This first edition care planning book will provide a comprehensive approach to the development of plans of care for adults with medical surgical disorders. Keeping in step with the trend of classifying and categorizing what we do, the book offers the most popular systems of NIC and NOC and uses NANDA to organize the needs of clients in need of care. Nursing diagnoses for each disorder are presented according to priority with corresponding goals, outcome criteria, and NOC. Interventions with corresponding rationales are extensive which would be useful for the beginning student as well as the novice or expert nurse. Throughout the care plans the user is encouraged to give attention to cultural practices without use of specific stereotypical categorization, but rather through questioning. Education of the client is emphasized throughout the text and for those who use NIC, appropriate categories are listed. Following each nursing diagnosis, considerations for care in the home and documentation suggestions are offered.Rodgers, Shielda Glover is the author of 'Thomson Delmar Learning's Medical-Surgical Nursing Care Plans ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780766859975 and ISBN 0766859975.