History taking and physical examination is the second edition of the popular and practical Nursing Assessment: History taking and the physical examination. This edition was written after extensive consultation with a wide range of health care practitioners to meet the needs of undergraduate and post-graduate nursing and pharmacology students and those training in these fields.
The first two chapters cover history taking and the interview, data collection and recording. The last two chapters deal with the physical examination, equipment and techniques, and the head-to-toe examination procedure. Each chapter opens with a synopsis of key learning outcomes and concepts.