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Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

3rd Edition

Peter Ellis; Mooi Standing; Susan Roberts
eISBN-13: 9781526492128

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Nurses of the future need to accurately assess people of all ages, with varying mental and physical problems, across different settings and with changing health needs. This book introduces student nurses and novice practitioners to the assessment process enabling them to identify patient problems in order for solutions to be planned and implemented.


The book presents the different stages of the assessment process, taking a holistic and person centred approach throughout. It encourages critical thinking and urges students to consider the social, cultural, psychological and environmental factors as well as the physical symptoms that may be present when making assessments.



Key features:

All chapters updated and mapped to the 2018 NMC Standards
Detailed case studies and scenarios demonstrating practical application of key theory
Introduces clinical decision-making within assessment
Activities help build critical thinking, independent learning and other transferable graduate skills

ISBNs 9781526492081, 9781526492081, 9781526492128, 1526492121
Language English
Number of Pages 208
Edition 3rd