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Health and Physical Assessment
Third Edition
By (author) Violet Barkauskas , By (author) Linda Ciofu Baumann , By (author) Cynthia Darling-Fisher

Hardback English | 784 pages
Dimensions 220.98 x 281.94 x 33.02mm | 1,837.04g
Publication date 01 Nov 2001
Publisher Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Imprint Mosby
Publication City/Country St Louis, United States

Language English
Edition Revised
Edition statement 3rd Revised edition
Illustrations note 1,085 illus (570 in full color)
ISBN10 0323012140
ISBN13 9780323012140


"Health and Physical Assessment" presents holistic health assessment in a unique narrative format that is practical and consistent. Health assessment is presented as the systematic collection of data that nurses can use to make decisions about how they will intervene to promote, maintain, or restore health. Core assessment content is organized by body system (Chapters 11-22); these chapters include three main sections on Anatomy and Physiology, Examination, and Variations from Health. Special boxes highlight important information such as Risk Factors, Cultural Considerations, and Helpful Hints. At the end of each chapter are Sample Documentation and Diagnoses and Critical Thinking Questions that apply the chapter content to clinical scenarios. Chapters 1-9 cover topics such as interviewing skills and techniques, health history, assessment of health beliefs and behaviours, developmental assessment across the life span, nutritional assessment, cultural considerations, and general assessment techniques. Chapter 23 covers head-to-toe integrated physical assessment, and Chapter 24 discusses clinical reasoning in determining health status. Chapters 25-28 cover assessment of special populations such as pregnant women, paediatric and geriatric clients, and clients with functional limitations.

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