Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care / Edition 8

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Overview

The 10th edition of the Nursing Diagnosis Handbook makes formulating nursing diagnoses and creating individualized care plans a breeze. Updated with the most recent NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, this convenient reference shows you how to build customized care plans in three easy steps: assess, diagnose, plan. Authors Elizabeth Ackley and Gail Ladwig use Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) to guide you in creating care plans that include desired outcomes, interventions, patient teaching, and evidence-based rationales.



• Unique!
Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website offers hands-on practice creating customized plans of care.
Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.
Suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan.
Recent and classic research examples promote evidence-based interventions and rationales.

• NEW! 4 Color text
NEW! Includes updated 2012-2014 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses
NEW! Provides the latest NIC/NOC, interventions, and rationales for every care plan.
NEW! QSEN Safety interventions and rationales
NEW! 100 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on the companion Evolve website.
NEW! Root Causing Thinking and Motivational Interviewing appendixes on the companion Evolve website.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carole A. Kenner, PhD, RN, FAAN (Council of International Neonatal Nurses)
Description: This book, one in the growing number of nursing diagnosis texts, is evidence-based. This eighth edition updates the 2006 edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a guide for practicing nurses and students that plan care using nursing diagnoses. These worthy objectives are met.
Audience: The audience is practicing nurses and student nurses.
Features: The book's three sections cover nursing diagnosis and the nursing process; nursing diagnoses; and plans of care and include revisions from NANDA, culturally appropriate interventions, and pediatric interventions. This book bases interventions on levels of evidence. Boxed features and symbols indicate geriatric or cultural considerations. There is an accompanying EVOLVE course with exercises that give students the opportunity to practice creating care plans. Electronic resources are available for faculty to enhance teaching-learning.
Assessment: The difference between this and most other books on nursing diagnoses, such as Carpenito-Moyet, Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice, 11th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006), and Ralph and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual, 6th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005), is that it is focused not on clinical application but rather on evidence to support interventions and outcomes. This edition brings the content up-to-date and certainly enhances its coverage of cultural differences and includes the pediatric age group. Most of the references are older than five years, but for the most part do represent good additional materials.
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Reviewer: Carole Ann Kenner, PhD, MSN, BSN(Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences)
Description: This book, one in the growing number of nursing diagnosis texts, is evidence-based. This eighth edition updates the 2006 edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a guide for practicing nurses and students that plan care using nursing diagnoses. These worthy objectives are met.
Audience: The audience is practicing nurses and student nurses.
Features: The book's three sections cover nursing diagnosis and the nursing process; nursing diagnoses; and plans of care and include revisions from NANDA, culturally appropriate interventions, and pediatric interventions. This book bases interventions on levels of evidence. Boxed features and symbols indicate geriatric or cultural considerations. There is an accompanying EVOLVE course with exercises that give students the opportunity to practice creating care plans. Electronic resources are available for faculty to enhance teaching-learning.
Assessment: The difference between this and most other books on nursing diagnoses, such as Carpenito-Moyet, Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice, 11th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006), and Ralph and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual, 6th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005), is that it is focused not on clinical application but rather on evidence to support interventions and outcomes. This edition brings the content up-to-date and certainly enhances its coverage of cultural differences and includes the pediatric age group. Most of the references are older than five years, but for the most part do represent good additional materials.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323048262
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Series: Nursing Diagnosis Handbook Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 8.63 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Nursing Diagnosis, the Nursing Process and Evidence Based Nursing



• An explanation of how to make a nursing diagnosis and plan care using the nursing process and evidence based nursing.

Section II: Guide to Nursing Diagnoses



• Includes suggested nursing diagnoses and page references for over 1300 client symptoms, medical and psychiatric diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, and clinical states.

Section III: Guide to Planning Care

• Definitions, defining characteristics, risk factors, related factors, suggested NOC outcomes, client outcomes, suggested NIC interventions, interventions with rationales for each alphabetized nursing diagnosis where appropriate: client/family teaching and discharge planning, geriatric, home care, multicultural, pediatric and safety.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    This book is fantastic.  For the nursing program, it is on the r

    This book is fantastic.  For the nursing program, it is on the required textbook list, and understandably so.  This book is full of information on NANDA labels, and essential in creating thorough nursing care plans.  It is a great reference book for anyone in a nursing program.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Weird all reviews posted for the 10E that are dated prior the Pu

    Weird all reviews posted for the 10E that are dated prior the Publication date: 1/20/2013.  How reliable are these Barnes and Noble reviews?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Excellent resource for nursing students!

    This book is very helpful for care planning maps and general nursing diagnoses.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Highly recommend

    This book was purchased for my daughter. She says it has been the best book ever and would not have been able to get through clinicals without it! Very descriptive and easy to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2010

    This is an excellent book!!

    This is a great book. I like this book alot. It was a big help in preparing all my concept maps. It is a very easy book to use. It gives evidence-based interventions and rationales for each nursing diagnosis. Everything I needed was in this one book. It cut down the amount of time it normally takes me to do a concept map. I don't think I would have been able to do my concept map without this book. It was such a relief when I first used this book. It should be a requirement for all nursing students. I definitely give it an A+.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2009

    Great Reference

    Really helped with nurse care plans

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2005

    GREAT BOOK

    i absolutely love this book. i have another care plan book thats horrible compared with this one. its easy to understand and with each diagnoses comes alot of interventions. This book definitely helped me out with my careplans

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2005

    Easy to use and understand

    Out of all the care plan books I have looked at, I find this is the easiest to use. Several of my fellow students agree. Also, the definitions in this text seem more relevant and descriptive than other texts. This text has made care plans much easier!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2003

    AMAZING`

    This book is the best I've bought in Nursing school! I have got such great use from it, it is EXTREEMLY informative! A worthwile investment. I would definitly reccomend it to all Nursing students...you will master the art of Nursing Dx!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    Awesome book!

    This is a great book. I just started back into nursing school after 26 years of nursing and haven't written nursing diagnosis and care plans in that long. I had no idea what a NANDA diagnosis was. This book has been a great help to get me through the class. It has everything I need to understand NANDA including NIC and NOC. I would recommend this to anyone doing care plans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2009

    Good for general information on care plans

    Good to use for general information and care plans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2005

    Great and Easy to Use!

    Spent hours reviewing the possibilities and I have not been disappointed!

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