Foundations of Nursing: Caring for the Whole Person

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Delmar/Thomson Learning, 2000 - Holistic nursing - 1826 pages
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This full-color, highly illustrated book for practical and vocational nursing programs includes material for all courses (except anatomy and physiology) in LPN/LVN programs. Following the nursing process format, topics covered in this comprehensive book include: nursing skills, history and nursing organizations, legal and ethical issues, cultural aspects, communication, human development, health promotion, infection control, homeostasis, gerontological nursing, medical-surgical nursing, health care in the community, maternal-child nursing, mental health and illness, and leadership/work transition. Special boxes highlighting information relating to life cycle considerations, client teaching, home health care, safety, cultural considerations, infection control, internet activities, and professional tips are found throughout. (KEYWORDS: LPN/LVN, LPN, LVN, nursing skills, introduction, foundations, med-surg, medical-surgical, holistic, comprehensive, fundamentals, pediatric nursing, maternity nursing, psychiatric nursing, mental health nursing, gerontological nursing, leadership, nursing process, procedures, vocational nursing, health promotion, critical thinking, health promotion, critical thinking, care plans, case study)

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Lois Elain Wacker White earned a diploma in nursing from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois; an Associate degree in Science from Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas A & I University--Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas; a Master of Science in Education from Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, Texas; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education administration--community college from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas. She has taught at Del Mar college, Corpus Christi, Texas, in both the Associate Degree Nursing program and the Vocational Nursing program. For 14 years she was also chairperson of the Department of Vocational Nurse Education. Dr. White has taught fundamentals of nursing, mental health/mental illness, medical-surgical nursing, and maternal/newborn nursing. Her professional career has also included 15 years of clinical practice. Dr. White has served on the Nursing Education Advisory Committee of the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas and the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, which developed competencies expected of graduates for each level of nursing. She maintains membership in the Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators, Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and the National League for Nursing.

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