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Overview

The best-selling textbook of medical-surgical nursing is now in its Eleventh Edition—with updated content throughout and enhanced, state-of-the-art ancillaries. Highlights include a stronger focus on health promotion, more extensive coverage of patients with chronic illness and disabilities, a Watch and Learn feature linked to audiovisuals on the free bound-in CD-ROM, and Evidence-Based Practice questions in each chapter linked to journal articles on the book's companion Website. A new, more engaging design features photographs of nurses interacting with patients.

This edition's thoroughly revamped CD-ROM includes over 4,000 revised study questions and numerous three-dimensional animations that demonstrate disease processes. The companion Website at thepoint.lww.com includes over 70 free journal articles.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

This authoritative, best-selling textbook of medical-surgical nursing includes comprehensive coverage of diseases and disorders of the adult client. Numerous updates to the text, as well as its state-of-the art ancillary package, make the ninth edition the most up-to-date med/surg book on the market.

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Editorial Reviews

Penny Wolfe Moore
This is a comprehensive medical/surgical textbook with a self-study CD-ROM. It has 1973 pages plus a 76 page index. The previous edition was published in 1996. The authors offer the following as a purpose for this edition: ""We feel confident that this textbook retains the focus on patients' needs and the caring values that characterized previous editions. We also feel confident that this textbook prepares the nursing student to adapt to changes in the provision of health care in the new millennium."" The text includes topics most relevant now (community, elder care, critical thinking, etc.) Nursing students and nursing faculty are the primary audience. Several ancillary teaching-learning products are available for students (study guide, clinical handbook) and faculty (manual, testbank, images on disk, transparencies, and computerized testing program). This text would also be useful in medical-surgical patient care areas as a reference. This text ""is an encyclopedic textbook-reference resource arranged in 16 units. Units 1-4 present the core concepts to be mastered by nurses entering practice. Units 5-16 focus on the assessment and management concepts and skills needed to provide care for patients with specific diseases and disorders of the various body systems. The entire text is presented in full color for emphasis and reader stimulation."" Indeed, this text is very comprehensive -- no omissions were identified. If textbooks become any larger they will need to be bound in two volumes, and this is bordering on one in that category. The size does testify to completeness. The color coding and icons are well done and do not distract. Some of the critical thinking situations have verylittle information for decision making and leave a lot of room for ""what ifs."" This can lead to a great discussion but can be frustrating to a student learning content. As is the tradition with this text, it is definitely among the top choices available.
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Reviewer: Penny Wolfe Moore, RNC, PhD (Southwestern Adventist University)
Description: This is a comprehensive medical/surgical textbook with a self-study CD-ROM. It has 1973 pages plus a 76 page index. The previous edition was published in 1996.
Purpose: The authors offer the following as a purpose for this edition: "We feel confident that this textbook retains the focus on patients' needs and the caring values that characterized previous editions. We also feel confident that this textbook prepares the nursing student to adapt to changes in the provision of health care in the new millennium." The text includes topics most relevant now (community, elder care, critical thinking, etc.)
Audience: Nursing students and nursing faculty are the primary audience. Several ancillary teaching-learning products are available for students (study guide, clinical handbook) and faculty (manual, testbank, images on disk, transparencies, and computerized testing program). This text would also be useful in medical-surgical patient care areas as a reference.
Features: This text "is an encyclopedic textbook-reference resource arranged in 16 units. Units 1-4 present the core concepts to be mastered by nurses entering practice. Units 5-16 focus on the assessment and management concepts and skills needed to provide care for patients with specific diseases and disorders of the various body systems. The entire text is presented in full color for emphasis and reader stimulation." Indeed, this text is very comprehensive — no omissions were identified.
Assessment: If textbooks become any larger they will need to be bound in two volumes, and this is bordering on one in that category. The size does testify to completeness. The color coding and icons are well done and do not distract. Some of the critical thinking situations have very little information for decision making and leave a lot of room for "what ifs." This can lead to a great discussion but can be frustrating to a student learning content. As is the tradition with this text, it is definitely among the top choices available.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781765763
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10

