Fundamentals of Nursing Research

Author: Brockopp,Marie T. Hastings-Tolsma

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763715670

Category: Medical

Page: 536

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This book is written to inspire enthusiasm among nursing students toward the research process. Concepts are presented in a unique worktext format, which makes it easier for students to understand and simplify the principles of research.

Foundations of Nursing Research

Author: Rose Marie Nieswiadomy

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780838526965

Category: Medical

Page: 387

View: 4343

From problem identification and literature review, to development of hypotheses, design formulation, samples, and data collection and data analysis, this undergraduate text aims to follow the research process steps. Chapters cover critiquing, dissemination and implementation of research. The book includes chapter outlines, objectives, key terms, chapter summaries and self-tests.

Fundamentals of Nursing and Midwifery Research

A practical guide for evidence-based practice

Author: Lisa McKenna,Beverley Copnell

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760870218

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 6539

Nurses and midwives have a professional responsibility to keep up-to-date with current research impacting on their clinical practice. They require the skills and knowledge to read and understand research reports, evaluate the quality of the research, synthesise different research studies, apply the most appropriate findings to their clinical practice and be able to evaluate its effectiveness. This book presents a unique approach to teaching the principles of health research using practical case studies with which students can identify and engage. The book covers core concepts and principles including: - what evidence is and why understanding research is vital - finding reliable sources of evidence - the nature of the research process - understanding quantitative and qualitative research - ethical considerations - using research to guide clinical practice. Throughout the book, activities, summaries and review questions help ground theory in real life scenarios, highlighting how evidence-based practice can be applied in every aspect of nursing care. 'The text is highly readable while achieving the aim of familiarising the reader with the language of, and process for, doing research. It is logically organised and ... guides reader learning using a variety of techniques that reinforce [the] information presented and challenge thinking.' Karen Francis, Professor of Nursing and Head of Nursing, University of Tasmania

Quantitative Nursing Research

Author: Thomas R. Knapp

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452250588

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 7607

You may stop looking now. Quantitative Nursing Research is the answer to the prayers of graduate students and practitioners who have sought the key to this often intimidating subject. In this highly readable (dare we say enjoyable?) work, Thomas R. Knapp guides the reader through the basic definitions, fundamentals of design, and techniques of quantitative research

Study Guide for Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book

Author: Patricia A. Potter,Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia Stockert,Amy Hall,Geralyn Ochs

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293999

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 3153

Get the most out of your textbook with this helpful study tool! Corresponding to the chapters in Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition, by Patricia Potter et al., this study guide helps you understand key concepts with review questions, exercises, and learning activities. Skills checklists on an Evolve companion website help you learn and master important nursing procedures. Preliminary Readings refer back to related chapters in Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition. Comprehensive Understanding sections help you master the key topics and main ideas in each chapter. Case studies and Critical Thinking Model exercises help you apply what you've learned. Multiple-choice review questions evaluate your understanding of key chapter objectives. Content updates match the new information in Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Edition. Updated skills performance checklists are now available on the Evolve companion website, and are both interactive and printable.

Nursing Research and Statistics

Author: Nursing Research Society of India

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 933252047X


Page: 409

View: 5539

Nursing Research and Statistics provides a clear understanding of the principles and processes of nursing research, which is an essential subject for nursing students. This is a comprehensive text, written by eminent members of the Nursing Research Society of India (NRSI), that also looks into the methods of data collection, its analysis and presentation. Based on the Indian Nursing Council syllabus, this book is specially designed to meet the needs of B.Sc. students of nursing.

Fundamentals of Research Methodology for Health Care Professionals

Author: Hilla Brink,Christa Van der Walt,Gisela Van Rensburg

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702166808

Category: Medical

Page: 226

View: 5125

An introduction to research methodology, this textbook contains conceptual and nontechnical descriptions of the methods used by researchers in medical experimentation. Each step of the research process is explained and illustrated with examples from practice. This revised second edition also has expanded sections on clinical research methods, action research, Web resources, and current scenarios.

