Series of three concise case studies in one bundle.
- All three case studies describe the same scenario, yet each illustrates a different way of making a clinical judgment.
- Each step can be used separately, but student learning is strengthened when used as a complete series.
- Each case study includes a student version and an answer key for educators.
Case Study #1: Recognizing Relevance and Priorities
Introduces clinical reasoning, emphasizing the importance of recognizing relevant data from the initial assessment and labs to determine priorities.
Case Study #2: Recognizing Clinical Relationships
Builds upon Case Study #1, emphasizing the importance of recognizing clinical relationships. These relationships include past medical history and current medications; present clinical data and the primary medical problem; and four more relationships that students must know.
Case Study #3: Providing Holistic Care
Emphasizes the importance of the art of nursing by identifying psychosocial priorities and describing how empathy, engagement, and communication can be used to provide holistic care.