Here is the step-by-step resource nurses 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 nurse find for each diagnosis...defining characteristics presented subjectively and objectively, sample clinical applications to ensure they 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' Nursing Diagnosis and Care Planning Resource Center online features a searchable database with 800 diagnoses plus a wealth of clinical tools and valuable information. This title offers consistent presentation of diagnoses, including definition, related/risk factors, defining characteristics (subjective and objective), sample clinical application, desired outcome/evaluation criteria, action/interventions by priority with rationales documentation focus, and NIC and NOC linkages with each diagnosis.
It features unique presentation of action/invention by priority with icons for cultural collaborative diagnostic studies, medications, community/home health, and pediatric/geriatric/lifespan. Assessment tools are there to help you select the appropriate diagnosis. Detailed documentation Section emphasizes the importance of what and why you document. It contains superb introductory chapters, including The Nursing Process, Concept Mapping, and more. There is a final chapter with almost 800 diseases and disorders which reflect all specialty areas and present associated nursing diagnoses written as client problem/need statements.
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; Appendix; Definitions of Taxonomy II Axes.