Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729579735

Jarvis's Physical Examination and Health Assessment

1st Edition

Authors: Helen Forbes Elizabeth Watt
eBook ISBN: 9780729579735
Imprint: Saunders Australia
Published Date: 21st November 2011

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Approaches and contexts of health assessment in nursing
Chapter 1 The Context of Health Assessment
Chapter 2 Critical Thinking in Health Assessment
Chapter 3 Developmental Tasks and Health Promotion across the life cycle
Chapter 4 Cultural competence: Cultural Care
Chapter 5 Screening for family violence and abuse

Unit 2 Health assessment tools and techniques
Chapter 6 The health assessment interview
Chapter 7 The health history
Chapter 8 Physical assessment techniques
Chapter 9 General survey, measurement and vital signs
Chapter 10 Pain assessment: the fifth vital sign

Unit 3 Assessing cardiovascular function
Chapter 11 Peripheral vascular system and lymphatic system
Chapter 12 Heart and neck vessels

Unit 4 Assessing respiratory function
Chapter 13 Nose, mouth and throat
Chapter 14 Thorax and lungs

Unit 5 Assessing musculoskeletal function
Chapter 15 Musculoskeletal system

Unit 6 Assessing nutrition and metabolism
Chapter 16 Nutritional assessment
Chapter 17 Skin, hair and nails

Unit 7 Assessing kidney, bladder and bowel function
Chapter 18 Urinary tract function
Chapter 19 Abdomen
Chapter 20 Bowel function

Unit 8 Assessing mental status, neurological and sensory function
Chapter 21 Mental status examination
Chapter 22 Neurological system
Chapter 23 Eyes
Chapter 24 Ears

Unit 9 Assessing sexuality and reproductive function
Chapter 25 Female sexual and reproductive function
Chapter 26 Male sexual and reproductive function
Chapter 27 Breasts and regional lymphatics
Chapter 28 The pregnant


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About the Author

Helen Forbes

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning) School of Nursing & Midwifery, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria

Elizabeth Watt

Affiliations and Expertise

Year 3 Coordinator and Course Coordinator Master of Nursing (Urological & Continence) Course, La Trobe University/Austin Health Clinical School of Nursing, School of Nursing & Midwifery (Melbourne Campus), Victoria