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From The CriticsReviewer: Penny Wolfe Moore, RNC, PhD(Southwestern Adventist University)
Description: This is a comprehensive, extensively illustrated textbook of medical-surgical nursing. The 3rd edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the authors, is ". . . [this text] together with its fully integrated multimedia ancillary package, provides the tools you will need to meet the challenge of nursing in the first decade of the 21st century and beyond." Nursing students and faculty will be hard pressed to find any necessary information that has been omitted from this comprehensive book.
Audience: No doubt about it, this book is written for nursing students and faculty. Integrated multimedia resources are available for students (Critical Thinking Study Guide, Clinical Companion, and Virtual Clinical Excursions workbook/CD-ROM) and for faculty (Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, LectureView Image/Slide Collection). The editors are well qualified as nursing authors. Thirty-three contributors and 63 reviewers were involved in this project. The chapters have been carefully edited so a common style is found throughout, chapter length is consistent, and the same reading level is maintained.
Features: Sixteen units and 77 chapters cover medical-surgical nursing thoroughly. New to this edition: critical thinking focus, an enhanced section on women's health, cultural considerations, complementary and alternative therapies, special needs of older adults, case management, and community-based care. For each learning objective students will find corresponding self-assessment questions on the SIMON website. Additional learning activities are also available there. I am impressed with the many illustrations, all in multiple color, many fo them photographs. Information is clustered and presented in different formats to enhance learning. For example, each chapter begins with a "Core Concepts Grid" where the basic concepts of the topic are shown according to anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, history, physical exam, diagnostic tests, interventions, and pharmacology. This page alone can guide the classroom learning experience and student review for examinations.
Assessment: I have not reviewed another medical-surgical book that is as comprehensive, as well organized, indexed or illustrated as this one. It is absolutely excellent.