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Improve your critical thinking skills with 148 realistic case studies from all four clinical practice areas: medical-surgical, pediatrics, maternity, and psychiatric nursing. Each case in Critical Thinking Cases in Nursing, 4th Edition covers a common problem, drawn from actual clinical experiences and written by nurses who are clinical experts. All cases have been thoroughly updated and revised to include current clinical practices, with integrated content on pharmacology, nutrition, and diagnostic/lab tests to encourage you to think critically about all aspects of care. This fourth edition also features highlighted prioritization content to help you prepare for success on the NCLEX® examination and provide quality patient care.
PART TWO: PEDIATRIC, MATERNITY, AND PSYCHIATRIC CASES Chapter 10: Pediatric Disorders - 13 Cases (All New Cases) Chapter 11: Maternal/Obstetric Disorders - 6 Cases (4 New Cases) Chapter 12: Women’s Health Disorders - 6 Cases Chapter 13: Psychiatric Disorders - 8 Cases
PART THREE: OTHER/ADVANCED CASES Chapter 14: Alternative Therapies - 2 Cases Chapter 15: Multiple System Disorders - 5 Cases Chapter 16: Emergency Situations - 10 Cases
APPENDIX A: Pointers for Students: How to Look Like You Know What You’re Doing APPENDIX B: Case Study Worksheet: Preparation and Self-Correction APPENDIX C: Abbreviations