Application of Nursing Process and Nursing Diagnosis: An Interactive Text for Diagnostic Reasoning / Edition 4

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This text teaches new students to think like nurses and develop diagnostic reasoning and problem-solving skills. Each step of the nursing process is explained and reinforced with interactive activities. System requirements: Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, and ME operating systems. KEY FEATURES Expanded critical thinking process to an introduction to concept mapping Emphasizes the skills of critical thinking and effective problem solving Patient vignettes illustrate the role of the nurse as an independent and collaborative problem solver Practice activities and vignettes teach the importance of individualizing care and give students the opportunity to practice planning, documenting, and delivering care to a variety of patients across the life span Incorporates the new and revised NANDA diagnoses with all terminology updated through the latest conference (NANDA diagnoses have been posted in the "Explore This Product" box to the left. To access the diagnoses, click on "Sample Chapter".) Comprehensive tear-out worksheets allow students to practice what they have learned Includes care in a variety of settings, such as home, community, and outpatient Incorporates the latest JCAHO and ANA standards Presents the new NANDA Taxonomy II with seven axes Contains up-to-the minute updates on the latest NANDA conference Standardized nursing language of NIC, NOC, and Omaha Classification added Appendices include answers for worksheets; latest NANDA diagnoses with definitions, etiologies, signs and symptoms; adult med/surg, psych, and OB assessment tools; NANDA diagnoses organized according to Maslow's hierarchy of needs; and common medical, charting, and prescription abbreviations

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Reviewer: Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (The College of New Jersey)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a book that takes the student step-by-step through the nursing process. Its style reinforces critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning, not memorization. The previous edition was published in 2000.
Purpose: The purpose is to teach the nursing process and its application to a clinical setting. It applies the ANA and JCAHO standards and relates them to the nursing process. The objectives are worthy and met.
Audience: It is designed for nursing students, both LPN or RN. Authors are known experts in the nursing process.
Features: The book leads the student through the steps of the nursing process starting with an overview of the problem-solving framework. The areas that are unique to this book are the inclusion of concept or mind mapping to determine a plan of care which includes an illustration that helps the student to understand how to make use of data collected from patient assessment; side bar notes to reinforce content such as the definition of nursing; boxes that highlight an ANA standard and its application; patient vignettes that highlight the nurse's role in the healthcare team; tear-out worksheets at the end of the chapters that students can use to practice the nursing process; and appendixes that include NANDA, NIC, NOC, common terminology and charting terms, learning activities, critical pathways, and scales to measure outcomes. Shortcomings of the book are few. Most of the references are from 1998 or earlier. There have been some updates, more in certain areas than others. They do reflect pertinent secondary sources of information, mostly textbooks. However, we are trying to promote evidence-based practice, and it would be helpful to see more application articles and primary sources. In addition the move to electronic medical records is having a significant impact on nursing documentation, application of nursing process, yet there is no real mention of this change in practice.
Assessment: The authors, as usual, present material in easy to digest chunks. They give the student helpful hints along the way to support each step of the process. Few books that discuss the nursing process clearly make the tie to ANA and JCAHO standards. The update of the NANDA II taxonomy and encouragement of content mapping are two areas that are consistent with movements in education these days. The problem that educators have in using any of the current nursing process books is how to make the transition from the long learning forms to what is used in everyday practice. No book totally bridges that gap or helps the faculty to guide the student in this direction. This book does the best job of attempting to present educational content that is truly applicable in the clinical setting that I have found.
Helps students learn to think critically by developing diagnostic reasoning and problem-solving skills. Each step of the nursing process is explained, then reinforced through practice activities, worksheets, vignettes, and case studies that teach the importance of individualizing care through practice planning, documenting, and delivering care to patients of all ages. Doenges is on the faculty at Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Science, Colorado University- Colorado Springs. Includes perforated pages, and many reference appendices of standards, codes, and assessment tools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803610668
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Practice Activities and Work Pages
Ch. 1 The Nursing Process: Delivering Quality Care 1
Ch. 2 The Assessment Step: Developing the Client Database 13
Ch. 3 The Diagnosis or Need Identification Step: Analyzing the Data 37
Ch. 4 The Planning Step: Creating the Plan of Care 77
Ch. 5 The Implementation Step: Putting the Plan of Care into Action 105
Ch. 6 The Evaluation Step: Determining Whether Desired Outcomes Have Been Met 119
Ch. 7 Documenting the Nursing Process 133
Ch. 8 Interactive Care Planning: From Assessment to Client Response 157
App. A North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) Nursing Diagnoses with Definitions, Related/Risk Factors, and Defining Characteristics 183
App. B NANDA Taxonomy II: Definitions of Axes 243
App. C Assessment Tools 245
App. D NANDA Nursing Diagnoses Organized According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and Nursing Framework: A Health Outcome Classification for Nursing Diagnosis 255
App. E Code for Nurses 261
App. F Lunney's Ordinal Scale for Degrees of Accuracy of a Nursing Diagnosis 263
App. G Self-Monitoring of Accuracy Using the Integrated Model: A Guide 265
App. H Clinical (Critical) Pathways: A Sample 267
App. I Common Medical Abbreviations 273
App. J: Glossary 277
App. K Nursing Outcomes Classification 281
App. L Keys to Practice Activities 283
App. M Keys to Chapter Work Pages 297
Index 311
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