Explores the full-spectrum nursing model of thinking, doing , and caring and reinforces the model with critical-thinking questions in every chapter. Follows a multi-cultural, multi-generational, Asian-American family case study that brings nursing theory to life. Presents additional case studies in each chapter that explain the nurse's role in today's complex healthcare system . Promotes critical thinking with headers presented as questions . Uses informational learning boxes to break complex topics into manageable sections , perfect for chapter review now and exam prep later. Poses critical-thinking questions that challenge you to think like nurse' and prepare for professional practice. Presents illustrated, step-by-step procedures with rationales that deliver all the information you need for the skills lab or clinical. Promotes effective care planning with care plans and concept care maps as well as NANDA, NIC, and NOC. Describes the research evidence related to the chapter topic and encourages further study. Includes QSEN competencies throughout.