care plan books

  1. greetings,

    maybe this should be posted on student nursing section, but i wanted input from the whole crowd. we are just getting started on the care plan writing process, and i feel like i need one of the care plan writing books to get me through this. the college bookstore sells one published by lippincott; our instructor uses this one, plus 2 other books. am interested in a book that is comprehensive and an easy read (easy read is an oxymoron when refering to care plans when you are new to writing them)

    anyway.....would appreciate any help.

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  3. by   dawngloves
    I recall using one by Mosby that was user friendly. At least I think it was Mosby! LOL! Good luck.
  4. by   VickyRN

    The above article may be of help in getting the "big picture" of nursing diagnoses, which are the universal language of nursing.
  5. by   Netty

    Like dawngloves, I used Mosbys', inside my careplan book was a care plan constructor website. Here it is: Click on to CARE PLAN CONSTRUCTOR the passcode is 31214. Hope it Helps! Netty
  6. by   rosemadder
    I have three care plan books and I have to tell you the absolute best book is by Ackley/Ladwig 5th Edition. I can't even think of the title right now (I'm at work). But it's something like Nursing Planning Care. It is SO great. I'm not having any trouble writing care plans now at all!
  7. by   nursemicke
    Good one is
    Nursing Care Plans by
    Marilynn E. Doenges
    Mary Frances Moorhouse
    Alice C Geissler
    I hated writting care plans as a student. Best Wishes
  8. by   RNforLongTime
    Care plan books were a godsend to me when I was in school. I think I used the one published by Mosby.
  9. by   sgavette
    My favorite is "Care Planning Pocket Guide. A Nursing Diagnosis Approach." by Lederer, Marculescu, Mocnik, Seaby and published by Addison-Wesley Nursing A Division of The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc. I don't know if this is still available since my copy is from 1991.