Essentials of Nursing Research, 7th Edition, Polit & Beek, 2010

Essentials of Nursing Research

Author: Wolters-Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Medical

Page: 626

View: 9193

This book marks the seventh time we have worked on this textbook, which is designed to teach students how to read research reports and critique the methods used in nursing studies. It is perhaps difficult to imagine that writing a seventh edition of a textbook on research methods could be fun—but that is exactly the right word to describe our experience in working on this new edition. We have made many changes to the content and organization of this textbook, and the revisions kept our enthusiasm and energy for this project at a very high level. We are confident that we have introduced numerous improvements—but at the same time, we have retained many features that have made this book a classic throughout the world. We think that this edition will make it easier and more satisfying for nurses to pursue a professional pathway that incorporates thoughtful appraisals of evidence. NEW TO THIS EDITION Up-front, Consistent Emphasis on Evidence-Based Practice To an even greater extent than in the past, we emphasize in this edition that research is a crucial enterprise for building an evidence base for nursing practice. We have given the topic of evidence-based practice (EBP) greater prominence by making the chapter on EBP the second chapter of the book (previously the last chapter), and by expanding its content. We emphasize throughout that high-quality evidence is a product of researchers’ decisions in designing and executing a study. Every chapter offers guidance on how to appraise research evidence for its utility in informing nurses’ clinical decisions. We have also added a new chapter on how to read, interpret, and critique systematic reviews, which are considered by many to be a cornerstone of EBP. The Study Guide that supplements this textbook includes a full report of an EBP project. The increased focus on EBP prompted us to modify the book’s title to emphasize the important link between research and evidence. New Material Relating to Medical Research Methodology Nurse researchers have tended to use methods and jargon that originated in the social sciences, but the push for EBP in medicine has led to methodologic innovations that are relevant to all healthcare research. Moreover, nurses can profit from familiarity with medical research terms and approaches so they can comfortably read articles in a broad range of health care journals. This edition offers a more balanced presentation of medical and social science methods and nomenclature. Improved Content on Qualitative Methods In every new edition we have expanded content on qualitative research methods, and this edition is no exception. We are especially pleased to include a new chapter P R E F A C E vii on the issue of quality and trustworthiness in qualitative inquiry, Chapter 18. We believe that the content and breadth of this important chapter is unparalleled in other general textbooks on research methods for nurses. Greater Assistance With Interpretation Many books on research methods describe the techniques used to generate evidence, but they typically offer little or no guidance on interpreting research results. We have made efforts to address this deficiency by offering an interpretive framework for both quantitative (Chapter 16) and qualitative (Chapter 18) research. Additional Support for Research Appraisals—The Toolkit Each chapter of the book includes questions to aid students in reading and appraising research journal articles. In this edition, these critiquing guidelines are also available on the accompanying Student CD-ROM and . With electronic files of these resources, students can download the guidelines, adapt them as needed, and then enter their answers to the questions directly, without having to photocopy pages from the book. Many faculty have told us that the general critiquing guidelines (which we have put in an earlier chapter than in previous editions) are useful as handouts, and now they are more readily accessible. ORGANIZATION OF THE TEXT The content of this edition is organized into five main parts. * Part I—Overview of Nursing Research and Its Role in Evidence-Based Practice introduces fundamental concepts in nursing research. Chapter 1 summarizes the history and future of nursing research, discusses the philosophical underpinnings of qualitative research versus quantitative research, and describes major purposes of nursing research. Chapter 2 offers guidance on using research to build an EBP. Chapter 3 introduces readers to key research terms, and presents an overview of steps in the research process for both qualitative and quantitative studies. Chapter 4 focuses on research reports, explaining what they are and how to read them. Chapter 5 discusses ethics in nursing studies. * Part II—Preliminary Steps in the Appraisal of Evidence further sets the stage for learning about the research process by considering aspects of a study’s conceptualization. Chapter 6 focuses on the development of research questions and the formulation of research hypotheses. Chapter 7 discusses how to prepare and critique literature reviews. Chapter 8 presents information about theoretical and conceptual frameworks. * Part III—Designs for Nursing Research presents material on the design of qualitative and quantitative nursing studies. Chapter 9 describes some fundamental design principles and discusses many specific aspects of quantitative research design. Chapter 10 viii PREFACE addresses the various research traditions that have contributed to the growth of naturalistic inquiry and qualitative research. Chapter 11 provides an introduction to some specific types of research (e.g., evaluations, surveys, secondary analyses), and also describes mixed method studies that integrate qualitative and quantitative components. Chapter 12 introduces designs for sampling study participants. * Part IV—Data Collection concerns the gathering of data to address research questions. Chapter 13 discusses a range of data collection options for nurse researchers, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Chapter 14 describes the concept of measurement and criteria for assessing data quality in quantitative studies. * Part V—Data Analysis and Interpretation discusses analytic methods for qualitative and quantitative research. Chapter 15 reviews methods of quantitative analysis. The chapter assumes no prior instruction in statistics and focuses primarily on helping readers to understand why statistics are needed, what tests might be appropriate in a given situation, and what statistical information in a research report means. Chapter 16 discusses ways of appraising rigor in quantitative studies, and approaches to interpreting statistical results. Chapter 17 presents a discussion of qualitative analysis, with an emphasis on ethnographies, phenomenologic studies, and grounded theory studies. Chapter 18 elaborates on criteria for appraising integrity and quality in qualitative studies. Finally, Chapter 19 describes systematic reviews, including how to understand and appraise both meta-analyses and metasyntheses. KEY FEATURES This edition, like its predecessors, is focused on the art—and science—of research critiques. It offers guidance to students who are learning to appraise research reports and use