This bestselling reference helps users make nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. It 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 2005-2006 NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses. You'll also appreciate the handbook's integration of both the NIC and NOC taxonomies; evidence-based nursing interventions; home care; client/family teaching; and multicultural, geriatric, and pediatric considerations. Instructor resources are available; contact your sales representative for details.Helps users understand how to make a nursing diagnosis and plan care using the nursing process and evidence-based nursing research.The practical, step-by-step format helps users make diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence.Integrates both NIC and NOC interventions and outcomes in each care plan.Features essential home care, client/family teaching, multicultural, pediatric, and geriatric considerations relevant to today's nursing students.Helps users easily create customized plans of care using the Ackley, Ladwig Care Plan Constructor on the Evolve website.This edition has been extensively revised and updated to include the most up-to-date information on all 2005-2006 NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses.The new alphabetical thumb tabs offer easy access to specific nursing diagnosis care plans.Features a helpful explanation of how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections.Features many enhancements to the accompanying Evolve website (see Ancillaries for details).Includes more detailed information about NOC and its use in nursing care planning.Guide to Nursing Diagnoses section features more emotional/spiritual elements and now includes coverage of Mad Cow, E. Coli, West Nile, Foodborne Illnesses, and Pesticide Contamination.Guide to Planning Care section now offers updated and expanded multicultural, pediatric, and evidence-based interventions/rationales.An appendix now includes Gordon's Functional Health Patterns, as adapted by the authors.