This convenient reference is designed to help practicing nurses and nursing students make a nursing diagnosis and write a care plan with ease and confidence. An excellent teaching and learning tool, this handbook helps nurses correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. This extensively revised and updated edition presents the most up-to-date information on all NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses. Further integration of both the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, home care, client/family teaching, and multicultural and geriatric considerations enhance the book's relevance to today's nursing students and practitioners.Provides care plans for every NANDA-approved nursing diagnosis.Allows quick access to information with alphabetical organization of Sections II and III.Includes more geriatric, multicultural, and home care interventions as necessary for plans of care.Includes examples of and suggested NIC and NOC interventions and outcomes in each care plan.A cross-referenced NANDA list (inside back cover) to Section III.Icons for home care, client/family teaching, multicultural, and geriatric interventions.UNIQUE! 2nd color for nursing-based research rationales.UNIQUE! Pain section (formerly an appendix) between Acute Pain and Chronic Pain care plans with a bleed to this section for easy access.Up-to-date information on all 2003-2004 NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses.