The preferred nursing fundamentals resources for generations of nursing students and educators, Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Person-Centered Nursing Care, 10th Edition, equips beginning nursing students with a holistic, case-based perspective on nursing practice and emphasizes the clinical reasoning and decision-making essential to their success in today’s competitive healthcare environment. Promoting nursing as an evolving art and science directed to human health and well-being, this bestselling text is designed to instill in students the highest level of scientific knowledge and technical skill while cultivating the blended competencies crucial to responsible patient-centered care in a wide variety of care settings. Updates throughout this 10th Edition reflect a growing emphasis on clinical judgment and NCLEX® readiness, training students to think like nurses and respond confidently and effectively to clinical challenges. Ample clinical examples, pedagogy, illustrations, and online learning tools and assessments engage students and distill need-to-know information, complemented by a suite of integrated teaching and learning resources that create a seamless, superior learning experience for every student.
New to this Edition
NEW! Clinical Judgment chapter conditions students think like nurses, incorporating the nursing process and the latest evidence-based practices to prioritize responsibilities and make confident clinical decisions.
NEW! Integrated NCSBN concepts and terms keep students on the front lines of today’s evolving nursing practice and ready them for success on the NextGen NCLEX®.
NEW! Evolving Case Studies familiarize students with the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Evaluation Model and reflect the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN).
NEW! Diversity, inclusion, and equity content equips students with a diverse perspective on patient care essential to today’s nursing practice.
NEW! Timely coverage throughout the text reflects the impact of climate change and COVID-19 on patient care.
NEW! 2021 AACN Essentials and ANA Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice incorporated throughout the text help you meet the latest curriculum standards in competency-based nursing education.
NEW! Thoughtful Person-Centered Practice: Challenging Topics leverage Unfolding Patient Stories to reinforce clinical reasoning and judgment competencies in a real-world context.
UPDATED! NCLEX®-style Chapter Review Questions in every chapter strengthen students’ exam readiness.
Unit IFoundations of Nursing Practice Chapter 1 Introduction to Nursing and Professional Formation Chapter 2 Theory, Research, and Evidence-Based Practice Chapter 3 Health, Wellness, and Health Disparities Chapter 4 Health of the Individual, Family, Community, and Environment Chapter 5 Culturally Respectful Care Chapter 6 Values, Ethics, and Advocacy Chapter 7 Legal Dimensions of Nursing Practice Chapter 8 Communication Chapter 9 Teaching and Counseling Chapter 10 Leadership, Managing, and Delegating Unit II Health Care Delivery Chapter 11 Health Care Delivery System Chapter 12 Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Care Coordination Across Settings Unit IIIProcesses ofPerson-Centered Care Chapter 13 Blended Competencies, Clinical Reasoning, and Processes of Person-Centered Care Chapter 14 Clinical Judgment Chapter 15 Assessing Chapter 16 Diagnosing Chapter 17 Outcome Identification and Planning Chapter 18 Implementing Chapter 19 Evaluating Chapter 20 Documenting and Reporting Chapter 21 Informatics and Health Care Technologies Unit IVDevelopmentally Appropriate Care Chapter 22 Developmental Concepts Chapter 23 Conception Through Young Adulthood Chapter 24 Middle and Older Adulthood Unit VActions Basic to Nursing Care Chapter 25 Asepsis and Infection Control Chapter 26 Vital Signs Chapter 27 Health Assessment Chapter 28 Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Chapter 29 Complementary and Alternative Therapies Chapter 30 Medications Chapter 31 Perioperative Nursing Unit VIPromoting Healthy Physiologic Responses Chapter 32 Hygiene Chapter 33 Skin Integrity and Wound Care Chapter 34 Activity Chapter 35 Rest and Sleep Chapter 36 Comfort Chapter 37 Nutrition Chapter 38 Urinary Elimination Chapter 39 Bowel Elimination Chapter 40 Oxygenation and Perfusion Chapter 41 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid–Base Balance Unit VIIPromoting Healthy Psychosocial Responses Chapter 42 Self-Concept Chapter 43 Stress and Adaptation Chapter 44 Loss, Grief, and Dying Chapter 45 Sensory Functioning Chapter 46 Sexuality Chapter 47 Spirituality Appendix A Equivalents Appendix B Normal Adult Laboratory Values Glossary Index