"Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, Third Edition, is a convenient, portable resource that features much of the content from the best-selling Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, Ninth Edition, in a concise, take-anywhere format to help practicing nurses and nursing students determine a nursing diagnosis and write a care plan with ease and confidence. Perfect to use in clinicals, in class, and at a client's bedside, Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis is logically organized for quick access to essential care planning information and guidelines." "Section I - Guide to Nursing Diagnoses provides an alphabetized list of over 1200 medical and psychiatric diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, and clinical states with suggested 2009-2011 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses." Section II - Guide to Planning Care includes care plans for all 2009-2011 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, including evidence-based, independent, collaborative, geriatric, pediatric, home care, and multicultural interventions, as well as client/family teaching.
Reviewer:Carole Ann Kenner, DNS, MSN, BSN(Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences)
Description:This is a quick reference to nursing diagnoses and care plan guides. The first edition was published in 2006.
Purpose:It is intended as a portable resource for nursing diagnoses and planning care.
Audience:This guide is perfect for practicing nurses and students. The authors are credible authorities in planning care.
Features:The book starts with a comprehensive list of nursing diagnoses and then moves into a guide for planning care. It uses color-coded, alphabetized, right handed indexes, making the sections easy to locate. The second section follows the format of the nursing diagnosis, definition, defining characteristics, related factors, client outcomes, nursing interventions, special considerations for pediatric or geriatric clients, then implications for home care, and finally client/family teaching. Two symbols are used to indicate whether the intervention is independent or collaborative, helping guide nurses with care planning.
Assessment:There are many nursing diagnosis books on the market. For example, Carpenito-Moyet's Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice, 12th edition (Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 2008), focuses on application to clinical practice and is comprehensive, but too big to easily carry to clinical. This guide is a companion to the authors' larger Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 8th edition (Elsevier, 2008). This second edition presents the most current NANDA approved diagnoses. The book is high quality and very user-friendly.