research findings in practice. Among the basic principles that helped to shape this and earlier editions of this book are (1) an assumption that competence in doing and appraising research are critical to the nursing profession; (2) a conviction that research inquiry is intellectually and professionally rewarding to nurses; and (3) an unswerving belief that learning about research methods need be neither intimidating nor dull. Consistent with these principles, we have tried to present research fundamentals in a way that both facilitates understanding and arouses curiosity and interest. General Features We have retained many of the key features that were successfully used in previous editions to assist consumers of nursing research: * Clear, “User-Friendly” Style. Our writing style is designed to be easily digestible and nonintimidating. Concepts are introduced carefully and systematically, difficult ideas are presented clearly, and readers are assumed to have no prior knowledge of technical terms. PREFACE ix * Critiquing Guidelines. Each chapter includes guidelines for conducting a critique of various aspects of a research report. The guidelines sections provide a list of questions that walk students through a study, drawing attention to aspects of the study that are amenable to appraisal by research consumers. Electronic versions of the guidelines are available on the accompanying student CD-ROM and thePoint. * Research Examples. Each chapter concludes with one or two actual research examples designed to highlight critical points made in the chapter and to sharpen the reader’s critical thinking skills. In addition, many research examples are used to illustrate key points in the text and to stimulate students’ thinking about areas of research inquiry. We have chosen many international examples to communicate to students that nursing research is growing in importance worldwide. * Tips for Consumers. The textbook is filled with practical guidance and “tips” on how to translate the abstract notions of research methods into more concrete applications. In these tips, we have paid special attention to helping students read research reports, which are often daunting to those without specialized research training. * Graphics. Colorful graphics, in the form of supportive tables, figures, and examples, reinforce the text and offer visual stimulation. Features for Student Learning We have used many features to enhance and reinforce learning—and, especially, to facilitate the development of critiquing skills. These include the following: * Student Objectives. Learning objectives are identified in the chapter opener to focus students’ attention on critical content. * Key Terms. New terms are defined in context (and bolded) when used for the first time in the text. Each chapter concludes with a list of new terms, and we have made the list less daunting by including only key new terms. A glossary at the end of the book provides additional support for those needing to look up the meaning of a methodologic term. * Bulleted Summary Points. A succinct list of summary points that focus on salient chapter content is included at the end of each chapter. * Full-Length Research Articles. In this edition, the textbook includes four recent fulllength studies—two quantitative and two qualitative—that students can read, analyze, and critique. Two appear in the appendices of the textbook, and two are on the CD-ROM packaged with the book and thePoint. * Critiquing Supports. Each chapter of the textbook concludes with “Critical Thinking Activities”—exercises that provide opportunities to practice critiquing. Some exercises are based on the studies that are included in their entirety in the appendices of the book, while others are based on studies that are summarized at the end of the chapters. Importantly, students can then consult the accompanying CD-ROM and thePoint to find our “answers” (our expert thoughts about each question), so that students can get immediate feedback about their grasp of material in the chapter. (In some cases, there are also thoughtful comments by the actual researchers who conducted the studies). This edition x PREFACE also includes full critiques of the two studies on the CD-ROM and thePoint, which students can use as models for a comprehensive research critique. Many more critiquing opportunities are available in the Study Guide, which includes seven studies in their entirety in the appendices and exercises in each chapter that guide students in reading, understanding, and critiquing these studies. TEACHING-LEARNING PACKAGE Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice, seventh edition, has an ancillary package designed with both students and instructors in mind. * The Study Guide augments the text and provides students with application exercises for each text chapter. Critiquing skills are emphasized, but there are also activities to support the learning of fundamental research terms and principles. Seven recent studies— including one report of an EBP project—are included in the appendices, and many chapter exercises are based on these studies. The studies represent a range of research types, including a clinical trial, a survey, an evaluation of an EBP project, a grounded theory study, a feminist study, a meta-analysis, and a metasynthesis. * Free CD-ROM. The textbook includes a CD-ROM that has many important resources. First, as noted, we provide our answers to the Critical Thinking Activities from the textbook. Critiquing guidelines for each chapter, as well as some other resources, are included as a toolkit in electronic files for downloading, adapting, and printing. Next, the CD-ROM provides hundreds of review questions to assist students in self-testing. This review program provides a rationale for both correct and incorrect answers, helping students to identify areas of strength and areas needing further study. Finally, the CD-ROM has lists of relevant and useful websites for each chapter, which can be “clicked” on directly without having to retype the URL and risk a typographical error. All of these resources are also available on thePoint. * The Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM (IRCD) includes a chapter corresponding to every chapter in the textbook. Each IRCD chapter contains the following: Statement of Intent, Special Class Projects, Answers to Selected Study Guide Exercises, and Test Questions and Answers. In the special class projects, we offer opportunities for students to develop a quantitative and (or) a qualitative data set. With regard to test questions to evaluate student learning, we offer multiple choice and true/false questions and, importantly, we have added questions specifically designed to test students’ ability to comprehend research reports. In addition, PowerPoint slides summarizing key points in each chapter are available in a format that permits easy adaptation. All of this content is also available on thePoint. It is our hope and expectation that the content, style, and organization of this seventh edition of Essentials of Nursing Research will be helpful to those students desiring to become skillful and thoughtful readers of nursing studies and to those wishing to enhance their clinical performance based on research findings. We also hope that this textbook will help to develop an enthusiasm for the kinds of discoveries and knowledge that research can produce. PREFACE xi

