The Family Nurse Practitioner provides essential guidance and information for understanding how to diagnose and manage typical (and some atypical) patient cases. With contributions from noted experts on the topic, this new edition contains updated cases to reflect today’s patient-centered approach, and includes the most recent advances in patient care. From neonatal to geriatric, all the cases demonstrate real-life scenarios and present appropriate solutions on a case-by-case basis to reflect the nuance required in practice.
The revised edition emphasizes pharmacological management, with a new section on mental health care and additional cases on chronic conditions. Greater consideration is given to race, gender, ethnicity and their impact on management options.
- Contains more than 70 case studies
- Offers new cases on pelvic pain, substance abuse, food allergies, celiac disease, child abuse, pre-conception planning, and dermatology
- Includes discussion questions to help develop understanding
Written for students and academics of nursing and nurse practitioners, The Family Nurse Practitioner is the ideal text for developing and expanding one’s knowledge and comprehension of the diagnosis and management of patient care.
Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, CRRN, APRN-BC, FNP is Professor and Graduate Coordinator at Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Neal-Boylan has extensive experience in academia as well as family practice, chronic care, and internal medicine. She has edited or co-edited four books including one which won the American Journal of Nursing Award in the medical-surgical division in 2005. Additionally Dr. Neal-Boylan has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
"This book provides useful and pragmatic case studies that are not overwhelmed by extraneous information frequently found in books like this. The cases are clear, to the point, and varied to provide examples that one would encounter in a typical practice. It is a useful reference for students and new practitioners to help them organize patient care and presentations, as well as their critical thinking skills." (Doody's, 27 January 2012)