Learn to think like a nurse and develop care plans like a pro! Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A Guide to Planning Care, 6th Edition, helps you master and refine the first and most important skill in nursing-making the leap from accurate diagnosis to actionable plan of care. It is a complete reference that can be used throughout your education and career, providing everything you need to know for completing assignments, examining case studies, or planning care for actual patients. You'll love this book because: * The practical, step-by-step format is modeled after the way you learn and practice nursing, helping you make diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. * It clearly illustrates how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. * It integrates both NIC and NOC intervention and outcomes in each care plan. * It has been extensively revised and updated to include the most up-to-date information on all 2003-2004 NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses. * It features essential home care, client/family teaching, and multicultural and geriatric considerations. * It provides care plans for every NANDA-approved nursing diagnosis. * Evolve website with Ackley Care Plan Constructor allows you to create individualized care plans online using NANDA, NOC, and NIC! It's the care plan book preferred by nursing students!Ackley, Betty J. is the author of 'Nursing Diagnosis Handbook A Guide to Planning Care', published 0000 under ISBN 9780323025515 and ISBN 032302551X.