Fundamentals of Nursing Test Success

An Unfolding Case Study Review

Author: Ruth Wittmann-Price,Frances H. Cornelius

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826193935

Category: Medical

Page: 433

View: 4412


Nursing Research

Author: Janet Houser

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449677444

Category: Medical

Page: 550

View: 8769

Essential for nursing research courses, Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, Second Edition demonstrates how to use research as the basis for successful nursing practice. Fully updated and revised, this reader-friendly new edition provides students with the fundamentals of appraising and utilizing research. Organized around the different types of research in evidence-based practice, it addresses contemporary concerns especially ethical and legal issues. Additionally, it explores both quantitative and qualitative traditions to encourage students to read, use, and participate in the research process. Key Features: • Learning Objectives • Key Terms • Voices from the Field • Gray Matter—key concepts noted in the margins for quick review • Critical Appraisal Exercises—directs readers towards a full length research article • Checklists to evaluate specific research activities and issues • Summary of key concepts • Practical advice for finding research, reading it critically, and strengthening research skills Fully Interactive Online Resources: For students: Companion Website featuring Interactive Glossary, Flashcards, Crossword Puzzles, Chapter Objectives, Student Quiz, Student Workbook, Documenting EBP Aspects, Appraisal Exercises, and Podcasts For instructors: An Instructor’s Manual featuring PowerPoints, a TestBank, Classroom Discussion Questions, and Classroom Exercises

