This practical reference correlates frequently encountered pediatric medical diagnoses with nursing diagnoses. Unique in approach, it begins with a foundation of medical diagnosis and pathophysiology before detailing the preparation of individualized nursing care plans tailored to meet the special needs of children. Features: Highlights Home Care considerations. Specific individualized patient goals and expected outcomes. "Psychosocial Diagnoses" and "Focus on Family Care" boxes that address the special needs of pediatric clients. "Care Plans for Special Clients" with diverse psychological needs such as emotional/physical abuse. Concise coverage of pathophysiology and how it affects various body systems in children.Axton, Sharon Ennis is the author of 'Pediatric Nursing Care Plans', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130989697 and ISBN 013098969X.