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Foundations of professional nursing : care of self and others / Katherine Renpenning, Susan Gebhardt Taylor, Judith M. Pickens.



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Renpenning, Kathie McLaughlin,
Publication Info.
New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC, [2016]


xvii, 284 pages ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nursing : profession and discipline -- Health, well-being, and self-care -- Thinking and doing nursing -- The nursing system -- Conditioning factors and health-related self-care -- The "why" of self-care : determining the self-care demand -- The "how" of self-care : self-care agency -- Nursing practice operations : from diagnosis to designing the nursing system -- Production and control operations and evidence-based practice -- Dependent-care and collaborative-care situations -- Meaning of family in nursing -- Community and nursing -- Ethical and legal aspects of nursing -- Care of the self : a nursing imperative.
This is the first text for the Professional Nursing Practice course in RN to BSN curriculum to present a conceptual framework for contemporary nursing practice based on the science of self-care that also incorporates other nursing and multidisciplinary perspectives. Built upon the premise that nursing is both a caring and a knowledge-based profession, this cutting-edge text illustrates how to attain and integrate knowledge from nursing theory and theories of related disciplines to achieve optimal evidence-based nursing practice. Using case studies to demonstrate the relationship between nursing theory and practice, the text underscores the importance of having a deep understanding and conceptual model of the unique role of nursing in society and its practice domain. The text instills a foundational understanding of the science of self-care and its contribution to contemporary nursing. It describes how this paradigm is gaining recognition as an effective anti-burnout strategy and demonstrates how it can be applied. Case examples from a variety of clinical situations integrated with nursing theory demonstrate the variables needed to achieve optimal nursing practice. The book illustrates what data to collect, how to analyze that data, how to design and implement intervention strategies, and how to determine their effectiveness. Key concept boxes, measurable objectives with critical thinking questions, and learning activities reinforce content. Additionally, more complex cases included at the end of the text and frequent links to nursing literature provide fodder for more in-depth analysis. -- Provided by publisher.
Self-care, Health.
Patient education.
Patient education.
Self-care, Health.
Nursing Process.
Health Behavior.
Patient Education as Topic.
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Taylor, Susan G.,
Pickens, Judith M.,
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