Nursing Care Plans: Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention

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Meg Gulanick
Mosby, 2003 - Medical - 1111 pages
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This compilation of care plans for the most commonly encountered clinical problems reflects the most current practice and professional standards in nursing. Written by practicing nurses for students and/or clinicians, it includes 195 nursing care plans - making it the most comprehensive care plan book available! This new fifth edition focuses on evidence-based practice and covers adult lifespan and healthcare issues.

  • Preformatted care plans for 137 common medical-surgical disorders are included.
  • The components of care plans are explained - the NOC and NIC classifications, creating nursing care plans, how to use critical paths and how they are linked to care plans, and tools for performance improvement.
  • 58 additional nursing diagnosis care plans provide a solid basis for creating customized patient plans of care.
  • Includes expanded home care and community-based care.
  • Synonyms are highlighted below the main care plan, and all commonly known terms for disorders are included in the index.
  • Related to factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions for independent and collaborative nursing diagnoses are featured in each care plan.
  • Collaborative versus independent interventions are indicated by two distinct icons.
  • Care plans are organized by body system for easy reference.


  • 16 new care plans and two new chapters on health care plans for men's and women's health have been added.
  • Updated content includes expanded cancer coverage and revised and expanded rationales.
  • Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) have been added for each nursing/collaborative diagnosis.
  • NANDA Taxonomy II terminology is used throughout with terms listed on the inside back cover.
  • A new, more colorful design presents care plans in an attractive and accessible format.

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