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Title Fundamentals of nursing : the art and science of nursing care / Carol R. Taylor ... [and others]
Edition Seventh edition
Published Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2011]


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Description xxxi, 1673 pages, 64 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
4 3/4 in
Contents Introduction to nursing -- Cultural diversity -- Health and illness -- Health of the individual, family, and community -- Theory, research, and evidence-based practice -- Values, ethics, and advocacy -- Legal implications of nursing -- Healthcare delivery systems -- Continuity of care -- Home healthcare -- Blended skills and critical thinking throughout the nursing process -- Assessing -- Diagnosing -- Outcome identification and planning -- Implementing -- Evaluating -- Documenting, reporting, conferring, and using informatics -- Developmental concepts -- Conception through young adult -- The aging adult -- Communicator -- Teacher and counselor -- Nurse leader and manager -- Vital signs -- Health assessment -- Safety, security, and emergency preparedness -- Asepsis and infection control -- Complementary and alternative therapies -- Medications -- Perioperative nursing -- Hygiene -- Skin integrity and wound care -- Activity -- Rest and sleep -- Comfort -- Nutrition -- Urinary elimination -- Bowel elimination -- Oxygenation -- Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance -- Self-concept -- Stress and adaptation -- Loss, grief, and dying -- Sensory functioning -- Sexuality -- Spirituality
Summary "Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Nursing Care, Seventh Edition, promotes nursing as an evolving art and science, directed to human health and well-being. It challenges students to cultivate the blended skills they will need to serve patients and the public well. Our aim is to prepare nurses who combine the highest level of scientific knowledge and technologic skill with responsible, caring practice. We want to challenge students to identify and master the cognitive and technical skills as well as the interpersonal and ethical/ legal skills they will need to effectively nurse the patients in their care"--Provided by publisher
Notes Authors: Carol R. Taylor, Carol Lillis, Priscilla LeMone, Pamela Lynn
Previous ed.: c2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nursing.
Nursing Care.
Nursing Process.
Author Taylor, Carol (Carol R.)
LC no. 2010030027
ISBN 0781793831 (alk. paper)
9780781793834 (alk. paper)