Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing

5th Edition


  • Patricia Potter
  • Anne Perry
  • Janet Ross-Kerr
  • Marilynn Wood
  • Barbara Astle
  • Wendy Duggleby
  • 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


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        Mosby Canada
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        About the authors

        Patricia Potter

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

        Anne Perry

        Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL