Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-11-04
  • Publisher: LWW
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Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual, Sixth Edition helps nursing students and practicing nurses prepare care plans accurately and efficiently for every NANDA-approved nursing diagnosis. The book features a life-cycle format, with sections on adult, adolescent, child, maternal-neonatal, and geriatric health. Sections on community-based health (care plans on home health, health promotion, and more) and psychiatric/mental health round out the volume. Each care plan includes clear-cut criteria for identifying the right nursing diagnosis, assessment guidelines, outcome statements, rationales with all interventions, and documentation guidelines.

Author Biography

Sheila Sparks Ralph, RN, DNSc, FAAN, is Director and Professor in the Division of Nursing & Respiratory Care at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va Cynthia M. Taylor, RN, MS, is an independent nurse consultant and full-time coordinator of the Parish Nurse Program at St. Michael's Church in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
The nursing processp. 2
Nursing diagnoses and critical pathwaysp. 20
Adult health (all diagnoses in alphabetical order)p. 24
Adolescent healthp. 370
Child healthp. 392
Maternal-neonatal healthp. 450
Geriatric healthp. 530
Psychiatric and mental healthp. 592
Community-based healthp. 634
Selected nursing diagnoses by medical diagnosisp. 672
Gordon's functional health patternsp. 731
Nursing diagnoses and Maslow's hierarchy of needsp. 735
Nursing diagnoses and Orem's universal self-care demandsp. 738
NANDA nursing diagnosesp. 741
New NANDA-approved diagnosesp. 744
Selected referencesp. 750
Indexp. 751
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