Principles and Practice of Nursing Research

Author: Laura Talbot

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated


Category: Medical

Page: 700

View: 5097

A comprehensive text covering concepts of nursing research and use of research process, evaluation of nursing research and use of research in practice.

Study Guide for Nursing Research in Canada

Methods, Critical Appraisal, and Utilization

Author: Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Jennifer Yost,Joan Samuels-Dennis,Carey A. Berry,Judith Haber

Publisher: Mosby Canada

ISBN: 9781926648552

Category: Evidence-based nursing

Page: 200

View: 2009

Updated to reflect the changes in the 3rd edition of the text, this study guide provides activities and exercises to help students learn key content and grasp fundamentals of nursing research, as well as practice critical assessment of nursing research and incorporate it in their nursing practice. The companion study guide corresponds to the 3rd edition textbook. Each chapter includes an Introduction and a set of Learning Outcomes to assist students to focus on key content. Activities and exercises in each chapter help students master the material. These include crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blank and matching-column exercises, and student group activities. Additional activities refer students to current research studies in the text and ask them to identify and critique various aspects of the study. Web-based activities - updated and expanded for the 3rd edition - send the student online to review and critically evaluate Internet-based information. Answers are included in the back of the book as a means to facilitate self-study and provide immediate feedback. Post-tests at the end of each chapter allow faculty to evaluate and assist students with their comprehension of the material.

Nursing Research: Reading, Using and Creating Evidence

Author: Academic Dean Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions Regis University Denver Colorado Janet Houser,Janet Houser

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284038718

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 4299

Nursing Research: Reading, Using and Creating Evidence, Third Edition is an essential text for nursing research courses. This new edition features expanded coverage on the appraisal and use of evidence in the profession of Nursing. As in past editions the text will maintain its traditional focus on research while weaving in an emphasis on evidence-based practice. The text will keep its focus on "how to conduct" research rather than "how to apply" it. Nursing Research: Reading, Using and Creating Evidence, Third Edition will also focus on the dissemination of information and research best practices as conferences and other such resources become more available to students and professionals. The text is intended as an undergraduate resource for pre-licensure or for the RN-to-BSN students taking nursing research or evidence-based practice classes.

Fundamentals of Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

Author: Karen C. Comerford

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582559308

Category: Medical

Page: 660

View: 2772

Presenting essential nursing fundamentals in an easy-to-read, fun-to-learn format, this resource provides comprehensive coverage of the theoretical foundations of nursing, the nursing process, basic nursing skills, physiologic patient care, and the latest nursing concepts. Includes illustrations, cartoons, and quizzes.

Understanding Nursing Research

Author: Nancy Burns (Ph. D.),Susan K. Grove

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721600116

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 5053

This leading texbook of nursig research, written by two of the most renowned experts in the field, is now published in full-colour, and this, the 4th edition has now been updated throughout to reflect today's evidence-based practice.

Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing - Australian Version

Author: Jackie Crisp,Catherine Taylor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578623

