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Diseases and Disorders

The Latest in Nursing Therapeutics

This fully-updated reference includes everything you need to know about caring for patients in one handy reference. Diseases and Disorders contains more than 240 entries.




Diseases and Disorders is a "must have" reference for every nurse. With complete coverage of more than 240 medical conditions encountered in nursing practice, you can quickly access the information you need to effectively plan and deliver patient care. Practical recommendations are supported by concise descriptions of how the human body is altered by disease and clear rationales for medications and tests. Comprehensive coverage includes everything from assessment and nursing diagnosis, to the delivery of treatment and discharge planning. Diseases and Disorders is an excellent reference for nurses working in community and clinical settings and students transitioning from the classroom to patient care.

Unbound Medicine’s easy-to-read format allows you to access the information you need in a matter of seconds. Simply select a disorder from comprehensive indexes and quickly navigate through causes; genetic considerations; gender, ethnic/racial and lifespan considerations; assessment; diagnosis; planning; documentation; and discharge guidelines.


  • Up-to-date details on over 240 diseases and disorders
  • Comprehensive entries include: causes, additional considerations, assessment, diagnosis, planning, documentation, discharge guidelines, and more
  • Diagnosis Related Groups categories from the Health Care Financing Administration
  • The primary nursing diagnosis for each disease and disorder
  • Pharmacologic Highlights tables for details of the most commonly used drugs
  • Expanded coverage of Global Health Considerations
  • Evidence-Based Practice sections featuring relevant research studies
  • Universal Index Search help find topics quickly
  • “Favorites” for bookmarking important entries



Marilyn S. Sommers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN; Ehriel F. Fannin, Ph.D. (c), RN, CNL

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