Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice
14 Rev ed
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Lynda Juall Carpenito
1 Jan 2012
Now in its 14th edition, this respected resource offers definitive guidance on key elements of nursing diagnosis, its role in the nursing process, and its application to clinical practice. Section 1 thoroughly explains the role of nursing diagnosis in the nursing process and in care planning. Section 2 offers a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to current nursing diagnoses, including the most recent diagnoses approved by NANDA International. Section 3 focuses on collaborative problems. Nursing Interventions Classifications (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classifications (NOC) are listed for every NANDA-I diagnosis. Key features such as Author's Notes and Errors in Diagnostic Statements help the nurse to understand the concept behind the diagnosis, differentiate one diagnosis from another, and avoid diagnostic errors.