Case Studies in Primary Care, 2nd Edition

A Day in the Office
Authors :
Joyce D. Cappiello & Jeffrey A. Eaton & Gene Elizabeth Harkless

Real-world scenarios help you develop clinical reasoning skills for primary care! Case Studies in Primary Care: A Day in the Office, 2nd Edition includes 50 case studies on the most commonly encountered situations in primary care. Demonstrating th......view more

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Real-world scenarios help you develop clinical reasoning skills for primary care! Case Studies in Primary Care: A Day in the Office, 2nd Edition includes 50 case studies on the most commonly encountered situations in primary care. Demonstrating the kinds of health problems that a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant might see during a typical clinical day, case studies cover patients from various cultures and all ages. You’re asked to analyze data and think critically in reaching accurate diagnoses and planning effective treatment; you can then submit your responses online for grading and instant feedback.


New to this edition
  • Six NEW cases are included (for a total of 50), with three focusing on older clients with more complex health challenges, one addressing unplanned pregnancy, and two addressing practice management issues.
  • NEW! Emphasis on follow-up care addresses patients coming to the primary care setting from retail clinics, rehabilitation settings, or acute-care settings, and underscores the importance of interprofessional collaboration.
  • NEW! Enhanced patient diversity includes cases for all age groups, and reflects a more contemporary appreciation of cultural diversity and gender/gender identity. 
  • NEW! Updates to all cases ensure that case studies and feedback are consistent with the latest research evidence, clinical practice guidelines, and national and international treatment standards.
  • NEW! Online answer submission allows you to write Assessment and Plan answers in the printed book, then submit answers online for grading and feedback.
  • NEW! Grading rubrics are provided on the companion Evolve website to help you develop your answers.
  • NEW! Introduction explains how to get the most out of the book.

Key Features
  • Real-world scenarios offer the opportunity to analyze clinical situations likely to be encountered in today's primary care settings, providing practice in clinical reasoning skills.
  • Day in the Office format presents cases hour by hour, in the way a typical clinical day might unfold.
  • Emphasis on problem-based learning helps you to think critically and analyze clinical situations — such as ear infections, diarrhea, and coughing and fever — in order to provide appropriate primary care.

Author Information
By Joyce D. Cappiello, PhD, FNP, FAANP, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire ; Jeffrey A. Eaton, PhD, NP, Nurse Practitioner, Great Works Family Practice of York Hospital, South Berwick, Maine; Associate Professor, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine and Gene E. Harkless, DNSc, FNP-BC, CNL, FAANP, Chair, Associate Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner, Department of Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire