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Clinical Judgment and Communication in Nurse Practitioner Practice

Clinical Judgment and Communication in Nurse Practitioner Practice - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803607972

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ISBN13: 978-0803607972
ISBN10: 0803607970
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Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 2004
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Clinical Judgment and Communication in Nurse Practitioner Practice - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803607972

Susan K. Chase and Christine E. Lynn

ISBN13: 978-0803607972
ISBN10: 0803607970
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This text helps nurse practitioner students bridge the clinical judgment gap between acute and community care to care in a primary care setting. With this text, nurse practitioner students will master the change in judgment processes required in their new role as primary care providers. It will also help them understand how to use their well-developed communication skills to establish a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship to help the patient share pertinent, personal information.

Key Features

  • Teaches the nurse practitioner student how to develop good clinical judgment skills
  • Highlights the techniques used to gain patient confidence and obtain a complete patient history
  • Provides links that allow the student nurse to use medical facts from disease and to make accurate clinical judgments
  • Includes numerous case examples of interviewing techniques, sample communications, diagrams of processes, algorithms to guide decision making, sample documentation excerpts, and chapter summaries
  • "Words of Wisdom" from experienced practitioners help the reader focus the interview encounter quickly and effectively
  • Offers "rule-of-thumb" guides to common clinical practice decisions
  • Emphasizes a holistic view of the patient

Table of Contents

Unit 1: The Primary Care Process

1. Nurse Practitioners and Relationship-Centered Care
2. The Process of Clinical Judgment
3. Assessment and Diagnosis
4. Planning and Interventions
5. Documentation

Unit 2: Factors That Influence Clinical Judgment

6. Clinical Judgment for Special Populations
7. Special Settings
8. Clinical Judgment and Acute Care Nurse Practitioners
9. Issues in Primary Care
10. Philosophical Considerations in Nurse Practitioner Practice
11. Ethics in the Clinical Encounter

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