Concepts for Nursing Practice (with eBook Access on VitalSource) - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323581936, 9780323598118

Concepts for Nursing Practice (with eBook Access on VitalSource)

3rd Edition

Authors: Jean Giddens
eBook ISBN: 9780323598118
Paperback ISBN: 9780323581936
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 3rd February 2020
Page Count: 576
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Description

Learn the core concepts of nursing care and apply them to the clinical setting! Concepts for Nursing Practice, 3rd Edition uses a simplified, intuitive approach to describe 57 important concepts relating to all areas of nursing practice. For easier understanding, this book also makes connections among related concepts and links you to other nursing textbooks. Exemplars for each concept provide useful examples and models, showing how concepts are successfully applied to practice. New to this edition are updated research evidence and a new Population Health concept. Written by conceptual learning expert Jean Giddens, this text will help you build clinical reasoning skills and prepare confidently for almost any clinical nursing situation.

Key Features

  • Authoritative content written by expert contributors and meticulously edited by concept-based learning expert Jean Giddens sets the standard for the rapidly growing concept-based curriculum movement.
  • A total of 57 important nursing concepts are clearly defined and analyzed, spanning the areas of patient physiology, patient behavior, and the professional nursing environment.
  • Case studies in each chapter make it easier to apply knowledge of nursing concepts to real-world situations.
  • UNIQUE! Featured Exemplars sections describe selected exemplars related to each nursing concept, covering the entire lifespan and all clinical settings, and help you assimilate concepts into practice.
  • UNIQUE! Logical framework of concepts by units and themes helps you form immediate connections among related concepts --- a key to conceptual learning.
  • UNIQUE! Interrelated Concepts illustrations provide visual cues to understanding and help you make connections across concepts.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: HEALTH CARE RECIPIENT CONCEPTS
Theme: Attributes and Resources
1. Development
2. Functional Ability
3. Family Dynamics
Theme: Personal Preference
4. Culture
5. Spirituality
6. Adherence
7. Self-Management
UNIT 2: HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS
Theme: Homeostasis and Regulation
8. Fluid and Electrolytes
9. Acid-Base Balance
10. Thermoregulation
11. Sleep
12. Cellular Regulation
13. Intracranial Regulation
14. Hormonal Regulation
15. Glucose Regulation
16. Nutrition
17. Elimination
18. Perfusion
19. Gas Exchange
Theme: Sexuality and Reproduction
20. Reproduction
21. Sexuality
Theme: Protection and Movement
22. Immunity
23. Inflammation
24. Infection
25. Mobility
26. Tissue Integrity
27. Sensory Perception
28. Pain
29. Fatigue
Theme: Mood and Cognition
30. Stress and Coping
31. Mood and Affect
32. Anxiety
33. Cognition
34. Psychosis
Theme: Maladaptive Behavior
35. Addiction
36. Interpersonal Violence
UNIT 3: PROFESSIONAL NURSING AND HEALTH CARE CONCEPTS
Theme: Nursing Attributes and Roles
37. Professional Identity
38. Clinical Judgment
39. Leadership
40. Ethics
41. Patient Education
42. Health Promotion
Theme: Care Competencies
43. Communication
44. Collaboration
45. Safety
46. Technology and Informatics
47. Evidence
48. Health Care Quality
Theme: Health Care Delivery
49. Care Coordination
50. Caregiving
51. Palliative Care
52. Health Disparities
53. Population Health  NEW!
Theme: Health Care Infrastructure
54. Health Care Organizations
55. Health Care Economics
56. Health Policy
57. Health Care Law
Index

Details

No. of pages:
576
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2021
Published:
3rd February 2020
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323598118
Paperback ISBN:
9780323581936

About the Author

Jean Giddens

Affiliations and Expertise

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia