Summary: With Clinical Applications of Nursing Diagnosis, students find the assistance they need to identify and apply the correct nursing diagnoses in six areas -- adult, child, women's , psychiatric, gerontic, and home health.
WHAT'S NEW Comprehensive life span approach
Incorporates new and revised diagnoses through the 2000 NANDA conference
Includes proposed NANDA Taxonomy 2
Incorporates NIC and NOC system domains and classes
Nurs ...show moreing Interventions and Outcomes focused on nursing diagnosis, not etiologic factors
Major and minor defining characteristics now grouped together as "Defining Characteristics" KEY FEATURES Easy access to information through an alphabetical organization within each of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns
Flow charts illustrate the dynamic nature of the nursing process and offer guidelines for computerized nursing care
Interventions include associated scientific rationales
Suggested target dates suggest when evaluation should be completed to measure the patient's progress toward the expected outcome
Related Clinical Concerns within each nursing diagnosis details the potential collaborative problems that may arise
"Have you selected the correct diagnosis?" serves as an innovative double-checking pedagogical tool
One of the few books that demonstrates how the final phase of the nursing process -- evaluation -- fits in with the appropriate use of nursing diagnoses
Conceptual and developmental information enables students to adapt care plans to each individual
The expected outcomes, target dates, and evaluation flow charts emphasize critical thinking
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