For courses in Issues/Trends in Nursing, Management-Administration Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, and Community Nursing. Also for advanced nursing roles courses in MSN programs. As consultation services become increasingly integral to nursing in today's health care environment, its theory and principles are becoming a critical part of contemporary nursing education. Titled The Nursing Consultation Process: Essential Concepts and Principles in its first edition, the text reflects this shift from consultation as merely a career option to a core competency for all nurses today. It presents a five-phase process-a variation of the traditional nursing process-for working with individuals, groups, or communities to help them resolve actual or potential health care problems.