Category: Medical

Page: 5742

View: 4859

Please note that this eBook does not include the DVD accompaniment. If you would like to have access to the DVD content, please purchase the print copy of this title. Now in its 3rd edition, Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing continues to be the definitive text for nursing students in our region. The new edition builds on the strengths of the highly successful previous editions with greater authorship, increased local research, evidence and concepts particular to the health care systems of Australia and New Zealand. Fully revised and updated by leading Australian and New Zealand nurse educators. It presents essential nursing skills in a clear format consistent with Australian and New Zealand practice, placing greater emphasis on critical thinking skill explanations, revised procedural recommendations, infection control considerations and updated medications information. Health Care Delivery System (Chapter 2) – now includes New Zealand content and walks the student through the evolution of health care delivery systems in our region. Engaging in Clinical Inquiry and Practice Development (Chapter 5) written by Jackie Crisp and Professor Brendan McCormack provides a contemporary perspective on the processes underpinning nursing knowledge development, utilisation and their role in the ongoing advancement of nursing practice. Managing Client Care (Chapter 20) is an exciting newly revised chapter that engages the student in exploring nursing issues in managing client care within the context of contemporary health care systems. New Chapter on Caring for the Cancer Survivor New Zealand Supplement Legal Implications of Nursing Practice Now includes evolve e-books Now students can search across Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 3E electronically via a fully searchable online version. Students can take notes, highlight material and more. The e-book is included with this edition at no extra cost. New Resources for Students and Instructors on Evolve: Nursing Skills Online for Fundamentals of Nursing provides students with 17 interactive modules which expand on textbook concepts, through the use of media rich animations. It encourages decision-making and critical-thinking skills through case-based and problem-oriented lessons. Nursing Skills Online for Fundamentals of Nursing may be purchased separately as a User guide & Access code (ISBN: 9780729539388) Online Study guide for students is an ideal supplement with Skills Performance Check lists designed to challenge students’ abilities. Clinical knowledge can be further tested through additional short answer and review questions.

Potter & Perry's Fundamentals of Nursing - AUS Version

Author: Jackie Crisp,Catherine Taylor,Clint Douglas,Geraldine Rebeiro

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581101

Category: Medical

Page: 1520

View: 2323

Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 4th ANZ edition ebook is the leading fundamentals text for nursing students in Australia and New Zealand. The dynamic fourth edition of Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing presents an engaging approach to the fundamentals of nursing while building on its renowned reputation as the foremost text for nursing students across Australia and New Zealand. The new editorial team presents a critical thinking approach, to encourage the critical skills and understandings students require to maintain a high level of active engagement in the development of their practice within the health care systems they will work throughout their careers. Meaningful clinical examples combined with critical thinking questions, promote reflection and support deeper learning. These examples underscore how putting quality nursing knowledge and skills into practice can mean the difference between patient recovery and independence versus life threatening complications and patient decline. Current research examples encourage students to see the dynamic nature of evidence for nursing practice and gain understanding that ongoing change in practice is the norm and should be embraced. Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 4th ANZ edition ebook is supported by the Fundamentals of Nursing: clinical skills workbook 2nd edition. The skills in this indispensable workbook are directly aligned to the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse for Australia and New Zealand and support the theory and practice of each skill. A mobile study app for iOS called ClinicalCases is also available via the Apple App store for purchase. The ClinicalCases app takes an engaging approach to learning and revision. Students will find it the perfect exam preparation and study tool. It consists of 24 progressive case studies with MCQs and explanations for all answers. It also features over 150 Flash card key terms and a Word game. A great way to learn at your own pace, whenever, wherever... Elsevier’s Evolve platform also offers a wealth of online resources for nursing students and lecturers, including an impressive suite of Australian nursing clinical skills videos to be used in conjunction with the text and workbook. These videos are ideal for viewing in class or during independent study and are a valuable tool for revision prior to assessment. Other online resources include PowerPoint presentations, an exam view test bank, critical thinking questions and answers, integrated lesson plans, images, weblinks and a chapter on the Essentials of Care. - All chapters completely revised and updated addressing National Registration regulations and standards in Australia and New Zealand - Written by a highly regarded team of academics and clinical practitioners at the forefront of practice - All chapters feature a critical thinking approach to promote student engagement and meaningful learning Critical thinking questions and Clinical examples throughout - Research highlights provide examples of up-to-date knowledge, evidence and practice - Working with diversity encourages students see cultural considerations, gender and age related issues in the broadest possible way - Nursing process: provides a consistent framework and critical thinking model for nursing practice within the clinical chapters. - Legal implications for NZ nursing practice chapter now in the text (previously on Evolve) - Caring for the Cancer Survivor chapter now in the text (previously on Evolve) - New chapter on Mental Health