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8th Edition

An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care


  • Betty Ackley
  • Gail Ladwig
    • Print ISBN 9780323052085

    Key Features

    • Offers guidelines to help you formulate a nursing diagnosis based on known information and relevant patient assessment findings.
    • Contains an A-to-Z list of medical diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, clinical states, and symptoms to assist in identifying the appropriate nursing diagnosis for your patient.
    • Provides the defining characteristics, risk, and related factors you need to confirm the diagnosis, determine desired outcomes, plan interventions with evidence-based rationales, and provide effective nursing care.
    • FCovers both independent and collaborative nursing interventions.
    • Includes pediatric, geriatric, and multicultural considerations as appropriate.

    Table of Contents

    Section I: Nursing Process, Nursing Diagnosis, and Evidence-Based Nursing

    Section II: Guide to Nursing Diagnoses

    Section III: Guide to Planning Care

    A. Nursing Diagnoses Arranged by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

    B. Nursing Diagnoses Arranged by Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns

    C. Wellness-Oriented Diagnostic Categories

    D. A Guide to Using the Equianalgesic Charts


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    About the authors

    Betty Ackley

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Emeritus, Jackson Community College; President, The Betty Ackley LLC, Jackson, MI

    Gail Ladwig

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Emeritus, Jackson Community College; Co-Owner and Nursing Consultant, Holistic Choices; Healing Touch Practitioner, Jackson, MI