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"Medical-Surgical, Pediatric, Maternity, and Psychiatric Case Studies"


  • Barbara Preusser, PhD, FNPc, Family Nurse Practitioner, Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Barbara Preusser, PhD, FNPc, Family Nurse Practitioner, Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

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Improve your critical thinking skills with 148 realistic case studies from all four clinical practice areas: medical-surgical, pediatrics, maternity, and psychiatric nursing. Each case in Critical Thinking Cases in Nursing, 4th Edition covers a common problem, drawn from actual clinical experiences and written by nurses who are clinical experts. All cases have been thoroughly updated and revised to include current clinical practices, with integrated content on pharmacology, nutrition, and diagnostic/lab tests to encourage you to think critically about all aspects of care. This fourth edition also features highlighted prioritization content to help you prepare for success on the NCLEX® examination and provide quality patient care.

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Book information

  • Published: September 2008
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09406-1

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Cardiovascular Disorders - 17 Cases

Chapter 2: Pulmonary Disorders - 14 Cases

Chapter 3: Musculoskeletal Disorders -10 Cases

Chapter 4: Gastrointestinal Disorders -10 Cases

Chapter 5: Genitourinary Disorders - 9 Cases

Chapter 6: Neurologic Disorders - 15 Cases

Chapter 7: Endocrine Disorders - 7 Cases

Chapter 8: Immunologic Disorders - 6 Cases

Chapter 9: Oncologic and Hematologic Disorders - 10 Cases


Chapter 10: Pediatric Disorders - 13 Cases (All New Cases)

Chapter 11: Maternal/Obstetric Disorders - 6 Cases (4 New Cases)

Chapter 12: Women’s Health Disorders - 6 Cases

Chapter 13: Psychiatric Disorders - 8 Cases


Chapter 14: Alternative Therapies - 2 Cases

Chapter 15: Multiple System Disorders - 5 Cases

Chapter 16: Emergency Situations - 10 Cases

APPENDIX A: Pointers for Students: How to Look Like You Know What You’re Doing

APPENDIX B: Case Study Worksheet: Preparation and Self-Correction

APPENDIX C: Abbreviations