Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis

Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis

A riveting exploration of the most difficult and important part of what doctors do, by Yale School of Medicine physician Dr. Lisa Sanders, author of the monthly New York Times Magazine column "Diagnosis," the inspiration for the hit Fox TV series House, M.D. "The experience of being ill can be like waking up in a foreign country. Life, as you formerly knew it, is on hold while you travel through this other world as unknown as it is unexpected. When I see patients in the hospital or in my office who are suddenly, surprisingly ill, what they really want to know is, ‘What is wrong with me?’ They want a road map that will help them manage their new surroundings. The ability to give this unnerving and unfamiliar place a name, to know it–on some level–restores a measure of control, independent of whether or not that diagnosis comes attached to a cure. Because, even today, a diagnosis is frequently all a good doctor has to offer."A healthy young man suddenly loses his memory–making him unable to remember the events of each passing hour. Two patients diagnosed with Lyme disease improve after antibiotic treatment–only to have their symptoms mysteriously return. A young woman lies dying in the ICU–bleeding, jaundiced, incoherent–and none of her doctors know what is killing her. In Every Patient Tells a Story, Dr. Lisa Sanders takes us bedside to witness the process of solving these and other diagnostic dilemmas, providing a firsthand account of the expertise and intuition that lead a doctor to make the right diagnosis.Never in human history have doctors had the knowledge, the tools, and the skills that they have today to diagnose illness and disease. And yet mistakes are made, diagnoses missed, symptoms or tests misunderstood. In this high-tech world of modern medicine, Sanders shows us that knowledge, while essential, is not sufficient to unravel the complexities of illness. She presents an unflinching look inside the detective story that marks nearly every illness–the diagnosis–revealing the combination of uncertainty and intrigue that doctors face when confronting patients who are sick or dying. Through dramatic stories of patients with baffling symptoms, Sanders portrays the absolute necessity and surprising difficulties of getting the patient’s story, the challenges of the physical exam, the pitfalls of doctor-to-doctor communication, the vagaries of tests, and the near calamity of diagnostic errors. In Every Patient Tells a Story, Dr. Sanders chronicles the real-life drama of doctors solving these difficult medical mysteries that not only illustrate the art and science of diagnosis, but often save the patients’ lives.

Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing: Care Plans and Psychotropic Medications (Townsend, Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing)

Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing: Care Plans and Psychotropic Medications (Townsend, Nursing Diagnoses in Psychiatric Nursing)

Here's the 7th Edition of the most complete, easy-to-use resource on how to develop practical, individual care plans! It's really 2 books in 1. The first half provides the diagnostic information needed to create a care plan; the second half covers the safe prescription and administration of psychotropic medications. And, the concepts can be applied to a variety of healthcare settings...from inpatient hospitalization and the outpatient clinic...to home health and private practice.This title features: an introduction to Concept Mapping in Chapter 1; Care Map Care Plans; 7 new Appendices including Comparison of Developmental Theories, Stages of Grief, Psychosocial Therapies and Electroconvulsive Therapy; and, latest NANDA nomenclature. It is organized by DSM-IV and NANDA Diagnoses. Nursing diagnoses and interventions include the definition, possible etiologies ("Related to..."), defining characteristics ("Evidenced by..."), objectives broken down to show long- and short-term goals, interventions with selected rationales, and desired patient outcomes/discharge criteria. Each drug classification lists background assessment data, predisposing factors, symptomatology, and nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions. Unit on psychotropic drug classifications covers anti-anxiety agents, antidepressants, antimanic agents, antipsychotics, antiparkinsonian drugs, sedative hypnotics, and central nervous system stimulants. It also features indications, route, and dosage for individual drugs, not just for classifications.

