Back to skip links

Purchase eTextbooks at the new VitalSource web site. Product options and pricing may differ. Shop Now

Additional product details

ISBN-13 9780133829365ISBN-10 0133829367
ISBN-10 0132239388ISBN-13 9780132239387
Author(s): Thom J. Mansen; Julieta Gabiola
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2015 Pages: 1056

For courses in physical assessment/examination in all health care programs, including nursing, medicine, physicians assistants, physical therapy, and pharmacy.

Patient-Focused Assessment: The Art and Science of Clinical Data Gathering, First Edition, is an interdisciplinary text that will appeal to students and providers in all health care professions. Since patient assessment is critical to all providers of patient care, the text focuses on the patient, rather than a specific health care discipline. Patient assessment is divided into 4 levels based on the provider’s competency, the quantity of content (discipline-specific knowledge), the complexity of the assessment techniques and procedures, and the condition of the patient. The text focuses on adult patients but also addresses pediatric, geriatric, pregnant, and hospitalized patients. An excellent resource for students in health care, the text is also an invaluable reference for practicing health care providers.

Teaching and Learning Experience

This text presents a systematic, patient-centered approach to patient assessment. It provides:

  • An interdisciplinary approach: The text focuses on the patient rather than a specific health care discipline, making it a valuable resource across all health care professions.

  • Clear structure and organization: Logical organization and consistent chapter structure makes the text accessible, readable, and easy to navigate. 

  • Clinical examples and case studies: Realistic examples and scenarios stimulate critical thinking and expose readers to real professional situations.

  • Effective learning resources: Proven pedagogical features help readers get the most out of the text with helpful hints, professional insight, and review tools.