HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR NURSING PRACTICE, second edition effectively presents nursing-focused physical assessment in an appealing and consistent format. Organized by body system, each chapter contains sections on anatomy and physiology, health history, step-by-step examination procedures, normal to abnormal findings, and common problems and conditions. This new edition includes risk factor boxes, summary of findings tables, clinical applications and critical thinking exercises, and updated content on nutritional assessment. Four new chapters cover mental health, comfort and pain, sleep and rest, and the pregnant client, making this text a complete reference for learning health assessment. Numerous full-color illustrations depict examination procedures and normal and abnormal findings.