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Nursing Process and Critical Thinking, 5th edition

  • Judith M. Wilkinson

Published by Pearson (February 15th 2011) - Copyright © 2012

5th edition

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Overview

This innovative text uses concrete examples and hands-on exercises to help students clearly understand and apply the steps of the nursing process to today's rapidly changing healthcare environment. Moving beyond step-by-step instructions, NURSING PROCESS AND CRITICAL THINKING, 5/e encourages students to think about each part of the nursing process and use critical thinking to make better clinical decisions. Balancing practical and conceptual aspects of the nursing process, this edition includes an expanded interactive format, new Take Away Points, What do You Know, and Think About It features and a student resourceswebsite to help students begin to think like a nurse.

Table of contents

1.      Overview of Nursing Process

2.      Critical Thinking

3.      Assessment

4.      Diagnostic Reasoning

5.      Diagnostic Language

6.      Planning: Overview and Outcomes

7.      Planning: Interventions

8.      Implementation

9.      Evaluation

10.  Creating a Plan of Care

 

APPENDIX A: ANSWER KEYS 

APPENDIX B: ANA CODE OF ETHICS FOR NURSES WITH INTERPRETATIVE STATEMENTS 

APPENDIX C: MULTIDISCIPLINARY (COLLABORATIVE) PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH DISEASES AND OTHER PHYSIOLOGICAL DISORDERS 

APPENDIX D: MULTIDISCIPLINARY (COLLABORATIVE) PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH SURGICAL TREATMENTS

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