Fundamentals of Nursing: Human Health and Function gives students the knowledge,
tools, and problem-solving skills they need to tackle real-life challenges in
today’s fast-paced clinical settings. In addition to focusing on basics
such as how to promote health, differentiate between normal function and dysfunction,
use scientific rationales, and follow the approved nursing process, this practical
book goes a step further by providing something just as valuable: an understanding
of patient safety, communication, and critical thinking, all of which successful
nurses must demonstrate.
Highlights of the 8th Edition:
- A timely new chapter—Chapter 4, The Nurse’s Role in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety—responds to multiple imperatives in today’s health care, helping students understand systems that promote exceptional care in a complex environment.
- Case scenarios that open each chapter show nurses thinking holistically and reflecting on critical thinking questions.
- All-new, richly illustrated concept maps, ideal for visual learners, apply the nursing process and critical thinking to the chapter-opening case scenarios.
- PICO (patient/problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) displays illustrate examples of a structured, evidence-based way to find answers to clinical questions related to the chapter-opening case scenarios.
- Concept Mastery Alerts improve students’ understanding of potentially confusing topics, as identified by Misconception Alerts in Lippincott’s Adaptive Learning Powered by prepU.
- Apply Your Critical Thinkingfeatures guide students to explore concepts and situations more deeply. Answers in Appendix B allow students to check their thinking.
- Patient Care Plans and Procedures sections (including some newly added procedures) help students transition from the classroom to nursing practice.
- NCLEX-style Review Questions prepare students for success on the NCLEX exam.
- A robust ancillary package is provided for instructors and students.
Unit 1 Conceptual Foundations of Nursing
1 The Profession of Nursing
2 Health, Wellness & Complimentary Medicine
3 Healthcare in the Community and Home
4 The Culture of Safety in Healthcare
5 Culture and Diversity
6 Communication in the Nurse-Patient Relationship
7 Values Ethics and Legal Issues
8 Nursing Research & Evidence Based Care
9 Patient Education and Health Promotion
10 Caring for the Older Adult
Unit 2 Nursing Process
11 Foundations of Practice
12 Nursing Assessment
13 Nursing Diagnosis
14 Outcome Identification and Planning
15 Implementation and Planning
16 Documentation and Communication in the Healthcare Team
Unit 3 Clinical Nursing Therapies
17 Health Assessment
18 Vital Signs
20 Medical Administration
21 Intravenous Therapy
22 Perioperative Nursing
Unit 4 Clinical Nursing Care
26 Respiratory Function
27 Cardiac Function
28 Fluid, Electrolytes and Acid Base
30 Skin Integrity and Wound Healing
31 Infection Prevention and Management
32 Urinary Elimination
33 Bowel Elimination
34 Sleep and Rest
36 Sensory Perception
37 Cognitive Processes
39 Families and Their Relationships
40 Loss and Grieving
41 Coping and Stress Management
42 Human Sexuality
43 Spiritual Health
Appendix A Answers with Rationales for Practicing for the NCLEX Questions
Appendix B Apply Your Critical Thinking Answers
Appendix C Abbreviations Commonly Used in Documentation
Ruth F. Craven EdD, RN, BC, FAAN
Professor Emerita, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA
Constance J. Hirnle MN, RN, BC
Retired Faculty Member, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington; Senior Lecturer, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington
Christine M. Henshaw
Professional Development Specialist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington