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Dillon Delivers!Patricia M. Dillon's new 2nd edition of Nursing Health Assessment: A Critical Thinking, Case Studies Approach delivers what you've been asking for - an alternative to books that present health assessment as a collection of techniques with no integrated focus. Dillon delivers an innovative approach that engages students in the assessment process through three important retention-developing features:Body Systems Integration - outlined clearly in illustrations. Teaches your students to see the relationships among the various body systems.Case Studies - woven through the chapters. Gives meaning to the assessment and essentially states, "You are assessing this patient!" to your students. Critical Thinking - introduced up front and integratedthroughout all the chapters. Asks your students to think as they learn the assessment process and to apply what they've learned.Dillon delivers in her updated 2nd edition with the key features (see below) that you wanted - features designed to make your students think, learn and do! Learn, Do, and Think! Experience the Dillon Difference engage your students in the assessment process! Throughout the text, you will find a unique body system integration, case studies strategically placed three times in each chapter, and critical thinking questions.

Author Biography

Patricia M. Dillon is Assistant Professor, Temple University, College of Allied Health Professions, Department of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Health assessment and the nursep. 3
The health historyp. 27
Approach to the physical assessmentp. 53
Assessing painp. 87
Approach to the mental health assessmentp. 111
Teaching the patientp. 145
Assessing wellnessp. 153
Assessing nutritionp. 163
Spiritual assessmentp. 187
Assessing the integumentary systemp. 205
Assessing the head, face, and neckp. 267
Assessing the eye and earp. 321
Assessing the respiratory systemp. 393
Assessing the cardiovascular systemp. 437
Assessing the peripheral-vascular and lymphatic systemsp. 491
Assessing the breastsp. 527
Assessing the abdomenp. 555
Assessing the female genitourinary systemp. 611
Assessing the male genitourinary systemp. 649
Assessing the motor-musculoskeletal systemp. 685
Assessing the sensory-neurologic systemp. 737
Putting it all togetherp. 795
Assessing the mother-to-bep. 813
Assessing the newborn and infantp. 849
Assessing the toddler and preschoolerp. 887
Assessing the school-age child and adolescentp. 901
Assessing the older adultp. 927
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