About This Product Description Building on its successful predecessor, Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing, 4th Canadian edition, provides students with an essential understanding of contemporary professional nursing practice in Canada. The 4th edition takes a broader, less prescriptive approach to nursing diagnoses and encourages students and nurses to use their knowledge, experience, and critical thinking skills to generate diagnoses or analyses. Representing a pan-Canadian experience, the lead editors enlisted reviewers and contributors from across Canada to reflect different geographical experiences. Praised for its clear and accessible language, beginning nurses learn foundational and fundamental knowledge and skills required to enter the nursing profession in Canada.

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About This Product Description Helping undergraduate students evolve into nursing professionals prepared to meet the demands of their vocation, Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing equips students with a broad and solid foundation.

The third Canadian edition addresses the key concepts that nurses must know to practice knowledgeably, accurately, legally, ethically, and with sensitivity and compassion in the dynamic Canadian health care system. Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing focuses on 3 important tenets: process, such as critical thinking, clinical reasoning, decision making; concepts like health promotion, disease prevention, and caring; and skills, such as health assessment, hygiene, and safety.

Additionally, the textbook highlights basic nursing care across the lifespan in a variety of settings. Written in clear and accessible language, beginning nurses learn about best practices with real-world applications from the experts.

Representing a pan-Canadian experience, the lead editors enlisted two authors, each from different provinces to reflect different geographical experiences, for many chapters.

Special features facilitate learning and highlight the 5 major themes that form the framework for this edition—Primary Health Care, Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, Nursing Process, and Lifespan Considerations. Features Pan-Canadian issues and practices - many chapters have two authors, each representing different geographic experiences. Currency — the chapter authors and lead editors strove to capture the most up-to-date literature, research, and clinical guidelines. A variety of engaging pedagogical tools, which include , Evidence-Informed Practice boxes relate relevant Canadian research to the nursing profession Nursing and Canadian Society boxes showcase relevant facts about issues in Canadian society and their implications for nursing.

Reflect on Primary Health Care boxes emphasize one of the main themes of the new edition. Lifespan Considerations boxes identify when and how nursing care should be adapted for the needs of infants, children, adolescents, and older adults.

Health-Promotion Guidelines recommend how to promote the health of clients at various stages in the lifespan. Clinical Manifestations boxes feature bulleted lists of common signs and symptoms to provide a quick and easy reference to key manifestations of illness situations.

Practice Guidelines summarize evidence-based clinical actions and their rationales. Skill Boxes present clinical guidelines inclear, step-by-step directions. Assess Your Learning offers 10 multiple-choice questions, modelled after questions found on the Canadian licensing exam, at the end of each chapter, Key terms boldfaced throughout, included for easy reference in the index Clinical Reference Card accompanies every copy of the textbook, and serves as a handy reference when engaged in clinical work.

Community Health Assessment focus — In addition to individual and family assessment features, the text now highlights the importance of community health assessment. Emphasizes Clinical Reasoning — A discussion about the importance of clinical reasoning and the similarities and differences between, and among, clinical reasoning and critical thinking now appear.

Clinical Reasoning questions appear in several chapters to encourage readers to consider the clinical context as a major factor in determining the specific priorities and approach to nursing care. Reinstates Glossary of Key Terms — Previously the glossary of key terms was available only online; based on feedback from faculty and students, this edition includes the glossary as part of the text so that users have ready access to such important information.

Reflects the Latest Evidence - A thorough review of the literature was conducted for each chapter. Emphasis was placed on including the results of systematic reviews and meta analyses to ensure the highest level of evidence.

Enhances Rationales for Nursing Care — All Skill instructions and Clinical Guidelines were reviewed and revised to ensure that a rationale is provided for each recommendation to promote clarity and understanding.

Study on the Go - Featured at the end of each chapter, a unique barcode aka a QR code provides access to Study on the Go, aligning text and mobile learning. Students can access practice assessments, flashcard and more directly from their smartphones, allowing them to study whenever and wherever they wish! New Evidence-Informed Practice Boxes for all 49 chapters, drawing on recently published research.

Greater emphasis in a variety of areas, including critical thinking, clinical reasoning, cultural safety, immigrant and aboriginal health issues, and emergency preparedness.


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