Author: Carole Lium Edelman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-09-11
With the advent of health care reform and an emphasis on reducing health care costs, health promotion and disease prevention is a priority in nursing care. Be prepared with Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span, 8th Edition, your comprehensive guide to major health promotion concepts. Featuring practical guidance – including boxes on diversity awareness, evidence-based practice, innovative practice, hot topics, and quality and safety as well as case studies and care plans – our experienced authors give you all the tools you need to stay current on the latest research and trends in health promotion. Extensive coverage of growth and development throughout the lifespan emphasizes the unique problems and health promotion needs of each age and stage of development. Separate chapters on each population – group, individual, family, and community – stress the unique issues faced when providing care to each group. Evidence-Based Practice boxes emphasize current research efforts and opportunities in health promotion. Hot Topics and Innovative Practice boxes engage students’ interest by introducing significant issues, trends, and creative programs and projects in health promotion practice. Diversity Awareness boxes address various cultural perspectives and provide important information that needs to be considered in planning care. Case studies and care plans present realistic situations that challenge students to reflect upon important health promotion concepts. Think About It boxes dig deeper into the chapter topic and encourage critical thinking. Numerous pedagogical features such as objectives, key terms, and textual summaries highlight the most important concepts and terms in each chapter. NEW! Healthy People 2020 boxes include related goals and objectives for each chapter to address emerging health issues and health priorities over the next decade. NEW! Quality and Safety scenarios include examples and suggestions to encourage quality and safety in nursing. NEW! Redesigned Nutrition chapter highlights the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPlate food guide. NEW! Standard headings in the growth and development chapters reinforce the concepts of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns.
Author: Michelle Morrison-Valfre
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2016-08-23
Build a broad fundamental knowledge of mental health concepts and disorders with Foundations of Mental Health Care, 6th Edition — perfect for students, nurses, and other health care providers. This market-leading text features new psychotropic drug content and concise explanations of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, as well as descriptions of the most current therapeutic interventions and treatments for mental health conditions. It helps you work comfortably with clients who exhibit a wide range of maladaptive human behaviors, and apply the concepts of holistic care when assisting clients in developing more effective attitudes and behaviors. Sample Client Care Plans address how members of the health care team work collaboratively to meet client needs. Realistic case studies illustrate chapter concepts, strengthen critical thinking, and ensure you consider psychosocial aspects of therapeutic care. Critical Thinking boxes include practice scenarios and contain thought-provoking client issues and questions that stimulate critical thinking. Cultural Consideration boxes highlight cultural issues and encourage you to attend to the mental health needs of culturally diverse clients. Drug Alert boxes focus attention on medication issues and identify the risks and possible adverse reactions of psychotherapeutic medications. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations, text page references, and a comprehensive glossary strengthen your understanding of mental health terminology. Numbered chapter objectives provide a framework for the chapter content and the accompanying TEACH Lesson Plans. NEW! Content on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on mental health coverage and treatment informs you of the most current treatment options. NEW! Up-to-date coverage of the latest psychotropic medications emphasizes the most recent findings in safe pharmaceutical treatment in mental health care. EXPANDED and NEW! Increased coverage of mental health surrounding mass violence keeps you up to date on the latest issues and approaches to treatment. UPDATED! Current content on mental health issues and returning war veterans highlights mental health disorders affecting this population. NEW! Discusses emerging mental health issues surrounding usage of electronic devices and the Internet, such as addiction. NEW! Addresses updated DSM 5 diagnoses within appropriate chapters to ensure you have the latest information on new mental health diagnoses recognized by the American Psychiatric Association.
