Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, 6th Edition
With a greater emphasis on, and integration of, interprofessional collaboration, health literacy, and clinical reasoning, Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, Sixth Edition provides you with the solid educational foundation to learn nursing principles, concepts, and skills with ease. The text’s proven, reader-friendly approach describes the principles, concepts, and skills essential to your success. The Sixth edition includes new chapters focused on the health needs of Indigenous people along with information on how to collaborate among interprofessional disciplines. Thoroughly reviewed by Canadian nursing experts, this edition ensures that you are well prepared to practise in Canada.
- Case studies include unique clinical application questions and exercises, allowing students to practise using care plans and concept maps.
- New photos capture the latest updates in skills and equipment relevant to Canadian nursing practice.
- Key points and key terms in each chapter summarize important content for more efficient review and study.
- More than 50 skills demonstrations provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions for safe nursing care — and include rationales for each step.
- The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for care, and is demonstrated in more than 20 care plans.
- More than 20 concept maps show care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses.
- A glossary provides quick access to definitions for all key terms.
- Cultural Aspects of Care boxes summarize cultural considerations related to the chapter topic and provide practical guidelines for how to meet patients’ cultural needs and preferences.
- Patient Teaching boxes help you plan effective teaching by first identifying outcomes, then developing strategies on how to teach, and, finally, implementing measures to evaluate learning.
- Focus on Older Persons boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this population.
- Planning sections help nurses plan and prioritize care by emphasizing Goals and Outcomes, Setting Priorities, and Teamwork and Collaboration.
- Implementation sections cover health promotion, acute care, and continuing care to prepare you for all levels of care in all settings.
- Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill offer alerts to potential problems and appropriate nursing actions.
- Procedural guidelines provide streamlined, step-by-step instructions for performing basic skills.
- UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show students how to apply the nursing process and critical thinking to achieve successful clinical outcomes.
- NOC outcomes, NIC interventions, and NANDA diagnoses are incorporated into care plans to reflect national standards.
- Evidence-Informed Practice chapter includes the concept of research literacy and discusses quality improvement (QI)
- NEW! Greater emphasis on interprofessional collaboration, health literacy, and clinical reasoning throughout the text.
- NEW! Chapter addresses the health of Indigenous people covering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report.
- UPDATED! CNA Code of Ethics, as well as new Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation has been integrated in many chapters.
- NEW! UNIQUE! Critical Thinking questions are included with every chapter which correlate directly with the case study presented in the care plan.
- NEW! Chapter addresses interprofessional collaboration which focuses on patient-centred care.
Unit 1: Health and Health Care in Canada 1. Health and Wellness 2. The Canadian Health Care Delivery System 3. The Development of Nursing in Canada 4. Community Health Nursing Practice
Unit II: Foundations of Nursing Practice 5. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice 6. Evidence-Informed Practice 7. Nursing Values and Ethics 8. Legal Implications in Nursing Practice 9. Global Health 10. Indigenous Health (NEW) 11. Nursing Leadership, Management, and Collaborative Practice
Unit III: Approaches to Nursing Care 12. Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice 13. Nursing Assessment, Diagnosis, and Planning 14. Implementing and Evaluating Nursing Care 15. Documenting and Reporting 16. Nursing Informatics and Canadian Nursing Practice
Unit IV: Working with Patients and Families 17. Communication and Relational Practice 18. Patient-Centred Care: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (NEW) 19. Family Nursing 20. Patient Education
Unit V: Caring Throughout the Lifespan 21. Developmental Theories 22. Conception Through Adolescence 23. Young to Middle Adulthood 24. Older Persons 25. The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief
Unit VI: Psychosocial Considerations 26. Self-Concept 27. Sexuality 28. Spirituality in Health and Health Care 29. Stress and Adaptation
Unit VII: Scientific Basis for Nursing Practice 30. Vital Signs 31. Pain Assessment and Management 32. Health Assessment and Physical Examination 33. Infection Prevention and Control 34. Medication Administration 35. Complementary and Alternative Approaches in Health Care
Unit VIII: Basic Physiological Needs 36. Activity and Exercise 37. Quality and Patient Safety 38. Hygiene 39. Cardiopulmonary Functioning and Oxygenation 40. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances 41. Sleep 42. Nutrition 43. Urinary Elimination 44. Bowel Elimination
Unit IX: Patients with Special Needs 45. Mobility and Immobility 46. Skin Integrity and Wound Care 47. Sensory Alterations 48. Care of Surgical Patients
Patricia A. Potter, RN, MSN, PhD, FAAN, Director of Research, Patient Care Services
St. Louis, MO, Anne Griffin Perry, RN, EdD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL, Patricia Stockert, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, President of the College, Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL, Amy Hall, RN, BSN, MS, PhD, CNE, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Barbara J. Astle, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing; Director, Centre for Equity & Global Engagement, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia and Wendy Duggleby, RN, PhD, AOCN, Associate Dean Research and Nursing Research Chair Aging and Quality of Life;
Director Innovations in Seniors Care Research Unit,
Faculty of Nursing Level 3, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy,
University of Alberta,