The first part of the title of this book describes the primary audience for the book: acute and critical care nurse practitioners. However, case studies in any format can have application to all levels of nursing, and this book is of interest to a wider audience. The beauty of reading cases in a diagnostic reasoning format is the insight that can be gained by following the steps and thinking through the process.

Written and edited by acute care nurse practitioners for nurse practitioner students, the format of diagnostic reasoning has been consistently followed throughout the book. The editors Burns and Delgado describe their thinking in developing this format in the first chapter, Diagnostic Reasoning: An Overview. They believe this method could allow the student (or reader) to hear the authors “think out loud” as they discuss each case.

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