Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781926648538, 9781927406380

Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing

5th Edition

Authors: Patricia Potter Anne Perry Janet Ross-Kerr Marilynn Wood Barbara Astle Wendy Duggleby
eBook ISBN: 9781927406380
eBook ISBN: 9781926648514
Imprint: Mosby Canada
Published Date: 26th February 2013
Page Count: 1536

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Thoroughly updated to include the latest emerging issues and protocols in Canadian nursing practice, Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, 5th Edition combines unparalleled Canadian nursing coverage with extensive learning support to help you easily master the basic nursing principles and procedures. The Potter team's proven, student-friendly approach describes the principles, concepts, and skills essential to your success. This edition has also been thoroughly reviewed by Canadian nursing experts to ensure that you are well prepared to practice in Canada.

Key Features

      • Comprehensive Canadian content throughout the text ensures you are well-prepared to practice in Canada.
      • Nursing Assessment Questions boxes help you learn to effectively phrase questions for clients.
      • Cultural Aspects of Care boxes summarize cultural considerations related to the chapter topic and provide practical guidelines for how to meet clients’ 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 Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this population.
      • Evidence-Informed Practice boxes summarize recent guidelines for nursing practice.

      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
      5.  Unit 2: 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. Global Health, Culture, and Ethnicity
      11. Nursing Leadership, Management, and Collaborative Practice
      12.  Unit 3: Approaches to Nursing Care

      13. Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
      14. Nursing Assessment and Diagnosis
      15. Planning and Implementing Nursing Care
      16. Evaluation of Nursing Care
      17. Documenting and Reporting
      18. Nursing Informatics
      19.  Unit 4: Working with Clients and Families

      20. Communication
      21. Caring in Nursing Practice
      22. Family Nursing
      23. Client Education
      24.  Unit 5: Caring Throughout the Lifespan

      25. Developmental Theories
      26. Conception Through Adolescence
      27. Young to Middle Adulthood
      28. Older Adulthood
      29.  Unit 6: Psychosocial Considerations

      30. Self-Concept
      31. Sexuality
      32. Spiritual Health
      33. The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief
      34. Stress and Adaptation
      35.  Unit 7: Scientific Basis for Nursing Practice

      36. Vital Signs
      37. Health Assessment and Physical Examination
      38. Infection Control
      39. Medication Administration
      40. Complementary and Alternative Therapies
      41.  Unit 8: Basic Physiological Needs

      42. Activity and Exercise
      43. Safety
      44. Hygiene
      45. Cardiopulmonary Functioning and Oxygenation
      46. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances
      47. Sleep
      48. Pain Assessment and Management
      49. Nutrition
      50. Urinary Elimination
      51. Bowel Elimination
      52.  Unit 9: Clients with Special Needs

      53. Mobility and Immobility
      54. Skin Integrity and Wound Care
      55. Sensory Alterations
      56. Care of Surgical Clients


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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

      Janet Ross-Kerr

      Affiliations and Expertise

      Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

      Marilynn Wood

      Affiliations and Expertise

      Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

      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