The praise continues for Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Second Edition by Jacqueline Rhoads and Sandra Wiggins Petersen. In addition to receiving 5 stars and a perfect score of 100 from Doody’s Review Service earlier this year, it just became a 2014 Doody’s Core Title.
Read an excerpt from the 5-star review by Kathleen M. Woodruff, DNP, from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing:
[This text] helps readers to link the pieces of the process and begin to understand how diagnostic reasoning is accomplished in a patient care setting. The case reviews are a wonderful mechanism to create the linkage. The [new] edition is more than justified since healthcare is constantly evolving.”
While many texts address the physical examination component of health assessment, none cover the diagnostic reasoning process that a health care provider must go through when assessing an actual case. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Second Edition includes each step of health assessment and demonstrates the links between health history and physical examination to help the healthcare provider formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Key Features & Benefits
- “Differential Diagnosis of Common Disorders” tables summarize significant findings in the history and physical exam and give pertinent diagnostic tests for common disorders
- “Assessment of Special Populations” sections highlight important information on assessing pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients
- Case studies recount a patient’s history and provide sample documentation of the history and physical examination
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