Bonus: New FREE CD-ROM features interactive case studies, health promotion schedules & guidelines and special checklists and tools for domestic violence, pain and mental health assessment. Now in its Second Edition, this ideal text for nursing students features physical examination, history taking and health status assessment. Newly formulated into vertically set three portrait columns, its distinguishing emphasis on analysis of collected data and coverage of practical applications is clearly presented and user-friendly. Additional chapters include geriatrics and information on why and how to incorporate cultural, familial and community data into a patient assessment. Newly designed Risk Factor Displays list possible and actual risk factors, risk reduction tips and cultural considerations. A free CD-ROM of head-to-toe assessment is in the back of the book. A separate lab manual and a companion website on connection are also available.