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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 10th 2015-2017 ed. edition (Oct. 6 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118914937
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118914939
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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“Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, two-year technical program students, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.”  (Choice, 1 March 2015)

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Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is the definitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as reviewed and approved by NANDA-I. The 2015–2017 edition of the classic and internationally recognised text has been rigorously updated and revised, and now provides more linguistically congruent diagnoses as a result of the Diagnostic Development Committee’s attentiveness to understanding the translation of the diagnostic label, definition, defining characteristics, related factors, and risk factors. Each of the 235 diagnoses presented are supported by definitions as well as defining characteristics and related factors, or risk factors. Each new and revised diagnosis is based on the latest global evidence, and approved by expert nurse diagnosticians, researchers, and educators.

New to this edition:

  • 26 brand new nursing diagnoses and 13 revised diagnoses
  • Updates, changes, and revision to the vast majority of the nursing diagnosis definitions, in particular the Health Promotion and Risk Diagnoses
  • A standardization of diagnostic indicator terms (defining characteristics, related factors, and risk factors) to further aid clarity for readers and clinicians
  • All introductory chapters are written at an undergraduate nursing level, and provide critical information needed for nurses to understand assessment, its link to diagnosis, and the purpose and use of taxonomic structure for the nurse at the bedside
  • A new chapter, focusing on Frequently Asked Questions, representing the most common questions received through the NANDA-I website, and at global conferences
  • Five nursing diagnoses have been re-slotted within the NANDA-I taxonomy, following a review of the current taxonomic structure
  • Coding of all diagnostic indicator terms is now available for those using electronic versions of the terminology
  • Companion website featuring references from the book, video presentations, teaching tips, and links to taxonomy history and diagnosis submission/review process description

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HASH(0xa2540270) out of 5 stars Not a Guide to Help Students with the Nursing Process or Care Planning Feb. 11 2015
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As a nursing faculty who teaching nursing process I am always looking for updates and resources for my students. This is the latest edition out about changes that have been made to Nursing Diagnosis. The process and thinking behind the changes and revisions for the 2015-2017 period are chronicled. The book is useful to me as a faculty to make sure that I am not only teaching the latest materials but also to help me understand the various definitions and classifications. I also like that with the book you have access to online resources that add to the richness of the materials about nursing diagnosis. However, this would not be a textbook replacement for students. This book is only about nursing diagnosis including defining characteristics and clustering of those characteristics and there are nice lists of "related to" factors for determining the etiology of the NANDA problem, but there this book has nothing in the way of nursing interventions or rationales. So, this was a bit of a disappointment as I was looking for something that was similar to Ackley and Ladwig's Nursing Diagnosis Manual put out by Elsevier publishing but this is not it. While there is useful information it is not comprehensive for care planning; it is what it says it is and that is a manual looking at nursing diagnosis only.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa327aeb8) out of 5 stars Excellent Resourse. Know that this is NOT a careplan book - This is the revised Nursing Dx with criteria. Feb. 8 2015
By K. Salinger, Holistic Nurse Practitioner - Published on
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There are a few negative reviews from students expecting this to be a book that hand-holds through both nursing dx and subsequent care plans. It is not a care plan book! This book lists the current NANDA nursing diagnoses, the categories they fall within as well as discussion of revised and new diagnoses since last publication. Nursing, with a holistic perspective, is better served by nursing dx than by medical model dx which considers the injury or disease only.

When I was in nursing school I thought the nursing diagnoses were a pain in the butt and a waste of time. They are also not used in all inpatient facilities when creating active care plans for patients. However, where I find them to be golden is in the outpatient setting, specifically for nurse practitioner run clinics and private practices.

Depending on state licensure laws NP's still have to be cautious about diagnosing disease or other issues as it can still be considered solely a physicians domain. Working with your nursing dx instead of traditional physician model dx you can better protect yourself and assure you are working within your scope of practice should the worst ever happen and your license is investigated. Even in states where this is not an issue there is huge benefit to nursing dx as they cover far more "real people issues" than the dx offered by the physician medical model. As nurses we focus on the whole person - every aspect of their being and how it is affected by their current situation (not just specific to the injury or disease). Nursing dx cover this holistic view and create a nice, standardized framework for listing or describing your client's problems, challenges and issues that either need to be addressed or that impact the overall status and outcomes for the client.

As a Holistic Nurse Practitioner I find nursing dx invaluable to my private practice. This book helps me find a descriptive framework that can be readily understood by my colleagues in nursing and that covers the many and varied issues that I consider when working with a client. In my practice, and that of most other NP's and outpatient RN's, a ready made careplan or suggested careplan is not required, as it is the combination of our nursing knowledge, abilities and skills aligned with whatever nursing theoretical framework we use, that determines the client's careplan. For example, my nursing theoretical framework is primarily informed by Watson's Human Caring & Holistic Nursing. My careplan may look quite different than that of a nurse who works within a different framework.

If you are a student seeking nursing dx with careplans then this is not going to give you what you seek. If you are a working RN or NP this is a great resource to have, listing each dx and the criteria involved.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa297ca5c) out of 5 stars Not what I was hoping for. Nov. 18 2014
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This book only gives a description of what the Diagnosis is, not interventions or anything that a nursing student would need for a careplan. Sad I wasted the money =(
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa327b0c8) out of 5 stars Like an index for care plans Oct. 16 2015
By Patricia - Published on
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I guess I took the Large title for granted. THIS DOES NOT HAVE ACTUAL CARE PLANS! It's a book listing the approved Nanda Diagnoses. Oír instructor gave a list and you can find it for free online.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2ade714) out of 5 stars Incomplete publication Oct. 6 2015
By mcandrsn6 - Published on
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I am finally using this textbook to complete an assignment and come to find that there was a publishing error and pages 357-388 are missing but then pages 389-421 were duplicated. Not only does this not help me for my coursework, it is too late to return to the seller. Not sure if I am the only one with this problem, but I would not be surprised if there is a large batch of these floating around.

Nonetheless, I am told this will be a very useful and important reference to me in my Nursing program.