The premier book of its kind, Health Assessment & Physical Examination, first Canadian edition, is designed to teach you to assess a patient's physical, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of health as a foundation to nursing care. The skills of interviewing, documentation, inspection, percussion, palpation, and auscultation are refined to teach you to make effective clinical judgments that promote healthy positive outcomes. A nurses "caring" approach is used throughout the text, complimenting the ENAP format, which creates a well organized and student friendly learning approach. Canadian health and illness screening protocols, clinical examples, best practice guidelines, epidemiological trends, and assessment tools have been used throughout the book. A truly Canadian perspective on health assessment and physical examination!