Author: Lois White
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2010-01-27
FOUNDATIONS OF BASIC NURSING lays the foundation of introductory material for a practical or vocational nursing course of study. The text focuses on fundamental concepts such holistic care, legal responsibilities, communication, and client teaching. Step-by-step basic, intermediate and advanced nursing procedures are presented with full color photos and figures further illustrating the skill. New chapters to this edition include a chapter on self-concept and the promotion of physical and mental wellness, as well as a chapter on spirituality. Abundant special features, NCLEX style questions, and the loaded new StudyWARE CD-ROM make this an engaging, student-friendly text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Patricia A. Potter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-12-27
Learn fundamental nursing principles, concepts, and skills with ease! Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition includes accurate, cutting-edge content, active learning strategies, and the latest evidence-based research to help you excel in your classes and prepare for success in today's competitive nursing field. An expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry provides a trusted, comprehensive resource, thoroughly reviewed by nursing experts and peers to ensure the most accurate content. With practical, fully integrated study support, this edition makes it easier than ever to build the understanding and clinical reasoning essential to providing excellent patient care. UNIQUE! Clear, streamlined writing style makes complex material more approachable. UNIQUE! Critical Thinking Models in each clinical chapter show you how to apply the nursing process for successful clinical outcomes. The 5-step nursing process provides a consistent framework for clinical practice. More than 55 skills demonstrations guide you through each step for administering safe nursing care. More than 20 Procedural Guidelines clearly outline basic skill instructions. Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions for each skill alert you to potential problems and appropriate actions. Planning sections on Goals and Outcomes, Setting Priorities, and Teamwork and Collaboration help you plan and prioritize care. Implementation sections detail care guidelines for health promotion, acute care, and continuing care across all practice settings. Delegation coverage clarifies which skills can or cannot be delegated. Safe Patient Handling Guidelines help you ensure compliance with patient safety regulations. More than 25 Care Plans help you understand how to apply the 5-step nursing process to address individual patient problems. Patient Teaching boxes help you develop and implement successful strategies for patient education. Nursing Assessment Questions boxes help you phrase questions for more effective patient communication. Cultural Aspect of Care boxes provide practical guidelines for managing patients' cultural needs and preferences. Focus on Older Adult boxes highlight key aspects of nursing assessment and care for this growing population. Key Points summarize important content for more efficient study. Key terms at the beginning of each chapter include convenient page references to complete definitions. More than 25 Concept Maps illustrate care planning for clients with multiple nursing diagnoses. NOC outcomes, NIC interventions, and the latest NANDA diagnoses incorporated into Care Plans reflect national care standards you'll encounter in practice. UNIQUE! Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter prepares you for the special challenges involved in caring for cancer survivors who still face physical and emotional effects of the illness and its treatment. Engaging study tools on the Evolve companion website reinforce your understanding with convenient access to skills video clips, skills checklists, chapter audio summaries, answers to practice questions, a calculations tutorial, a searchable audio glossary, a Spanish/English glossary, and more. NEW and UNIQUE! Building Competency boxes help you apply QSEN (Quality & Safety Education for Nurses) competencies to realistic clinical situations.
Während sich die Bewohner Elesztrahs in Frieden wähnen, bleibt die Beziehung zwischen Lysanna und Aerthas angespannt. Die Pläne des Elfenkriegers stehen wie eine Mauer zwischen ihnen und gleichgültig, wie sehr sie sich bemühen – eine gemeinsame Zukunft scheint unmöglich zu sein. Lysanna sieht schließlich nur noch einen Ausweg: Sie will ihr Schicksal selbst bestimmen, auch wenn sie sich dem Hüter der Zeit entgegenstellen muss. Doch in den Lauf der Dinge einzugreifen, ist nicht so leicht, wie es sich die Jägerin vorstellt. Denn die Schicksalsweberin lässt sich die Fäden nur ungern aus der Hand nehmen. Zudem bahnt sich in Elesztrah eine weitere Bedrohung an, die nicht nur Aerthas' Leben in Gefahr bringt ...
Author: Audry Berman
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing prepares students for practice in a range of diverse clinical settings and help them understand what it means to be a competent professional nurse in the twenty-first century. This third Australian edition has once again undergone a rigorous review and writing process. Contemporary changes in the regulation of nursing are reflected in the chapters and the third edition continues to focus on the three core philosophies: Person-centred care, critical thinking and clinical reasoning and cultural safety. Students will develop the knowledge, critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to deliver care for their patients in ways that signify respect, acceptance, empathy, connectedness, cultural sensitivity and genuine concern.
Author: Lynda Juall Carpenito-Moyet
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2006
Revised to incorporate the latest NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses, the Eleventh Edition of this classic text offers definitive guidance on key elements of nursing diagnosis and its application to clinical practice. Section 1 thoroughly explains the role of nursing diagnosis in the nursing process and in care planning. Section 2 is a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to current nursing diagnoses. Section 3 focuses on collaborative problems. This edition lists associated NIC (Nursing Interventions Classifications) and NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classifications) for every NANDA diagnosis. New diagnoses added and modified in accordance with the latest NANDA meeting are in an appendix for easy access.
Author: Patricia Ann Potter
Release Date: 2005
This textbook is designed for beginning students in all types of professional nursing programs. The comprehensive coverage provides fundamental nursing concepts, skills, and techniques of nursing practice and a firm foundation for more advanced areas of study. [It] provides a contemporary approach to nursing practice, discussing the entire scope of primary, acute, and restorative care. -Pref. to the Instructor.
