Nursing diagnosis handbook : An evidence-based guide to planning careAuthor: Betty J. Ackley Category: General Books Publisher: Elsevier ISBN: 978-0-323-32224-9 Pages: 1061 Country: USA Language: English Tags:Betty J. Ackley | Nursing diagnosis handbook : An evidence-based guide to planning care |
Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care is a convenient reference to help the practicing nurse or nursing student make a nursing diagnosis and write
a care plan with ease and confidence. This handbook helps nurses correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings; established
medical, surgical, or psychiatric diagnoses; and the current treatment plan. Making a nursing diagnosis and planning care are complex processes that involve diagnostic reasoning and critical thinking skills. Nursing students and practicing nurses cannot possibly memorize the extensive list of defining characteristics, related factors, and risk factors for the 235 diagnoses approved
by NANDA-International. There are two additional diagnoses that the authors think are significant: Hearing Loss and Vision Loss. These diagnoses are contained in Appendix E.
This book correlates suggested nursing diagnoses with what nurses know about clients and offers a care plan for each nursing diagnosis. Section I, Nursing Process, Clinical Reasoning, Nursing
Diagnosis, and Evidence-Based Nursing, is divided into two parts. Part A includes an overview of the nursing process.
This section provides information on how to make a nursing diagnosis and directions on how to plan nursing care. It also includes information on using clinical reasoning skills and
eliciting the “client’s story.” Part B includes advanced nursing concepts: Concept mapping, QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses), Evidence-based nursing care, Quality
nursing care, Patient-centered care, Safety, Informatics in nursing, Team/collaborative work with multidisciplinary team, and Root cause thinking.