Nursing Diagnosis Manual: Planning, Individualizing, and Documenting Client Care / Edition 3

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Here is the step-by-step resource you will turn to—again and again—to select the appropriate diagnosis and develop accurate care plans. It also includes an alphabetical listing of all NANDA approved nursing diagnoses. Only in Doenges’ Manual will you find for each diagnosis…defining characteristics presented subjectively and objectively, sample clinical applications to ensure you have selected the appropriate diagnoses, prioritized action/interventions with rationales, a documentation section, and much more! Plus the Health Conditions section includes over 800 diseases/disorders with associated diagnoses presented by priority! And, Davis’s Nursing Diagnosis and Care Planning Resource Center online features a searchable database with 800 diagnoses plus a wealth of clinical tools and valuable information.

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Reviewer:Carole A. Kenner, RNC, DNS, FAAN (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description:This nursing diagnosis book focuses on the implementation and intervention strategies needed to plan and document outcomes of care. The interventions are categorized by the use of icons representing cultural considerations, collaborative efforts, community/home care, diagnostic studies, pediatric/geriatric/lifespan considerations, or medications.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide practicing or student nurse with a vehicle to identify interventions that are linked with specific NANDA nursing diagnostic statements. The book also stresses the importance of evaluation of the plan and the documentation of outcomes. These worthy objectives are met.
Audience:The intended audience is practicing and student nurses. The authors are leading authorities in the area of nursing process.
Features:The book moves from presenting the basics of the nursing process and evidence-based practice to the linkages between NANDA, NIC, and NOC. One chapter presents mind mapping as a way to achieve individualized care and to view the client holistically. The wonderful illustrations guide the reader through the process of each client problem, diagnostic statement, signs and symptoms, on to nursing actions, and expected outcomes-a very powerful learning tool. The heart of the book is focused on the NANDA diagnostic statements and then breaks them down according to related factors, defining characteristics, desired outcomes, actions-that are prioritized-each of which is key coded according to collaborative or cultural or other interventions-thusreinforcing the learning. Following the prioritization the reader finds the documentation focus-reviewing assessment, planning, implementation, and discharge. This step-wise pattern of covering each diagnosis leads the reader through the process while reinforcing essential elements of the process.
Assessment:There are many nursing process books on the market as well as ones that focus on interventions. This is the only one that brings together the planning and clear documentation of outcomes. It is easy to follow and understand. It is a welcome addition to a student's library.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803622210
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1131
  • Sales rank: 481,132
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.25 (d)

Table of Contents

The Nursing Process: The Foundation of Quality Client Care

The Language of Nursing: NANDA, NIC, NOC, and Other Nursing Languages

The Assessment Process: Developing the Client Database

Concept Mapping to Create and Document the Plan of Care

Nursing Diagnoses in Alphabetical Order

Health Conditions and Client Concerns with Associated Nursing Diagnoses


Definitions of Taxonomy II Axes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Pretty good book to get your bearing on Nursing Diagnoses

    I'm using this book in my master's program. I don't have any illusions about using this book when I'm a nurse of 10 years but it has been very helpful in the learning process of writing and understanding nursing diagnoses. I would recommend to anyone early in their nursing education to check it out.

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