For all undergraduate- and graduate-level courses across the Nursing curriculum, especially clinical courses. This easy-to-use guide gives students instant access to information needed to write thorough, individualized care plans based on the most recent NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses. Nursing Interventions Classifications (NIC) and Nursing Outcome Classifications (NOC) are incorporated throughout. The guide presents diagnoses associated with medical, surgical, psychiatric, perinatal, and pediatric patient populations. Each Plan of Care includes: definition of nursing diagnosis, defining characteristics, related factors, suggestions for use, suggested alternative diagnoses, expected outcomes and evaluation criteria, NIC/NOC taxonomy, and suggested nursing actions.Wilkinson, Judith M. is the author of 'Nursing Diagnosis Handbook With Nic Interventions and Noc Outcomes', published 2004 under ISBN 9780130493675 and ISBN 0130493678.