Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Elsevier Australia has announced it will publish a local edition of the number one health assessment text Jarvis Physical Examination and Health Assessment.

Responding to the overwhelming popularity of US publication – now in its sixth edition – Elsevier’s local title will be released in September 2011.

Jarvis Physical Examination and Health Assessment, ANZ Edition has been fully revised for practicing nurses and nursing undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia and New Zealand.

While the local edition replicates the original’s conversational style and proven easy-to-use format, all spelling, terminology and measurements reflect an Australian and New Zealand context.

This ANZ-adapted edition also outlines best practice and cultural and social considerations specific to antipodeans.

An introductory chapter describes the purpose of health assessment in nursing practice, while each assessment chapter further contextualises health assessment skills, highlighting the importance and relevance of given topics to nursing practice.

Written by experts currently teaching in Australian universities, the book is packed with helpful learning tools like case studies, full-colour photographs, summary checkboxes, developmental considerations and more.

This Australia and New Zealand edition also boasts new chapters on assessment of urinary and bowel function – both key areas for nursing assessment in numerous clinical settings including acute care, community health and aged care.

A Comprehensive Health Assessment Package
Jarvis Physical Examination and Health Assessment ANZ edition is supported by an extensive suite of ancillaries, all of which align with the textbook. This package of four titles creates further value for nurses and students.

Jarvis Physical Examination and Health Assessment Online ANZ Edition is an interactive set of 15 self-paced online learning modules complemented by over 1000 images, audio clips and videos.

Jarvis Physical Examination and Health Assessment Pocketbook ANZ Edition is a pocket-sized quick-reference companion ideal for students to carry on clinical placements.

Jarvis Physical Examination & Health Assessment Student Lab Manual ANZ Edition features chapter-by-chapter reading assignments, glossary terms, exercises and questions in varying formats, ideal for reinforcing key concepts and for use in clinical skills laboratory.

For more information or to purchase your copy of Jarvis Physical Examination and Health Assessment, ANZ Edition, visit www.elsevierhealth.com.au

About the authors
Helen Forbes RN, PhD. Helen is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the School of Nursing & Midwifery, within Deakin University’s Faculty of Health, VIC, Australia.
Elizabeth Watts RN, RM, BAppSc (Adv Nurs), MNS, Grad Cert Prom Cont, FRCNA. Elizabeth is the Head of the La Trobe University/Austin Health Clinical School of Nursing - School of Nursing & Midwifery within the Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University, VIC, Australia.

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