Nurse's Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales

Nurse's Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales
16th Ed.
2022 © F. A. Davis Company
Marilynn E. Doenges APRN, BC; Alice C. Murr BSN, RN; Mary Frances Moorhouse RN, MSN, CRRN
ISBN-13: 978-1-7196-4307-8
eISBN-13: 978-1-7196-4768-7
Nursing, Diagnosis, Point of Care


The perfect pocket guide makes care planning easier.

This quick-reference tool has exactly what you need to select the appropriate diagnoses to plan your patients’ care effectively. The 16th Edition features all the latest nursing diagnoses and updated interventions from NANDA-I 2021-2023.

Key Features:

  • • Alphabetized listing of nursing diagnoses from NANDA-I 2021-2023, covering more than 400 diseases/disorders
  • • Actions/interventions uniquely organized by priority with selected rationales.
  • • Icons within the prioritized interventions for acute care, collaboration, community/home care/cultural considerations, diagnostic studies, medications, and lifespan considerations.
  • • NIC and NOC labels at the end of each diagnosis
  • • Defining characteristics presented subjectively and objectively.
  • • Documentation section that focuses on the other steps of the nursing process, reminding students of the importance and necessity of recording each step.
  • • Index with hundreds of diseases/disorders with prioritized associated nursing diagnoses

New to this Edition:

  • • New & Updated! The latest diagnoses and updated interventions from NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification 2021-2023, 12th Edition, including 46 new diagnoses and 67 revised diagnoses, the most current NANDA-I terminology, and labels from NIC and NOC that link content to nursing diagnosis, and statistic data
  • • Revised! Streamlined preface that focuses on how to use the book

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This quick reference guide contains sample assessment tools, care plans, and concept mapping information essentials for nurses and nursing students. While there are other quick reference resources available on nursing diagnoses, none provide the detail necessary to promote a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of nursing diagnoses, priority-based care, and their associated rationales in one handy reference."

-- Mary Nasta, MSN, RN-BC, OCN (Monmouth University School of Nursing and Health Studies) Doody's Review - previous edition


Nurses in all clinical practice and research settings will find this guide helpful as it contains 460 disorders/health conditions listed alphabetically and coded by specialty, and it identifies nursing priorities and interventions across each specialty area. It also will aid nursing students in enhancing their care plan writing skills through their use of the nursing process.

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