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Concepts for Nursing Practice is a groundbreaking new title by Jean Giddens, a leading expert on conceptual teaching and learning in nursing education. Offered as digtial book plus print copy package, Concepts for Nursing Practice uses a simplified, intuititve approach to connect concepts across the entire nursing curriculum, making this an ideal companion for Elsevier nursing textbooks. Fifty-three of the most important concepts, written by leading subject matter experts, are organized into three units. Unit One covers patient profile concepts, which are the concepts that lay the foundation for a patient-centered approach to nursing. Unit Two, the core of the content, emphasizes biophysical and psychosocial concepts that relate to individuals seeking health care. The focus of these concepts is on the health-and-illness continuum across the lifespan. Unit Three covers concepts related to professionalism and the whole of the healthcare system related to the delivery of health care, professional aspects of nursing, and health policy. This unit also covers the QSEN competencies. Original full-color illustrations and model cases depict the principles of each concept and show how concepts are related. A list of exemplars in each concept chapter convey the most common health conditions or situations pertaining to the concept.

    • 53 important nursing concepts featured
    • All concept chapters are written by leading subject matter experts
    • Exemplars listed at the end of each concept chapter identify conditions and situations related to that concept
    • Original content, four-color design and all new concepts illustrations
    • Clinical Nursing Skills boxes list examples of skills that can be taught in the nursing lab
    • Model Case boxes provide real-life examples of concepts as they apply to clinical practice
    • Interrelated Concept sections highlight related concepts that affect quality nursing care

    UNIT ONE: PATIENT PROFILE CONCEPTS

    THEME ONE: ATTRIBUTES AND RESOURCES

    • CONCEPT 1: Development
    • CONCEPT 2: Functional Ability
    • CONCEPT 3: Family Dynamics

    THEME TWO: PERSONAL PREFERENCES

    • CONCEPT 4: Culture
    • CONCEPT 5: Motivation
    • CONCEPT 6: Adherence

    UNIT TWO: HEALTH AND ILLNESS CONCEPTS

    THEME THREE: HOMEOSTASIS AND REGULATION

    • CONCEPT 7: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
    • CONCEPT 8: Acid-Base Balance
    • CONCEPT 9: Thermoregulation
    • CONCEPT 10: Cellular Regulation
    • CONCEPT 11: Intracranial Regulation
    • CONCEPT 12: Glucose Regulation
    • CONCEPT 13: Nutrition
    • CONCEPT 14: Elimination

    THEME FOUR: OXYGENATION AND HEMOSTASIS

    • CONCEPT 15: Perfusion
    • CONCEPT 16: Gas Exchange
    • CONCEPT 17: Clotting

    THEME FIVE: SEXUAL/REPRODUCTIVE

    • CONCEPT 18: Reproduction
    • CONCEPT 19: Sexuality

    THEME SIX: PROTECTION AND MOVEMENT

    • CONCEPT 20: Immunity
    • CONCEPT 21: Inflammation
    • CONCEPT 22: Infection
    • CONCEPT 23: Mobility
    • CONCEPT 24: Tissue Integrity
    • CONCEPT 25: Sensory Perception
    • CONCEPT 26: Pain

    THEME SEVEN: COPING AND STRESS TOLERANCE

    • CONCEPT 27: Stress
    • CONCEPT 28: Coping

    THEME EIGHT: EMOTION

    • CONCEPT 29: Mood and Affect
    • CONCEPT 30: Anxiety

    THEME NINE: COGNITIVE FUNCTION

    • CONCEPT 31: Cognition
    • CONCEPT 32: Psychosis

    THEME TEN: MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR

    • CONCEPT 33: Addiction
    • CONCEPT 34: Interpersonal Violence

    UNIT THREE: PROFESSIONAL NURSING AND HEALTH CARE CONCEPTS

    THEME ELEVEN: ATTRIBUTES/ROLES OF NURSE

    • CONCEPT 35: Professionalism
    • CONCEPT 36: Clinical Judgment
    • CONCEPT 37: Leadership
    • CONCEPT 38: Ethics
    • CONCEPT 39: Patient Education
    • CONCEPT 40: Health Promotion

    THEME TWELVE: CARE COMPETENCIES

    • CONCEPT 41: Communication
    • CONCEPT 42: Collaboration
    • CONCEPT 43: Safety
    • CONCEPT 44: Technology and Informatics
    • CONCEPT 45: Evidence
    • CONCEPT 46: Health Care Quality

    THEME THIRTEEN: HEALTH CARE DELIVERY CONCEPT 47: Care Coordination

    • CONCEPT 48: Caregiving
    • CONCEPT 49: Palliation

    THEME FOUREEN: Health Care Infrastructures

    • CONCEPT 50: Health Care Organizations
    • CONCEPT 51: Health Care Economics
    • CONCEPT 52: Health Policy
    • CONCEPT 53: Health Care Law
    Jean Foret Giddens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
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