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Nurse-client interaction : implementing the nursing process
Sundeen, Sandra J., 1940-
Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
St. Louis : Mosby, [1998]

Physical Description:
xii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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RT86.3 .N85 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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NURSE-CLIENT INTERACTION has enjoyed success over the past five editions because of its complete coverage of both the theory and practice of nurse-client interaction, framed within the nursing process. The sixth edition builds upon this standard by adding more graphic elements, boxes, and bulleted material more accessible for students. The six-step process, with the new "Outcome Identification" step, is introduced in Chapter 1 and employed throughout to adhere to the latest ANA standards. Also included are critical thinking questions, cultural consideration boxes, self-assessment activities, and video activities based on Mosby's Communication in Nursing Video Series in order to facilitate greater student involvement and comprehension of the ideas presented.

Takes an in-depth look at the nursing process. Examines the nursing functions and levels of prevention, and goes through the nursing process from data collection to evaluation. Contains chapters on the emergence of the self and the dynamics of growth. Looks at the self from infancy to old age, and the ways in which it perceives itself in terms of body image, self ideal, and self-esteem. Presents theory that enables the nurse to analyze the stress states of self and client, as well as the coping and adaptation mechanism used by each to deal with the stress of daily existence. Emphasizes assisting the student to understand and contribute to the groups that are commonly encountered in a group setting. Relates the three levels of prevention to selected nursing roles, providing an opportunity to study the ways in which basic concepts of interpersonal relationships may be applied in a variety of nursing interventions.

Table of Contents

The Nursing Process
The Emergence of the Self
The Dynamics of Self-Growth
The Communication Process
Therapeutic Communication (NEW)
The Nurse-Client Relationship: Theoretic Concepts
The Course of the Helping Relationship
Small Groups and Group Process Dynamics: An Overview
Stress and Adaptation
Health Promotion Strategies
Crisis Intervention (NEW)
Comprehensive Case Study