Contemporary is not only the first word in the title, but a key descriptor in this book's approach. The first new med-surg book to enter the market in years, Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing is a new and exciting text that presents comprehensive nursing care of the medical-surgical client as opposed to simply treating conditions and illnesses. Written with a focus on acute and collaborative care, this text is designed to be relevant and pragmatic in its approach by providing learner-oriented, logically organized information. It addresses key topic areas of clinical care, highlighting contemporary nursing approaches such as health care trends, health costs and benefits, law and ethics and cultural considerations. Contemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing helps bridge the gap from nursing student to professional by providing learners with the knowledge and skills that support today?s nursing practice. Available as one comprehensive book or in two volumes.
Rick Daniels, RN, Ph.D. obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Oregon Nursing School, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of San Diego and a Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Texas in Austin. He has taught nursing in associate, baccalaureate and graduate schools, as well as RN degree completion programs. In addition, he has taught many adult health and illness topics at seminars and has presented posters for national organizations (e.g., AORN, NLN Educators Conference). Dr. Daniels administers clinical practicum courses in critical care and perioperative nursing arenas and is currently an associate professor with tenure at Oregon Health & Sciences University, School of Nursing.
Laura Nosek, RN, Ph.D.: Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago
Leslie H. Nicoll PhD, MBA, RN, BC: Principal and Owner, Maine Desk, LLC, Portland, ME