Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing,5th Edition
Thoroughly updated to include the latest emerging issues and protocols in Canadian nursing practice, Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, 5th Edition combines unparalleled Canadian nursing coverage with extensive learning support to help you easily master the basic nursing principles and procedures. The Potter team's proven, student-friendly approach describes the principles, concepts, and skills essential to your success. This edition has also been thoroughly reviewed by Canadian nursing experts to ensure that you are well prepared to practice in Canada.
- Comprehensive Canadian content throughout the text ensures you are well-prepared to practice in Canada.
- Nursing Assessment Questions boxes help you learn to effectively phrase questions for clients.
- Cultural Aspects of Care boxes summarize cultural considerations related to the chapter topic and provide practical guidelines for how to meet clients’ 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 Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this population.
- Evidence-Informed Practice boxes summarize recent guidelines for nursing practice.
- NEW! Content on global health written by Canadian expert, Judy Mill, reflects Canada’s focus on global health and diversity.
- NEW! Expanded coverage of nursing communication, family nursing; spiritual health; medication administration; safety; hygiene; fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances; sleep; pain assessment and management; nutrition; and bowel elimination reflects the most up-to-date best practices.
- NEW! Enhanced chapter on communication includes the most current research on key issues such as aphasia, transpersonal communication, communication with older adults, and adapting communication for clients with special needs.
- UPDATED chapter on nursing informatics reflects the latest information on Canada Health Infoway and core competencies of the EHR, Canadian privacy legislation (PIPEDA), and CNA’s e-nursing strategy.
- UPDATED chapter on health assessment and physical examination focuses on holistic assessment of health and emphasizes culturally competent care.
- EXPANDED chapter on pain assessment and management includes new content on the undertreatment of chronic pain, coping strategies for pain, and pain assessment scales.
Unit 1: Health and Health Care in Canada
- Health and Wellness
- The Canadian Health Care Delivery System
- The Development of Nursing in Canada
- Community Health Nursing Practice
- Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
- Research as a Basis for Practice
- Nursing Values and Ethics
- Legal Implications in Nursing Practice
- Global Health, Culture, and Ethnicity
- Nursing Leadership, Management, and Collaborative Practice
- Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
- Nursing Assessment and Diagnosis
- Planning and Implementing Nursing Care
- Evaluation of Nursing Care
- Documenting and Reporting
- Nursing Informatics
- Caring in Nursing Practice
- Family Nursing
- Client Education
- Developmental Theories
- Conception Through Adolescence
- Young to Middle Adulthood
- Older Adulthood
- Spiritual Health
- The Experience of Loss, Death, and Grief
- Stress and Adaptation
- Vital Signs
- Health Assessment and Physical Examination
- Infection Control
- Medication Administration
- Complementary and Alternative Therapies
- Activity and Exercise
- Cardiopulmonary Functioning and Oxygenation
- Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balances
- Pain Assessment and Management
- Urinary Elimination
- Bowel Elimination
- Mobility and Immobility
- Skin Integrity and Wound Care
- Sensory Alterations
- Care of Surgical Clients
Unit 2: Foundations of Nursing Practice
Unit 3: Approaches to Nursing Care
Unit 4: Working with Clients and Families
Unit 5: Caring Throughout the Lifespan
Unit 6: Psychosocial Considerations
Unit 7: Scientific Basis for Nursing Practice
Unit 8: Basic Physiological Needs
Unit 9: Clients with Special Needs
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, Janet C. Ross-Kerr, RN, BScN, MS, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Marilynn J. Wood, RN, BSN, MN, DrPH, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 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,