Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care 12th Edition PDF

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mosby; 12th edition (March 15, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1025 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0323551122
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0323551120
  • Format : PDF
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Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care 12th Edition PDF ISBN-13:  978-0323551120 by Betty J. Ackley

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mosby; 12th edition (March 15, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 1025 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0323551122
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0323551120
  • Format : PDF
  • Delivery : Instant

Get nursing care plans right! Ackley’s Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 12th 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 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, safety, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide your students in creating unique, individualized care plans.

  • Step-by-step instructions shows you how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care.
  • UNIQUE! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis
  • Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention.
  • Presents examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan.
  • 150 NCLEX exam-style review questions are available on Evolve.
  • Easy-to-follow sections I and II guide you through the nursing process and selection of appropriate nursing
  • Appendixes provide you with valuable information in an easy-to-access location.
  • 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.
  • Classic evidence-based references promote evidence-based interventions and rationales.
  • List of Nursing Diagnosis Index on inside front cover of book for quick reference.
  • Alphabetical thumb tabs allow quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses.
  • NEW! Includes comprehensive, up-to-date information on the new 2018-2020 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, complete with 17 new diagnoses.
  • NEW! and UPDATED! Provides the latest NIC/NO C, interventions, and rationales for every care plan
  • NEW! Section I: Gender identity discussion includes information about the caregiver’s responsibility for adapting care accordingly.
  • NEW! Interventions reorganized by priority helps you quickly identify the information you’re searching for.
  • NEW! Section II: Bullying, Gender Dysphoria, Medical marijuana, Military families/personnel, Opioid use/abuse, Service animals, Technology addiction, and Veterans.
  • NEW! Additional clarification of use of QSEN throughout book in Section I
  • NEW! Concept map creator added from Yoost textbook. 
  • NEW! Updated rationales include evidence-based references 5 years or less.

About the Author

Mary Beth Flynn Makic (NOTE: Makic is pronounced “MOCK-itch”) has more than 30 years of critical care experience in research, evidence-based practice, and clinical education. She is a Professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and Program Director for the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist graduate
She is also a Research Scientist at a Level I trauma center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Makic
achieved her BSN from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. She completed her Masters of Science at the University of Maryland at Baltimore with a focus on trauma patient populations and the advanced practice role of a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Her PhD was conferred in 2007 by the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. She is active locally and nationally in several professional organizations. She recently served on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
She also serves on the editorial board of several critical care journals, has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and is a successor co-author of two Elsevier books on nursing diagnosis. Dr. Makic is well known for her passion for improving patient outcomes and nursing practice through evidence-based practice.


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