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Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Fourth Edition

April 2023 | 200 pages | Learning Matters
The fourth edition of this bestselling textbook builds your skills for accurate, person-centred assessment and care planning. Working step-by-step through the process, it equips you with practical assessment tools and models for care planning. Its holistic approach helps you to think in the round about an individual’s physical health, mental health and other needs, as well as the broader social and environmental factors that influence their lives and care. Fully updated in line with contemporary evidence-based practice, this book will support you through your assignments, placements and into your nursing career. 

Key features:
Each chapter is mapped to the 2018 NMC Standards
Introduces commonly used assessment tools alongside broader considerations, including preventative healthcare assessment and acting in a patient's best interests. 
Scenarios and case studies illustrate theory, principles and complex assessment
Develops the critical thinking and decision-making skills which are essential for effective practice

Chapter 1: Person centred patient assessment and practice
Chapter 2: Understanding our role in patient assessment
Chapter 3: Making sense of patient information
Chapter 4: Assessment tools
Chapter 5: Nursing diagnosis
Chapter 6: Principles of care planning
Chapter 7: Nursing models and care planning
Chapter 8: Ethical aspects of patient assessment
Chapter 9: Patient assessment and decision making

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