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Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Patient Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing

Fourth Edition

May 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

Excellent introduction to this topic. Ideas are presented in a clear and logical manner. Each chapter includes (realistic) case studies and appropriate learning activities for students to complete (with outline answers also provided -which is not always the case in textbooks).

Manages to pack a lot of information into a compact and easy to read format.

Mr Neil Blurton
Faculty of Education & Health, Greenwich University
June 14, 2024

This book aligns perfectly with most of the learning outcomes for our module. It aligns with what we are teaching our future nurses in regard to the essential knowledge and skills needed for person centred care planning. It is easy for students to understand and allows them to explore in more depth regarding not only the philosophy of care planning but the practicalities of care planning. It has helped students understand the importance of care planning, although they may not feel it is being done at times in practice understanding that we do it every time we meet a patient. It also reminds students of the evidence base behind care planning. It has a strong presence throughout the module.

Mrs Sarah Hughes
Nursing and Midwifery , Worcester University
May 22, 2024

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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