The Fifth Edition of Nursing Care Plans and Documentation provides nurses with a comprehensive guide to creating care plans and effectively documenting care. This user-friendly resource presents the most likely diagnoses and collaborative problems with step-by-step guidance on nursing action, and rationales for interventions. The author also details research for individuals and families undergoing diagnostic procedures or medical and surgical interventions. The book includes over 70 care plans that translate theory into clinical practice.
A new chapter covers moral distress in nursing and presents strategies to reduce its effect on nurses. An innovative new chapter on wellness discusses how to improve hospitalized patient outcomes. Other new topics covered include nursing diagnosis risk for compromised human dignity.