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11e

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11e

Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11th Edition helps practicing nurses and nursing students select appropriate nursing diagnoses and write care plans with ease and confidence. This convenient handbook shows you 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. Extensively revised and updated with the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide you in creating unique, individualized care plans.Comprehensive, up-to-date information on all the 2015-2017 NANDA-I nursing diagnoses so you stay in the know. UNIQUE! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis plus two unique care plans for Hearing Loss and Vision Loss.Includes pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, client/family teaching and discharge planning, home care, and safety interventions as necessary for plans of care. Presents examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. UNIQUE! Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website offers hands-on practice creating customized plans of care.150 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on Evolve.Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. Classic evidence-based references promote evidence-based interventions and rationales.Clear, concise interventions are usually only a sentence or two long and use no more than two references. Safety content emphasizes what must be considered to provide safe patient care. Step-by-step instructions show you how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. List of Nursing Diagnosis Index in back inside cover of book for quick reference.   Three-column index is easy to use. Easy-to-follow sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selecting appropriate nursing diagnoses.Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.NEW! Includes the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, compete with 26 new diagnoses.NEW and UPDATED! Provides the latest NIC/NOC, interventions, and rationales for every care plan.EXPANDED! Additional information on concept based nursing and major nursing theories provides you with the knowledge you need for clinical success. EXPANDED! New content on QSEN, safety, and risk for infection keeps you up to date. NEW! In-depth coverage of wellness and primary prevention stresses the importance of health and wellness. NEW! Appendixes in the text provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location. NEW! Revised references in APA style.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey: Surviving and Thriving During and After Your Diagnosis and Treatment

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey: Surviving and Thriving During and After Your Diagnosis and Treatment

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey will encourage comfort and encourage breast cancer patients and survivors with its inspiring stories and helpful medical information.A support group from breast cancer diagnosis through treatment to rehabilitation and recovery, this book combines inspiring Chicken Soup for the Soul stories written just for this book and accessible leading-edge medical information from Dr. Julie Silver of Harvard Medical School. Patients and survivors will find comfort, strength and hope.

Nursing Care Plans: Guidelines for Individualizing Client Care Across the Life Span

Nursing Care Plans: Guidelines for Individualizing Client Care Across the Life Span

Updated with NANDA-I 2012-2014 DiagnosesThis all-in-one care planning resource provides the step-by-step guidance you need to develop individualized plans of care, while also honing your critical thinking and analytical skills.  Thoroughly updated and revised throughout, 167 care plans reflect the latest NANDA-I diagnoses and terminology. You’ll also now find an expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice through citations that support the incidence of the problem, the validity of the diagnostic tests, and the recommended nursing interventions. The Plus Code, inside new, printed texts, unlocks a wealth of instructor and student learning resources online at DavisPlus, including your Davis Digital Version, your complete text online. You’ll also have access to all of the care plans in the book as well as additional care plans. Use the Online Disorder Lookup to easily search through 800 disorders to select the most appropriate diagnoses for your client.

Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes, 9e

Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes, 9e

Learn to think like a nurse with the bestselling nursing care planning book on the market! Covering the most common medical-surgical nursing diagnoses and clinical problems seen in adults, Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes, 9th Edition contains 217 care plans, each reflecting the latest best practice guidelines. This new edition specifically features three new care plans, two expanded care plans, updated content and language reflecting the most current clinical practice and professional standards, enhanced QSEN integration, a new emphasis on interprofessional collaborative practice, an improved page design, and more. It’s everything you need to create and customize effective nursing care plans!217 total care plans provide more care plans than any other book.Prioritized care planning guidance internally organizes care plans from "actual" to "risk" diagnoses, from general to specific interventions, and from independent to collaborative/interprofessional interventions, to help you select the most important, priority interventions for your particular patients.Introductory chapter explains the components of nursing care plans, NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, the NIC and NOC systems, and how to create nursing care plans.Latest NANDA-I taxonomy is integrated throughout to incorporate the very latest NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, related factors, and defining characteristics.Latest NIC and NOC labels ensure you are made aware of appropriate interventions and outcomes.70 nursing diagnosis care plans include the most common/important NANDA-I nursing diagnoses, providing the building blocks for you to create your own individualized care plans. 150 disorders care plans cover virtually every common medical-surgical condition, organized by body system.Health promotion and risk factor management care plans emphasize the importance of preventive care and teaching for self-management.Basic nursing concepts care plans focuses on concepts that apply to disorders found in multiple body systems.Nursing diagnosis care plan format includes a definition/explanation of the diagnosis, related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, related NOC Outcomes and NIC Interventions, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions.Disorders care plan format covers synonyms for the disorder (for ease in cross referencing), a definition, common related factors, defining characteristics, expected outcomes, NOC Outcomes and NIC Interventions, ongoing assessment, and therapeutic interventions for each relevant nursing diagnosis.Independent and collaborative/interprofessional interventions are highlighted by special icons that differentiate between independent and collaborative/interprofessional interventions.30 online care plans are hosted on the Evolve companion site in a user-friendly PDF format that allows you to cut-and-paste care plan contents to create customized care plans.NEW! Three all-new care plans include Readiness for Enhanced Decision-Making, Frail Elderly Syndrome, and Gender Dysphoria.NEW! Enhanced QSEN integration includes expanded coverage of the QSEN initiative in the opening chapter, incorporation of QSEN language across care plan rationales, and a greater overall emphasis on the four key QSEN competencies: Patient- Centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration, Evidence-Based Practice, and Safety.NEW! Greater focus on interprofessional collaborative practice addresses the growing interest in interprofessional education and the Teamwork and Collaboration QSEN competency.NEW! Expanded rationales now include physiological and pharmacologic effects and actions, the most current nursing interventions and medical treatments, lab values, evidence-based practice, QSEN competencies, and reference to national standards (TJC, CDC, AHA, ONS), nursing standards, and other professional standards.NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest evidence-based assessments and interventions.NEW! Detailed table of contents lists every nursing diagnosis addressed in Chapters 4 through 14 for easier navigation.NEW! Improved design offers a more contemporary look that’s easy to use.NEW! Collaborative care map creator on the Evolve companion website helps you connect your Yoost & Crawford Fundamentals content with your care planning projects and clinical assignments. NEW! Reorganized chapters and care plans include logical combinations and divisions of topics making it easier to navigate throughout the reference.

The Epilepsy Book: A Companion for Patients: Optimizing Diagnosis and Treatment

The Epilepsy Book: A Companion for Patients: Optimizing Diagnosis and Treatment

This book presents scientific evidence about epilepsy along with straightforward guidance and recommendations. Responses to frequently asked questions and clarification of uncertainties are provided to empower patients to optimize their medical, psychological and social care.This book helps mediate between patients and health care professionals and can assist both sides to understand the condition of epilepsy at all levels. The information provided in the book empowers patients to share decision making with their carers and clinicians and enables them to make informed decisions, by taking into account the best scientific evidence, as well as the patients’ values and preferences. The Epilepsy Book: A Companion for Patients is ideal for patients with epilepsy and their carers, and will also be of interest to health care professionals, medical students and teachers. Thalia Valeta’s approach to epilepsy facilitates deeper understanding of the unmet needs and expectations of patients.

Nurse's Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions and Rationales

Nurse's Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions and Rationales

The perfect pocket guide.This quick-reference tool has what you need to select the appropriate diagnosis to plan your patients’ care effectively. The 14th Edition features all the latest nursing diagnoses and updated interventions. A laminated “pocket minder” bookmark makes diagnosis even easier.

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 10e

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 10e

The 10th edition of the Nursing Diagnosis Handbook makes formulating nursing diagnoses and creating individualized care plans a breeze. Updated with the most recent NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, this convenient reference shows you how to build customized care plans in three easy steps: assess, diagnose, plan. Authors Elizabeth Ackley and Gail Ladwig use Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) to guide you in creating care plans that include desired outcomes, interventions, patient teaching, and evidence-based rationales. Unique! Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website offers hands-on practice creating customized plans of care. Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.Suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. Recent and classic research examples promote evidence-based interventions and rationales. NEW! 4 Color textNEW! Includes updated 2012-2014 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosesNEW! Provides the latest NIC/NOC, interventions, and rationales for every care plan.NEW! QSEN Safety interventions and rationalesNEW! 100 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on the companion Evolve website.NEW! Root Causing Thinking and Motivational Interviewing appendixes on the companion Evolve website.


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