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MY GOTO BOOK... BUY IT
on October 18, 2013
This book is a front to back reader. Carpenito does an excellent job with the correct verbage for Nursing Diagnosis. She is the best front end writter for an explanation of what the process is. She is obviously analytical. When it comes to procedures, she writes them out... She gives author notes that thourougly explains pitfal's. I find the book lacking on goal statements, and I wish the procedures were organized by Assessment, Therapeutic Interventions, Informing, continued attending and management. I really get tired of reading through vebage when i am looking for a specific thing like the therapeutic intervention. If I was looking for the perfect book. I would use this one with Spark's and Tayors Nursing Diagnosis. Spark's and Taylors is organized to a microdot level. They give you the goals written (important) and organize the nursing interventions.
I really recommend reading this book from front to back to any nursing student. All the NCLEX questions come from these books, If I had nursing school to do all over again, I would read this book first, I think it would have taken me to an A level on nursing questions. It is hard reading because it is not entertaining, but if you consider all of the stress you will go through answering the NCLEX questions, you will want to find the author and just hug her. I can not believe that there is not a course that just teaches nursing diagnosis. If i ran a school there would be, when I consider the splash effect they aim for this would have been a great key.