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Family Health Care Nursing

Family Health Care Nursing - 2nd edition

Family Health Care Nursing - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780803605985

ISBN10: 0803605986

Family Health Care Nursing by Shirley Mary Harmon Hanson - ISBN 9780803605985
Edition: 2ND 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
International: No
Family Health Care Nursing by Shirley Mary Harmon Hanson - ISBN 9780803605985

ISBN13: 9780803605985

ISBN10: 0803605986

Edition: 2ND 01

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Section objectives added

New features include focus on health promotion and wellness; community resources; payment mechanisms; specialized communication techniques based on age, ethnicity, and culture; assessment of the use of alternative and complementary therapies; antepartum and intrapartum assessment; critical thinking exercises; and documentation

Lifespan approach, organized by body systems, including perinatal, pediatric, and geriatric adaptations for health history, physical examination, and patient/family education, as well as assessment of the pregnant patient

Includes normal findings and deviations from normal, with findings needing referral for follow-up highlighted in second color

Patient teaching and home health care notes are provided for each body system/area

Clinical alert sections detail, in second color, special instructions for assessments or concerns related to findings

Expanded communication, interviewing, and teaching techniques based on age, ethnicity, and literacy level integrated in each system

Expanded information on psychological, functional, and mental status assessment

Expanded cultural and ethnic components, especially African-American, Hispanic, and Asian, added to health history and physical assessment of each system

Author Bio

Hanson, Shirley Mary Harmon : Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Nursing, Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Client Interview and Health History

1. Overview of the Nursing Process
2. Communication Skills
3. Health History Guidelines
4. Psychosocial History
5. Mental Status Assessment
6. Functional Assessment
7. Review of Systems (Symptoms)
8. Pediatric Additions to the Health History
9. Geriatric Additions to the Health History
10. Cultural and Ethnic Assessment
11. Family Assessment
12. Family Caregiver Assessment
13. Environmental Assessment

Part 2: The Physical Examination

14. Physical Examination Guidelines
15. Pediatric Adaptations
16. Geriatric Adaptations
17. Cultural and Ethnic Variations
18. Suggested Sequence of the Health Examination
19. General Guidelines for Documentation of Findings

Part 3: Body Organ and System Assessment

20. General Overview (with Examples)
21. Vital Signs
22. Integument
23. Head
24. Neck
25. Eyes
26. Ears
27. Nose and Sinuses
28. Mouth and Throat
29. Lungs and Thorax
30. Breasts and Axillae
31. Cardiovascular System
32. Abdomen
33. Musculoskeletal System
34. Neurologic System
35. Male Genitourinary System and Rectum
36. Female Genitourinary System and Rectum
37. Pregnancy


A: NANDA Approved Nursing Diagnoses
B: Age Categories and Labels and Words Used for Older People
C: Sample Health History Form
D: Sample Mental Status Flow Sheet
E: Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire
F: KATZ Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living
G: Apgar Scoring System
H: Immunization Schedule: Pediatric and Adult
I: Pediatric Developmental Milestones
J: Sample of Community Resources Available for Older People
K: Sample Cultural Assessment Guide
L: Common Disorders of Aging Minorities
M: Sample Adult Physical Assessment Form with Guide
N: Seven Warning Signs of Cancer
O: Suggested Schedule of Health Screening for People Age 65 and Older with No Symptoms
P: The ABCDs of Melanoma
Q: Food Guide Pyramid
R: Height, Weight, and Body Mass Index
S: Physical Signs of Malnutrition and Deficiency State
T: Ten Tips for Healthy Aging
U: Recommended Vitamins and Selected Minerals for People Age 65 and Older
V: Glasgow Coma Scale
W: Dermatomes
X: Client Positions
Y: Conversion Rules
Z: Weights and Measures
AA: Fahrenheit and Celsius Scales
BB: Medication Card
CC: Newborn Physical Assessment Guide