Davis’s Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual

Davis’s Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual
6th Ed.
2019 © F. A. Davis Company
Marilyn Sawyer Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN
Marilyn Sawyer Sommers, RN, PhD, FAAN
ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-6905-5
Nursing, Diagnosis, Point of Care


Put information on more than 240 diseases and disorders at your fingertips. Clear, comprehensive discussions of pathophysiology—with rationales in the test and intervention sections—help you deliver effective care with confidence.

Key Features:

  • • Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) for each disorder
  • • The primary nursing diagnosis for each disease and disorder
  • • Diagnostic tables that make test results easy to reference
  • • The newest information available on the genetic basis of the diseases and disorders
  • • Up-to-date explanations of the physiology of the disorders and how it related to risks and complications
  • • Collaborative and independent interventions
  • • Pharmacological tables that outline the dosages, mechanisms of action, and rationales of the drugs most commonly used for a disorder
  • • Separate headings for psychosocial issues
  • • Outlines for required documentation
  • • Home care and discharge guidelines and patient teaching checklists
  • • Evidence-based practice section
  • • Global health considerations that reflect the issues that transcend national borders

New to this Edition:

  • • Must-know information on nearly 240 disorders
  • • Coverage for each disorder, including causes, pertinent physical and psychosocial findings, primary nursing diagnoses, and collaborative and independent nursing interventions
  • • Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) for each disorder, plus documentation information on average length of stay and home healthcare guidelines
  • • Lifespan considerations
  • • Information on genetics differences in health and disease conditions and considerations based on ethnicity and ancestry

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Specialty Score: 2.93 Nursing - Medical/Surgical
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book does not really have any true competition. Its presentation is much more user friendly than the average diagnostic or disease oriented books of the past."

-- Carole A. Kenner, RNC, DNS, FAAN (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing) - previous edition

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