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From The CriticsReviewer: Phyllis J. Mason, MSN (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This excellent clinical text contains comprehensive information relating to disease process, pathophysiology, perioperative nursing, laboratory studies, diagnostic procedures, nursing diagnosis, and plan of care for each body system.
Purpose: It is a comprehensive study guide for the student nurse as well as an excellent resource for a nursing unit.
Audience: It is written in easy-to-understand language, making it suitable for the student nurse as well as the experienced nurse.
Features: The sections on patient education and home planning are essential parts of practice and provide the new nurse, student nurse, and practicing nurse with a quick guide and reference. The shaded areas are a positive feature, providing easy identification of information. The index is well organized and comprehensive for easy retrieval of information.
Assessment: The content is accurate and comprehensive. Information related to culture is limited to references about ethnic factors in reference to disease process. The text is written by expert nurses and should be included as a text or resource for nursing students at all levels and for practicing nurses.