Conceptual Foundations,
Edition 8 The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice
By Elizabeth E. Friberg, DNP, RN and Karen J. Saewert, PhD, RN, CPHQ, ANEF

Publication Date: 14 Aug 2023

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.

Key Features

  • 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.

New Features

  • 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.
About the author
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
Table of Contents
PART I Context of Professional Nursing Practice
1 A Brief History of the Professionalization of Nursing in the United States
2 Academic Progression
3 Beyond Professional Socialization
4 Fostering a Spirit of Inquiry: The Role of Nurses in Evidence-Based Practice
5 Theories and Frameworks for Professional Nursing Practice
6 Health Policy and Planning and the Nursing Practice Environment
PART II Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice
7 Economic Issues in Nursing and Health Care
8 Nurse as Interprofessional Collaborator
9 Think Like a Nurse
10 The Continuum of Learning and Teaching in Nursing
11 Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice
12 Ethical Dimensions of Nursing and Health Care
13 Information Management
14 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Impact on Health Care and Nursing Care Strategies
PART III Themes in Professional Nursing Practice
15 Health and Health Promotion
16 Genetics and Genomics in Professional Nursing
17 Global Rural Nursing Practice
18 Trauma-Informed Care
19 Telehealth
20 Health Care Quality and Safety
21 Palliative Care: Compassionate Care Across Settings of Care
22 The Wisdom of Self-Care, Well-Being, and Resilience in Nursing
APPENDIX A: Select National Initiatives for Quality and Safety: Quality Chasm Series (National Academy Press, Washington, DC)
APPENDIX B: The Future of Nursing 2011 and 2021
Book details
ISBN: 9780323847131
Page Count: 352
Retail Price : £61.99
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