Looking for an easier path to care planning? Create a map! Concept mapping is a clear, visual, and systematic model for gathering and categorizing relevant assessment data, identifying patient problems, and developing patient goals, interventions, and outcomes for each nursing diagnosis. A concept map is your guide to nursing care in any clinical setting. This title features concept maps with more information on basic care and psychosocial issues. It includes additional case scenarios so you can practice creating a care map. It features a Test Yourself Quiz to ensure you understand the theory behind creating a care map. It includes a 20-minute podcast explaining concept mapping. It features a Care Map Generator online at DavisPlus with clear, concise instructions. Provides the tools needed to construct care plans for any patient, in any setting, based on accepted standards of care. This title: introduces critical thinking early in the curriculum; works with or without nursing diagnoses; saves time and improves clinical performance; emphasizes reasoning, improvising, and individualizing patient care; teaches how to identify patient needs, then organize, prioritize, and implement care quickly; and, establishes the relationships between medical and nursing diagnoses, physical assessment data, treatments, medications, laboratory data, and history data.