Manual of Nursing Diagnosis, Thirteenth Edition outlines the major diagnoses listed by NANDA-I in order to help nurses and students create care plans for patients with any range of ailments. Updated and organized to meet the needs of both novices and expert diagnosticians, it includes sample admission assessment guides for critical care, the family, community, and individuals, including adults, infants, and children. Manual of Nursing Diagnosis, Thirteenth Edition is an easy-to-use quick reference that shows how to use diagnoses to guide questions and observations beyond the basic assessment. In addition, it helps nurses and students use diagnostic categories in other clinical activities, including critical paths and quality improvement. New to this edition are the latest NANDA-I changes, including more than 20 new nursing diagnoses, numerous revised nursing diagnoses, and several retired nursing diagnoses.