Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing, 2nd Edition

By Dr. david Gregory, Tracey Stephens, Christy Raymond-Seniuk, and Linda Patrick
Master the unique, multi-faceted role of the Canadian nurse. Confidently embark on a lifelong learning journey and prepare for the daily realities of Canadian nursing practice with comprehensive, Canadian-focused text. Developed specifically for your needs by talented Canadian students, practicing nurses, scholars, and educators, Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing, 2nd Edition, delivers an integrated understanding of nursing fundamentals through a continuum that guides you from one chapter to the next and from learning to understanding.

  • New! Inter-professional practice helps you achieve positive patient outcomes through effective collaboration with the healthcare team.
  • New! Diversity Considerations alerts you to important patient care considerations related to culture, sexuality, gender, economics, visible minorities, and religious beliefs.
  • New! NCLEX®-style questions at the end of each chapter test your retention and prepare you for success on your exams.
  • Revised! Skills chapters familiarize you with a wide variety of advanced skills to broaden your clinical capabilities.
  • Enhanced focus on LGBTQ-related considerations, demographic shifts in Canadian society, end-of-life/palliative care, substance abuse crises, and refugee communities helps you ensure confident care across diverse Canadian populations.
  • Case studies place chapter content in a realistic context for the most practical understanding.
  • Think boxes encourage critical thinking and challenge you to apply your knowledge to different situations.
  • Through the Eyes features familiarize you with patients’ perspectives to help you provide thoughtful and effective care interventions.
  • Research equips you with the latest and most relevant Canadian healthcare findings based on clinical evidence.
  • Critical Thinking Case Scenarios strengthen your clinical focus and critical thinking through real-life situations.


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