Collaborative Practice

Unit III: Approaches to Nursing Care
    12. Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
    13. Nursing Assessment, Diagnosis, and Planning
    14. Implementing and Evaluating Nursing Care
    15. Documenting and Reporting
    16. Nursing Informatics and Canadian Nursing Practice

Unit IV: Working with Patients and Families
    17. Communication and Relational Practice
    18. Patient-Centred Care: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (NEW)
    19. Family Nursing
    20. Patient Education

Unit V: Caring Throughout the Lifespan
    21. Developmental Theories
    22. Conception Through Adolescence
    23. Young to Middle Adulthood
    24. Older Persons
    25. The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief

Unit VI: Psychosocial Considerations
    26. Self-Concept
    27. Sexuality
    28. Spirituality in Health and Health Care
    29. Stress and Adaptation

Unit VII: Scientific Basis for Nursing Practice
    30. Vital Signs
    31. Pain Assessment and Management
    32. Health Assessment and Physical Examination
    33. Infection Prevention and Control
    34. Medication Administration
    35. Complementary and Alternative Approaches in Health Care

Unit VIII: Basic Physiological Needs
    36. Activity and Exercise
    37. Quality and Patient Safety
    38. Hygiene
    39. Cardiopulmonary Functioning and Oxygenation
    40. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances
    41. Sleep
    42. Nutrition
    43. Urinary Elimination
    44. Bowel Elimination

Unit IX: Patients with Special Needs
    45. Mobility and Immobility
    46. Skin Integrity and Wound Care
    47. Sensory Alterations
    48. Care of Surgical Patients


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About the Author

Patricia Potter

Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research, Patient Care Services Barnes-Jewish Hospital St. Louis, MO

Anne Perry

Anne Griffin Perry, RN, MSN, EdD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

Patricia Stockert

Patricia Stockert, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, President of the College, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL

Affiliations and Expertise

President of the College, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL

Amy Hall

Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, CNE, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Barbara Astle

Dr. Barbara J. Astle, RN, PhD

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Nursing; Director, Centre for Equity & Global Engagement, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia

Wendy Duggleby

Dr. Wendy Duggleby, RN, PhD, AOCN

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Dean Research and Nursing Research Chair Aging and Quality of Life; Director Innovations in Seniors Care Research Unit, Faculty of Nursing Level 3, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta