Fundamentals of Nursing: Australia & NZ Edition,
2nd Edition

Sue Carter DeLaune, Lauren McTier, Joanne Tollefson, Joanne Lawrence, Patricia Kelly Ladner

ISBN-13: 9780170411417 | ISBN-10: 0170411419

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 1160 pages

List Price USD $127.00


Fundamentals of Nursing covers nursing concepts, skills and standards of practice to help you learn and think critically. It also highlights research and evidence-based practice to prepare you for delivering care. With up-to-date coverage of the new Registered Nurse Standards of Practice (2016), the text gets you to assess your own nursing practice and apply what you’ve learnt in class to real-life, clinical settings. Complemented by the best-selling Clinical Psychomotor Skills: Assessment tools for Nursing by Joanne Tollefson and Elspeth Hillman. A value pack of these two texts is available for you to purchase.

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Meet the Authors

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Sue C. DeLaune is currently the Education Director of S DeLaune Consulting, an independent continuing education business in Mandeville, Louisiana. She is also Assistance Professor of Nursing at William Carey University, New Orleans, Louisiana, where she provides didactic and clinical instruction to students in fundamentals of nursing. DeLaune has over 35 years of experience as a clinician, administrator and educator.

Lauren McTier is Associate Professor in undergraduate studies for the Bachelor of Nursing courses in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. Lauren’s research program is within the area of quality and safety of healthcare. Her PhD research focused on the role patients may play in improving the quality and safety of healthcare. Within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Lauren is the Director of Clinical Studies and oversees the Clinical Simulation Centre. She continues to work in clinical practice where she has more than 15 years’ experience in critical care nursing.

Joanne Tollefson was a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Nursing Sciences at James Cook University. She is a registered nurse with many years of clinical experience in several countries and extensive experience in nursing education at both the hospital and tertiary levels. Research interests include competency-based education and clinical assessment, development of reflective practitioners for a changing work environment, chronic pain and arbovirus disease in the tropics. Joanne is also a two-time recipient of the National Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Carrick Award, 2007 and Australian Teaching and Learning Council Award, 2008).

Joanne Lawrence was an academic at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and now works in private practice as a neurological continence and wound clinical nurse consultant. Joanne has worked as a Registered Nurse since 1981, predominantly focusing on people who have either an acquired or congenital neurological condition. She has an extensive educational track record in large private healthcare organisations and tertiary settings. Her research interests include transition of research into clinical practice, healthcare provision to vulnerable groups of people, and neurological bowel and bladder dysfunction. In 2012 Joanne was recognised by the Australian Rehabilitation Nurses Association with an award in Excellence in Clinical Nursing Research. Joanne has submitted her PhD within the Faculty of Medicine, at Sydney University. Her thesis explored bowel and bladder dysfunctions experienced by people with Parkinson’s disease.

Patricia K. Ladner, after retiring from forty years of nursing in 2005, has served as the Volunteer Coordinator for three Catholic Churches in DeLisle, Mississippi, Katrina Recovery. Following Katrina, she has presented numerous workshops on Infection Control and Dealing with Loss, as well as coordinating the activities of volunteers from many states. She is a former Consultant for Nursing Practice in the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and has taught nursing in diploma and associate degree schools of nursing prior to her retirement. Ms. Ladner has been recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses by the New Orleans District Nurses Association and is a 2009 Caring Woman Honoree by the Biloxi Regional Medical Center and Cable One. Ms. Ladner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Marillac College, St. Louis, Missouri, a Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Troy State University, Troy, Alabama and a Master's Degree in Nursing from Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Revised Vital Signs, Chapter 30 to better align with the way the unit is taught
  • NEW visuals and photos throughout the text for enhanced student learning
  • NEW 'Evidenced-based practice' boxes in each chapter, more than doubling the amount of material on current research in nursing in the previous edition
  • Revised material on Papanicolaou Test to align to changes to procedure
  • NEW clinical skills video for students and lecturers, matching Clinical Psychomotor Skills, 7e
  • Content clearly linked to the latest Nursing Standards (NMBA 2016)
  • This 2nd edition is also available in MindTap, the flexible and easy-to-use eLearning platform that helps build student confidence and gives you a clear picture of their progress
  • Nursing Checklists are lists of things to remember or revise including 'Nursing process': Things to consider before, during and after clinical decision making process; Things to consider in relaying critical information to clients in relation to their health care
  • Added content on the subject of Situational Awareness to relevant chapters
  • 'Evidence-based practice' boxes focus attention on current issues and trends in nursing, linking research to nursing practice, so that students understand the importance of evidence in clinical research
  • End-of-chapter learning features include summaries, review questions and spotlight on critical thinking so that students can consolidate and practise what they have learned
  • Boxed elements of each chapter include 'Safety first', to identify client health and safety issues and the appropriate response to a critical situation; and 'Respecting our differences', including questions that challenge the student to consider approaches to respectful care for clients who may differ from themselves in a variety of areas, including culture, gender, age, and developmental levels
  • Strengthened person-centred care model of nursing throughout the text
  • Nursing care plans and nursing concept maps guide students through the details of an individual’s case and the process of planning care, performing interventions and evaluating outcomes for that individual. Concept maps are a visual presentation of a case, including assessment, diagnosis, actions and rationales as well as evaluation. These illustrate the non-linear aspects of the problem-solving process
  • Critical thinking sections focus attention on issues related to caring and compassion, legal/ethical and professional components of nursing practice, to equip students with well-balanced skills for all situations

Table of Contents

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UNIT 1 Nursing perspectives: past, present and future
1 Evolution of nursing theory and education
2 Research and evidence-based practice
3 Health care delivery
UNIT 2 Nursing process: the standard of care
4 Critical thinking, decision making, and the nursing process
5 Assessment
6 Problem identification
7 Planning
8 Implementation
9 Evaluation
UNIT 3 Professional accountability
10 Leadership and delegation
11 Legal and ethical responsibilities
12 Documentation and informatics
UNIT 4 Promoting health
13 Nursing, healing, and caring
14 Communication
15 Health and wellness promotion
16 Family and community health
17 The life cycle
18 Paediatric care
19 The older adult
20 Palliative care
21 Cultural diversity
22 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
23 Rural and remote health
24 Health care education
UNIT 5 Responding to basic psychosocial needs
25 Self-concept
26 Stress, anxiety, adaptation, and change
27 Spirituality
28 Loss and grief
29 Mental health
UNIT 6 Responding to basic physiological needs
30 VitalsSigns
31 Physical assessment
32 Safety, infection control, and hygiene
33 Medication administration
34 Traditional and complementary therapies
35 Oxygenation
36 Fluids and electrolytes
37 Nutrition
38 Pain management, comfort and sleep
39 Mobility
40 Skin integrity and wound healing
41 Sensation, perception, and cognition
42 Elimination
43 Perioperative nursing care

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Fundamentals of Nursing: Australia & NZ Edition

  • ISBN-10: 0170411419
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