Author: Sue E. Meiner
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-10-17
Gerontologic Nursing, 5th Edition offers comprehensive disorder and wellness coverage to equip you with the essential information you need to provide the best nursing care to older adults. A body-system organization makes information easy to find, and includes discussions on health promotion, psychologic and sociocultural issues, and the common medical-surgical problems associated with aging adults. Written by expert educator and clinician Sue Meiner, EdD, APRN, BC, GNP, this book also emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care. Case Studies specialty boxes provide realistic situations to expand your knowledge and understanding. UNIQUE! Nursing care plans supply guidance on selecting appropriate nursing activities and interventions for specific conditions. Evidence-Based Practice specialty boxes pull the critical evidence-based information contained in the text into boxes for easy access and identification. UNIQUE! Client/Family Teaching specialty boxes emphasize key aspects of practice and teaching for self-care. UNIQUE! Home Care specialty boxes highlight tips to promote practical, effective home care for the older adult. UNIQUE! Emergency Treatment specialty boxes highlight critical treatment needed in emergency situations. UNIQUE! Nutritional Considerations specialty boxes demonstrate special nutritional needs and concerns facing the aging population. NEW! Completely revised Pharmacologic Management chapter covering substance abuse. NEW! Completely revised Cognitive and Neurologic Function chapter covering mental health. NEW! Up-to-date content equips you with the most current information as the basis of the best possible care for problems affecting the older adult population. Streamlined focus presents the essential "need to know" information for the most common conditions in older adults in a format that you can easily and quickly grasp. UNIQUE! Disorder index on the inside cover supplies a handy reference to guide students to the information they need quickly and easily. Complex aspects of aging offers detailed and comprehensive coverage of pain, infection, cancer, chronic illness, loss, death, and dying, and substance abuse. Thorough assessment coverage recaps normal, deviations from normal, and abnormal findings of vitals for the older adult for students and practitioners.
Author: Jan Stephen Tecklin
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2008
The Fourth Edition of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides a comprehensive introduction to the major diseases and disabilities common to children who require physical therapy and the examination and interventions commonly employed in their rehabilitation. This book presents basic medical information regarding common clinical diagnostic categories, followed by physical therapy evaluation, treatment and special issues within each diagnostic group. It features additional coverage on the development of the musculoskeletal, neurological and neuromuscular, cardiac, and pulmonary systems which conforms to the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Case studies to enhance learning process found online at http://thepoint.lww.com/tecklin4e. Four all-new chapters: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Cultural Sensitivity and Family-Centered Care; Traumatic Injury to the Central Nervous System: Spinal Cord Injury; Traumatic Disorders and Sports Injuries; and Cardiac Disorders Extensive revisions to incorporate a number of important developments in the profession, including emphasis on evidence-based practice regarding examination and treatment of children More emphasis on clinical decision-making, by including case studies throughout the book, in order to enable students to understand and work through the process of patient examination Additional coverage on the development of body systems including musculoskeletal, neurological and neuromuscular, cardiac, and pulmonary. This conforms to the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapy Practice. Boxes regarding the nutritional needs of children with the diseases and disorders Improved design and art program including many new illustrations and visual information displays
Using a practical approach to the health care of individuals and families, this book offers guidelines for holistic health assessment, with nursing interventions and health promotion strategies at each developmental stage. It is useful for courses in Growth and Development, Health Promotion or Basic Clinical Theory in the Fundamentals of Nursing.
Author: Ludwig Ganghofer
Release Date: 2004
Im Berchtesgadener Land regiert im 14. Jahrhundert Heinrich von Inzing, ein gütiger Kirchenfürst, in dessen Dienst der junge Klosterjäger Haymo steht. Haymo überrascht den Sudmann Polzer beim wildern. Der verzweifelte Wilderer, der das Geld zur Heilung seiner todkranken Frau und Tochter benötigt, sticht den Klosterjäger nieder. Gittili, Polzers vermeitliche Schwester, findet den Verwundeten und pflegt ihn gesund. Die beiden jungen Leute verlieben sich. Später stellt sich Gittilis wahre Herkunft heraus. Der Mönch Desertus - ehemaliger Burggraf von Falkenberg - entdeckt, dass Gittili seine Tochter ist. Trotz Standesunterschied ebnet er dem Paar den Weg in eine glückliche Zukunft.
Author: Mary Jane Sterling
Release Date: 2007-01-08
Da glaubt man, man hätte die Mathematik hinter sich, und dann hatte der Lehrer, der immer behauptete, dass man in der Schule fürs Leben lerne, doch Recht. "Lineare Algebra für Dummies" hilft allen, bei denen die Mathematik unversehens wieder ins Leben zurückgekehrt ist, sei es nun am Arbeitsplatz, bei einer Weiterbildung oder an der Universität. Wem Brüche, Exponenten und Kurvendiskussionen die Haare zu Berge stehen lassen und Terme auch in Papierform den Schweiß auf die Stirn treiben, dem hilft dieses Buch auf einfache und humorvolle Art und Weise.