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Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Fourth Edition

March 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

easy to read, linking to the future nurse standards which links in with the proficiencies within the practice document

Mrs fiona girling
Nursing, Hull University
May 22, 2023

This is a comprehensive guide that covers essential knowledge and skills needed for effective patient assessment and care planning, It uses a person centred approach, emphasising on evidence based practice. The case studies will assist readers in applying theory to practice.

Ms Charlotte Bone
Nursing, BPP University (Waterloo Campus)
April 29, 2023

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Peter Ellis

Peter Ellis is an independent nursing and health and social care writer and consultant, and CEO of Intelligent Care Software. Peter was most recently a Registered Manager and Nursing Director in the Hospice and social care settings. Prior to this, he was a senior lecturer and programme director at Canterbury Christ Church University where he taught understanding research, among other topics, to undergraduate and postgraduate nursing 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

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