Best known for its conceptual approach to nursing practice, Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice, 6th Edition gives you the foundation you need to prepare for your role as a professional nurse. Expert educators Elizabeth E. Friberg and Joan L. Creasia bring together the best minds of nursing for a unique in-depth look at the profession's major theories, practices, and principles. Complete with three all-new chapters and updated content throughout, this expanded sixth edition challenges you to think critically and conceptually. In addition, new Evolve resources mean you can do more online than ever before.
Critical thinking exercises at the end of each chapter help you use and apply what you have learned.
Case studies throughout the text provide you with opportunities to develop your analytical skills.
Objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide a framework for study.
Profile in Practice scenarios at the beginning of each chapter introduce real-life situations that accompany the professional behaviors covered in the text.
Key points at the end of each chapter reinforce learning objectives and help you focus on important information.
NEW! Three all-new chapters bring you the latest information on telehealth in nursing practice, information management, and global rural nursing practice.
UPDATED! Integrated and updated information on Health Care Reform Initiatives.
UPDATED! Health Policy and Practice and the Nursing Practice Environment chapter features new content on the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act.
UPDATED! 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing (FOM) recommendations discussed in Beyond Professional Socialization chapter.
UPDATED! Patient Safety chapter offers expanded coverage of QSEN competencies, including Nursing Quality Indicators.
UPDATED! Health and Health Promotion chapter now covers the Healthy People 2020 and 2020 National Health Promotion Initiative.
UPDATED! Concept of "group think" added to Think Like a Nurse: Essential Thinking Skills for Professional Nurses chapter.
UPDATED! Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice chapter features the most up-to-date content on delegation, transferring authority, responsibility, accountability, nurse fatigue, criminalization of unintentional errors, use and abuse of social media and lateral violence.
Part I: Context of Professional Nursing Practice 1. A Brief History of Professional Nursing in the United States 2. Pathways of Nursing Education 3. Beyond Professional Socialization 4. Professional Nursing Roles 5. Theories and Frameworks for Professional Nursing Practice 6. Health Policy and Practice and the Nursing Practice Environment Part II: Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice 7. Economic Issues in Nursing and Health Care 8. Effective Communication 9. Think Like a Nurse: Essential Thinking Skills for Professional Nurses 10. Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century 11. Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice 12. Ethical Dimensions of Nursing and Health Care 13. NEW! Information Management 14. Diversity in Health and Illness Part III:Themes in Professional Nursing Practice 15. Health and Health Promotion 16. Genetics and Genomics in Professional Nursing 17. NEW! Global Rural Nursing Practice 18. Violence Against Women: An Epidemic and a Health Issue 19. NEW! Telehealth in Nursing Practice 20. Patient Safety