Table of Contents

BASIC CONCEPTS IN NURSING: 1) Health Care Delivery & Nursing Practice. 2) Community-Based Nursing Practice. 3) Critical Thinking, Ethical Decision Making & the Nursing Process. 4) Health Education & Health Promotion. 5) Health Assessment
BIOPHYSICAL & PSYCHOSOCIAL CONCEPTS IN NURSING PRACTICE: 6) Homeostasis, Stress & Adaptation. 7) Individual & Family Considerations Related to Illness. 8) Perspectives in Transcultural Nursing. 9) Genetics Perspectives in Nursing. 10) Chronic Illness. 11) Principles & Practices of Rehabilitation. 12) Health Care of the Older Adult
CONCEPTS & CHALLENGES IN PATIENT MANAGEMENT: 13) Pain Management. 14) Fluids & Electrolytes: Balance & Disturbance. 15) Shock & Multisystem Failure. 16) Oncology: Nursing Management in Cancer Care. 17) End-of-Life Care
PERIOPERATIVE CONCEPTS & NURSING MANAGEMENT: 18) Preoperative Nursing Management. 19) Intraoperative Nursing Management. 20) Postoperative Nursing Management
GAS EXCHANGE & RESPIRATORY FUNCTION: 21) Assessment of Respiratory Function. 22) Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders. 23) Chest & Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders. 24) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 25) Respiratory Care Modalities
CARDIOVASCULAR, CIRCULATORY & HEMATOLOGIC FUNCTION: 26) Assessment of Cardiovascular Function. 27) Dysrhythmias & Conduction Problems. 28) Coronary Vascular Disorders. 29) Structural, Infectious & Inflammatory Cardiac Disorders. 30) Complications From Heart Disease. 31) Vascular Disorders & Problems of Peripheral Circulation. 32) Hypertension. 33) Hematologic Disorders
DIGESTIVE & GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION:34) Assessment of Digestive & Gastrointestinal Function. 35) Oral & Esophageal Disorders. 36) Gastrointestinal Intubation & Special Nutritional Modalities. 37) Gastric & Duodenal Disorders. 38) Intestinal & Rectal Disorders
METABOLIC & ENDOCRINE FUNCTION: 39) Hepatic Disorders. 40) Biliary Disorders. 41) Diabetes Mellitus. 42) Endocrine Disorders
URINARY TRACT FUNCTION: 43) Assessment of Renal & Urinary Tract Function. 44) Kidney Disorders. 45) Urinary Disorders
REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTION: 46) Assessment & Management of Female Physiologic Processes. 47) Management of Patients With Female Reproductive Disorders. 48) Assessment & Management of Patients With Breast Disorders. 49) Assessment & Management of Problems Related to Male Reproductive Processes
IMMUNOLOGIC FUNCTION: 50) Assessment of Immune Function. 51) Management of Patients With Immunodeficiency. 52) Management of Patients With HIV Infection & AIDS. 53) Assessment & Management of Patients With Allergic Disorders. 54) Assessment & Management of Patients With Rheumatic Disorders
INTEGUMENTARY FUNCTION: 55) Assessment of Integumentary Function. 56) Management of Patients With Dermatologic Problems. 57) Management of Patients With Burn Injury
SENSORINEURAL FUNCTION: 58) Assessment & Management of Patients With Eye & Vision Disorders. 59) Assessment & Management of Patients With Hearing & Balance Disorders
NEUROLOGIC FUNCTION: 60) Assessment of Neurologic Function. 61) Management of Patients with Neurologic Dysfunction. 62) Cerebrovascular Disorders. 63) Neurologic Trauma. 64) Neurologic Infections, Autoimmune Disorders & Neuropathies. 65) Oncologic or Degenerative Neurologic Disorders
MUSCULOSKELETAL FUNCTION: 66) Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function. 67) Musculoskeletal Care Modalities. 68) Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Disorders. 69) Management of Patients With Musculoskeletal Trauma
OTHER ACUTE PROBLEMS: 70) Management of Patients With Infectious Diseases. 71) Emergency Nursing. 72) Terrorism, Mass Casualty & Disaster Nursing

Appendix A: Diagnostic Studies & Interpretation. Appendix B: Understanding Clinical Pathways. Appendix C: Concept Maps

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2006

    the text makes it hard to organize and memorize the key points

    I find it has many repetitions. Moreover, even the needed information is provided in such a vague narrative style that makes it hard to organize and memorize the key points. Consequently it is not easy to find what you need in the body of the text, because important facts and definitions are scattered and not highlighted in any way. Tables and charts however may be helpful. I also did not find any answers or rationales for Critical Thinking exercises. It seems to me this fact is a very disappointing omission. At the same time the book contains a lot of useful information. It would be indeed, the best source, after the thorough text editing with the goal on mind to make studying process more efficient.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2004

    great med/surg nursing book

    This is an excellent nursing med/surg book for both student nurses as well as practicing nurses for reference. I highly recommend this book

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