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Sparks and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual / Edition 9

Sparks and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual / Edition 9

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Sparks and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual 9th edition provides clearly written, authoritative care plan guidelines for all 2012-2014 NANDA International (NANDA-I) approved nursing diagnoses. The book is full of bright colors, and organized by life-stages and type of care. Each Part opens with a new feature, Applying Evidence-Based Practice, which responds directly to the content. Each NANDA diagnosis includes associated Nursing Interventions Classifications (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classifications (NOC), and the nursing process is integrated throughout. This book is the ideal resource for any clinical setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451187014
Publisher: LWW
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Edition description: Ninth
Pages: 880
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents



The Nursing Process

Nursing Diagnoses and Critical Pathways

Part 1: Adult Health

Part 2: Adolescent Health

Part 3: Child Health

Part 4: Maternal-Neonatal Health

Part 5: Geriatric Health

Part 6: Community-based Health

Part 7: Psychiatric and Mental Health

Selected Nursing Diagnoses by Medical Diagnosis
Gordon's Functional Health Patterns
NANDA International


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Sparks and Taylor's Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Chris Macintosh More than 1 year ago
I am heartily disappointed!!! I am surprised by the positive reviews about this book I found elsewhere. I find very little about it easy to use. There are some fatal flaws to the organization of this text that make it practically useless for students and practicing nurses. I purchased this book at Barnes & Noble after looking at it for a bit. I saw two sections which led me to believe the book would be more useful that it really is. OVERVIEW OF THE NURSING PROCESS in the preface is top notch. It explains how nursing diagnosis fits into the nursing process. Appendix A Selected Nursing Diagnoses by Medical Diagnosis APPEARS AT A QUICK GLANCE to be useful. However, none of the nursing diagnoses listed under each of the medical diagnoses are accompanied by page numbers which tell the reader where in the book to find the explanatory information for that nursing diagnosis. To make it worse, many of the nursing diagnoses listed in Appendix A are not listed as stated in the Index making it impossible to quickly find the relevant page for the desired nursing diagnosis. The Table of Contents is no help finding a specific nursing diagnosis explanatory material. The TOC lists 8 main sections (Adult Health, Adolescent Health, Child Health, Maternal-Neonatal Health, Geriatric Health, Psychiatric and Mental Health, Community-Based Health, and Wellness) without listing what nursing diagnoses are contained in each section. The reader has no way to find a specific diagnosis without paging through entire sections which MAY contain the diagnosis of interest. What idiot has time to page through entire sections of a book to find one or two diagnoses???!!! In my opinion, the organizational structure of the text is totally inappropriate. Nursing diagnoses are intended to diagnose human responses to disease. The organization should center around functional problems and disease rather than populations. Are you telling me that only older adults can have fluid overload and not adults or children? The indexing of this text is wholly inadequate making it practically useless to anyone who has a time deadline (like students and practicing nurses) As a practical example: Congestive Heart Failure NOT listed in the Table of Contents NOT listed in the Index NOT listed in Appendix A I found it in the Index under 'Heart Failure' Appendix A lists nursing diagnoses for Heart Failure First 7 nursing diagnoses listed Activity intolerance - no page number but listed in index Acute pain - no page number, not listed in index Caregiver role strain - no page number but listed in index Death anxiety - no page number but listed in index Decreased cardiac output - no page number, not listed in index Deficient knowledge - no page number, not listed in index Excess fluid volume - no page number, not listed in index Pick a section and start flipping through pages... If you manage to find the diagnosis you're interested in, you're in luck!!! The information given for each nursing diagnosis looks very useful. In short, parts of the text look great, but GOOD LUCK FINDING WHAT YOU NEED!!! My advice...go to Barnes & Noble and read the preface then buy another book.