By Lynn S. Bickley, Peter G. Szilagyi
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2008)
Hardback - 992 pages
The Tenth Edition of this classic text provides the best foundation for performing physical examinations and taking the patient history. The book features a beautiful full-color art program and a clear, simple two-column format, with highly visual step-by-step examination techniques on the left and abnormalities with differential diagnoses on the right. This edition's health promotion sections have been extensively updated and expanded in all chapters. Detailed information on pain assessment is now included in the general survey, vital signs, and pain chapter. A new chapter presents assessment of mental health status and behavior to encompass the psychosocial dimensions of care. Other highlights include increased evidence-based content and over 50 new drawings and photos.