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From The CriticsReviewer: Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: The chapters in this excellent reference for healthcare practitioners are organized by systems that provide detailed information about a variety of diseases. This book, an update of the 2008 edition, is comprehensive and current.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a clear and concise overview of hundreds of diseases and conditions for healthcare providers. The goal of this resource is to provide busy healthcare practitioners with a brief and up-to-date comprehensive summary of a wide variety of illnesses. The authors do an excellent job of achieving their objectives.
Audience: This book is intended to assist a wide variety of clinicians in multiple settings. Novice and experienced practitioners will find this book to be a worthwhile addition to their resource library.
Features: Each chapter is presented in a clear structured format. Comprehensive and concise information is provided on each topic, including special considerations. Many tables and illustrations enhance the written text. Additionally, an alphabetically organized listing of life-threatening disorders is provided on the inside of the front and back covers.
Assessment: This is a wonderful, quick, encyclopedia type of reference that is extremely user friendly. This current and accurate book remains invaluable since it is frequently updated.