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cover image - Concepts for Nursing Practice Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),4th Edition
ISBN: 9780323812078
Copyright: 2025
Publication Date: 01-10-2024
Page Count: 640
Imprint: Elsevier
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Concepts for Nursing Practice Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 4th Edition

by Jean Foret Giddens, PhD, RN, FAAN

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cover image - Concepts for Nursing Practice Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),4th Edition
ISBN: 9780323812078
Copyright: 2025
Publication Date: 01-10-2024
Page Count: 640
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $101.99
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Make this textbook the hub of your concept-based nursing curriculum! Concepts for Nursing Practice, 4th Edition uses a straightforward, intuitive approach to describe 60 important concepts, spanning the areas of patient physiology, patient behavior, and the professional nursing environment. Exemplars identified for each concept provide useful examples and models, helping students more easily understand concepts and apply them to any clinical setting. To reinforce understanding, this text also makes connections among related concepts via ebook links to exemplars of those concepts in other Elsevier textbooks in your students’ ebook libraries. New to this edition are six new concepts and a focus on related core competencies as they relate to concepts. Written by conceptual learning expert Jean Giddens, this authoritative text will help your students build clinical judgment skills and prepare confidently for almost any clinical nursing situation.

    • NEW! Emphasis on competencies ("what to do") corresponding to each of the book’s concepts ("what to know"), with new Core Competencies boxes throughout to highlight core competencies corresponding to core concepts.
    • NEW! Six new concepts — Clotting; Well-Being and Resilience; Person-Centered Care; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Public Health Emergencies; and Spheres of Practice.
    • NEW! Case studies for the Next-Generation NCLEX® Exam on the Evolve companion website help prepare both instructors and students for the new exam.
    • NEW! Focus on COVID-19 boxes throughout help students understand the impact of the global pandemic on a variety of concepts and exemplars.
    • Updated coverage ensures students understand the latest developments related to cultural competence, interprofessional collaboration, systems thinking, the nurse’s role in promoting health equity, equipping nurses to respond to emergencies and other public health crises, and promoting the wellness of nurses.
    • Updated content throughout includes COVID-19, human trafficking, and transgender considerations as exemplars, reflecting the latest research evidence and national and international healthcare guidelines.
    • Fine-tuned exemplar selection ensures full coverage of exemplars across the lifespan, with new designations of which exemplars are specific to particular age groups.
    • NEW! Improved legibility, with larger text type in the print edition.
    • Authoritative content written by expert contributors and meticulously edited by concept-based curriculum (CBC) expert Jean Giddens sets the standard for the growing CBC movement.
    • Clearly defined and analyzed nursing concepts span the areas of patient physiology, patient behavior, and the professional nursing environment.
    • Featured Exemplars sections describe selected exemplars related to each nursing concept, covering the entire lifespan and all clinical settings, and help students assimilate concepts into practice.
    • Integrated exemplar links connect students to concept exemplars in other purchased Elsevier nursing titles.
    • Logical framework of concepts by units and themes helps students form immediate connections among related concepts — a key to conceptual learning.
    • Case Studies in each chapter make it easier to apply knowledge of nursing concepts to real-world situations.
    • Interrelated Concepts illustrations provide visual cues to understanding and help students make connections across concepts.
    • NEW! Emphasis on competencies ("what to do") corresponding to each of the book’s concepts ("what to know"), with new Core Competencies boxes throughout to highlight core competencies corresponding to core concepts.
    • NEW! Six new concepts — Clotting; Well-Being and Resilience; Person-Centered Care; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Public Health Emergencies; and Spheres of Practice.
    • NEW! Case studies for the Next-Generation NCLEX® Exam on the Evolve companion website help prepare you for the new exam.
    • NEW! Focus on COVID-19 boxes throughout help you understand the impact of the global pandemic on a variety of concepts and exemplars.
    • Updated coverage ensures you understand the latest developments related to cultural competence, interprofessional collaboration, systems thinking, the nurse’s role in promoting health equity, equipping nurses to respond to emergencies and other public health crises, and promoting the wellness of nurses.
    • Updated content throughout includes COVID-19, human trafficking, and transgender considerations as exemplars, reflecting the latest research evidence and national and international healthcare guidelines.
    • Fine-tuned exemplar selection ensures full coverage of exemplars across the lifespan, with new designations of which exemplars are specific to particular age groups.
    • NEW! Improved legibility, with larger text type in the print edition.
  • SECTION I: Health Care Recipient Concepts
    Theme: Attributes, Resources, and Preferences
    1. Development
    2. Functional Ability
    3. Family Dynamics
    4. Culture
    5. Self-Management
    SECTION II: Health and Illness Concepts
    Theme: Homeostasis and Regulation

    6. Fluid and Electrolytes
    7. Acid-Base Balance
    8. Thermoregulation
    9. Sleep
    10. Cellular Regulation
    11. Intracranial Regulation
    12. Hormonal Regulation
    13. Glucose Regulation
    14. Nutrition
    15. Elimination
    16. Perfusion
    17. Clotting — NEW!
    18. Gas Exchange
    Theme: Sexuality and Reproduction
    19. Reproduction
    20. Sexuality
    Theme: Protection and Movement
    21. Immunity
    22. Inflammation
    23. Infection
    24. Mobility
    25. Tissue Integrity
    26. Sensory Perception
    27. Pain
    28. Fatigue
    Theme: Mood, Cognition, Behavior
    29. Stress and Coping
    30. Mood and Affect
    31. Anxiety
    32. Cognition
    33. Psychosis
    34. Substance Misuse and Addiction
    35. Interpersonal Violence
    SECTION III: Professional Nursing and Health Care Concepts
    Theme: Personal Development

    36. Professional Identity
    37. Well-Being and Resilience — NEW!
    38. Leadership
    39. Evidence
    40. Clinical Judgment
    Theme: Holistic Care
    41. Person-Centered Care — NEW!
    42. Ethics
    43. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — NEW!
    Theme: Care Competencies

    44. Communication
    45. Collaboration
    46. Safety
    47. Health Care Quality
    48. Technology and Informatics
    49. Health Disparities and Health Equity
    50. Care Coordination
    51. Health Promotion
    52. Patient Education
    53. Palliative Care
    54. Population Health
    55. Public Health Emergencies — NEW!
    Theme: Health Care Infrastructure

    56. Spheres of Practice — NEW!
    57. Health Systems
    58. Health Care Economics
    59. Health Policy
    60. Health Care Law
    Index
  • Jean Foret Giddens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, School of Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas
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