The gold standard in physical assessment has now been adapted exclusively for the needs of the RN-student. Based on the award-winning Bates' Guide to Physical Examination & History Taking, this NEW TEXT combines the renowned features of the class Bates’ with an RN-focus. Trusted and time-perfected content including superior assessment techniques, vibrant visuals, and the classic Bates’ two-column format delivers assessment information in a comprehensive and student-friendly package. This new, RN-specific text contains some NEW, ADDITIONAL nursing-specific chapters: Introduction to Health Assessment, Cultural and Spiritual Assessment, Nutrition, and Putting It All Together. In addition, structure and function information is streamlined, health history is symptom and interview-focused, nursing documentation examples are included, data analysis is covered in end-of-chapter summary sections, health promotion is streamlined with a focus on follow-up and teaching at the end of the chapters.