Developed by talented Canadian nurses, scholars, educators, and students who share a passion for nursing and nursing education, Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing is a fully Canadian, newly developed text that prepares baccalaureate nursing students for effective nursing practice in the 21st century.
The book’s clear, student-friendly writing style is enhanced by a wide range of in-text and online learning tools (including cases, videos, animations, and interactive learning activities) to help students master nursing knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes. In addition, the book provides up-to-date coverage of new and ongoing developments in the nursing workplace, key skills and elements of practice, and the multifaceted role of today’s Canadian nurse.
Approaching nursing in Canada from a variety of perspectives, the book covers a wide range of topics, including historical aspects of nursing in Canada, teaching and learning, nursing skills, communication, medication administration, patient safely, nursing research, cultural considerations, and developmental needs. In addition, the book is enhanced by a complete teaching and learning package that saves instructors time and helps students succeed.
Unit 1: Knowing Chapter 1: An Introduction to Canadian Nursing Chapter 2: Health Care in Canada and Issues of Health-Care Reform Chapter 3: Complementary and alternative medicine: Health and healing for patients and nurses Chapter 4: Nursing as a regulated profession: Standards of practice Chapter 5: Health care and the law in Canada Chapter 6: Nursing organizations: Nursing leadership in action Chapter 7: The Journey From Student to Graduate Nurse Unit 2: Thinking Chapter 8: Health, wellness, and illness Chapter 9: Ethics and integrity in practice: Moral dilemmas and moral issues Chapter 10: The nursing process in the 21st century Chapter 11: Nursing Theory and Theories Used in Nursing Chapter 12: Nursing research and evidence-informed practice Chapter 13: Culture and cultural safety: Beyond cultural inventories Chapter 14: Improving Patient and Nurse Safety: Learning From Past Experiences Chapter 15: Educative nursing practice: A role for professional nurses Chapter 16: Ways of Thinking: Critical Thinking in Nursing Chapter 17: Transforming Nursing Education through simulation Chapter 18: Family Nursing and Community Health Nursing Unit 3: Being Chapter 19: Principles of asepsis Chapter 20: Health assessment across the lifespan Chapter 21: Measuring Vital Signs Chapter 22: Principles and practice of medication administration Chapter 23: Effective documentation Chapter 24: Informatics, e-technologies, and nursing Chapter 25: Reflection and reflexivity: On being a nurse Unit 4: Interacting Chapter 26: Communication: At the heart of nursing practice Chapter 27: Addressing developmental needs across the lifespan Chapter 28: Fostering a positive self-concept Chapter 29: Patient hygiene Chapter 30: Creating comfort and managing pain Chapter 31: Balancing activity and rest Chapter 32: Oxygenation Chapter 33: Supporting fluid and electrolyte balance Chapter 34: Ensuring nutrition Chapter 35: Supporting elimination Chapter 36: Skin care Unit 5: Understanding Chapter 37: Immigrant Canadians Chapter 38: Vulnerable populations and nursing: Vulnerability as a health equity concern Chapter 39: Aboriginal people and nursing Chapter 40: Spirituality and Nursing: Presence and Promise Chapter 41: Nursing as lifelong learning