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This course provides the student with knowledge and skills for holistic assessment of individuals. Students learn data collection techniques (interviewing skills, critical thinking skills, and the physical examination techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation). The focus is on the well individual.
Tuesday, January 28:
Munro et al., (2000). The Prince Edward Island conceptual model of nursing: A nursing perspective of primary health care. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 31, pp.39-55 (focus on pps 46-49).
Tanner, C. A. (2006). Thinking like a nurse: A research-based model of clinical judgement in nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 45(6), 204-211.
Weber, J. & Kelley, J. (2014). Thinking critically to analyze data and make informed nursing judgments. In Health Assessment in Nursing, pp.65-72. Philadelphia, PA: LWW.
Tuesday, March 3:
Smith, S. (2016). Using albumin & prealbumin to assess nutritional status, Nursing, 47(4), 65-66.