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  • ISBN: 9781469898605 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1469898608 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: print
    xxxii, 1480 pages : illustrations
  • Edition: Eighth edition.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The profession of nursing -- Health, wellness, and integrative healthcare -- Healthcare in the community and home -- The nurse's role in healthcare quality and patient safety -- Culture and diversity -- Communication in the nurse-patient relationship -- Values, ethics, and legal issues -- Nursing research and evidence-based care -- Patient education and health promotion -- Caring for the older adult -- Critical thinking and the nursing process: foundations for practice -- Nursing assessment -- Nursing diagnosis -- Outcome identification and planning -- Implementation and evaluation -- Documentation and communication in the healthcare team -- Health assessment -- Vital signs -- Asepsis and infection control -- Medication administration -- Intravenous therapy -- Perioperative nursing -- Safety -- Hygiene and self-care -- Mobility -- Respiratory function -- Cardiac function -- Fluid, electrolytes, and acid-base -- Nutrition -- Skin integrity and wound healing -- Infection prevention and management -- Urinary elimination -- Bowel elimination -- Sleep and rest -- Pain management -- Sensory perception -- Cognitive processes -- Self-concept -- Families and their relationships -- Loss and grieving -- Stress, coping, and adaptation -- Human sexuality -- Spiritual health.
Summary, etc.: "The eighth edition of Fundamentals of Human Health and Function continues to focus on providing a framework for acquiring knowledge and putting it to work by teaching students to prioritize information, work in a logical sequence, and process data calmly and efficiently. It strives to teach students how to think about each case in a meaningful, systematic way. This book breathes life into theoretical principles and puts students in the mindset of a successful nurse. The framework approach gives students the tools to tackle real-life challenges in a clinical setting. The Nursing Process is the foundation of this book. By learning to identify normal function, assess risk or dysfunction, envision potential outcomes, plan and provide for interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of a treatment, students will be equipped to stay on track while customizing care for each patient. Chapters open with a case study and include critical thinking questions, Apply Your Knowledge Boxes, and Ethical-Legal Boxes to build students' decision-making abilities and clinical judgment. Collaborating with the Healthcare Team Boxes and Patient Teaching Boxes demonstrate the importance of communication in these clinical scenarios. While all books list critical thinking exercises as a feature, most books like Potter and Kozier include these questions at the end of the chapter. Craven weaves critical thinking into most activities throughout the chapter so students are constantly being challenged to think like a professional nurse."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Nursing Care
Nursing Process
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