Your success as a nurse begins with an understanding of the profession and its development! Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice, 8th Edition provides the foundation you need to prepare for your role as a professional nurse. The book’s conceptual approach lets you explore the thinking of leading theorists, analyze issues, and apply your knowledge to a variety of client populations and clinical settings. Other topics relating to patient care include healthcare policy, economic and legal issues, and the changing roles of nurses. Written by noted nursing educators Elizabeth E. Friberg and Karen J. Saewert, this text will deepen your understanding of nursing and help you advance in your career.
New to this edition
NEW! Two new chapters include Fostering a Spirit of Inquiry: The Role of Nurses in Evidence-Based Practice and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Impact on Health Care and Nursing Care Strategies.
NEW! Expanded content on interprofessional collaboration is added to this edition.
NEW! Trauma-Informed Care chapter covers the evolving science and role of nurses in addressing the care of individuals who have experienced trauma in multiple forms.
NEW! Discussions of Healthy People 2030 and the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 are added to this edition.
Case studies throughout the text provide opportunities to develop your analytical skills.
Critical Reflection Exercises help you apply what you’ve learned to everyday nursing practice.
Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide a framework for study.
Introduction explains the approach of each chapter and a Summary at the end reviews key content.
Key Points emphasize the top take-away concepts in each chapter.
Key Terms are presented in italics, and included definitions.
By Elizabeth E. Friberg, DNP, RN, Associate Professor University of Virginia School of Nursing Charlottesville, Virginia and Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, ANEF, Clinical Professor Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Chair, Mary Killeen Program for Educational Excellence Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Endowed Fund, ASU Foundation Barret Honors Faculty, ASU Honors College Edson Liaison to ASU Office of Interprofessional Continuing Health Education (OICHE) Appointed Member, ASU OICHE Executive Committee and Advisory Council, ASU Office of the University Provost Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