Dunphy: Primary Care: Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing 3rd edition

The premier reference for advanced practice nurses providing primary care, written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners in collaboration with a physician! 

This respected text offers a solid understanding of the theoretical foundation of nursing practice as well as comprehensive patient-care guidance based on the latest scientific evidence. 

Thoroughly updated and revised, the 3rd Edition examines diseases and disorders of every body system as well as men's health, women's health, psychosocial problems, and more. It also presents new coverage of pathophysiology, diagnostic reasoning, evidence-based practice, geriatrics, and pediatrics. 

Clear, concise, readable, well organized, and easy to follow, the text, together with the resources online at DavisPlus, offers complete coverage of of the APRN's role as a primary care provider.

I. Advanced Practice Nursing: The Art
  • 1. Advanced Practice Nursing in the Twenty-First Century
  • 2. Caring and the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • 3. Health Promotion
  • 4. The Art of Diagnosis and Treatment

II. Caring-Based Nursing: The Science
  • 5. Evidence-Based Care
  • 6. Neurologic Problems
  • 7. Skin Problems
  • 8. Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat Problems
  • 9. Respiratory Problems
  • 10. Cardiovascular Problems
  • 11. Abdominal Problems
  • 12. Renal Problems
  • 13. Men’s Health Problems
  • 14. Women’s Health Problems
  • 15. Musculoskeletal Problems
  • 16. Endocrine and Metabolic Problems
  • 17. Hematologic and Immune Problems
  • 18. Psychosocial Problems
  • 19. Emergency Problems
  • 20. Palliative Care

III.Caring-Based Nursing: The Practice
  • 21. Ethical and Legal Issues of a Caring-Based Practice
  • 22. The Business of Advanced Practice
  • 23. The 15-Minute Hour: A Short-Term Approach to Psychotherapy in Primary Care
  • 24. Putting Caring into Practice: Caring for Self

  • A. Physiological Influences of the Aging Process
  • B. Laboratory Test Variations in the Older Adult

Key Features
  • Serves the needs of advanced practice nurses because it’s written by nurse practitioners for nurse practitioners, in collaboration with a physician.
  • Organizes content around the Circle of Caring framework for nursing-based knowledge and holistic care.
  • Explores complementary and alternative treatments for each disorder.
  • Considers interactions of pharmaceuticals with alternative medications and nutraceuticals.
  • Features chapters on decision-making, palliative care, psychotherapy in primary care, self care, and the business of advanced practice.

New to this edition
  • Features enhanced coverage of pathophysiology and diagnostic reasoning as well as up-to-dated guidance on laboratory and diagnostic tests.
  • Emphasizes evidence-based practice with new information on evidence levels and more references to primary studies.
  • Integrates new discussions of health policy and primary care throughout the text.
  • Presents more information on pediatrics and geriatrics based on new advanced practice guidelines.
  • Includes new content relevant to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.
  • Offers two new appendices on the aging process and the older adult.
  • Includes new coverage of coding and billing.
  • Delivers enhanced teaching and learning resources online at DavisPlus.

About the Author
  • Lynne M. Dunphy, PhD, APRN, BC, Professor of Nursing, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island.
  • Jill E. Winland-Brown, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC, Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Treasure Coast Campus, Florida Atlantic University, Port St. Lucie, Florida.
  • Brian Oscar Porter, MD, PhD, MPH, Adjunct Intramural Investigator, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Immunoregulation, Clinical and Molecular Retrovirology Section, Bethesda, Maryland and Medical Officer, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Office of New Drugs, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Rheumatology Products, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • Debera J. Thomas, DNS, RN, FNP/ANP, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1307 pages
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; 3rd edition (April 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803622554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803622555
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.9 x 2.3 inches
List Price: $135.00

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