Top critical review
Physical Examination and Health Assessment
on July 13, 2015
I purchased this book to for a nursing health assessment class. Spring 2015. The good....the book is basically brand new, there are no highlights and the price was reasonable. The seller also sent the book in a timely manner so I had it just in time for school. The best thing about the text is all of the pictures. The pictures are phenomenal, for essentially every disorder you have a visual reference of some sort.
So....I'm not a huge fan of this book . I hate how the information is organized within the text. You have the subjective data and what the examiner asks and on the right side squeezed in a vertical column you have the rationale and then you have the objective data with the normal range of findings and then on the right squeezed in a vertical column you have the abnormal findings. There is a lot of information squeezed in each chapter, and the way that the information is presented, you can miss something. There have been times, where I have missed important terminology because the vocabulary word was at the crease of the page in a slender column. Also, sometimes, I find it difficult to locate information in this book; the index does not list everything! In addition to that, this book does not have a glossary. I just wish the information was presented in a better way, I hate having to look at columns.
Now the one thing that I can say about the text, is that it is easy to read.
The book is not a difficult read it is just so much information clumped together. I just wish the information was presented in a more organized manner.