Jarvis's Health Assessment and Physical Examination

Jarvis's Health Assessment and Physical Examination

Australian and New Zealand

3rd Edition - August 1, 2020

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  • Authors: Helen Forbes, Elizabeth Watt

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The third edition of Jarvis’s Health Assessment and Physical Examination is an ideal text for undergraduate nursing students new to health assessment and registered nurses wishing to further develop and refine their skills. Advanced health assessment skills are described and will be useful for Nurse Practitioner candidates. The textbook is colour-coded and easy to follow. Each chapter sets out the eight key elements of health assessment: structure and function, developmental considerations, social and cultural considerations, subjective data, objective data, promoting a healthy lifestyle, documentation and critical thinking and abnormal findings. Advanced concepts allow students to progress once they understand the basics. Edited by Helen Forbes and Elizabeth Watt, this comprehensive text has been adapted and updated by leading academics and expert clinicians across Australia and New Zealand.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Text features
  • About the Australian adapting editors
  • About the US author
  • Australian and New Zealand contributors
  • Contributors to US edition
  • Australian and New Zealand reviewers
  • Preface
  • Contents
  •     List of Tables
  •     List of Illustrations
  • UNIT 1. Approaches and contexts of health assessment in nursing
  • 1.  The context and frameworks of health assessment
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  • 2.  Critical thinking in health assessment
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  • 3.  Developmental tasks across the life span
  •     Bibliography
  • 4.  Cultural safety
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  • 5.  Screening for family violence and abuse
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  •     Australia
  •     New Zealand
  • 6.  Screening for substance abuse
  •     Bibliography
  • UNIT 2. Health assessment tools and techniques
  • 7.  The health assessment interview
  •     Bibliography
  • 8.  The health history
  •     Bibliography
  • 9.  Physical assessment techniques
  •     Bibliography
  •     Website
  • 10.  General survey and vital signs
  •     Objective data
  •     Bibliography
  • UNIT 3. Assessing mental health, neurological and sensory function
  • 11.  Mental health assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  • 12.  Neurological assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  • 13.  Pain assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Bibliography
  • 14.  Eye assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  • 15.  Ear assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  • UNIT 4. Assessing cardiovascular function
  • 16.  Peripheral vascular assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  • 17.  Cardiac assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  • UNIT 5. Assessing respiratory function
  • 18.  Upper airways assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Bibliography
  • 19.  Lower airways assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  •     Web resources
  • UNIT 6. Assessing musculoskeletal function
  • 20.  Musculoskeletal assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  • UNIT 7. Assessing nutrition and metabolic function
  • 21.  Nutritional and metabolic assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  • 22.  Skin, hair and nails assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  • UNIT 8. Urinary and bowel function
  • 23.  Abdominal assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  • 24.  Assessment of urinary function
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  • 25.  Assessment of bowel function
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Bibliography
  • UNIT 9. Assessing sexuality and reproductive function
  • 26.  Female sexual and reproductive assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  • 27.  Male sexual and reproductive assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further objective assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  •     Websites
  • 28.  Breasts assessment
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Further assessment for advanced practice
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  • 29.  Assessing the pregnant woman
  •     Structure and function
  •     Subjective data
  •     Objective data
  •     Documentation and critical thinking
  •     Abnormal findings for advanced practice
  •     Bibliography
  • 30.  Using health assessment in clinical practice: Putting it all together
  •     Bibliography
  • Illustration credits
  • Index
  • Weblinks

Product details

  • No. of pages: 880
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: August 1, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier

About the Authors

Helen Forbes

Affiliations and Expertise

Nurse Consultant (Education), Formerly Associate Professor and Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning), School of Nursing & Midwifery, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria

Elizabeth Watt

Affiliations and Expertise

Nurse Consultant (Education), Formerly Course Coordinator Master of Nursing (Urological & Continence) Course, School of Nursing & Midwifery, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus, Melbourne, Victoria

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