Physical Examination & Health Assessment
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Physical Examination & Health Assessment

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With an easy-to-read approach and unmatched learning support, Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 6th Edition offers a clear, logical, and holistic approach to physical exam across the lifespan. Detailed illustrations, summary checklists, and new learning resources ensure that you learn all the skills you need to know. This gold standard in physical exam reflects...more
Hardcover, 880 pages
Published March 16th 2011 by W.B. Saunders Company (first published December 1st 1941)
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Carol. [All cynic, all the time]
Where have I been all semester? Reading this book and completing creative writing assignments for the class that assigned it, so it's only fair that I include it in my Goodreads book goal.

Warning: Do not read this book if you are not a health care provider. The pictures of abnormalities will seriously distress you, and for heaven's sake, keep it away from your family and children. However, a possible exception for any hypochondriacs in your life--the pictures should reassure them that whatever o...more
Perhaps I'm biased as I had the great fortune of having Professor Jarvis as my health assessment instructor during nursing school, but I think the book is fabulous. The pictures and descriptions are great, as well as the sidebars with additional information. Out of all of my nursing textbooks it was honestly one of the most helpful and easiest to understand. Some of the skills may not be frequently used, but are GOOD skills to have. I have seen anesthesiologists and surgeons do quick lung percus...more
Everything you need to know about how to chart this or that found during an assessment. Helpful, but mind-numbing.
Almost done with this one, too.. Liked it better than Potter Perry.....
This is a great book, puts all the nursing things together, examination and putting together the whole nursing "thing".
I enjoy this course and wish it had started earlier.
This is a lifetime book and one I actually LIKE to read. :)
FINALLY I have a text with decent photographs, and bless everyone of those folks with their eyes barely blacked out captured on film for my scrutiny.
Very clearly written. Still need to practice on Bill. Maybe over the holidays... "Okay, now turn your head and cough."
A good text book that will be a useful reference in years to come. I had the 6th edition.
Pretty decent reference for a Health Assessment class.
I hate school. :(
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