Third Edition

Marilyn Sawyer Sommers, RN, PhD, FAAN


University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Susan A. Johnson, RN, PhD

Program Director & Associate Professor College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati, Ohio

Theresa A. Beery, PhD, RN

Associate Professor University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio

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Sommers, Marilyn Sawyer.

Diseases and disorders : a nursing therapeutics manual / Marilyn Sawyer Sommers, Susan A. Johnson, Theresa A. Beery.—3rd ed. p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-1337-9 ISBN-10: 0-8036-1337-7 1. Nursing—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Nursing diagnosis—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 3. Therapeutics—Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Johnson, Susan A. II. Beery, Theresa A. III. Title.

[DNLM: 1. Nursing Care—methods—Handbooks. 2. Nursing Process—Handbooks. WY 49 S697da 2007] RT51.S66 2007 610.73—dc22

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