167 care plans focuses on individualized care for clients across the lifespan. Provides guidelines that cover total patient needs --physical, cultural, sexual, nutritional, and psychosocial. Offers a client assessment database for each medical condition for quick review and retrieval of information. Presents diagnoses by priority . Applies the body system approach to care planning . Contains comprehensive rationales for every intervention. Covers complementary therapies . Shows what to expect in the hospital and community-based settings . Explains how to document for government regulations and third-party payers. Identifies discharge plan considerations . Presents diagnostic studies with explanations of the reason for the test and what the results mean. Begins each chapter with a glossary . Care plans addressing acutely ill patients . Includes an Index of Nursing Diagnoses with page numbers.