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Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing
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Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Third Edition


February 2020 | 208 pages | Learning Matters

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
 
Introduction
 
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: Community health needs assessment
 
Chapter 10: Patient assessment and decision making

really like the links to NMC as well as the case study/activities. allows for a really reflective approach to the topic.

Ms jo boote
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University
September 22, 2021

Peter Ellis

Peter Ellis is an independent nursing and health and social care writer and consultant. Peter was most recently a Registered Manager and Nursing Director in the Hospice and social care settings settings. Prior to this, he was a senior lecturer and programme director at Canterbury Christ Church University where he taught leadership and management, among other topics, to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Peter is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University and has a special interest, including ongoing research, in palliative and end-of-life care. 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