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Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

160 pages | Learning Matters

Nurses of the future need to accurately assess of people of all ages, with varying mental and physical problems, across different settings and within changing health needs. This book introduces nursing students and novice practitioners to different stages of the assessment process. It covers a range of issues including the nurse's role in assessment, how to make sense of patient information, using assessment tools, nursing diagnosis, care planning principles and nursing models, ethical dilemmas in assessment and decision-making in delivering nursing care. The book encourages the development of a person-centered, critical approach rather than an overreliance on assessment tools.

Key Features

  • Linked to the latest NMC Standards and ESCs for degree-level education
  • Case studies and scenarios link theory to practice
  • Develops higher-level problem solving skills through escalating complexity of scenarios
  • Activities help build critical thinking, independent learning and decision-making skills
Lioba Howatson-Jones
Understanding Our Role in Patient Assessment
Lioba Howatson-Jones
Making Sense of Patient Information
Lioba Howatson-Jones
Assessment Tools
Lioba Howatson-Jones
Nursing Diagnosis
Lioba Howatson-Jones
Care-Planning Principles
Lioba Howatson-Jones
Relationship of Nursing Models to Care Planning
Lioba Howatson-Jones
Ethical Aspects of Patient Assessment Dilemmas
Susan Roberts
Community Health Needs Assessment
Mooi Standing
Patient Assessment and Decision-Making

This is an excellent resource for second year students to gain a deeper understanding of care planning

Mrs Beryl Cooledge
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
March 23, 2015

Excellent text. Good source of information for the student

Mr Chris Palmer
School of Health Sciences, Nottingham University
March 9, 2015

A useful text looking at the key concepts. It is easy to read and accessible for students at all levels.

Ms Sarah Rutherford
Health , Manchester Metropolitan University
January 8, 2015

An interesting textbook which is written and structured in an accessible manner. Comprehensive and supports students learning.

Miss Jacinta Kelly
Allied Hlth & Counselling (Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University
December 10, 2014

This is a great text to help start learnig in this subject area. I would recomend it!

Miss Rachel Hart
School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University
November 27, 2014

Clear, concise and very easy to use. Students find this a very accessible resource.

Mr Tyler Warburton
Dept of Health & Social Studies, Bolton University
August 8, 2014

Relates well to practice by providing real life scenarios.

Mrs Sue Cresswell
Nursing and Health Science, Coventry Univ.
July 1, 2014

A useful text to introduce the fundamentals of care planning at undergraduate level but not enough depth for post-qualifying students.

Miss Tara Meredith
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University
May 13, 2014

I use this with 1st and 2nd year student nurses as part of their Skills and Practice modules. A useful resource for them at this stage and beyond.

Miss Lesley McKinlay
Nursing, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh
May 9, 2014

wonderful book, patient assessment is essential to the role of the nurse.

Ms Pat Clarke
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Liverpool John Moores University
March 23, 2014

Lioba Howatson-Jones

Dr. Lioba Howatson-Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies teaching on pre-registration, post-registration and Masters level courses at Canterbury Christ Church University. Lioba’s clinical nursing background is mainly in acute nursing and practice development. She has taught at the University since 2003 and has a particular interest in assessment and decision-making. Her research interests are in exploring nurses’ learning and academic development. Lioba has published on these and clinical topics since 1999. More About Author

Mooi Standing

Dr Mooi Standing is an independent academic nursing consultant with over 40 years’ experience that includes: (i) practising mental health and adult nursing in a range of hospital and community settings; (ii) lecturing pre-registration and post-registration nursing students from certificate to Master’s level and presenting scholarly papers at international nursing conferences; (iii) researching how nurses develop clinical decision-making skills and publishing articles, books and chapters on this topic for nursing students, registered nurses and advanced practitioners; and (iv) providing external consultancy in curriculum development... More About Author

Susan B. Roberts

After qualifying as an RN in 1986, Sue completed a Diploma in Community Healthcare and worked as a District Nurse until 1997. She then took a post at Canterbury Christ Church University as a Nurse Fellow, before taking on her current role as a Senior Lecturer in 2000. She also has a BSc (Hons) in Community Health Care and an MA in Applied Social Science. Her professional interests include Primary Care, Public Health and Tissue Viability. More About Author

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